Jazz Up a Headband

As you can tell from the title, I didn't write this one. I'm about as crafty as a foot. The crafter-extraordinaire at The Crafting Hobbit took pity on me and made matching headbands for my girls. And, let me tell you, they love them. We are going on day three of endless-headband wear. Here's they're affectionately called Bandheads for some reason, but I'm digressing....more

Wishing I Was Upstairs...

And not because I like two-story homes. I actually told my husband many years ago that I NEVER wanted to live in a multi-story dwelling. They don't appeal to me. The extra space. The loftiness. The stacking of life. I'm not a 'bird' person. I like roots. Ground. Stability. Well, relatively speaking. ...more

Kid Birthday Party Ideas

Just had a bday party for our daughter and did a Kokeshi Doll themed party including painting wood dolls. Posted pics and how-tos on our blog http://stanleymoons.com...more

National Craft Month: Art Like a Child

Kids often have the best energy when it comes to crafting because they embrace being creative, they call themselves artists, and they could care less about the mess, color pallet, or medium that they are playing with.  And I stress, playing with.  It is play for them and they jump in with all the vim and vigor that they can to make their art.  Whether they are using play-dough, clay, watercolors, markers, or stickers, they are smiling, laughing, and creating.  You rarely hear them judging their work negatively, but rather showing you their amazi...more

National Craft Month: Finding Inspiration

It's National Craft Month!  Yippee!!  Now what? Have you got a list of projects that you are dying to work on or are you just wanting to try something new?  Are you interested but unsure where to begin?  Are you just overwhelmed by the shear thought of attempting a creative project?  Are you always telling yourself you are not creative? Well – first of all, we are all creative, in different ways, but we all have a way that we creatively express ourselves, so scratch that reason right off of your list. Now, maybe what you need...more

National Craft Month

Well, it is here - officially!  National Craft Month. Now, for those of you who are not crafters, this might seem like an odd thing to blog about.  For those of us who are crafters, however, this is like month-long crafty Mardi Gras.  What I love about this month is that crafters from all over come together and make stuff.  It is that simple.  That pure.  That awesome....more

It really is a great month to get inspired and get motivated. Trust me, once you start, you will ...more

Restrictions to spur creativity

  I have a lot of emotional baggage wrapped up in crafting.  Maybe you do, too.   ...more

My First Time Here

I'm new here, so I won't say much for the time being.However, I did come here to find out more, to learn more about networking from some of the more savvy women using blogging as a business tool, so any suggestions, tips, learning experiences shared will be welcomed whole heartedly by this new blogger....more

Crafting as a Cure for Scroogery

This and That Weekend

This weekend has been kind of a blur.  Saturday was the Alpha Rho Tau luncheon, my art group.  You know it is kind of weird that I was the youngest "member" at the meal.  There were two others, students from TU (University of Tulsa), who joined us because we gave them scholarship money to further their education, but basically I think I'm the youngest in the group.  I seem to have that happen a lot in things I get involved in.  Sometimes I can be the oldest but that doesn't happen often.  After the chit chat and yum yum we, my neighbor and paint friend (75...more