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…

Rags to Riches Fabric Strips Wreath

Let’s make something! On a visit to my younger sister’s home some time ago, I noticed an adorable wreath hanging from her front door. She made it by tying strips of fabric to a double-wire wreath form. Hers was red; so cute! I told her I wanted her to make me one, and she said she would…

Tube Sock Snowmen Heads

On a particularly trying day at work, the first thing I usually want to do when I get home is lock myself in my studio and start crafting. So, that’s what I did tonight. I think I would say this is an intermediate project, meaning that it might take someone who is less inclined to…

Christmas Ornament Centerpiece

At the last minute, are you looking for a quick way to create a centerpiece for your table, but you’ve also got some baking to do, maybe a little house cleaning, and maybe some last-minute shopping? This quick and cute idea is so easy, you can leave it for the kids to do while you…

Super Saturday – The Sprint to Bake, Make and Take

During the holiday season, we have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and now  I’m giving you a heads up on Super Saturday. In my house, Super Saturday (the Saturday before Christmas) has always been the sprint to cook up those delicious goodies that most of us only bake, make or take once a year. (That wouldn’t…

Merry, Merry, Take a Cherry

As we ready for this holiday season,  I celebrate by honoring my mother, who passed to me and my younger sister her talents in the kitchen. I believe cooking and baking gave Mother great joy and I know both my sister and I love being in the kitchen and showing off our culinary talents. (Okay,…