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

Lifestyle When life gives you lemons, make bags out of bicycle tires When life gives you lemons, make bags out of bicycle tires (Photo Gallery)

After having his messenger bag stolen in 2003, Eli Reich turned lemons into lemonade by creating his first messenger bag out of old bike tire tubes he had in his home. Within a few years Eli had turned this one creation into an entire company and manufacting facility and was saving tubes from landfills across the country.

Eat & Drink Seattle food tours Seattle food tours

Locals and visitors alike will enjoy some of Seattle's most creative food tours. Tours can include bikes, kayaks, early access to Pike Place Market, or cooking classes. Seattle food tours know no bounds!

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!