Pineapple Door/Wall Decor

Last night’s Craft Night with my Sistas was all about the pineapple. Did you know the pineapple is recognized as a traditional expression of “welcome” throughout the South and in areas along the Eastern Seaboard. Appearing on all sorts of décor – from door knockers to quilts – the fruit symbolizes those intangible assets we…

Burlap Ribbon Wreath

Still spending most of my free time in my safe room (my craft room), I’ve made a bunch of things that I’ll be sharing with you. I saw this idea on the Dollar Tree‘s DIY Facebook page and fell in love with it. Here’s my version. Supplies: Wire wreath form with four rows of wire,…

Buttoned Pillow Cover/Envelope

I’ve been in a real crafting fury for the past two weeks or so. Some news that hit me hard  sent me into my “Studio Sydney” room to paint bamboo sticks, to sew, to make pillows, jewelry, wreaths, and silk flower arrangements, and to contemplate some of life’s harsh realities. I’ve literally been in that…

Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

I’m so excited to share this craft with you, because it’s one that I received from my Box Buddy. “What’s that?” you say? Well, a Box Buddy is someone you exchange the makings for a craft with. (I know, bad grammar.) And, that someone is from another area of the country. My Box Buddy is…

Ribbon and Rag Flag

Not For The Faint of Heart I’m no artist, but I do love learning new art-forms and new crafting techniques. So, when I saw a photo of a new twist on an American flag, I knew I wanted to make one. (It’s that time of year.) I looked online for instructions, but all I could find…

Pastel Frosted Mason Jars

From my blog Always on My Mind on April 26, 2013 We worked, we laughed, we had lots of fun! A crafter’s poem…. Crafters are a funny bunch, We’d rather craft than eat our lunch. The housework, it can always wait. It will be there on some other date. No craft is left to be…

Orange Kiss-Me Cake

This is a recipe Mom made for family gatherings or when friends were coming over. I remember her making it even when I was a child. I really should have posted this earlier in the year, like January. Here in Florida when the orange groves are in full bloom, the air is filled with the sweet…

Fabric Strip Wreath

Always looking ahead (probably because of my training in the newspaper industry when I had to look ahead to weekly deadlines and beyond), I thought I would get a start on outside summer decorations for the front porch. I usually go towards a patriotic look during the summer. I’m beginning with this red, white and…

Clay Pot Bunny Butt

My mother would, even at my ripe old age of 63, be very disappointed in me for using the word “butt” in this title. lol Remember Winnie The Pooh? One of Pooh’s misadventures was getting stuck in Rabbit’s hole. Rabbit tries to push and push and can’t get Pooh out. Well, consider this craft being Rabbit indulging…

Clay Pot Chickadee

This is something you can enjoy with your children or grandchildren — or in my case — I enjoyed with my father while he was in nursing home care because of Alzheimer’s disease. Spending quality time with family is a rewarding experience, the benefits of which pay off for years to come. Spending time with…

Sea Glass Mosaic Heart

Many of us who have lost loved ones believe they “visit” us or “send us messages.” Some of the common signs from Spirit include found pennies, the sighting of a cardinal, hearts formed through nature, among many others. Pennies from heaven Have you heard, “When a loved one misses you, they toss a penny down…

Tile Coasters – Sharpie Dyed

These tile coasters are so pretty! I’ve had them on my to-do list for a few years, after seeing them on a blog I followed through Pinterest (of course – isn’t that where all great ideas are born?) And, not only are they pretty, but they’re very easy to make – AND – each one…