Living Room

So Audrey

Photo 1 Audrey - So Audrey

Hard to believe iconic beauty, Audrey Hepburn, was teased as a young girl for being tall, lanky and having large eyes. When I picked up this book, Being Audrey, I fell in love with each illustration and cannot wait to frame some of the images in a little girl’s room…especially the one with Audrey and her dog. Children will be inspired by reading the story of Audrey’s life illustrated in watercolor.

Photo 2 Bike - So Audrey

The handcrafted Audrey pin I recently bought in Korea is a reminder that she was beloved all over the world.

Photo 3 Pin - So Audrey

You can get the same look by printing a favorite Audrey image onto a fabric transfer sheet. Iron on the transfer onto silk or cotton and sew it into a small pillow pin.

Cranky Crafter

cc 01 - Cranky Crafter

I don’t know about you but I hate the words craft, crafty, or crafter. Luckily, sites like are showcasing craft as a hip art form.

I recently discovered a tool called the Fiskars Crank Hand Drill that instantly changed the way I create home accessories. The product claims it drills a clean hole in paper, plastic and even metal. It is under $20 so I thought I would give it a whirl.

cc 02 - Cranky Crafter

I dusted off an old metal candelabra, which never had enough holes to hang a stylish cluster of crystals, and put the hand drill to work. I was shocked how easily and perfectly the drill pierced the metal. I made perfect holes all around my candelabra and was able to hang the vintage crystals my mother had given me.

cc 03 - Cranky Crafter

My next project is to transform a Lucite jewelry box with six drawers with new drawer pulls.  In the meantime, I’m enjoying my candelabra all over again

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Give it a whirl in your home. Enjoy!