Book Review: Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp

One of my resolutions this year is to learn how to sew. I have a vague knowledge of hemming and I own a vintage Singer Spartan sewing machine, so my only barrier to being the next contestant on Project Runway is practice. It was in this spirit that I ordered the Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. Read More Book Review: Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp

Embroidery Basics: Split, Back, and Stem Stitch

I find hand sewing and hand embroidery to be relaxing. I dislike sewing machines; I have a tendency to break needles. By hand, I can sew or embroider while watching television.

I’m self-taught when it comes to embroidery and still very much a beginner. If you are interested in teaching yourself, I highly recommend Sublime Stitching. Jenny Hart provides some excellent tutorials. Read More Embroidery Basics: Split, Back, and Stem Stitch

How to Add a Caption File to A YouTube Video

When interacting with people about building access, there are a couple of things that I get a lot of pushback on. One of them is creating additional documents giving information in accessible language without removing information. The other, and subject of this post, is captions. Read More How to Add a Caption File to A YouTube Video

Cling Wrap Marble Nails

I’ll be honest, my makeup game is not great. It’s not bad by any means, but it’s okay, not great. What I’m saying is it serves its purpose. Unfortunately, I don’t have the patience, or the funds for a lot of makeup and neat little tools to improve it. My nail polish game, on the other hand (hah! get it?) well that’s a whole other story. Read More Cling Wrap Marble Nails

Going to a Writers’ Conference: Newbie Edition

My life made a sharp turn over the weekend. The vehicle for this shift was a writing conference. If you are interested in attending one but have never gone, here’s what this newbie learned! Read More Going to a Writers’ Conference: Newbie Edition

Ladyguide: How to Pack Everything in One Carry-on

When I told my coworker I planned to spend two weeks in Europe with just one carry-on, she didn’t believe me. But I believed in myself, or rather my ability to make it work with a limited wardrobe. If you follow my plan, you will never have to check a bag again.

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The GIF Giving Guide: How to make your own GIFs in GIMP

Last week I showed you how to make you own GIFs to hand out this holiday if, like me, you have a certain level of fancy software. This week I do it entirely with the free stuff. Read More The GIF Giving Guide: How to make your own GIFs in GIMP

The GIF Giving Guide: How to make your own GIFs in Photoshop

Perhaps you have a few choice Internet friends to whom you would like to present a very special GIF this holiday season, but the internet has been less than forthcoming with providing you with a GIF of the scene you had in mind. Or maybe you want to make your very own GIF to give it that custom, hand-made feel, but don’t know how. I’m here to help. Read More The GIF Giving Guide: How to make your own GIFs in Photoshop