Archive for general craftiness
Got peanut butter jars? Here’s a little craft I did two days before Christmas, when I was frazzled beyond belief. I tell you this both to prove to you how easy it is, and to demonstrate how utterly crazy I am to photograph a tutorial when I should have been unearthing the dining room table. [...]continue reading "Upcycled Chalkboard-Topped Jar"
The last time I went from really long hair to really short hair, I bought myself a pair of earrings on Etsy to celebrate my new look. They were made of oxidized copper findings and turquoise beads, and I loved them. I loved them so much, that last year I decided it would be fun [...]continue reading "Rustic elegance"
And a whole lot of wishes for good health. I think Neil might like our new family room decoration when he gets out of the hospital. It’s simply a length of baker’s twine with a slip knot at each end, held up with thumb tacks. Easy but effective! The kidney stone is still hanging in [...]continue reading "Baker’s twine and push pins"
I may have gone just a little bit banner crazy. I was in the middle of making letter tags to attach to my fabric bunting (because that’s what everyone does the day before a party when half of the house is still in need of a good cleaning, right?) when it occurred to me that [...]continue reading "A banner day"
Another year, another Project 365. This was my third one, and I so enjoyed it! These are a few of my favorite images. You can see the rest on flickr or picasa (your choice – I’m in both places at the moment, waffling between which I prefer more). This time around I gave myself a [...]continue reading "The year in review(ish)"
It may surprise you to hear that I don’t have a history of doing crafty projects with my kids all of the time. My kids are plenty creative, but they’ve always preferred to do their making on their own terms. They’re not much for planned projects. That’s why, when I said, “hey, do you guys [...]continue reading "Snow day!"
(Told you I’d get more mileage out of these Christmas balls yet…) Ok, so I’ve been super busy this week, but I have a bit of a breather today, and as luck would have it, serendipity gave me something seasonally-appropriate to blog about: gift tags! See, I ordered this snazzy gift tag punch online last [...]continue reading "Photo Gift Tags: DIY or Download"
Let me share what I’ve been playing with today, because I think it’s really nifty. Paige Balcer of Shutter Sisters shared this set of Photoshop templates that can be used to make a small photo calendar. The resulting pages are the perfect size to fit inside a CD jewel case for display. Alternately, a colorful [...]continue reading "Calendar fun"
It’s been a long time since we last sat around together for a cup of Morning Coffee and a chat, hasn’t it? I thought it was high time we rejuvenated this little idea, and so I am happy today to introduce Penny and her blog, Pennamite. Pennamite I think I find it easier to write [...]continue reading "Morning Coffee with Penny Richards"
I don’t know for sure if it happens to me every year, but I do very clearly remember the first time it happened. It was Spring 2007. I had just discovered the indie craft movement, and was starting to feel the urge to expand my creative horizons. I was exploring new blogs, flipping through new [...]continue reading "Seasonal Inspiration Overload Disorder"