Hello everyone and welcome to my very first…

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 Giveaway info:

  • You’re entering to win the wood turned sea urchin ornament pictured above, handmade by me.
  • You can enter 3 different ways:
  • Youtube: You must be a subscriber and then simply leave a comment on the video where I announced the giveaway, RIGHT HERE.
  • Twitter: You must be a follower and then retweet THIS TWEET that contains the photo above with the hashtag #chezlin2014xmas.
  • Blog: Leave a comment down below. Don’t forget to leave a valid email so I can contact you if you win!
  • Giveaway ends 12/28/14 and winners will be announced 1/1/15

Giveaway rules:

  • Anyone can enter, but if you’re under 13 you’ll need your parents permission.
  • It’s only necessary to enter through one of the methods listed above, but your name will appear in the pool for each entry method. Only one entry per method will be counted. That means if you enter through each one, your name will be in the pool three times!
  • If you do not claim the prize within 48 hours of me getting in contact with you/announcing the winner it will reset and I’ll draw another name.

Good luck everyone!

Yesterday I posted a video of me making an ornament with a sea urchin using a lathe to turn the parts for it. I realize not everyone has access to a lathe, so I decided to put together some sea urchin ornaments using materials that a lot of crafters would have but also would be easy to find at your local craft store.

A little video summary will follow!

I will be doing a giveaway for the wood turned ornament from yesterday, so if you’re interested in that, click here for more information.

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A few months ago my husband bought a lathe, so I decided I’d learn how to use it. I’ve learned what I know from a combination of him teaching me and watching youtube videos so there might be some things I’m doing wrong or could do better. If anyone has any tips for me, please let me know!

My most recent project on the lathe was a finial and topper for a sea urchin ornament. I decided to take video and share it with you all! This isn’t a tutorial video or anything, but if you’re interested in  the other ornaments that make an appearance at the end, I’ll be posting a tutorial for those tomorrow.

Hope you enjoyed~

A few months ago I came across a sweater that I totally fell for. It was the embroidered crane sweater from the Altuzarra for Target collection. I just loved the design and the placement of it, but of course, being the crafter that I am, I ended up talking myself into embroidering some of my own designs and throwing them onto a sweater to create something that has the same feeling like the original sweater.

So today’s project is going to be the embroidered appliqué that I made to attach to a thrifted sweater.


Keep reading for a video summary!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope the day is going splendidly and your bellies are stuffed. Since the upload day for my videos and blog fall on this particular holiday it would be kind of silly for me to do a recipe for Thanksgiving, but since most of you will be seeing this post after Thanksgiving I thought it would be a good idea to shoot a video/write up a post with a few recipes for your leftovers!

I want to point out that since I made this video before Thanksgiving, instead of using a turkey I cooked a  while chicken instead. The recipes are still the same, just pretend I’m using turkey meat/bones instead of chicken! I didn’t cook a turkey for two reasons: I couldn’t find any whole ones at the grocery store when I was going to make this video and because these meals were made for just me and my husband, so even if I could find a turkey, I didn’t want to cook all of that meat and then have it go bad since we couldn’t possibly eat it all by ourselves.

Keep reading for the full ingredients and recipes!

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Thanksgiving is a week away and now is the perfect time to start getting your table decor together. Especially if you’re like me and plan on DIYing most, if not all of it.

Recently I’ve seen some tutorials on how to make geometric candles and I really liked that look, so I decided to create my own design for a geometric turkey that you could display by itself (along with the food of course) or you could pair it with the other geometric type of candles for an interesting tablescape.

Keep reading for a quick video summary!

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It’s no secret I like to spoil my cat. A while ago I made him a cat tree to give him a space to get away from our (at the time) new puppy. Well now that puppy is a decently big dog and he can reach Gremlin’s little cat tree sanctuary, and while Grem normally doesn’t mind too much(Hobbes is like a annoying little brother) I still wanted to give him his own space to get away when he wants to. I also wanted to put Grem’s food and water bowl up a little higher because Hobbes love that stuff and can still get to it when it’s on my dresser. So I made one shelf with recessed food and water bowls and two more simple carpeted shelves.


A quick video summary will be below!

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It’s finally getting a bit chilly here and finally feeling like fall, so it’s put me in the mood for all the autumn things. First things first, some decoration. My original intention was to make a wreath, but after getting my supplies home I changed my mind and decided to make some hanging wall decor instead. Here’s how I did it!

Keep reading for a quick video recap below!

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