Tag Archive: crafting

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

Craft Update

Well, the silent auction I have been crafting for was held last night, and I’m very happy to report that nearly all of my items sold! I was even asked to create additional… 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: 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

Uses for Alphabet Tiles

A bag of alphabet tiles (similar to the letter pieces of Scrabble), retails for under $2 in craft stores.  The package may not come with every letter, but there are many fun things… Continue reading

A Very Crafty April

This month, I am working on a slew of crafts to sell at an auction in late April. I am brainstorming a few original project ideas and also gathering inspiration from around the… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Lovely Little Lambs

If you happened by the blog yesterday, I wrote about the lack of lamb decor for Spring, the post was called Where Are The Lambs? I just adore these furry little creatures, so… Continue reading

Monogrammed Ornament/Door Hanger

I was initially going to use this idea to make personalized Christmas ornaments last month, but time got away from me.  These felt letters can be hung on doorknobs, hooks, bedposts, and memo… Continue reading

Elf Hats

I made these little elf hats to dress a sculpture in my living room for Christmastime.  See Dress Your Decor — For Halloween! for the Halloween hats I made earlier this year, and… Continue reading

Paper Pinwheels For Place Cards and More!

When I first read a blurb in Do It Yourself magazine about creating paper pinwheels from old book pages, I was inspired.  Since I enjoy making fun place cards as a hobby, I… Continue reading

“Starburst” Felt Scrap Napkin Rings

I have quite a lot of felt scraps among my fabric remnants. I happened to use a lot of green felt in all different shades for our Halloween costumes last year.  We dressed… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Recycled Wine Corks

I have a large, crystal vase full of old wine corks on my kitchen counter.  It would probably look beautiful filled with fresh flowers, but when you kill plants with the frequency that… Continue reading

Cute-As-A-Button DIY Thumbtacks

I have been giving my office bulletin board a makeover this week with a new, fabric covering (I can’t stand the look of plain cork board) and some cute thumbtacks I made out… Continue reading

Pretty Paper Bows to Make a Present “Pop”

The other day, I was wrapping a gift and the end result was a bit, blah.  I was fiddling around with some paper scraps and thought maybe a paper bow would help.  Usually,… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Pebbles and River Rocks

One of the things I like to do when having guests over, is to give each person attending a special place card at my table. A personalized place card tells my guests where… Continue reading

The Versatility of a Simple Tablecloth

I bought the tablecloth and took it home and it looked wonderful in my dining room, but it cascaded over my table and onto the floor like a wave. Time to break out the sewing machine! As I was measuring and marking the fabric to make a new hem, I had a brilliant idea. I could make matching napkins from the fabric scraps!