Category Archive: Crafting

Embellished Poinsettia Gift Tags

Well, I discovered that despite my best intentions to have this post up over a week ago, I was at the mercy of the postman to deliver the gifts I’d ordered for our… Continue reading

Inspiration: Politico Pillows and Changes in General

Hello readers, I first want to chat a bit about some changes I’m making on the blog.  I have been working diligently on my fiction writing and I am finding it hard to… Continue reading

Crafting with a Cinnamon Broom, Part 2

This post is continued from my previous post, “Crafting with a Cinnamon Broom, Part 1” from earlier this week.  I decided to use a store-bought cinnamon broom to make some small, scented wreaths… Continue reading

Crafting with a Cinnamon Broom, Part 1

A little over a week ago, I bought a cinnamon broom for $3.99 at the market.  It’s a bit too early for fall decor, if you ask me, (see my post “Thoughts on… Continue reading

Customized Art in An Afternoon

This month, I decided to tackle a few looming home decor projects.  One of them involved making a piece of art for a corner in our teensy weensy guest bath.  (Which, incidentally, is… Continue reading

Faux Floral Napkin Rings

I spent Mother’s Day doing a bit of crafting with ma mère.  She decided that she wanted to make floral napkin rings from orange daisies that she bought at the craft store. She… Continue reading

A Gift for My Writing Group…

Ok, this might be the last post I do of these homemade wooden letter magnets, but I’m not promising anything!  Making a set of them is so fun, easy, and obviously, addictive! I… Continue reading

Crafty April: Packaging Ideas

I think that how a gift is wrapped is just as important as the gift itself, so I paid special attention to all the packaging for the craft items I made for the… Continue reading

Crafty April: Refillable Cheesecloth Sachets

This craft project is a twist on my earlier post Crafty April: Cheesecloth Potpourri Sachets. I had a bit of cheesecloth left over from the other sachets I made for the silent auction… Continue reading

Crafty April: Wooden Letter Magnets

This is one of my last projects for the auction I am crafting for this month.  I made a set of magnets from wooden alphabet tiles and painted them with funky designs. To… Continue reading

Crafty April: Cheesecloth Potpourri Sachets

Here are some homemade sachets that I hand-sewed this weekend using cheesecloth, colored embroidery floss, and embellishments like buttons, beads, and fabric flowers. I folded a long strip of cheesecloth to make the… Continue reading

Crafty April: Stamped Business Card Holder

Check out the business card holder I made out of a wooden box using a rubber stamp with a leafy branch, purple, gold, and white acrylic craft paints, and a little bit of… Continue reading

Crafty April: Herb Garden Markers

These homemade garden markers made from polymer clay are too clever! I found this craft project by reading a blog post featured on Freshly Pressed (that I can no longer find in the… Continue reading

Crafty April: Uniquely Ornamental

At the urging of one of my friends, I decided to make some holiday ornaments for the silent auction that I have been crafting for lately.  No, I haven’t taken up glassblowing… by… Continue reading

Crafty April: DIY Personalized Pots

As part of my crafting work for the auction event that I’m preparing for, I customized a few store-bought pots to add to the items for sale.  The pots can be used for… Continue reading

Crafty April: Homemade Coasters

Even the craftiest of ladies have to go to bed sometime, but here are a few coasters that I have been working on today.  The sealant on my flower pots hasn’t dried yet,… Continue reading