Jun 29, 2015

Decorating for the 4th of July – Red, White, Blue and Kitsch


  I was starting to get itchy to decorate during this long stretch between Easter and Halloween.  It was breaking my heart to think of my 100+ trees sitting lonely in the attic.  Sure, there have been a…

Jun 23, 2015

Abe Lincoln and George Washington Spoon Puppets


Spoon puppets are an old craft that never really gets old. They are cheap and easy to make with just a little paint or some markers. They’re fun for kids to play with—and, with the right eclectic décor,…

Jun 19, 2015

Tuesday Morning Stores – Where I Stock Up on Summer Sanity Savers


          Recently over on the Tuesday Morning blog I chatted about how having a swimming pool and small children is a blessing and a curse. My kids and I love our pool, but this…

Jun 18, 2015

Toilet Paper Tube String Light DIY


When I see commercials for tube free toilet paper it sends shivers down my crafty spine.  I don’t want to live in a world without toilet paper tube crafts.  It’s downright un-American.  What will all the Kindergartners and…

Jun 05, 2015

Dyed Popsicle Stick Planter DIY


  I have often admired the laborious handiwork that goes into popsicle stick art.  Whether it is the meticulously carved Tramp Art style or the more kitschy 50’s scrap craft, both make me smile.  I love the way…

May 29, 2015

DIY Fabric Beading Without the Beads


One of my very favorite crafty shortcuts is using Puffy Paint as faux embroidery stitches.  I have used this trick countless times and it always looks great.  Today I decided to expand on the technique and see if instead…

May 22, 2015

Easy Sticker Resist T-Shirt DIY


  There are plenty of ways to alter a T-shirt and honestly I have probably tried most of them.  Using a sticker as a dye resist might be one of my favorites.  I was inspired by my kids…