I am officially in love with paper succulents! These are so fun to make using a variety of card stock papers and my Cricut Explore cutting machine. Of course you can cut them by hand which would give an even more natural look, but I am a busy girl so this is a perfect cutting… Read more.
Last Friday when I was in San Francisco, I visited my favorite garden store, Flora Grubb. They are known for their lush and abundant succulents and offer you every which way to create and grow your own succulent gardens that either hang on the wall or in beautiful containers around your living space. I was… Read more.
This last Christmas when I made my holiday tree decorated in all paper ornaments, I made some orbs that were covered in little paper circles. I kept seeing them as a very round paper pine cone and thought how cute it would be to make some in more of the cone shape. Pine cones are… Read more.
This is such a fun project! In this video with Creativebug, I teach you how to make the letters from a flat board into these 3D forms, then give you three ideas of how to finish the surfaces. I am just loving the gold leaf look right now and these letters were made especially for… Read more.
You can now view the third of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug. This video is a full class on how to make a Dowton Abby inspired topiary. I show you how to make them using a simple terra cotta pot, copper tubing for the form and Carte Fini floral crepe paper for… Read more.
I love having a covered front porch on this 1920′s craftsman house and have been planning for a while to update it with fresh paint and some decor. I feel that porches and decks can be extended living space and enjoyed at least part of the year here in rainy Portland and that is how… Read more.
I do realize I posted a tutorial for a crepe paper rose last week, but I was inspired on one of my morning walks just the other day by this gorgeous rose that looked like a peony. I posted the photo of this rose on my Instagram asking if I should take it on as… Read more.
Happy Memorial Day to everyone here in the United States. Some of us have the day off as it is a national holiday, but me. . . I did not want to miss sharing this tutorial and pattern for the gorgeous camellia flower. I have a few camellia bushes around my house. In the spring… Read more.
You may remember this dress form and mannequin that I display in my bedroom when I gave you a home tour of that room last fall. As a seamstress, I love the look of the forms especially when they are a bit weathered and aged. The smaller mannequin was something I had picked up at… Read more.
Now that you have your pantry newly styled with your Farmhouse Pantry Labels it is time to update your herb and spice labels too. Just for you, here are two sets (chalkboard and kraft paper) of herb and spice jar labels to match the pantry labels from last weeks post. For my jars, I decided… Read more.
I have come to the conclusion that any paper. . . that is ANY paper. . . can be transformed into a gorgeous paper flower. Other than poms for gift toppers and tree ornaments, I had yet to experiment with tissue paper to make paper flowers, until this weekend. Having just returned from San Francisco… Read more.
The truth is, I am craving the thought of living in a vintage 1920′s farmhouse and for the last few months just can’t get it out of my head. As a lifelong city girl, I jokingly call myself the accidental farm girl, meaning, I would have never guessed my interest heading back the direction of… Read more.
This is such a pretty time of year here in Portland. The trees are bursting with blooms in pinks, whites and yellows. To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, I wanted to add a pretty blooming branch to my dinner table and make something I can use again and again in many different ways. For this project… Read more.
This project is an oldie but goodie! I posted this basket a few years ago on my former blog and have seen it republished on other many websites and in several magazines. Last year I shared how to make a smaller version of this basket, which is also cute and has a brilliant method for… Read more.
I do love orchids! I almost always have a plant in my home and you may remember my post almost a year ago about how to style a grocery store orchid plant and make it look like it came from a flower shop. You may also remember my paper orchid post where I used a… Read more.
Many of you have asked about my DIY industrial chandelier. As I promised, here is the tutorial for my dining room, and now kitchen bar lights. The base of my chandeliers are made from a recycled coffee table & cabinet door. The vintage reproduction electrical parts I found on Etsy at Snake Head Vintage. I… Read more.
Up here in Portland, Oregon the sun is peeking through the clouds. We made it through our “once every five years” snowstorm and now I am craving spring. So to get things started I am sharing one of my spring project that is perfect for the front door or for any room in the house…. Read more.
When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.
This last week I have had such a great time wrapping all kinds of gifts for my Valentine’s Day posts and an upcoming magazine article. More on that later, but this surge of wrapping has sent me to a few of my favorite shops to find some new pretty papers. I knew that I needed… Read more.
Hello everyone! I am back from my trip to Salt Lake City where I met the team from Cricut and attended the Alt Summit. It was a very successful week and I will be sharing some of my finds and news from that in the next few months. The highlights of my week were: 1)… Read more.