Sunday, October 13, 2013


So this week I took on THE SCARIEST DIY project in the history of the world. Ever. The end.  

I kept seeing tutorials on how to cut glass on Pinterest with string, nail polish remover, fire, and cold water. So I thought to myself "Self, you have all those things. How cool would it be to turn old wine bottles (not that I have many of those lying around ... ok maybe a couple) into new tumblers?" To which I answered "The coolest. It would be the coolest."

The only problem is, you are literally playing with fire. And broken glass. And highly flammable liquids. It's scary.

Good thing I'm super tough.

So here it goes. Here's how to make your own. And some suggestions on how to make it slightly less scary.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


I mentioned in my last post that I was working on a few big projects. I don't mean big as in they take up a lot of space, but big as in they take up a lot of my time, and if I'm perfectly honest, a lot more of my sanity. None more so than this most recent project (can I still call it "recent" if its taken 6 months to make?). I present to you ...

**DUN-DUN-DUN-DUUUUUUU** (that was supposed to sound like a horn ... go with me on this, people)

A professionally bound representation of my life's work!! I mean, no big. It's just everything that I've toiled over for the past 4 YEARS. My blood, sweat, and tears. Quite literally. Grad school is no joke, friends.

But look! Marvel at the clean white cover with the beautiful jewel toned geometry (look slightly familiar?)! Gasp at the print quality of the hairline diagrams! Pour over the nearly 50 pages of pure graphic gratification! And the way the cover image wraps the edges! I should sit down.

Sigh ...