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.
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
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!
Serious Eats recently produced a list of Seattle's best ice cream which included a lot of newer faces in the Seattle ice cream scene. I took one for the team and tested out their top picks.
Catherine Grisez has created a deep body of sculptural work and jewerly over her 15 years in Seattle. Spilling gemstones and strong industrial influences make her work compeling and beautiful.
Moxie and Oliver is a one of a kind leather goods shop. The owner and artist, Caitlin McNamara Sullivan, creates wearable works of art that will last a lifetime.
Have an itch to get creative and start a craft project? Begin your supply search at one of these Seattle craft stores and you will be on your way to total craft domination in no time!
There are few job titles that are cooler than "blacksmith". Erica Gordon of Steel Toe Studios creates beautiful jewelry along with amazing belt buckles at her Georgetown studio.
Totara Children's Boutique has opened in Madrona and it is filled with eco-friendly children's clothing from New Zealand and Australia. Stop by and grab something unique for your little ones!
This weekend the West Seattle Garden Tour let us in on the secret world of some of the areas best backyard gardens.
What is just as important as a First aid kit? A summer car essentials kit. Here are ten things that must be in your car for a fun and safe summer with the kids!
You heard it here first: chalk doesn't have to just be for sidewalks and classrooms. Check out these eight unusual uses for chalk that you might not have thought of before.
This cut canvas project will inspire you to make this craft your own.
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.
Create a ticket stub holder so your lovely memories can get out of a box on a shelf and into the open where they can be shared.
Find yourself in a gift wrapping emergency? Keep this upcycled magazine gift bow craft on file to save the day.
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!
I transformed this basic pillow cover into something new. Why leave your home (and your slippers) for supplies when there is always some treasure to be found inside the four walls of your home?
One day I realized that I actually wanted napkin rings. Wanted. Not needed. Wanted. No kid wants napkin rings. Wanting napkin rings means you are an adult in my book.
What better way to spend Mother's Day than crafting? Here is a great, and pretty simple, way to make your own table runner - a perfect accent to any table, dresser or drawer in any one of your rooms.
Nothing brings people together like glue guns and margaritas! The Palace Ballroom's inagural Craft Night taught us how to make...drum roll....donkey piñatas!
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.
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.
Make these when you want to spruce up your accessory wardrobe but don’t actually feel like leaving the house.
Want to spice up your living room? Have leather or random pieces of fabric lying around? Here's how you can upgrade that old Ikea tray stashed in your basement.
These dyed glass jars are an easy way to bring spring into your house. All you need are some left over mason or glass jars of any kind, and multipurpose craft paint!