Dan the Man and I have a favorite local brewery, and when Dan was there several weeks ago, one of our favorite bartenders was ready to discard some custom-made beer coasters that contained old info. Being the good husband, Dan brought two big stacks home to me. Read the rest of this entry
Yes, I know the photograph is poor, but I wanted to show you the Halloween wreath I made for my BFF. I used an old black-ish frame, some stretchy cotton yarn from my stash, and $2 worth of big spiders from Dollar Tree. I tied one end of the yarn to the frame and then just randomly wrapped and wrapped, finishing with a knot on the back. A little hot glue for the spiders, and easy peasy, a spooky accessory for BFF’s house.
Princess M had her tenth birthday party this weekend, and I knew she was saving up for some big accessory for her American Girl doll collection. So what could be better than money, right? Read the rest of this entry
My friend Joanie turned 81 years old yesterday, and I wanted to make her a special birthday card for her party today. The resulting card is the culmination of several different craft projects. After watching a video on how to create faux postage stamps from Maremi’s Small Art, I became addicted to the fun process (https://binged.it/2mvot5r). Here’s a collection of ones I have made:
I won’t go into the process since you can watch the video, except to explain how I made the aged paper. I simply took white cardstock and some very dark coffee I made with warm water and instant coffee granules. I painted the paper with the coffee mixture, and when it was plenty wet, I sprinkled on some dry granules. Voila!Here are a few close-ups of some faux stamps:
To make the card, I glued an ice cream “stamp” onto the front of a purchased blank card, added some of my amateur lettering, and Bob’s your uncle!
I envision many more cards in my future containing faux stamps and “sending” messages: Sending best wishes, sending birthday greetings, sending good thoughts, sending congratulations, …. You get the idea!
It was too damn hot to work in the studio, but my crafting peeps weren’t discouraged. Martha brought a game to Karen’s house, and we were able to craft, laugh, and enjoy some sweet strawberry wine. Read the rest of this entry
This fiddle leaf fig started it all. I’ve had such success growing this soon-to-be monster that I’ve been adding and adding to my house plant collection.
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For a Christmas gift to Princess M last year, I made her a pair of glitter shoes. I followed the directions from Amy Latta (see https://www.pinterest.com/pin/570268371565340317/), and they were easy peasy. The only two tricks were using the right paints and taping off the rubber bits well. Read the rest of this entry
My BFF has recently finished repairing her screened-in porch, and I surprised her with a little crapsmanship and redecorating. BFF is a rabid recycler and repurposer, so I knew she wouldn’t want sparkling new items in this room. (If you look closely at the furniture with the fabric, you can see the rips in the seat. BFF and I found these curbside the evening before trash day, and with her recycling spirit, BFF plans to replace the seats but save the frames.)
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These are 18″x24″ pix I collaged for my BFF’s new sunroom. ❤️❤️❤️
Last week, I shared with you how I used up some of my paper stash to make greeting cards. Here’s a gallery of the ones I’ve made recently. (CRAP ALERT: Some aren’t especially good, mainly because I’m a crappy stamper. And a rotten photographer.) But they’ll still serve their purpose. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry