Are You a DIY or a DIFM (do it for me) Person?

Are You a DIY or a DIFM (do it for me) Person?This is an interesting question for me. While I am not a crafty sort of girl I am a DIY person in many ways....more

Tutorial: Make Your Own Natural Beeswax Wood Polish

Beeswax polish is a wonderful, all natural way to preserve and protect your wooden treasures, toys and trinkets (furniture, too!).  Here's how to make your own! This is the finish we use on our wooden toys at BTRT....more
Great, its really helpful. It is natural and safe for little hands. Add it provides a ...more

MAKE :: Wool Spiral Flowers (Craft Tutorial)

This is a perfect project for using up pretty bits of yarn. I love to make them with handspun and/or single ply, but they would work well with plied wool yarn as well. Attach a bobby pin or hair elastic for a one of a kind hair decoration.  Or add a brooch pin, even stitch them right to your finished garment for a sweet embellishment.  Stitch a piece of wool felt to the back for stability and you have a pretty button!...more
You make it look so easy! I'm going to try this tonight. So far I've always bought litlle ...more

On The Road: Makeup Packing Tips

This is the first edition of my On The Road series, which will cover all my female-oriented travel tips and packing advice, to allow you to still look great on the road, while saving money and traveling light. ...more

How to Make a Bib Statement Necklace That Looks Like a Million Bucks

I have been coveting the "Bib Statement Necklaces" in fashion magazines for months! I decided to give making my own a try, and I was so pleased with how it turned out that I wanted to share it with you... ...more

thanks for adding the video for those of us who are direction gonna attempt one ...more

Maker Faire, Are You a Maker?

RT @SisterDiane: Okay, here's the plan: Maker Faire becomes some kind of permanent geek village, and we all go live there together. You in? ...more

Make Your Own Halloween Decorations - Inexpensive style

Confession time.  My house is that house on the block that has never decorated for Halloween.  This year, things are going to change.  I am determined to decorate this year. I have a high criterea when it comes to Halloween decorations.  While I enjoy the fun nature of dressing up on Halloween, I must admit that I am passionately against the the blood and guts.  Halloween decorations must be cute, fun, and clean.  Here are the decorations I hope to make this year with TruckMan: ...more

Rattle Snake Toy Craft

Here's my latest video and this item is fun for kids from 3 to whatever. I did a teen party once and they had a ball, although a few snakes had 3 eyes and other space alien type appendages, but clever and lots of laughs at the party!! Rattlesnake Craft Video ...more

How DIY Crafting Can Save Your Brain

Recap: as part of the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Wallet series, I'm talking about recycling and thrifty ways to feed our art/craft habits and pointing out the benefits of doing so. I've discussed the money-making recyclers at Etsy, the communities where recycling habits regularly happen and some of the interesting discussion there. ...more

All that hand/eye/mind activity is just what we need to keep ourselves (and our world) ...more

Animal Totem Ribbon

The Animal Totem Ribbon is a fun and adorable craft that anyone can do... with a little adult help! It involves salt, flour, paint, an oven, and getting a bit messy. Here is a little preview in pictures... the whole craft is written on our blog, make stuff and have fun! ...more