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Kid Friendly Urban Garden Art Project: Concrete Leaves

Recently, a retired gentleman from Del Mar, California named Len Schoenfeld shared with me a cool urban garden art project. I was looking for something that I could make with my kids that was modern-looking and able to handle the downtown location of my gardens and two Siberian Huskies....more

Rows of Ruffles Lampshade

Life is too short not to embellish all the lampshades in your house. That's my theory anyway. Jen, the Crafomaniac, seems to agree. Look what she did with a few rolls of wired ribbon! The black and white contrast is nice, but you can have fun with this idea and do everything from reggae to rainbow patterns.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL...more
Absoulutely gorgeous! I love this idea!more

All-Weather Patriotic Pillows

Having an outdoor party for the 4th of July? You might want to check out these awesome weatherproof pillows by Amy at Positively Splendid. She uses vinyl and canvas drop cloth (brilliant!). Her cushions are straight up classy, yet have a nice pop art spirit too.From Amy:...more

4th of July Craft Ideas

What are you making for the 4th of July? Here are some projects I've made over the years. Hope they inspire you!Leave your 4th of July project link in the comment box so we can all check out your projects too!...more
My kids are doing 4th of July coloring pages ...more

2nd Annual Blog Commenting Challenge!

Last year, in July, I hosted a commenting challenge bloghop. Several hundred bloggers participated and I've continued getting emails this year asking if I will host another one, sooooo.......more
i think this is the best way to share our websites and our activities and thanks for Mr.admin ...more

Summer Crafting: Shark Bite Watermelon

Lilli Francesca made this centerpiece for a little boy's pool party, but I think it would work perfect for any kind of summer soiree. She used the watermelon as the shark, blue Jell-O for the water and gummy fish for accents. From Lilli:...more

Oh, that is like twelve different kinds of awesome!


DIY Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe

© Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen I sold an all natural foot cream down on the Roanoke City Market for years. It was highly popular year round, but I could only sell it during late fall to early spring because it would melt during the summer while I was vending outside....more

I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. (Now I just have to find someone to make it ...more

NEW Children's Summer Bracelets by Akemanartist on Etsy

Great bracelet gifts for the child or preteen in your life.  Bracelets are bright, fun, a joy to wear and the little lampwork beads are adorable and quirky.

Make A Little Summer Magic

Cheers! Summer is officially here. And based on the weather here, summer didn't want anyone to forget it. It was H-O-T all week. After weeks of back and forth warm-and-then-cold-rainy-days, summer is here full throttle. And I'm excited that our tall, seeding grass will die back soon, so I can perhaps breathe clearly again. Sniff sniff. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ So, on the solstice we managed a few fun activities. Finally. ...more

What a perfect craft for sunny days!more

Summer Crafting: Ice Cube Bracelet

We're halfway through summer 2011 - what are you making? Send me links to your blog that have your best summer craft projects and they just be featured right here! From patio to jewelry to clothing or decorations, what cool crafts are you proud of?I'll start the ball rolling!...more

I just experimented with resin for the first time this weekend! It's always exciting to take on ...more