DIY Travel Altars from Altoids Tins

The Crafty Witches over at Guide to the Magical Path have a fantastic gallery of images and ideas for using a humble Altoids tin to create a personal altar-to-go that you can take anywhere. Curiously Strong!

Fix it: Bleach Spots on Black

Do you ever discover something really basic but amazing and need to share it immediately with everyone? That’s how I feel about Sharpie’s Rub-A-Dub Laundry marker. Best $3 I’ve spent in ages.  Marketed for putting kids’ names in the tags of their T-shirts for camp, the Rub-A-Dub is basically a Sharpie that doesn’t wash out. […]

DIY: Jeffrey Campbell Lita Heels

My issue with the Litas since they came out has been that God-awful chunky brown heel. It’s just appalling. I’m not one to blow $150 on a shoe that needs work- but I’m totally up for blowing $9 on a fixer-upper, So I grabbed them. Since the heel was wood, I just masked off the leather […]

Haute Macabre Video: X-Mess Card Madness

Every year around this time, a little thing happens I like to call X-Mess. This is generally an explosion of craft paper, glitter, glue sticks, and the like that takes over my dining room table from roughly October until late November, and the final result is several dozen card-sized pieces of artwork I can send […]

Halloween Crafty Time!

Need a fun, free Halloween craft project to distract yourself or the kids? Head over to Ravensblight for a collection of printable papercraft projects, from super-simple spooky coloring pages to entire haunted houses, toys, masks, divining devices, and multi-piece dioramas.  

DIY: In the Stars

Hand knitted circular star shawl- the star map is picked out in 370 crystal seed beads. If you wanted to be extra geeky, you could vary the size of the beads to represent the magnitude of the stars. Pattern is here for $7.00.


I Aten’t Dead Subversive Sampler. Pretty sure I need it on a pillow.

New Advertiser :: Gothic Wedding Planner

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Steff Metal, the Gothic Wedding Planner!  Steff Metal is a writer, alternative wedding celebrant, and heavy metal maiden living in New Zealand with her cantankerous husband and their medieval sword collection. She’s the author of the Gothic Wedding Planner Guide – an ebook packed with ideas to help alternative couples […]

DIY Bonanza: Honestly… WTF

  DIY : Proenza Schouler Scroll Necklace While looking over the nominees for this year’s Lucky Magazine FABB award, I discovered a treasure trove of DIY projects and great knock-offs at Honestly …WTF.  Go. Play. Make cool stuff. DIY: Spike Comb DIY: Luv AJ Handpiece [ad name=”post ad image”]

Knock it Off: Ann Demeulemeester Epine Bracelet

  Thanks to HM reader Flavia Galeotti for pointing us towards this DIY tutorial on Head over there for more complete instructions, including ideas for modifying the technique to make a great headband! [ad name=”post ad image”]

Etsy Taste Test

Welcome to your newest internet addiction : Etsy’s Taste Test. Launched mid-December, but not linked directly from Etsy’s home page, the Taste Test is designed to help discover shops and sellers that may have been previously overlooked.  Although it isn’t a perfectly refined tool – on occasion it can be repetitive – it’s a fancy new […]

DIY Spats

Thanks to our last couple of articles on spats, reader Zoh Morrigan from Morrigan NYC pointed us to a DIY tutorial she did for Threadbanger, figuring you guys might be interested. Thanks, Zoh!

Cut It Out

Photos by John Ashton-Keller, T-shirt surgery and modeling by LeEvil. It’s that time of year when the heat is on, and T-shirts start to sound pretty darn comfy. Now, if only they were a bit more stylish…  like that sexy, sexy Haute Macabre Men’s T-Shirt LeEvil is modeling above. Here’s a secret- we didn’t really […]

DIY: Reshaping Heels

These are a few pics from a fantastic DIY on Christeric . Yes, these shoes are adorable. But really, they aren’t why I’m posting this.  This is a level 5 DIY, but for those with the tools and craftiness, it shows how to reshape a heel using Bondo.  That’s a skill I could use! I […]


One of our favorite DIY blogs, OutsaPop, tells us how to shred shirts! It is done all by hand, pulled, but it´s not threads you´re pulling but LOOPS. Jersey is a lightweight knit so it is formed from small loops. If you take one loop from the bottom and pull that, the knit will start […]

DIY Chain Heels

Nixon’s post earlier today reminded me of the DIY chain heels tutorial I saw this morning on OutsaPop, which was originally also inspired by Park & Cube. Full tutorial on Fashion Infusion!

Pattern Magic

This is really just one of those cruel posts about this cool thing I found that you can’t have. I found these photos over on I’m Revolting, from a pair of Japanese books (Pattern Magic Volumes 1 and 2 ). Of course I ran over to Amazon immediately to try and get them, but they […]

DIY leggings

Video from Instructables It’s Saturday morning- what are you going to do with your day? How about learn to make leggings before spring legging season is upon us? Giannyl shows us how easy it is to do, and the simplicity of the style makes it totally adaptable. I’m going to try a couple of plain […]

Last Minute Card Idea

Absolutely adorable (and free!) printable pattern for anatomical heart cards available at Cheeky Magpie.

Blush Response: Eyebrows

After an extended hiatus brought on by Coilhouse production, making art, and personal reasons I can’t mention on public TV I am returned with sweets and flowers. What’s a few months among friends, right? Right? Have some candy and simmer down, toots. One of my ventures has been the re-launch of my own website, […]

Knitting in Biology

This is just one of those things that might not me fashion, but I had to share. “Knitting in Biology”, from CraftyHedgehog on Etsy.


I don’t have much time to dedicate to posting today, as I’m hosting a pumpkin carving party. So, I looked up some Pumpkinspiration and figured I would kill two birds with one stone. I think I just coined a word. Those pumpkins were awfully pretty, but just in case you would prefer a postapocalyptic party […]

DIY: Upcycled T-shirt Scarf

This is my extra-special, extra blurry phone cam DIY special. This cute scarf starts out as two old T-shirts (actually, I ended up using two and a quarter as I had some bits left over from experimenting). When choosing your shirts, go for extra squishy. Note that for your $, big men’s shirts have a […]

DIY: Demeulemeester Zipper Scarf

With Ann Demeulemeester’s Spring collection (above) as inspiration, the folks at Oustapop bring you a how-to guide to making your own zipper fringe scarf.  More pictures on Oustapop.

Lunatic Fringe

Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring 2010 show has one word for you, and that word is Fringe. Knock it off: In order to avoid looking like an overly Gawthy carwash, might I suggest adding fringe to your wardrobe in small amounts? Perhaps this Long Fringe Soft Scarf (24.99)? Or you could just add a bit of […]

DIY: Christian Louboutin knockoffs

Photos from Fashion Mongers– check out her site if you need more explanation than these photos provide. More step-by-step photos after the jump.

Spastic Elastic

I love, love, love the new trend in elastic. Not because it is flattering, versatile, and makes your old clothes look new again, even though those things are true. But because it is 99 cents a yard at Joannes, and this stuff is so easy it doesn’t even require a sewing machine. My apologies to […]