Handmade Tree Stump Side Table

I’ve had this stump for a while now, and it actually started as a rustic side table with modern legs. It was beautiful, but I was ready for a change. And I have to admit, I was pretty curious what the wood looked like under all that bark. If you salvage yourself a tree stump and you own all your own tools, you can actually complete this project and create a stunning piece of furniture for under $30. It’s a pretty incredible transformation, considering the fact that side tables like this sell in stores for over $200!...more
Now that is some country charm! Love it!more

Friday Faves: Brit Chic

I love connecting with jewelry designers because each piece of jewelry is so different from the other....more

Friday Faves: Whirly Wraps

Friday Faves: Whirly Wraps By now, if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I really like jewelry. I also like handmade items and anything local. Well, these Whirly Wrap bracelets fit all of those categories....more

Friday Faves: Jill Massey Couture Jewelry

It's not every day that you find a piece of jewelry that you literally want to wear every day. Well friends, I have found that piece and after posting many pictures of it, I think you know which one I mean. I found Jill Massey on Etsy and became obsessed with her necklaces. I've always wanted something to wear around my neck with E's name on it. Jill was super easy to work with and sooo sweet! And I believe I found the perfect necklace. The best part was that I got it on the weekend of my birthday, so I got to wear it a lot! ...more

Thanksgiving Blessings Greeting Card & Place Cards

 Last year I sent this pretty pumpkin Thanksgiving Blessings Greeting Card to my friends and family for the holiday. Then I used these cute little place cards and some wooden pumpkins to decorate the dinner table....more

Heart Button Heart Decoration


The summer jewelry; Unique and Trendy

It's amazing all the jewelry you can find these days, I've seen tons of designs, beads and materials but lately I found beautiful pieces made of natural seeds and fibers like earrings made of melon seeds, necklaces made of tagua nut and even orange peel. The creativy of these artists impress me, not only because of their gorgeous creations but the knowledge of treating the seeds to avoid decomposition. All I can say is that I love wearing this jewelry and people's face when I tell them what they're made of. Products of Macondo Artisans  ...more
Lovely trendy jewelry. Looks so refreshing ! http://mallofstyle.com/shop/products_new.phpmore

(Not) Blown Away

Our back porch and sleeping porch are such wonderful places to enjoy.  Both are screened in, have ceiling fans, and are rarely impacted by the elements.  The architectural gods were smiling when, on a wish whim of my husband's, we added the sleeping porch to the remodel plans.  It is accessed only from our bedroom and is set up exactly like an indoor bedroom...just outside.  People are always wondering about rain, snow, wind, etc....more

Your Handmade Shop

As promised, monthly handmade business 101 contributor, Emmy, is back this month to talk about opening a handmade shop......more