Nov 25, 2015

Christmas Wrapping – Matching Your Gifts to Your Tree

Coordinating your wrapping paper with your pink Christmas tree.

I love wrapping gifts.  I used to loathe it, but somewhere over the years my feelings for paper and tape have changed.  Maybe it was once I realized how much cute wrapping paper there was in the world….

Nov 23, 2015

How to Decorate a Sewing Themed Christmas Tree


I am the first to admit that I’m not a fan of sewing.  I love the finished project, I hate the ironing (and the patterns and the time it takes and that whole threading the bobbin thing) but…

Nov 19, 2015

Cut Up That Afghan, It’s Time to Decorate a Tree for Fall

How to decorate a fall tree.

Grab your giant acorns, pinecones, granny square afghans and head over to the Treetopia blog to see how I decorated my Treetopia Orange Basics tree for fall. I’ve decorated this orange beauty for…

Nov 17, 2015

My Most Treasured Childhood Gift


What was your most treasured gift you received as a child?  I have few gifts that really stick out for me.  There was the time in Jr. High I was dying for a certain ring and my parents…

Nov 13, 2015

DIY Trendy Tartan Plaid Tree Trimmings


Have you heard the rumors (or seen the ads) that everyone is mad for plaid this holiday season.  Lumberjacks are the new Santa and red and black buffalo plaid has not seen so much play since grunge hit…

Nov 01, 2015

Day of the Dead Necklace


    Halloween may be over, but Dia de los Muertos is here.  Celebrate by making a necklace as unique and colorful as the holiday it’s self.  I love the way mine came out using Crafty…

Oct 11, 2015

Halloween Horticulture – How to Make Spooky Air Dry Clay Planters

Making air-dry clay Halloween vases.

  It is hard to find a spot for your houseplants when decorating for holidays.  Maybe it is just people like me who need every square inch of flat surface for their collections.  Either way, no matter the…