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Make a Paper Portrait of Your Pad

[Editor's Note: I collect crafty portraits of my family. The wall in my hallway displays a cartoon of my husband, pencil sketches of my kids and small doll versions of my pets. A dimensional paper portrait of my house seems like the perfect addition to my collection. Jessica from Décor Adventures shares how she revamped a thrift store canvas to make a unique paper sculpture of her humble abode. What a great house warming gift this would make! - Jen]...more
Hello there Jessica! This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing, Fondly, Robinmore

Fine Motor Skills, Clothespin Style

Confession:  I haven't put a whole lot of effort into developing my kids' fine motor skills.  I figure, they can eat, they can play, they can tickle, that's good, right?  I mean, I never remember consciously working on my fine motor skills and I'm pretty dexterous.  So what if Jax can't put his clothes on or pull them off?  I guess we probably should work on that a bit....more

Felt Baking Kit - HEARTS!

 Recently I created these homemade felt baking kits for my two little munchkins. They were a hit!It would make a super cute Valentine’s gift for the mini-mes in your life and there is still time to make it happen before the 14th of February....more

HERBAL BATH BAG I'll have more recipes on soon, Robin. Are you a quilter, hence the name ...more

Paper Doily Lampshade

This week over at we are making globe lights using a balloon paper doilies and modpodge!  this really simple design can be anything from sweet and romantic to cool and funky.  And at about $3.00 a piece these are cheap too!I hope that you check out the tutorial and follow us on facebook (


I can't resist gilding the lily.   When my friend Dellis gifted me with some delicate white napkins I knew exactly what I could do with them.    I would take them out of the ordinary with French graphics. ...more

Petite Pineapple

A little peek of what I'm working on for pattern wip...more
I love them! They are really cool!more

An Urban Chicken Coop Design

 There's a chicken standing on its porch on the right of...more

Holiday Switcheroo

Up until yesterday, my Christmas tree was still up. Okay, not our real, live, six foot glittering tree but a decorative tree nonetheless. It's a three foot tall blue tinselly tree that I put oversized pink and gold ornaments on. I adore it. Fuzzy feelings aside, I needed to come to grips with the fact that the holidays were over an entire month ago. I also had several apothocary jars full of glittering bulbs still out and a huge ornament wreath on my front door, but I digress. I'm trying to get on top of things, so I thought why not start decorating for Valentines Day?...more

Frenzied Friday: Home-Made Baby & Toddler Leg Warmers!

I’m about to spend the rest of the day cooking up a storm.  Tomorrow night we are attending a Chili, Curry and Bunco Contest.  As my hubby is the curry judge I need to make sure that I have my recipe finished and well hidden before he gets home tonight.  This is serious stuff!  They’ll even make sure to put it in a different container so he for sure doesn’t know it’s mine!  I’ll make sure to post the recipe after the contest, but until then, thought I’d share my tips for making home-made leg warmers for the kids!...more