Archive for the 'DIY / Hand Made Crafts' Category

DIY: Make Your Own Pasties (For the Burlesque Dancer in You)

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

If you find yourself twiddling your thumbs Friday night, consider heading down to The High Ball to catch the Black Widow Burlesque Anniversary Show! Cocktail attire and loads of entertainment make this a night you won’t want to miss. In anticipation of the big event, The Duke City Gypsy herself taught TLC how to [...]

DIY: Baby Shower 2 – Top 5 Paper Flowers

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

With my sister’s baby shower just around the corner and after weeks of brainstorming and research, I’ve come to a beautiful conclusion. To embrace the symbolic loveliness of a brand new Spring baby, I’ll be filling the room with gorgeous paper flowers ranging in size and style from the very real to the very abstract. [...]

TLC’s Valentines Day Crafts Party

Monday, February 8th, 2010

As you decorate your shoe boxes in preparation of the Valentines that will soon fill them, take a moment to check out the gems that came out of Sunday’s Valentines Day Crafts Party! Mimosas in hand, eight Austinites (including a couple Houston crafters) joined forces to indulge in paper, glitter and ribbon. Top Shelf Crafts [...]

DIY: Handmade Necklace

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

One of my favorite jewelry pieces was given to me by my grandmother. It’s a long necklace that can be worn long, looped twice or three times. It’s incredibly versatile and I get endless compliments – so, I’ve decided to share it with you. Make this looker for yourself. Here’s how!

The Final Piece
You’ll need 10 [...]

A Decorative Birdcage For TLC

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

My decorative birdcage selections have arrived thanks to the speedy response of Sweetshorn Vintage and Ebay. I expect my pewter bird feet any day now! The faux distressed look of the red cage is kind of bothering me – so a new paint job or a more genuine distressed job (ie. sandpaper) might be in [...]

Valentines Day Crafts

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Though I don’t remember ever receiving chocolates or flowers, I do remember the bright-eyed excitement that has always been Valentines Day morning. This is one of my Mother’s holidays. One she took great pride in, but that few knew of.
Each year, in the cherub-filled hours of morning, our family would stumble out of bed and [...]

Find Your Inspiration: Decorative Birdcage Ideas

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

I can hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet dipped in pewter!
I’ve placed my order. And in a few short days, two sets of Bluebird feet, a Dove bill and accompanying feet and one adorable pair of Mini Duck feet will come parading into my life.
And with this long awaited order, I’ve also impulsively purchased [...]

DIY: Baby Shower

Friday, January 15th, 2010

I am using every creative bone I have to prove to women everywhere that baby showers can be awesome.
My twin sister’s with bun and I’ve been charged with throwing a baby shower that is neither boring nor lame. Impossible? Well, maybe. But I think I can do it with a little alcohol and a [...]

DIY: Bright Photos, Simple and Unique

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Create photographic masterpieces in a jiffy with a lightbox, some toys and a digital camera. Seriously! I discovered this little trick about a year ago while playing around in my studio and continue to love the results.
Ever since I was a child I’ve horded miniature relics and idolized dioramas (see: my adventures in an [...]

And the Winner Is…

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Thank you to everyone who sent in stories of their most memorable handmade gift, given or received. There were a few tear jerkers in there. TLC enlisted fellow artist and friend, Abbie Brandao, to make the final decision. Come Christmas morning, Jana Beznoskova was notified that her entry was selected! Congratulations Jana. What a wonderful [...]

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