I love that we have a DIY column here at Broke Ass Stuart. Kate’s always amazing ideas have helped me save money and kept me off drugs, literally: I smoke little to no weed when I’m making something, especially when that something involves sharp objects or glue or BOTH!
As a former Brooklyn dweller who lives with a man who sometimes brews his own beer, pickles his own onions, sometimes cures his own bacon I am regularly exposed to crafty DIY types and while I am impressed with much that they do, I sometimes find that craftystyle isn’t always my style. Earrings made from old buttons, or curtains made from thrift store dresses aren’t really my bag. I like Etsyt type stuff, but sometimes it looks a little…homesewn for me. I long for DIY projects that marry the practical and creative sides of DIY crafts, with the glam of high fashion, so I about just about had a happy meltdown when I discovered PS I Made This.
Talented New Yorker Erica Domesek lives by her motto “I see it, I like it, I make it”. She takes inspiration from runway and couture styles and finds away to re-make them using basic materials. She did a great accessories set for Refinery29.com, but her site is a gold mine off all kinds of products. Check it out.