Post: Chorizo Pepper Dogs

On my first birthday after getting married, Mr. C and I decided to check out the Provo Farmer’s Market. I had been missing the big, crazy awesome Farmer’s Market in Boise, near my home town, that I had visited in high school. We went looking for pottery (my favorite mug bought from the aforementioned Boise market had gotten broken) but unfortunately Provo’s market was small, probably only about 50 yards long, compared to the multiple[…]

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The Making of a Bra (or two) – Part 1

Hello! Welcome to my first live project post! Everything on the blog thus far has been past projects, but I’ve finally gotten far enough along on my current project to have something to say about it! Say hello to (the first few steps of) my handmade bras! Now that pregnancy is overĀ and my body has gotten back to a stable size and shape, I’m unfortunately low on bras that fit. I’ve purchased a few comfy[…]

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Alphonse Mucha Wall Menu

The internet is an interesting place. Tell Pinterest you’re into antique furniture and you’ll get a lot of Danish Modern and Art Nouveau. Pin a lot of Art Nouveau furniture and you’ll get a lot of Art Nouveau everything else. Spend any time looking at famous Art Nouveau pieces, and you’re more than likely come across some Alphonse Mucha, the turn of the century advertisement artist extraordinaire. Mucha, who had been classically trained in Munich[…]

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Stone Face

Last summer Mr. C and I took a sculpture class at BYU. Among other things, we got to spend a significant amount of time on stone carving, specifically in alabaster. While introducing the project, the professor said, “And don’t do a face. You don’t want to do a face. None of you [non-art majors on their first try] will get it right.” So what did I decide to do? A face. Of course. I spent[…]

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A Kitchen Table

I entered TEE 200 “Prototyping with Wood” expecting to learn my way around a power tool or two and walk out with a handful of kitschy wooden objects. But on day one, when it was announced that the final project was building a major piece of furniture (optionally of our own design), I knew that I had found my favorite class for the semester. Nothing screams exciting and fun to me like “optionally of your[…]

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