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,…

No Sew Fleece Pillow

The Children Were Nestled, All Snug in Their Beds I lived a charmed childhood. My parents did the best they could with what they had and what they knew. I may not have always gotten my way; I may have even been rather hateful in my teens, but the bottom line is that I never…

Blessing Ring

You Can Pick Your Friends… We’ve all heard the old adage, “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family.” Lucky for me, the person who was my best friend for most of my adult life (of course, other than my husband), was also family…my mother. Don’t get me wrong, she was the…

Turkey Place Setting – Gobble, Gobble

This is a really cute turkey craft idea that can be used as a place card at your Thanksgiving dinner, or just anywhere around the house. Based on the supplies and number of photos I’ve included, you might jump to the conclusion that it’s a more advanced craft, but I promise it’s fairly simple. Supplies…

Kitchen Angel

There really couldn’t be a more fitting time than now to post this craft idea. We’ve all seen them and maybe even bought them at church bazaars – the Kitchen Angel. This was our September craft night, which was hosted by Linda B., but it wasn’t until today that I thought to post it. Today,…