Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Last June I threw a bridal shower for my best friend, and I wanted it to be all things pretty and girly.  This was also going to be the only bridal shower for her wedding, and it was going to be big, there were about 65 people in attendance, and I got a LOT of help from my mom to make it a success. I needed a way to decorate the house that would brighten things up, co-ordinate with the colours we had chosen for the shower, and not get in the way of people getting to the food, and being able to mingle....more

Etsy Wednesday - 6 Super Giveaways

I thought it might be fun to do a little roundup of some of the Etsy giveaways going on around the web this week since there always seems to be a handful of them.  Find something (or things) you just gotta have? Click the Giveaway link and enter to win!...more

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The Purple Lady's Art and Life

I so enjoy blogging.  I love to chat about my furbabies, my Grandsons, things I create and giveaways that I find.  From time to time I do reviews and host my own giveaways as well as product giveaways from companies.  I am still fairly new at blogging but trying to dig my heels in an create a fun place to visit. If you have time, please stop by and check it out then let me know what you think of my blog, or enter one of my giveaways. BrendaLea - The Purple Ladyhttp://prpldy15.blogspot.com/prpldy (at) comcast dot net...more

Heart-Shaped Crafts for Valentine's Day

Although Valentine's Day is this coming weekend, there is still time to for some romantic heart-shaping crafting.Whether you choose to create with yarn, fabric, or paper, here are some fast ways to get your heart on. ...more

is there a link to Flower Patch Farmgirl's book wreath project? my life won't be complete ...more

Calling Loudly, “J.D. Salinger”

In 1941, J.D. Salinger had seven stories rejected by The New Yorker. Apparently undaunted, he submitted an eighth the same year, "Slight Rebellion off Madison," which was accepted. BUT, it was about a disaffected teenager (can you guess his name?) nervous about the war, and in the wake of Pearl Harbor was deemed unpublishable - so did not see print for another five years....more

Four Years of Crafting and Gardening at BlogHer: My Favorite Posts

We are celebrating five years of BlogHer (and have you contributed to #blogher5 yet?) As one of the original contributing editors, I've been writing here since January, 2006. In a reflective mood, I read back through the four years of posts and found repeated themes, favorite posts, and much to remember: ...more

That was a great one. I followed along to brush up on my fundamentals. Thanks!


My Love Affair with Owls & knick knacks

So as you know, or some of you may not actually know, I love owls.I love them because they seem magical in a sense, they are so striking to look at, and I find them adorable. They have the coolest eyes and wings andWhen I think back to when I was a kid I was always intrigued by them (especially that owl in Labyrinth, haha) but the last 2 years or so , I started to draw them and now I can't get enough of them.I have over 20 drawings of owls and lots of knick knacks etc......more

[ReDeemed] Tablescape Thursday #1

I admit.  I've been lurking in the shadows.  I've been admiring your tables from afar.  I've been sad that I could not pull up a chair and join you. ...more

Post-Christmas Craft Ideas

Tis the day after Christmas And all through the house, The family's recovering: kids, pets and spouse. You pause for a minute When out of the blue You hear those words uttered: "There's nothing to do!" Although the official holiday date has passed, it's likely that your celebrations are going to continue somewhere in the next few days. Meanwhile, you try to recover some of the semblance of normalacy with a house filled with family or friends stopping by. Here are a couple thoughts for the crafter. ...more

Thanks, Crabby!

I'm really looking forward to Kristen's book.  I used to make ...more