DIYShopping, Style and Beauty

PS I Made This: Haute Craftyness


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, but her site is a gold mine off all kinds of products.  Check it out.

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Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent

Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent

Like most kids, Ashley grew up in New Jersey. Unlike most kids the Friedman's televison set acted as a third parent, imbuing young Ashley with the stern moral values of Claire Huxtable, the dramatic tendencies of Brenda Walsh and the earnest hopefulness of the blond kid on Silver Spoons. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence Ashley made her way to the Park Slope area of Brooklyn where she can currently be found reading foreign fashion magazines, scouring ebay for vintage heels, eating out in restaurants and otherwise stretching her meager income as far as it will go in NYC.