make a diorama

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Today, I have another bit of news that I'd been holding back. I got my latest Craft - Vol. 7 magazine (on stands on May 6th) in the mail over the weekend and on page 103 you'll find a diorama project made by yours truly. I was approached by the Craft editor in January to work on this project and nearly 3 months later it's so nice to finally see it in print. Initially, the scene was more winter oriented so I did have to revise it a bit to make it look more 'springy'. This is the first time I write an article for a magazine so I was a little apprehensive about the whole thing but in the end I think it turned out ok.

Speaking of dioramas, I was about to throw away some shoe boxes this weekend when I thought about my own project. Now I think they'll be the materials we use for our first summer project with the kids. I can't believe the year is coming to an end so soon!

One more thing - If you haven't visited the Crafty Synergy blog in a while I posted a new interview on Friday. Check it out!


  1. Those are amazing. Are you planning on attending The Maker Faire again this year? I am so excited to apply as a "maker" this year. My friends Alex and Jennifer and I want to set up a booth to do collages using found objects and frames. I've been working (when I have an ounce of free time) on finding old frames and making some new collages. I'll have to upload them soon. Anyways, I hope to see you down there in October. I can't wait.

    Take care,

    Kyle Steed

  2. Wow, a book and an article in CRAFT. What well deserved success! Congrats.

  3. Love your diorama! It's quite an exciting time for you, isn't it? With your book coming up, and now this article! It must be good to know that your work is appreciated by so many! (including me!) So keep up the good work!

  4. How exciting! I wish my copy would hurry up and get here! Can't wait to see your diorama - congratulations!

  5. Congrats on the CRAFT article! That is big news!