Rebrand and Change

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in business, handmade business, inspiration | No Comments
Rebrand and Change

Change is good. We slowly grow and learn and shift into new patterns and movements. I’m learning that I am less a businesswoman and more a freelance maker and artist. I want to be less about creating lots of little products, and more about creating for the sake of artwork and teaching. These desires led […]

Explore: Harrisville

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in daily life | No Comments
Explore: Harrisville

Saturdays are a precious day in the life of Melody. I work a three-week Saturday rotation, so I do my best to enjoy the two Saturdays between that I have off. This past week was a stressful one at work, so I decided to plan something special. A sweet woman who visits the library regularly […]

Dyeing with Tea and Turmeric

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in apartment living, home decor, inspiration | No Comments
Dyeing with Tea and Turmeric

One advantage of living alone means I can do projects at any time of the day or night and not worry about them bothering a roommate. For instance, I can try out natural dyeing while simultaneously dancing to some beats – all at some ungodly hour. This dyeing project involved lots of turmeric and tea, […]

My Growing Plant Family

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in apartment living, home decor | No Comments
My Growing Plant Family

Since moving, my goal has been to accumulate more plants until my apartment is a green, fresh oasis. While that may never actually happen because I would have to buy a LOT of plants, I’m well on my way to brightening up my space with greenery. Kristen inspired me to write about the latest in […]

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in apartment living, daily life, inspiration | No Comments
Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Now that January is almost over and I’ve had some time to reflect, I decided it’s time to post a little year in review for 2016, along with some looking ahead for 2017. I wrote a few resolutions and goals on New Year’s Day in 2016, which I’ve never really done before. They included speaking […]

Refashioned Floral Corduroy Dress

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in sew, tutorials | No Comments
Refashioned Floral Corduroy Dress

I found this dress last spring at Goodwill, meaning to upgrade it into something wearable and pretty. Unfortunately, I never got around to it and it’s been sitting at the bottom of my basket of projects for months and months. Since January is the month of DIY, I decided to take the time (finally!) to […]

Lighting Inspiration

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in artwork, inspiration | No Comments
Lighting Inspiration

Lately I’ve been thinking about designing more┬átextile lighting. The commissions I worked on last year and the year before that were truly inspiring and unlike anything I had ever done before. And now that Etsy can connect designers with manufacturers, the possibilities are growing ever wider. These are a few of the projects I’ve been […]