Me and my trusty glue gun have been all fired up lately, making beautiful new things and mending beautiful old things. Yet. There are things I can not fix with my glue gun. And they trouble me. I cannot fix the ugliness streaming bountifully from the tiny orange man in the big white house in... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to My Muse

My Dearest Muse, Greetings, salutations and big ole' hugs! I am so excited that you are here! We are going to write and make beautiful things together! And channel the divine love and inspiration of the whole Universe! And discover my true calling and life's purpose! I know you are excited too. Thank you, and blessings, and, by all... Continue Reading →

5 Simple Tips for Crafting Happy

This month, I celebrated one of the few remaining birthdays of my 30's. It was a glorious day of doing a whole lot of relaxing nothing with my sweet husband, who also happens to be my favorite person to hang out and do nothing with. He’s so much like me in some ways, and my... Continue Reading →

Spirituality & the Art of Home Décor

I spend a lot of my time thinking about either one of two topics: deepening my connection to the love and light of the Universe, or creating beautiful things and spaces. Lately, I’ve been trying to reconcile these two seemingly disparate passions. Aren’t people who are “spiritual” supposed to be unconcerned with material things? Then... Continue Reading →

Crafty Green Shenanigans

Top o’ the day, friends! Here is a brief, life-of-Alison recap: It is now March, and probably colder than it was in January It snowed today. Again. Always. Groundhogs are fuzzy little liars (even Chuck from my hometown in Staten Island, who I am highly partial to). In the world of my “day job” every... Continue Reading →

Gone With the Wind Curtains: Part II

I’m excited to share my thrifty window hardware hacks and the big reveal of my GWtW - inspired parlor curtain project with you today! In the Hobby Lobby clearance section, I picked up these gorgeous antique-y cast-iron cabinet pulls for .99 cents apiece: I decided this would be perfect to hold curtain tie backs. Check out this... Continue Reading →

Gone With the Wind Curtains: Part I

I am over the moon about the dramatic new green velvet Gone With the Wind style curtains Paul and I (finally) hung in the parlor this weekend. I’ve been uncharacteristically patient about window treatments in my front room. I knew I wanted something achingly Victorian. Gorgeous, heavy fabric in a rich color. Like these.... Its... Continue Reading →

All You Need Is Love (and Glitter!)

I absolutely LOVE decorating for Valentine's Day. My tradition, at a time of year when the world seems almost entirely black and grey and white, and after all the bright Christmas decorations have been stripped away, is to immediately hose down my house in pink and red glitter hearts and drape the word "LOVE" from... Continue Reading →

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