Margot and I often receive emails from people asking for guidance, ideas, help and sometimes to solve a problem or two. We encourage it. Not only do these emails help the person asking the question, but they allow us to
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Quite a few years back, my wife, Erin, and I decided to save our shoulders and buy Ameribags, those backpack-like shoulder bags that distribute the weight of all
Whenever Margot and I get emails asking advice or expressing interest in our craft, we always conclude our correspondence with, “Please send us before and after shots. We LOVE getting emails with photos of your creations!” When we say this,
You could pay a fortune these days for custom sneakers — or you could customize them yourself. Hint: the second option is MUCH more fun! I did a simple color job on these Champion brand kicks, and I’ll walk you
A few times a week, I get emails from my friend Robin with all kinds of cool, trendy shoes. I usually file the ones I think are the coolest and most easily recreated. She often thinks she is bombarding me,
I love shoe designs that are a little bit in your face. So when I saw these leather “barbed wire” Milo sandals by Gio Diev last summer, I was intrigued. Then serendipity took me to Fire Mountain Gems, a jewelry-supply
What the heck is THAT stuff? Multicolored elephant hide? It is actually a new product we told you about in January, after returning from the Craft and Hobby Association’s annual show in southern California.
It’s called Kroma Crackle, and it’s the
Our daughter Jenny, who LOVES shoes — especially Italian shoes — was in a quandry recently when her best friend asked her to be the maid of honor at her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were going to be turquoise and
Ever since seeing my mom wear jeans and sneakers in the Fifties (when other moms were in twinsets and skirts in my suburban Philadelphia hometown), I’ve been a jeans and sneakers girl too. So when I saw the latest iteration
I’m not much on Easter and I’m not so much on eggs, but I am absolutely in love with COLOR! I think surrounding ourselves with our favorite rich (and in my case saturated) colors is one of the keys to