How to make a clay (or paper) angel

This little clay angel is a cinch to make. It could be easily adapted to using sturdy papers or stiffened gauze for the body and lightweight wood balls.  I am using white stoneware clay  and Amaco Potters Choice Glazes. ...more

My Pool Noodle is no Longer a Pool Noodle…

From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center via Divinely Organized...more

How to Make Giant Bubbles

I consider myself a lucky person. I've won contests and free stuff. Can't get more lucky than that? Heck, my job involves playing with the kids I adore and drawing all day. Well I got lucky when I was selected as part of a team to help with one of the parties at  Alt Summit, a creative and influencers conference in Salt Lake. ...more

Holiday-themed Crochet projects

Having lived in a 1-bedroom condo for 7 years, I haven't really had any room for a Christmas tree or proper Christmas decorations. Now that my husband and I just moved to a house that has 2 extra bedrooms - you can just imagine how my wheels start turning when it comes to the holidays this year. We finally would have room for a tree and all of these Christmas knick knacks you could think of! So knowing this, I've started thinking of Christmas projects I could tackle before the holiday season comes along. My goal is to make most (if not all) of the Christmas ornaments on our tree....more

A Summer Centerpiece With Silk Flowers You Can Make Ahead

An Inexpensive Centerpiece Idea For A Garden Party,  Summer Luncheon or Bridal Shower...more

Pattern Roundup :: Lacy Shawls

I hate to do this to you, I really do... But, I'm thinking about Christmas knitting. I've been wanting to knit a lacy shawl with some gorgeous fingering weight yarn for quite a while now, so I thought, why not make some for Christmas gifts?! I get to knit, and someone gets a lovely gift. Double whammy! The great thing about lacy shawls is that they're a pretty quick knit, and usually 1 skein of fingering weight yarn is enough, so it's also an economical gift....more

Latest Crochet Creations

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been getting back to crafting, specifically crochet, which makes me oh so happy! It's just a wonderful feeling to see something come together. Neither of these projects are solely mine, as I've used patterns created by others. But, when something is just so beautiful, why reinvent the wheel, right?I completed an example of one kind of slipper I can make, by request. I love the color of this particular slipper and I'm holding back from making the mate and just keeping them for myself.... ...more

How to Do a Coil-Wrapped Sticker Resist Vase Makeover

I love the look of coil-wrapped baskets. I have painted them, dyed them, and wrapped them in yarn. Now I can add sticker resist to the list. ...more

Americana Home Decoration: How to Upcycle a Stars & Stripes Toy Guitar

We have a few "first guitars" hanging around our youngest son's room. I'm currently working on a complete room makeover for this tween and decided to upcycle a couple of these tattered toys. My first victim of this particular DIY is this one....more

Work In Progress :: Oblique, Almost Done!

I'm pleased to report that this will be my last Oblique WIP post! I'm on the homestretch! I attached the sleeves to the front and back panels, then picked up and knit the button bands and collar. As I tried to read ahead, I had no idea where the pattern was going. I had to just trust the process (eek!). It all worked out in the end. All I have left to do is seam up the arms and sides, take care of all the pesky yarn tails, then block! ...more