Nothing motivates the creation of a poorly-made craft like the prospect of a good night’s sleep.It’s 8:07 p.m., and my kids are eating a bedtime snack. The conversation goes something like this:MOMMY: You have to stay in your own bed tonight, Lily. Daddy is pretty sick with a cold and we can’t have you coming in our bed again.LILY: Well, can you at least put a sleeping bag down on the floor??!?...more

DIY: Memory Magnets

Marcus and I love to try new restaurants and breweries so I have acquired a collection of fun coasters....more

Journey of a Crafter

 Whew! All of the Arts and Craft Shows for the year are done. I started selling at shows about a year ago when my mom paid my entry fee at an Arts Picnic in Greeley Colorado.  I made approximately $1000 that weekend.  What it showed me was that people actually liked and paid real money for the things I created in my garage and at my dining room table. The first year had a huge learning curve. The first of which was, how not to fight with my husband....more

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing things Made With Walnut Shells

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing things Made With Walnut Shells...more

Seven Easy DIY Christmas Crafts

Do you want to decorate your home with some gorgeous DIY Christmas crafts, but need some inspiration? Look no further. These great projects are easy to do and will have your home looking holiday-ready in no time! Pick your project and follow the link for the instructions....more

10 Santa Claus Crafts You Can Create

Did you just see something dressed in red dash through your craft corner? Is that you, Santa Claus? It is! Here are 10 Santa crafts you can make this holiday season. ...more

An Unorthodox Advent Wreath

My Advent wreath is  unusual this year because it is a not actually a wreath at all but simply a pile of  cedar branches, encircling  four Advent candles with a simple carving of Mary praying, carved by a dear friend. A bit unusual but fitting because Advent is a time of waiting in the dark, in silence,  in simplicity for the coming of Christ, the Light of the World....more

10 Christmas Stocking Crafts

The first Christmas my husband and I spent together we bought new stockings. Neither of us had one and we had a fireplace mantle that was simply begging for some stockings. I'm glad that we bought those stockings and we still use them, but part of me really wishes I'd made us stockings. That wish intensified after finding these fabulous stockings that bloggers have made. ...more

Five Quick and Easy Knitted Scarf Patterns

I have a friend who recently discovered knitting with alpaca. She is in love with it (aren’t we all…?), and is now looking for a variety of scarf patterns that can be knit with a chunky yarn on about a US 10 (6.0 mm) needle. She’s still a relatively new knitter, also, and doesn’t need anything that’s too challenging—especially when trying to finish up some scarves for the holidays! ...more
These are great pattern choices and yes Ravelry is SO addicting! :)more