Week 4’s challenge was to create a halloween costume from things around the house plus a few specific items like a mop head, coffee filters, and a loofa. I had canvas and paint around the house so I decided to make myself into a painting. But what subject matter? My friend Sarah mentioned a funny photo of me when I was little - I looked like a gnome. So, there you have it, I’ll be a gnome! I used the mop head for the beard and coffee filters for the flowers in the wheelbarrow, and I used the loofa to create the texture on the painting. I had my neighbor take my picture - I think she thinks I’m nuts. #makingit #makingitwannabe #gnomeweirdo

"Making It" Week 1

Well, I tried out for NBC's "Making It" and shocker... I didn't get cast. So instead of stewing in a pot of bitterness, I decided to try a challenge from each week. On Week 1's episode, they challenged the designers to create a 3D animal version of themselves. I decided to make a giant squid out of fabric I had printed. I thought I'd put different items in the squid's hands that represent all the things in my life that are important to me. However, the three hours got the better of me so I had to scramble and go with Plan B - 8 different cocktails. #makingit #makingitwannabe #sojelly #craftyAF