Pumpkin Applique Envelope Pillow

Once again, I’ve taken someone else’s original idea and made it my own. Isn’t that what crafting’s all about, anyway? This time I saw an appliqued pumpkin on a quilted table runner and thought, “I can see that as a pillow.” Because a girl can never have too many pillows! Props to Andy for a beautiful…

Fall Wreath or Frame

This is an old idea that’s been done over and over, but in light of the fact that I’m getting ready for fall in this hot Florida climate, it deserves a timely revisit. Supplies: Old picture frame, supply of silk leaves, ribbon, scissors, needle nose pliers, and hot glue gun. Optional — embellishments such as…

Tomato Cage Fall Topiary

I was looking around on Pinterest.com for some new-to-me ideas when I came across a blog by Gina from Texas and she had made topiaries using pine garland and tomato cages. Here’s a link to her blog: https://campclem.com/2012/12/05/how-to-make-tomato-cage-garland-inexpensive-topiary-trees/ Her’s are super cute, and I may just make one for my front porch for the Christmas holiday. But,…

Halloween Centerpiece

It’s raining here today, and I’ve had a bunch of Halloween flower arranging supplies sitting in a bag for a few weeks – so, there’s no time like the present. I’m  no floral designer, but I was in the mood for something new to put on my dining room table during October. I wanted something…

Toilet Paper Pumpkins ??

August 9, 2016 Yes, you read it right. Whimsical pumpkins made so quickly and easily that a child can do it. No sew, no glue, crafting fun for the entire family. Supplies: Full rolls of toilet paper, fat quarters or any 18-inch square of scrap fabric to cover the roll of toilet paper, green, brown…

Life is a Mosaic

October 2013 Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.  ~Henry L. Doherty Have you ever had the experience of learning something new that sort of takes over your brain – your…

Cute Yarn Snowman

November 2013 This little guy will make it to July In Shel Silverstein‘s “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” there is a story about a snowman who is determined to make it to July. Sweet story. So, tonight I have a fun and easy Christmas craft to share with you — inspired by that story and another blog…

The First Noel

December 2013 Craft Night was hosted by Pat this year, and the supplies for the project were supplied by me. I had seen a display similar to what we made in a catalog, but it wasn’t something that was listed as a sale item, so I took a close look and came up with a…

Welcome Great Pumpkin

July 2016 Hosting Craft Night with my Sistas is always a big deal to me; I can’t help myself. Even without Mom’s help, I usually go a little overboard. This summer has been so hot – everywhere across the country. I don’t think it’s all due to global warming, either. I think some of it…

Scraps of Love

January 2013 The project featured here was not made during one of our monthly Craft Nights. I happened to mention to a friend that I was finally going have to start going through some of Mother’s things and she suggested that I make a quilt from Mom’s clothes. Wow, what a great idea. So I…

Pillowcase Snowman

December 2012 The snowman is another simple craft, which can be made by children and adults. Supplies: one white pillow case, Santa or snowman hat, black felt cut into circles for the mouth and eyes or black buttons, orange felt cut into shape of cone and filled with stuffing, string, a scarf, white glue or…

Whimsical Paper Tree

December 2012 My mother always played a huge role in preparations for any time I had folks over for dinner, had parties, hosted Craft Night, etc. She was the reason for what was my very driven life (up until her passing). She really enjoyed getting into things and I, most of all, was honored that…