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I was inspired many times this weekend.I love October - aside from being my birthaversary month, it is also the time of year where Florida is more than tolerable, where there are tons of fun, free things to do with the family and when inspiration simply seems to ooze out of the ground....more

Simple Gnome Hat Craft

While we watched Hudson's entire school perform their Michaelmas play about darkness, light and courage, all Paradise said was "pink, pink." She saw her brother and his classmates wearing tall triangular gnome hats in green and yellow felt, and now she wanted one in pink. I let it go hoping she would forget, but after naptime she tried on Hudson's gnome hat and insisted on having her own.&nb...more

Craft a Glittered Pumpkin Halloween Cocktail Ring

Today I have a fun tutorial over on the Crafty Modern blog on how to make a fab--easy-- glittery Halloween Pumpkin Cocktail Ring.  Felicity ...more

Crafts: Sign up to bring back Mary Engelbreit's HOME COMPANION Magazine

I am a huge fan of the artwork and home decor ideas of Mary Engelbreit. Three years ago when I heard publication of her HOME COMPANION magazine was ending, I wrote her asking her to continue publishing the magazine. Good news! A "petition" to bring back the magazine is alive and kicking....more

Accessory Crush of the Week~Countrified Pride Designs

Felt Fall Wreath DIY

I am crafty but not original. I can’t decorate to save my life. I can copy emulate others’ ideas with great skill and admiration but coming up with ideas on my own, not so much.For that very reason I LOVE Sarah, The Thrifty Decor Chick. She has absolutely the best decorating and crafty decorating ideas. Plus they are all inexpensive and most are easy. 99% of my decorating comes from her blog....more
Nifty Idea! Love it!more

Thanksgiving Wreath :: Scrap Fabric Buster

I have been on a scrap busting bender the last few weeks....more
I love this! What a fantastic idea!more

How To Make Paper Pumpkins For Halloween

I just love this time of year ~ And the first thing that I think of when fall comes around are pumpkins.  So today I started making paper pumpkins and I want to share them with you.  So if you would like to learn How To Make Paper Pumpkins then read on...These are the supplies that I used to make these great paper pumpkins:...more

DIY: Letterpress art you create using an iPad app

Letterpress is an art I both admire and fear as an artist. Letterpress is the oldest form of printing. Think Gutenberg printing back in 15th century. In a very general summary, this process produces a print by inking a surface with raised letters and then presses this to a printing substrate to reproduce an image in reverse....more
Interesting. Very interesting.more

Outdoor S'more Birthday Party

I just recently posted on my blog some super yummy foods we had at my son's birthday party. We had a S'more cake, s'more cookies, s'more cupcakes, well you get the picture. You can read all about it on the original blog post here: We had S'more Much Fun!  ...more