Are You a Crafter or a Baker?

I have this whole theory about why I am a better cook than a baker. Baking involves following instructions and being exact. Cooking, much like crafting, can bend the rules. You can add a little of this and a little of that, and it might just make things better. Do that with baking, and your soufflé won't rise. I am a crafter. I love to cook and craft—baking, not so much. ...more
I feel like a Brafter. Baker + Crafter.more

It's A Marshmallow World-Cooking and Crafting With Marshmallow

Simple and Special- Making Ornaments

My family and I will be creating ornaments for our tree every night for the next 21 days out of treasures found in the woods, recycled materials, and left over craft supplies. Details can be found Feel free to link up your own creations!  We're going with simple- nothing bought.  I hope you'll join us.  ...more

Creative Idea: Let Kids Paint to Fill a Blank Wall

They've got pieces of me all over and through them and I need only to put an idea before them and say 'Go!' and they do - with a kind of wild abandon that only comes with childhood and makes me strain against my own inhibitions to be a little more like them....more
herdaily Thanks! The kids are seriously considering a money-raking career in the fine arts of ...more

Reasons Why Mommy Needs Her Quiet Time #3

     I missed Wednesday, but I really needed my quiet time this week so my blog had to wait.  I've had my sewing machine put up for months now, and I finally gave it a pretty new home in the living room so I can get back to creating.  The problem is, I often "wing it" and run into snags.  This week mommy needs her time out because:that's the last of my white thread and I still had a lot of project left to go....more

My Weak Spot!

I received my Herrschner's catalog in the mail Saturday.  For those who haven't heard of it, it is a craft catalog with the most beautiful things inside.Truthfully, that catalog is like porn for crafters.  It is page after page of kits, supplies, and patterns.  The unfortunate part?  I'm not rich....more
@Karen Ballum Me, too!!  But so far I've resisted the temptation!more

summer silks

As much as my allergies may be jumping for joy come June, I sure do miss spring flowers in the summertime.   ...more

Washi Tape - I LOVE, LOVE it!!

Washi tape! Have you seen it? Have you used it? For those of you who don't know what Washi tape is, the best way I can describe it would be to compare it to masking tape, but with a pretty color or design on it....more

Tangled Tuesday: The Shoemaker’s Children Go Barefoot

 A skilled or knowledgeable person commonly neglects to give his own family the benefit of his expertise because he is keen on selling what he produces or offers with the thought that he can produce one for the family later since he is part of that family. ...more