Posted in March 2012

Yarn wrapped cords

Yarn wrapped cords

I have seen the friendship bracelet style wrapped headphones and thought cute but what is the point? Then as I was untangling my headphones for the umpteenth time I got it. I lack the patience for friendship bracelets and the skinny embroidery threads so that idea was out. But hey what a great way to … Continue reading

Dollar Store Mercury Glass

Dollar Store Mercury Glass

Spring is here so that means fun with spray paint! I can’t spray paint indoors because of the fumes and mess so I have to wait for the temperature to hit 50 degrees to do my spray paint projects. Lucky for me this winter was a short one because I have been waiting to try … Continue reading

Mod Podge and Tissue Paper a Classic

Mod Podge and Tissue Paper a Classic

Sometimes going back to basics in crafting is really fun. It is also very rewarding to teach a craft to someone else. Today I led a retreat for 15 middle school aged kids and although I am exhausted I am also feeling very lucky to have spent the day with a great group of kids. … Continue reading

Premium Beer Purse

Premium Beer Purse

I like beer! A friend of mine posted a comment that she had lost a bet because I didn’t have any up-cycled beer can projects on my blog. First of all, she should know that I prefer my beer in bottles. Second, she should know better than to lay down what I can only consider … Continue reading

My Daughter’s Adoption Scrapbook

My Daughter’s Adoption Scrapbook

I am so blessed to have a beautiful, healthy, intelligent and loving daughter. We adopted my daughter in Russia when she was 3 years old and I can honestly say it was the best decision we ever made. One of the questions that adoptive parents have to deal with is how to share information with … Continue reading

T-Shirt Flowers Tutorial

T-Shirt Flowers Tutorial

There is something so satisfying about small projects and these T-shirt flowers are quick and easy and oh so satisfying! These flowers were made from the leftover t-shirt tops from my crocheted rugs so I have the added satisfaction of free materials and saving something from the landfill. I used 2 basic flower making techniques … Continue reading

T-Shirt Rug

T-Shirt Rug

Yes, another t-shirt yarn rug! I have wood floors and a dog who slips on the wood so area rugs are a must. And -since I own a dog, my rugs must be washable. And – rugs that I buy wear out pretty quickly from being put through the washer all the time. So yes, … Continue reading

DIY Cardboard Scratching Pad

DIY Cardboard Scratching Pad

I saw this on Pinterest and had to make one for my cats. My daughter worries that when I get old I will become a “crazy cat lady” I believe this project brought me one step closer! I collected a bunch of boxes from work and got asked “are you moving?” about 20 times. The … Continue reading