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
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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

Quick, Crazy-Simple, and Fail-Free Rag Quilt Tutorial

Are you in a hurry to make a quilt? If you answered YES then this is the project for you! ...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

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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

How One Little Word Can Inspire Your Life

The One Little Word (OLW) project was started a few years ago by popular memory keeper, Ali Edwards. Instead of making New Years Resolutions she encourages you to choose a word that will help set an intention and tone for your year.I first joined the community in 2011. That first year my word was Intention, 2012 was Nurture, in 2013 Enjoy, 2014 was Choose and in 2015…...more
So glad you continued with the project a second year. June is a great time to reassess and ...more

I'm new to blogging; time to get my feet wet so this is my first post. (My hand made pottery is the dominant topic.)

As often happens when online, I clicked through a series of interesting links and today they brought me to BlogHer and then to SheKnows, both of which were unknown to me....more
Denise Hello, Denise. :) I was about to give up in frustration and decided to come and give it ...more

Jellyfish Ribbon Sculpture/ Bow Tutorial

I just love making things and being the mother of two little girls, my latest addiction is hair bows. We live in Kauai so the girls love all things nautical, especially mermaids. I saw the cutest jellyfish hair clip on Pinterest but could not find a tutorial. Therefore, I decided to create my own.  ...more

Making Room for Mess

This is what my dining room table has looked like the past three days. See the basket? It was stuffed with pictures, awards, drawings and the like. You are witnessing the beginning of my latest project. Turning pictures into treasures....more