One of my favorite gifts to give (and to receive) is handmade jewelry. These bead drop earrings are so simple to make that I am going to teach you how to make them today. You can use any straight drilled stone or crystal bead. Craft stores do carry options but I do find nicer stones… Read more.
The other day I found an old felt puppet in a remote shop. It was hand stitched and well loved and of course got me into the felt crafting mood. I decided to make these puppets using three of my woodland animal characters. Oh what fun! So much fun that I do believe there will… Read more.
In getting my new house organized and decorated, I found it the perfect time to update my herb and spice jars with this vintage chalkboard style design. I stocked up on these simple glass spice jars with a stainless steel lid that I found at World Market as they are a perfect fit for 9… Read more.
A few weeks ago a reader asked me for some ideas on how to make her paper wedding flowers into corsages and boutonnières. This tutorial was on my list so I pushed it up to the front and here you have it. These wearable paper flowers are not only great for the crafty wedding, but… Read more.
If you are looking for a personalized gift for Mother’s Day, your bridesmaids, a friend’s birthday or for a new graduate, then this monogrammed stationary kit is a perfect choice for the DIY you. The printable kit includes vintage style cards, an envelope that can be personalized with a name and address and monogram stickers… Read more.
Happy Monday! The last few weeks have been a bit of a dining grab-n-go while moving and settling into my new home. So eating something homemade today is a sweet luxury. I am going to start the week with one of my go-to recipes, hummus with a spring green twist. Here is the back story… Read more.
One of my favorite spring visual treats is seeing the trees pop into bloom. Outside of my living room window is a tree full of pink flowers and next door another dressed in white. Wanting to bring some of that visual joy into my new home I decided to make these tissue flower blooms and… Read more.
First of all, I want to say the I MISS YOU ALL!! It has been a busy last few weeks getting the house ready and moving in. I’m not fully unpacked but things are looking great here. It is a very sweet and charming home. Tomorrow. . . we will be starting back up with… Read more.
Hello everyone! I have some exciting news. I finally found a charming house to move into and it has everything I was looking for. Beautiful windows for natural light photography, wooden floors, a fenced back yard and much, much more. This is a 1920′s Craftsman house, perfect for a blog about handcrafting your life, right?… Read more.