Easy Zentangle Plates – using Sharpie oil markers

May 15th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|

You’ve heard of Zentangle right?  It’s essentially doodling, but in structured patterns.  No talent, no skill, no end goal in mind – just lines, swirls, shapes, swoops and fun.

Granted, there are zentangle artists out there that take it to a whole other level with incredible pieces of art that are nothing short of masterpieces – but you won’t find that here, today, on the blog.

Today I just wanted to show how easy, fun and gratifying it is to zentangle (aka doodle) […]

DIY Jewelry Holder – PVC Pipe Project

May 7th, 2017|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|

If you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram (which you really should) then you wouldn’t have seen my DIY spray paint tent I made the other week.

I invested about $150 in PVC pipe and elbows and followed a Pinterest tutorial on how to make a collapsible paint tent…

DIY spray paint tent fail, pvc pipe spray paint tent

This is my friend Helena who came by just as I’d started to wrap […]

Marbled Rock Paperweights – crafts for kids

May 4th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|

The other day I posted the cork coasters that my daughter and her friend made (so cute), but I didn’t post what my other daughter – Miss Chloë – was up to at the same time…

The project I did with her and her friends (aged 8, 9 and 11) was creating these beautiful marbled rock paperweights.

This is a simple project, but one I’d suggest for 7+ because a very gentle hand is needed to get the marbled effect.

First up, select some […]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Custom Sun Hat

April 28th, 2017|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|

Do you remember Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress?  From her third marriage?  The one where the kids doodles were incorporated into the gown itself?

With this and Mother’s Day in mind, it got me to thinking of a neat Mother’s Day gift idea that the kids could do.  A crafty gift that I’d actually use…

like perhaps a sun hat?

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The vacation doesn’t look too bad […]

Cork Coasters – Crafting with kids

April 24th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|

I had some fun over the weekend and invited my “Muses” over to play.

By Muses I mean the imagination-station team – consisting of my daughter and a few of her friends.

I LOVE seeing what kids come up with when creating.  My mind is so pigeon-holed by Pinterest perfection that I don’t often branch out and come up with something entirely original, but ask an 11 year old to paint cork coasters and watch what they come up with!

I picked up […]

Scrap Wood Sign – Here Comes the Sun

April 18th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY|

Good Spring Morning!

I hope Easter found you surrounded by loved ones in some beautiful Spring weather?

We were lucky; while it was cloudy and threatening to rain, it held off until after our family left and we were able to enjoy an Easter lunch out on the patio.

Today’s project has been MONTHS in the making.

Okay, not in the “making”, but in the storing…

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Current Obsession: Pottery

April 2nd, 2017|CRAFTS|

National DIY Day Logo 2017

For National DIY Day – which is today btw – I thought I’d show my latest DIY/Craft obsession: Pottery.

Granted, unless you use air dry clay, this isn’t really a DIY you can do at home, but I want to encourage you to try something new, something outside of your comfort zone…

for me that was pottery.

Much like every other woman in the world, curiosity about wheel turning and […]

Clean & Simple cards – Harvest Berries

March 28th, 2017|CRAFTS|

We had a rainy weekend here and that, topped with a sick baby in the house, meant my crafting headed to the basement to create some cards.

I haven’t made cards in ages!  I forgot how much I missed it.

I decided to challenge myself and only bring out a single stamp set – Harvest Berries from Papertrey Ink – to recreate some of the masterpieces I’ve seen on Pinterest.  I know, I’m a plagiarist – but these talented people are the reason I […]

Easy Easter Wreath – using dollar store items

March 14th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

If you could whip out an easy, cheerful, bright and full Easter wreath for less than $20 and in about an hour wouldn’t you try?  Then you’re definitely going to be all over this easy Easter wreath I made last week.

This post is being shared as part of the festivities leading up to National DIY Day on April 2nd, 2017.  Join the #craftsquad and check out the other projects being shared by bloggers all over the world.  (click logo […]

Birdhouse Display – National DIY Day

March 7th, 2017|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR|

National DIY Day Logo 2017

Mark your calendars for April 2nd, 2017 – National (ahem, INTERnational) DIY Day!

I and several other crafty-amazing bloggers have partnered with Craft Box Girls to bring you some of the best DIY and craft projects on the internet.

Click over every day from now until National DIY Day on April 2nd to see what all of the DIY and craft bloggers have to share with you!

To […]