This weekend the West Seattle Garden Tour let us in on the secret world of some of the areas best backyard gardens.
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
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!
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.
This cork fireplace insert is the perfect craft for renters because it is a totally removable piece that adds a lot of drama and interest to what is typically a focal point of a room.
This craft is for all you non-crafty types out there. It is for those of you who feel like they will never find a glue gun that truly gets you. This goes out to you...
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!
This project is a simple urban scene created in a very classic crafting medium – cross stitch, and can be followed by someone who has never taken a needle to thread before.
Beautiful belted mirrors and clocks have been floating around this newfangled world wide interweb for a while now, with plenty of DIYers making them for under $20.
2014 is looking like a big year for Seattle and we are only two months into the year! Show your neighborhood pride by making this neighborhood subway print throw pillow!
Make this modern garland with just a few simple materials. It is modern and neutral enough to keep up all year long!