photos by Jared Smith
All it takes is one good Christmas tree cactus project to set me off on a cacti DIY frenzy… and I’m loving it. I’ve decided to put them in alllll the places. Two year olds beware when it comes to visiting the new Sugar & Cloth studio, that’s all I have to say.
Don’t worry though, I’ve made sure to put them on the pedestal they belong on with these DIY mid century planters that you can make on a budget (thank goodness! “mid cenutry” and “budget” rarely go together). We even made what I’ve now deemed a “drive-thru” version of this project with a spin-off that you can make in less in ten minutes that has no legs at all. We figured that one out when we accidentally busted the bottom out of the planter and needed to glue a new one in place, but hey, we made some delicious lemonade out of those life lemons, if you know what I mean!
While I’m currently pinning my life away while feeling a bit under the weather, my love affair with all things gold is getting a little jealous about having to share my time with all things hex-cellent (see what I did there?). How can you blame me though when there are so many pretty ways to jump on the hexagon decor trend these days, and I haven’t even gotten to my own hex DIY’s yet!?
You don’t exactly have to be undertaking a renovation (thank goodness, the studio did me in for a while!) or breaking the bank to add a little hexagon to your life. For instance, the brass mirrors above from a home tour by Fantastic Frank on Planete-Deco are actually from Ikea for only $15! What?! I’ll take twenty…
Well folks, the race is on. I’ve been trying to work double time behind the scenes lately to be able to head out of town for the weekend for a wedding, then headed to Florida to visit my family, and all while being sick with the sinuses from hell (I.e.- don’t hold me accountable for anything I mistype at the moment).
The convenient thing about being self-employed is that I have the leisure to go out of town fairly easily, but the unfortunate thing is that the show doesn’t go on when I’m not around, so I have to cram the same amount of work in before I can go anywhere. It really makes for sad circumstances sometimes, but hey, I’m working with what I got.
Speaking of, we’ve also been hard at work planning upcoming workshops and a studio launch party! Now those are the fun parts! The sad news is that Tiffany will be leaving us to move to Seattle in March, so I’m scrambling a bit with a lot of organizational details while we transition back over into being a team of two for the time. The idea of trying to hire someone new in the middle of traveling and finishing a studio makes my head spin! Clearly I’m a mess over here!
In between all of those things, we had Tidbits stop by the studio to make a few quick things, and they featured a whole list of my DIY’s that you make with five supplies or less right here.
You can also catch a full Behind The Biz interview that I did with Meg Biram over on her blog. I met Meg on my very first cruise (and first real travel blogger experience), so naturally I have an attachment for her. Don’t worry, I didn’t actually pose like this for the article. Only for this…