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…

Deco Mesh Wreath

The Deco Mesh Wreath seems to frighten many crafters, including me. Afraid of the possible mess from the fraying of the mesh, I had never made one — until this past August when my knee jerk reaction to losing my sister was to lock myself in my craft room and become one with my “stuff.”…

White Feathered Angels

I think I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I have a Box Buddy.  It’s a fabulous concept where two people who don’t know each other at all (other than to have met through Dollar Tree’s Facebook page) agree to swap crafting supplies for a complete project each month. My Box Buddy is wonderful, hailing…

Valentine’s Day Wreaths

After all the Christmas ‘stuff’ is put away, I don’t want to go cold turkey without any holiday decorations. My house is usually covered head-to-toe in holiday décor, and it’s hard to let go of all that “festive-ness.”  So, I put a few Valentine’s Day things up — not many. It doesn’t take much to…

Snowflake/Star Wall-Hanging

Sometimes we all need a break from taxing our brains with so much thinking. Sometimes we just need mindless tasks. Right? That’s the problem solved by tonight’s project. Plus, we’re going through another tropical storm tonight, this one named Phillipe (sheese, when will it end?), so it’s definitely time for some crafting. I saw a…