I have been working on some deeper-writing posts that should be published soon, so stay tuned for those. (You know how those freak me out, having to show my cards and all. I tend to be overly-private though, so trying to lighten up.)( Did I say this last year? lol) But today I am just sharing with you a craft project that was a true labor of love. Or….I should rephrase that: It was labor, in the name of love. This wind chime made with sea glass was a Christmas gift we all wanted to make for Michael’s mother/Grandma last year.… Read More
When the Christmas season arrives every year, and the cards start coming in the mail, what do you do with them? Do you just put them in a pile and let them stack up? Or do you like to display them somehow, for all to see? If you display them, how do you manage that? I bet you all have had some pretty creative ideas yourselves.
We’ve had a few solution ideas of our own over the years, for the Christmas cards we gratefully get in the mail. Way back, we just put them in a beautiful Christmas basket. That was kind of sad though, as we know many are really excited about their cards every year, and we’d hate for them to be hidden.… Read More
Dear Friends (and Family!)
Thanksgiving is just days away. Although we won’t all be gathered together in person, we like to think we all are in heart!
We ask that you remember all of those this holiday, who may be sad, lonely, ill, grieving, or otherwise struggling at this time of year, or this year in particular. Reach out to them as you can, or remember to keep them in your prayers in a special way.
As a gift of our thanksgiving for you, I designed this 8″x10″ display printable for you!
You can frame it, and display it anywhere you please, as a heartwarming message for all.… Read More
I’ve got one last Fall-themed project to share with you this season, before I move on.
You may remember I shared these happy Fall blocks in this post, in which I was giving you a little close-up tour of my Fall mantels. I mentioned that I had made these blocks, that they were more versatile than they appeared, and that I would share why when I got to that project post.
Well this is that post!
Here are the blocks already shown to you. They were created to look well worn, long loved, and a bit old.
Just how I like everything.
And shown here, are the blocks backsides .… Read More
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Hello my Friends!
Here’s something I bet you didn’t see coming!
I’m ridiculously excited to share this giveaway with you today!
I got together with some of my crafty friends, and we’re giving away over $250 of craft supplies, including a Silhouette! (Yes, it’s true!).
We’re so excited to share this with you… it is like an early Christmas present for one lucky reader!
You can be oh-so well equipped to be a crafting like mad by the new year!
Just look at what could be all yours .… Read More
I was going through some scrapbooking supplies recently, when I came across a handy little quote book. Naturally I took the opportunity to take a break from the big task at hand, to read through it, because I was sitting in the middle of an overwhelming mess. One of the quotes I came upon expressed some of the many little things I so love about the season of Fall, and I was immediately inspired to use that quote as a custom sign for my home decor. The quote read:
Scarecrows, corn rows, pumpkins on the vine.
Leaves curl, wind swirls, Fall is right on time.… Read More
Today, I’m going to show you one way to preserve those beautiful Fall leaves you found, and make something beautiful to add to your warm Autumn home decor. Candles!
We’re simply taking store-bought medium-pillar candles, and embedding the real leaves as a beautiful decorative element.
To do this, I’ll be using a separate wax medium. The reason I am choosing to not just glue the leaves on, or seal them in with Modge Podge or something, is because those mediums are flammable. I likely will be burning these candles. While I won’t burn them very low, I didn’t want to take the chance of having anything chemically-flammable as part of the candle, when it is easy enough to avoid that.… Read More
Good gosh! Is it me, or has this been a long. time. coming?
I am THRILLED to say, the art studio is DONE!! Construction and carpentry-wise, anyway. I’m sure we’ll have a few more organization units to install, but I’ll figure out just what I need in the process of moving in with all of my stuff!
Before you scroll down and see, you may want to see the previous states of progress, to really appreciate all it is now. It’s still just a little bit hard to show you because….I’m afraid you all just might be bored by it! It’s the reason I haven’t shared more of the progress along the way. I’m the type who has the whole finished version in my head along the way, and so knowing where it’s going….anything prior to that is somehow……less than. But, I did give you a few couple of progress updates as you know!… Read More
Here we are in May, and I am finally giving you all a progress update on the building of our grand craft/art studio. It was back in January when we first revealed this big and exciting home project of building a custom studio, which has been a dream of mine, ever since I was a little girl. There is no doubt that this creative space will get a whole lot of use. In fact, I can easily see it becoming the most occupied room, in the whole house, by our whole family. I am always going at craft or art projects, and Michael’s design, cutting and lettering prepping work space will be in here too.… Read More