Friday, December 6, 2013

Making and ReMaking at a new blog!!



Hi there ReMakers! It's been a while since my last post and I wanted to give you an update on what I've been up to. I'm still ReMaking anything and everything that I can get my hands on. I've just been contributing more regularly to the super-awesome website Made + Remade over at the DIY Network. So..... rather than simply duplicating posts and projects I'm doing over there on here, you should go straight to the source! Check back regularly at Made + Remade to see my latest in remade projects. It's sure to be jam-packed with do-it-yourself recycling goodness!
Have a great, upcycled holiday and keep on ReMaking It!

Friday, September 20, 2013

ReMake this blockbuster lamp!



If you're in New York this weekend, come to Maker Faire and ReMake projects with me and the rest of the designers, hackers, makers and creators there!

Catch my old movie filmstrip into lampshade project on Saturday at 11am on the Maker Square Stage. Plus the first 25 of ya'll will get your own materials to create a gift bow.

If you can't MAKE it there, then ReMake this lampshade by following along with the instructions I wrote up for Made + Remade over at the DIY Network.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MAKE it this weekend!



Hey ReMakers! The Greatest Show (And Tell) on Earth is coming to NYC this weekend and I know I wouldn't miss it. This fourth annual World Maker Faire will launch on Saturday and Sunday at the NY Hall of Science. Where else can you make something explode, solder a circuit board, learn to knit, pick a lock, find a secret restaurant, upcycle your soda bottle, and just join one big celebration of geekdom with your fellow Makers? Maker Faire - that's where!

I'll be on-site on Saturday at the Maker Square Stage from 11 - 11:30 showing you how to upcycle movie film into a lampshade and more. PLUS, the first 25 people at my demo will get their own kit of materials to ReMake a gift bow from movie film which I'll walk them through step-by-step. These projects are easy to do - and they're sure to be blockbuster hits.

If you can't make it to the NYC Faire, then see if there's an event in your neck of the woods. I hear there's even Maker Faire Rome coming soon. A world of Making is out there!

Friday, August 30, 2013

This dog has been upcycled!

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It's been over 8 months since I rescued my wonder dog, Tomatilla, from an animal shelter. I didn't realize just how much this Pomeranian has changed since I first got her, until I started comparing photos from then and now. She certainly has grown in size and fluff over these short months. When I first rescued her, she was full grown and about 3 years old. At that time she weighed in at at 7 pounds. Now she's a whopping 9 pounds - still smaller than most cats. A 2 pound weight gain may not sound like much, but imagine if you gained 25% of your body weight in less than a year.

I'm proud to report that Tia is much healthier now, has a full coat of hair, and is just the sweetest thing ever. She loves belly rubs, attention, and she just adores any kind of treats. Part dog, part fox-y creature, this animal is a whole lotta love. I highly recommend a rescuing your own pet, and giving it a little bit of upcycled TLC.

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Now

Friday, August 23, 2013

Don't shrug off old sweaters - ReMake them into new!



Update your wardrobe and upcycle your style with this sweater to shrug reconstruction project. A few simple steps turn this project into a bolero-style shrug that's cute as a button. You can follow the complete how-to over with photo instructions that I created just for you over at DIY Network. Woo hoo!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Turn an old button down and 2 neckties into this tank top DIY!



The summer heat is great inspiration for cool new projects. Use two old neckties, a button down shirt, and follow the complete how-to that I wrote up just for the good folks at Made + ReMade at the DIY Network. It's an easy project to do. Using the hems from the shirt and tie makes some of the tank already started for you.

Once you've made this project materialize, think of all of the other fashion accessories that can come from neckties like a - guitar strap, cell phone case and more.

Monday, July 29, 2013

ReMake a Box ‘bot at Maker Summer Camp!



Tune in to Maker Camp today and find out how to create your own world of upcycled robots. It's free to join Maker Camp and there are loads of great projects all month. I’ll be there today along with upcycling gurus Joe Szuecs, Judy Castro and the rest of the Maker Camp team. Check out to see how to create my own cereal box robot, Joe’s coffeebot and loads more upcycling goodness that will MAKE your summer compute to a recycled tune.