Ribbon Holder

In my effort to clean out and re-organize my crafting/sewing studio, I needed more space for my ribbon. I’m not a professional crafter, like many of you out there, so I’m sure my little collection of ribbons is nothing compared to yours — but it’s still more than a box will hold. I wanted to…

Heart Grapevine Wreath

My dad used to say, “She was the prettiest girl in town.” My mom used to say, “He swept me off my feet.” Through thick and thin, my parents stayed together, and when my father passed away in 2001, they had been married for nearly 64-years. This week — July 11 — they would have…

Decorative Pumpkins

Some of you may have seen my Facebook post: Ha ha ha — I’m not that extreme, but fall — even coming from Florida — is my favorite time of year. And, I do see July 5th as the starting point for holiday home crafting. So, game on! I’m starting small — with 8-inch pumpkins…

Flag T-Shirt

My husband and I love getting away for weekends of camping. Some don’t consider our little trailer to be camping – more like glamping to them. But anyway you look at it, we’re away, we’re together, and we’re enjoying life. We’ve just spent the past four weekends camping and, frankly, relishing the quiet. But once…

Simple Porch Cushion Cover

I love decorating my front porch. It’s small, so it has to have impact. Every June 1 I decorate inside and outside in red, white, and blue – and, of course, this year is no different. I keep a red-ish cushion on the wicker settee, and I used to go to the trouble of making…

Wooden ‘Firecrackers’

For the next four weekends, my husband and I will be camping. It’s not far from home, so we’ll be able to go right from work on Fridays and stay until late afternoon on Sundays — relaxing and enjoying the Florida sun. Of course, for me, relaxing and decompressing also means crafting. So, I’ve put…

Yardstick Star Wreath

The whole purpose of this blog is to share the fun we have each month during our Crafting Sistas craft night.  The craft we made this month was beautiful and can be used most any time of the year. Our Crafting Sista Sandy hosted this one. We can always count on her and her daughter…

Quick and Easy Wreath

My husband is in the middle of relocating his business, so I’ve taken a bit of a break from crafting. He’s an Horologist; a clockmaker. And after 31-years in the same location, he has hundreds of thousands (okay, that might be just a bit of an exaggeration – but not by much) of clock movements…

Cake Plates

That takes the cake!  From this:  You can make this: For these: I went to a local thrift store and picked up some old plates (one of these is bone China) a water goblet and a candlestick. I brought them home and used epoxy to attach them together. Now I can deliver my Dessert-of-the-Month to the…

Old Chair Planter

I love bringing old stuff back to life. That’s kind of where I am in my own life right now — the realization of soon hitting 65 is weighing heavy on my mind. My friends at Sister’s, Too, a fabulous re-purpose, up-cycle store in the town where I live, do that very thing for a…

Critter Clay Pots

I have one just like that! Isn’t it a riot when someone says, “I have one just like that — but it’s different.”? I crack up every time I hear it. But today, while browsing at Sams’ Club, I saw something that made me say (in my head), “I have something just like that.” In all…

Wood Block Bunnies

Giving props where props are due — I saw this project (or something very similar) while nosing through Etsy, about a year ago. I thought these bunnies were the cutest and decided to make my own. This is a very simple project, and you can even bring in the kids and/or grands. I’m sure they’d…