Make This Chic Painted Popsicle Stick Basket

Popsicle stick crafts have come a long way, baby. What we once thought of strictly as a camp craft for kids has been elevated to an all-new level by savvy crafters. You can do pretty much anything with popsicle sticks, it turns out—like this cool tramp art-inspired basket I whipped up. ...more
Beautiful art! I love what you've done with this!more

How to Make Mason Jar Margarita Bridal Shower Favors

Last Sunday we kicked off our “summer of wedding fun” with a bridal shower honoring our daughter, the bride-to-be, Kate and her fiance, Chris, at River Bar in Assembly Row in Somerville....more
great idea :Dmore

Seven DIY Books for Summer

I feel crafty in the summer. The sun is shining, and I just want to paint something (or stitch something or glue something or … ). So, I like to keep an arsenal of inspiring DIY books close at hand. ...more

June Create - completed under the Wire

Such a good idea, it seemed at the time. Spread all the pieces and begin. How many times have you spread yourself too thin? Thought you could handle it, and then felt overwhelmed? Where to begin, how to begin? Scary isn't it?...more

And So It Begins

I am finding I have more to say about knitting than the people in my life are really interested in hearing, so I am launching this blog. I'm okay if few to no people read it, although it would be cool if it generated a little interest. I don't have a super clear objective so far. My initial intentions are to discuss the highs and lows of yarn and knitting and to document an intense stashbusting initiative. As with most blogs, it's likely that a decent dose of life and social commentary will make it in, as well. I will link my blog to my ravelry.com profile. My username there is alexand....more

A Scrapbook Layout Start to Finish in 11 minutes

I scrapbooked this week! It's been a while but I had some time yesterday during naptime to record my first video(!) of my scrapbooking process. I used a new cutting tool called the Gyro-Cut to add some fussy cut paper embellishments to my layout. I'll show you how it works in the video....more

Make This Chic Painted Popsicle Stick Basket

Popsicle stick crafts have come a long way, baby. What we once thought of strictly as a camp craft for kids has been elevated to an all-new level by savvy crafters. You can do pretty much anything with popsicle sticks, it turns out—like this cool tramp art-inspired basket I whipped up. ...more
Beautiful art! I love what you've done with this!more

Pallet DIY for July 4th

The old wall calendar says we are closing in on July and it is HOT!! Our days are ticking away before it is back to school,  and we are trying to enjoy those days,  the best we can in this heat. I made this project last summer and I know you have all seen them around but,  it's ok to bring something old, back again. It is the simple pallet sign! ...more

Creating Succulent Wall Art On Palm Debris

Follow Nell Foster gardening adventures at Joy Us garden.When the mighty winds blow along our California coast, the palm debris does fall. It's nature's way of cleaning out the palms. I love to use it for crafting because it's so darned interesting and can be used in so many ways. I decided to create succulent wall art, along with a few air plants in the mix, on this piece of palm debris that I scooped up over the Winter. It's quite sturdy and adds a natural touch to any project....more

Mermaid Tails

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Celebrate Week of Making with 23 DIYs

The White House declared June 12-18 to be a Week of Making! I can promise you I spent most of the past 4 days making products for all of my upcoming summer shows. If you're looking for a little creative inspiration, here are 23 of my favorite DIY projects I've blogged: DIY Beauty: ...more