I’m Alicia DiRago. I’m a former chemical engineer turned DIY/craft/design enthusiast and the founder of Whimseybox. Yoga and really hoppy beer make me happy. I live in Boulder, CO with my husband Joe and our golden retriever Radish.

In 2010 I started Dismount Creative. It began as a blog to market my local craft event in Houston, TX  (drink wine + make jewelry with your friends) and has morphed over time into a personal blog. Sometimes it’s about DIY/craft/design, sometimes it’s about Whimseybox/startups and sometimes its personal stuff like dog pictures and thoughts on depression.

Why Dismount Creative

Naming stuff is hard. The dismount part comes from my background as a competitive gymnast. I wanted my blog and events \to give women the opportunity to dismount, or step away from, their busy lives and experience the joy of making something. So many people tell me that they “aren’t creative,” but I often find that they haven’t even given themselves an opportunity to try! I create that opportunity.


I enjoy it. More here.