It’s the Little Things

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n our NYC apartment, space is used in ways that this Iowa girl could never imagine. Shelves give more vertical space, hidden compartments in furniture allow for extra storage, and the many tips derived from Ikea catalogs make our studio apartments hold as much as a small ranch house. One thing that has been driving me crazy for YEARS has been our plastic grocery bags. Jordan and I try to reuse these as often as possible, but storing them can get unruly. I was too frugal to spend cash on storing “trash” bags, and my old, metal, Singer sewing machine was starting to show it’s age. We stored all the loose plastic in a large paper bag on the floor of our kitchen near the garbage. Not the most pleasant to look at. I finally decided to make a bag holder that I had seen in so many of my friends homes growing up made from old towels. This Little Piggy had a great tutorial! I used some scrap fabric I had lying around and tada! A neat, little bag holder!


I know, I know… It’s just a bag holder… but sometimes, it is those little things in life that make you smile :).

Turning Over a New Leaf

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A year after graduating from art school, I find myself drifting farther and farther away from one of my greatest passions: art.  While making art in school for assignments was sometimes a burden, I am not so good at carving out time in my work week for this precious medium now that I am no longer in classes.  I had another blog and even an etsy shop, selling some geekery, but I let them drift and did not regularly update.

creating life as it goes along

So here, on my little wordpress, I ask you to embark with me on a “new era,” as I put into practice the creativity that I paid the big, art school bucks for :).

New items are constantly going up at my new etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/sewscience.  Check it out and let me know what you think!  Happy weekend!