One thing I definitely inherited from my mom is a love of plants. She has extensive gardens, and often during the summer she doesn’t stop weeding and planting until it’s too dark to see (although I wouldn’t be surprised if she kept going with a headlamp). While growing up, often I was drafted […]
Lately I’ve been working on house projects that we’ve been meaning to tackle ever since we moved in a year ago (see bathroom painting). We go back and forth between “What’s the hurry? We have years ahead of us to get this stuff done!” and worrying that we’ll […]
This week I’ve been making a light fixture in our kitchen. Like everything in life, it has taken longer than expected. But in my defense, when I say “making a light fixture,” I don’t just mean buying a light fixture and installing it. We’re talking about installing an adapter for the old recessed light, then building and […]
Lately I’ve been seeing clothes with mesh inserts that I really like. It’s easy for sheer inserts to read as super sexy, but I’m especially drawn to the looser pieces that are more sporty or casual. A sewing pattern would be easy to modify to add inserts, or you could start with an existing garment and […]
I kind of can’t believe that we’ve lived in this house for a year, and until a few days ago, we hadn’t done anything to the upstairs bathroom. It felt like until we could give it a full makeover, why bother? Now it feels a thousand times better […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.