Book of Spells and Potion Bottle Halloween Box

Cassie Stevens does it again, this time with her love for Halloween! “I went to the thrift store on Monday with the intention of scooping up a large hardback book. I already had reservations about the idea because I thought the water in the Celluclay would cause the book cover to warp. But I was…

PUMPKIN SPICE LOTION BARS – DIY (+ FREE PRINTABLE LABEL)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Beeswax (Vegan Alternative) Coconut Oil Pumpkin Spice infused oil (Infusing your own oil) Depending on how firm or soft you like your lotion bars will determine how much of each ingredient to use. More beeswax will be more firm, less (or more of an oil) will be softer. SO I’d say for…

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Clipping masks are one of the ways you can add images/textures/digital papers to storyboards, photo frames and text. They might sound complicated, but they are so simple once you figure out how to use them. There are two common ways you can create photo storyboards. Some of my storyboards are simple png files that have…

Make Lighted Bats Wall Art

We were inspired to build these lighted bat wings after seeing the Lit Bats from Pottery Barn. With Halloween coming up these bat wings would make the perfect addition to our decor, but who can afford the $59 a piece price tag for the Pottery Barn version?! We built our lighted bats using some scrap…

Wall Locker » Rogue Engineer

BACK TO SCHOOL time has arrived! It’s still hard to believe that we will be sending out little man to kindergarten this year. To help keep us organized we built this wall locker for his backpack and school supplies. We also added a chalkboard to help remind us of due dates and upcoming school activities!…

How To Create an Abstract Polyscape in Adobe Photoshop

I’ve featured what I’ve always called ‘Geometric Photo Collages’ on my site numerous times before in inspiration showcases and tutorials. It turns out they’re actually known as Polyscapes in the design community, which is a fitting name considering they’re a combination of polygon shapes and landscape or cityscape photographs. I always have fun creating these…

Retro 1950s Dress Pattern

This fantastic 1950s dress pattern requires lots of pieces and the instructions are particularly detailed labelled diagrams of all the parts of this and most other dresses from the era. You can make this lovely for free by following the pdf I have linked below. Download the Pattern Instructions (PDF file, 340KB)