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…

Gazing Ball

The Mystique of the Gazing Ball, or, Why I Shouldn’t Drop my Bowling Ball on a Mean Girl’s Head Have you ever just wanted to drop a bowling ball on someone’s head? I know how terrible that sounds, and, of course, I’d never do it. But in full disclosure, the thought has crossed my mind lately….

Yarn Ball Wreath

My mother could knit! In fact, she knitted up until only weeks before she passed away at 94. If there was a wedding, Mom knitted the happy couple a new afghan. If there was an expected new arrival, Mom would knit the lucky baby a blanket, bonnet and slippers. She knitted sweaters – lots and lots…

Valentine’s Heart Wreath

In case you haven’t noticed, I enjoy holidays. All holidays, even the ones made up by Hallmark, give me reason to bring out the hot glue gun and paper cutter. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I should look for something related to that. After all, it’s all of my favorite colors – reds…