Making Things

Part of what makes me a geek is my love of understanding and making things. Whether it’s making my own healthy body products, cheese, sewing, or repairs. I’m called the jill-of-all-trades for a reason.

Scrap Paper Wall Art

Scrap Paper Wall Art

This wasn’t super quick but was a pretty simple art project.  I was looking for something to add to the guestroom that already has a bit of a farm house chic thing going and I saw a piece like this on Pinterest.  I already keep a stash of canvases around in my office/craft room so […]

Cheap Nail Polish Storage

Cheap Nail Polish Storage

Inspired by several posts I saw on Pinterest that showed folks using a spice rack to store nail polish I set out to find one that suited me.  I found an unfinished wood spice/storage rack on Etsy and simply painted it white with chalk point left over from painting the piano. You could easy go […]

All natural homemade diy lotion bars

Do-It-Yourself All Natural Lotion Bars

Have you got the impression I like Lush’s products?  No?  Okay, so I love Lush’s massage bars as a lotion alternative.  I find they coat a bit better on my poor winter ravaged skin.  I love, love, loved their Schnuggle body butter bar but then they discontinued it. So while I was on this bath […]

Do-It-Yourself Lip Balm

Do-It-Yourself Lip Balm

DIY lip balm is pretty simple all things considered.  You are working in small batches and all, BUT… I found tailoring the recipe a bit more fiddly than I expected AND ran in to some unforeseen packaging issues. I wanted to make lip balm in a tube.  The little pots are cute and all but […]

Do-It-Yourself Bath melts

Do-It-Yourself Bath melts

I love Lush’s dreamtime bath melts.  Which of course means they’ll discontinue it.  No, Lush, please don’t!  But after considering making soap and lip balm the bath melts seemed like a logical progression.  Especially since the ingredients are largely the same ones I was ordering for the lip balm. These are intended to be highly […]

Do-It-Yourself Bath Bombs

Do-It-Yourself Bath Bombs

It started with a pin.  Well a couple pins actually…  and now I’m kind of starting at the end and working my way back to the beginning.  The short of it is that I decided, through the meandering, tangental track that is my brain, that I was going to make a couple home made holiday […]

Cheap Wall Shotgun Mount

Cheap Wall Shotgun Mount

This was a super simple DIY/hack for a horizontal wall shotgun/rifle mount. Lest you forget this website is called stilettos and shotguns. I spent most of Saturday working on the online hunter safety course in preparation for the field exam so I can get my first hunting license.  Last year Geoff gave me my very […]

Do-It-Yourself Hair (yes, you read that right)

Do-It-Yourself Hair (yes, you read that right)

I had been desperately wanting to dye the tips of my hair for years and years, but kept telling myself I had to wait until after my wedding (which was in 2009).  I back burnered the whole thing under the duress that was my marriage and didn’t think about it again until I managed to […]