07 1 / 2014

DIY Galaxy Jeans

"I don’t want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I’ve always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces…"

DIY Galaxy Jeans

"I don’t want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I’ve always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces…"

05 1 / 2014

scissorsandthread:

20 Valentine DIY Projects | Creature Comforts
It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and if you are just realising that and then realising that you haven’t done anything, get over quick smart to Creature Comforts who has put together a gorgeous round up of crafts.

In advance!

scissorsandthread:

20 Valentine DIY Projects | Creature Comforts

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and if you are just realising that and then realising that you haven’t done anything, get over quick smart to Creature Comforts who has put together a gorgeous round up of crafts.

In advance!

05 1 / 2014

Anonymous asked: I'm in my mid twenties and currently a homemaker because I can't find a job. I like it a lot, but I see that many women look down on me because of it. We currently don't have children and I'm quite busy all day taking care of my home. Why do you think women look down on the idea of being a homemaker so much? I'm still searching for a job, it's just the way life is for me now. I've been called lazy, stupid (despite my two degrees) and boring. How do you recommend I deal with this? (1/2)

Hello dear, 

This is a hard question for me to answer, because I have never been the kind of person who can account for the things that people do. The way that people think is a large mystery to me, so in regards to your question, I only have theories. One theory is that the negativity towards homemaking is largely reactionary. Once being a homemaker was no longer a mandatory requirement for women, I’m sure many looked at the title in distaste and considered it a symbol of their oppression more than anything. I also sometimes think that, in general, spaces that have mostly been led by women are considered to be frivolous, or boring, or silly. I’m thinking along the lines of fashion being seen as vapid, chick lit being seen as unsubstantial, and the domestic sphere being seen as boring and not “real” work. 

But! Don’t take my word on any of this, because I’m not even close to being a psychologist. These are just some things that I think about sometimes. 

But! (Again!) one of the things that I do know is that people can just be haters sometimes. If you are content in your home, working at something that you truly like, I’m almost positive that there’s a good bit of resentment coming from some people who desperately hate their 9 to 5. Don’t let anyone get you down about the way you choose to live your life, especially not the people who are so discontent with their own. 

I hope that I helped! Please don’t hesitate to message if you need/want to talk some more! 

Homemakingmonster<3

05 1 / 2014

DIY Constellations Scarf

"One trend we are crushing on around here is star sign and constellation inspired prints! This week Katie stamped and embroidered a beautiful scarf. I love the delicate pattern and hand stitched details. Here&#8217;s how she did it&#8230;"

DIY Constellations Scarf

"One trend we are crushing on around here is star sign and constellation inspired prints! This week Katie stamped and embroidered a beautiful scarf. I love the delicate pattern and hand stitched details. Here’s how she did it…"

05 1 / 2014

Hello everyone! I know it’s been pretty quiet around these parts lately, and I’m very sorry about that. Life caught up with me in a few unexpected ways, both good and bad, and because of that, I haven’t had much time to devote to Tumblr these days. But! I’m going to try start posting again, maybe not in the same capacity as before, but definitely a handful of times a week hopefully.
Aaaanyway, I hope that everyone has been having a wonderful holiday, and I hope the DIY spirit is still going strong!

Much love,
Homemakingmonster

21 2 / 2013

homemakingmonster:




DIY: Rose Petal Honey 
On my last day in India, I had my first taste of rose petal honey, swirled into the yogurt I ate for breakfast as I sat on a balcony watching the Taj Mahal shimmer through a haze of humidity. Back home, I couldn’t forget the taste—sensual, sublime, exotic, and familiar all at once, like India. Here’s my recipe:




Homemakingmonster edit: It has been brought to my attention that this post contributes to the exotification of Indian culture (which it does), and I sincerely apologize for posting it. When I was looking for recipes for infused honeys, I should have been far more critical of which articles I was using, and I most certainly should have been more critical about which quotes from the article I used to accompany the link. I’m truly sorry, and I apologize for my oversight. I will be much more careful in the future. 

homemakingmonster:

DIY: Rose Petal Honey

On my last day in India, I had my first taste of rose petal honey, swirled into the yogurt I ate for breakfast as I sat on a balcony watching the Taj Mahal shimmer through a haze of humidity. Back home, I couldn’t forget the taste—sensual, sublime, exotic, and familiar all at once, like India. Here’s my recipe:

Homemakingmonster edit: It has been brought to my attention that this post contributes to the exotification of Indian culture (which it does), and I sincerely apologize for posting it. When I was looking for recipes for infused honeys, I should have been far more critical of which articles I was using, and I most certainly should have been more critical about which quotes from the article I used to accompany the link. I’m truly sorry, and I apologize for my oversight. I will be much more careful in the future. 

(via beesifyouplease)

13 10 / 2012

Anonymous asked: pattern for making picnic placemats with utensil

Sure thing! :)

http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2012/06/picnic-placemats-with-utensil-pockets/

23 7 / 2012


"Do you have cracks &amp; crevices in your concrete pathways&#160;? Here is an idea to fix &amp; beautify the pathways all while making it safer. Add concrete then press pebble stones in, let dry."

via (Homestead Survival) 

"Do you have cracks & crevices in your concrete pathways ? Here is an idea to fix & beautify the pathways all while making it safer. Add concrete then press pebble stones in, let dry."

via (Homestead Survival

20 7 / 2012


DIY Side Table- How to Build a Shutter Side Table:
Give weathered shutters new life as a side table or plant stand. Follow our step-by-step instructions.Read more: DIY Side Table - How to Build a Shutter Side Table - Good Housekeeping 

DIY Side Table- How to Build a Shutter Side Table:

Give weathered shutters new life as a side table or plant stand. Follow our step-by-step instructions.

Read more: DIY Side Table - How to Build a Shutter Side Table - Good Housekeeping 

20 7 / 2012


Bulletin Board with Shutters:
I found these shutters at a salvage yard. I loved their shape, but couldn’t decide what to do with them. Then it occurred to me that shutters were the perfect way to cover a bulletin board (which can look messy). It hangs right inside my entry—a great place for a message center—and I close the shutters whenever I want to hide the clutter. My favorite part: using red furniture nails as thumbtacks!

Bulletin Board with Shutters:

I found these shutters at a salvage yard. I loved their shape, but couldn’t decide what to do with them. Then it occurred to me that shutters were the perfect way to cover a bulletin board (which can look messy). It hangs right inside my entry—a great place for a message center—and I close the shutters whenever I want to hide the clutter. My favorite part: using red furniture nails as thumbtacks!