In the press category

The Bust DIY Guide To Life coverCrafty Nest has appeared in other publications in the last couple months, and I wanted to share them with you.

First, two editors of Bust magazine included my craft-stick snowflakes in their new book called The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day. My tutorial appears on page 66 of a 368-page-thick hardcover volume of DIY advice from hundreds of contributors. Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller include everything from home decorating and beauty to health and money. I’m honored to have been included in such an ambitious compilation.

Crafty Nest in Bust book

Crafty Nest also appeared in the August 2011 issue of Singapore’s Home & Decor magazine. It’s a small blurb about me and Crafty Nest. While I’m flattered to be mentioned in such a great magazine, I humbly suggest they hire a fact-checker. They wrote that I was a designer at O, The Oprah Magazine. However, the reality is that I only interned there one summer. I was a designer for Real Simple and Sunset though.

Home & Decor magazine

I had never heard of Home & Decor magazine before they contacted me. It’s a glossy decorating magazine with a young, hip design. It almost has a Design*Sponge feel to it. If you can get your hands on a copy, I’d recommend a browse. If you do peek inside, you’ll notice that H&D and I have an affinity for the same fonts.

Dec/Jan2011 Bust magazine cover Check out the latest issue of BUST magazine. One of my tutorials is featured in the “Home Is Where the Heart Is: DIY Your Way to a Winter Wonderland” article. You’ll find my Popsicle-stick snowflakes how-to on page 61 in the December/January 2011 issue. It’s so exciting to see my ideas in print. Thanks, BUST!

I also love Sarah’s stacked fabric Christmas trees from The Small Object (page 60 of the magazine) and Alicia’s pom-pom garland from Posie Gets Cozy (page 62).
Popsicle-stick snowflakes

June 2009 cover of Country Living magazine. I’d like to express heartfelt thanks to Country Living for printing one of my craft ideas and mentioning me in their magazine this month! Check out page 77 in the June 2009 issue. They did their own riff on my modular bookcase made from salvaged drawers. Country Living is one of my favorite magazines, so I’m quite honored. You can also see the article on their website right here.

While I’m at it, click here to see Ghostly Penguin Display’s Flickr page to see how she used my drawers after I sold them to her. So cute!

Page 77 of the June 2009 issue of Country Living magazine.