Kate Sigafoos

Home/DIY Writer

Kate Sigafoos
Kate Sigafoos
Home/DIY Writer
Kate is Seattle Refined’s Home and DIY writer and creator of Nearly Crafty blog. A self described “birthday party obsessed mom”, Kate writes about both her crafting mishaps and lovely DIY projects.

Kate moved to Seattle from the Midwest because of promises of milder weather. In the first two weeks of her cross county move she was exposed to a 6.8 earthquake and a debilitating snowstorm. Not one to scare easily, she decided to stick it out here in the land of evergreens and fell deeply in love with the PNW.

Kate began her career as an auditor for Nordstrom before attending law school. She was a prosecuting attorney for 6 years, working the trial circuit like it was her job…which it was. She and her husband moved to Madrona, had a couple of babies, and she decided to stay home with the tots.

After having kids, Kate quickly realized she was a birthday party obsessed mom. In an effort to preserve her party memories (along with her other crafts) she started Nearly Crafty. Kate was also an editor for the Baby Gizmo blog and has been featured in Seattle’s own Make and Takes crafting blog.

Recent stories by Kate Sigafoos

The Home DIY rope bowl DIY rope bowl(Photo Gallery)

This rope bowl is a simple solution to any storage problem. You only need a few materials, you can easily customize it to the exact size you need, and you can add as much or as little flair as you want.

The Home DIY: Jewel Mirror DIY: Jewel Mirror(Photo Gallery)

If diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend, then 2014 is shaping up to be a year for the ladies. This jewel mirror craft is a clean, modern way to bring the gem look into your own home!

The Home DIY: Cork Coasters DIY: Cork Coasters(Photo Gallery)

A great bottle of wine or a lovely bouquet is always a nice hostess gift to bring when you are invited over for a last minute casual dinner, but I like to have a stockpile of small gifts on hand so I know that I am covered in the thoughtfulness department.

The Home DIY: Pinhole lampshade DIY: Pinhole lampshade(Photo Gallery)

I recognize that most of you do not live in a rustic cabin and do not plan to decorate your home with wood grain and large forest animals. I made this particular lampshade for my toddler son’s woodland inspired room so it is actually appropriate for that venue.

Fashion & Beauty DIY: Jeweled beanie DIY: Jeweled beanie(Photo Gallery)

Spring has officially sprung, and that means sun. Of course, in Seattle sun never equals warmth, but I’m not going to complain. I’m just going to bedazzle my winter clothes with sun catchers and shimmer my way down the street.

The Home DIY: Picnic Blanket DIY: Picnic Blanket(Photo Gallery)

Winter is on the way out, which means scarves are on sale everywhere! Turn them into a picnic blanket, add a couple of belts to the mix, and you're set for all the spring/summer outings you'll be having!