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Craft Trend: Arm Knitting! (Learn. Make. Wear!)

Arm knitting has been all over Pinterest for the past year or so, but an article on it (and designer, Andrea Brena) in the Wall Street Journal in December threw both crafters and the yarn industry into a "make it now!" frenzy....more
I am going to give it a try!more

Overused Craft and Design Trends to Consider Leaving Behind for 2014

We are all guilty of beating a dead crafty horse from time to time. Long after a trend has jumped the shark, we still can’t stop “putting a bird on it.” Don’t get me wrong: I love a good Mason jar craft as much as the next guy -- but if I never saw another one (aside from the canning of actual food), that would be OK, too. That said, I humbly bring you my list of craft and design trends that we should all maybe resolve to take a break from in 2014....more
I agree with you 900%. I would love to see these trends left in 2013. Great article!more

A Round-Up of the Best DIY New Year's Eve Posts on BlogHer

Do you have any big plans for New Year's Eve? My days of big parties are long behind me, but this does not mean I don’t still celebrate. I may not stay awake until midnight, but you better bet I make pipe cleaner tiaras every year and have a batch of black-eyed peas on the stove. See? We celebrate! ...more

The Best Way to Give Money

Do you remember the thrill of getting money when you were a kid? Even if it was a two-dollar bill when two dollars would buy you, um, nothing good? For some of us, the thrill of getting money never wore off. *cough* If you've got a money-lover on your holiday list, check out some of these cute ways to pass cash....more
I usually don't give money, but I remember my parents giving my sister and I cash for Christmas ...more

Easy DIY Body Scrub

I love a good body scrub and best of all, this all-natural recipe can be made with everyday items from your kitchen....more
Gah! The pretty picture didn't get pulled in. Maybe this will work. ...more

Make Lists, Get Organized and Journal Your Way through 2014 With These Great Planners

I am a list lover. (Those of you who remember the old BlogHer List Lovers group will not be surprised.) I make lists every day. Sometimes multiple times a day. I make them on paper. I make them in Evernote. I make them in my head. I am all lists, all of the time....more
FamousAshleyGrant Hah. You want them all? I know that feeling, believe me. I went from having NO ...more

Creating Kitschy Christmas Keepsakes - Deer Diorama

I have been on a real crafting bender lately.  Christmas seems to bring that out in people.  I’ve been putting together Putz Houses, crafting Christmas cones and tonight I’m sharing how I have been doing it up diorama style. ...more
Incredibly adorable!more

Gather Your Friends: Holiday Open House 101

Gathering together with friends during the holidays is when holiday memories are made! Now that I’m in my new house, one holiday tradition I’m hoping to establish is hosting a holiday open house. When entertaining, I think having a good plan is key to not getting super-stressed. So, here’s my plan: ...more
I love the Holiday Open House idea... and have tried talking my husband into it for a couple of ...more

A Holiday Craft Tradition: Easy Sock Snowmen

Every year, while my kids are home for Christmas break, we do a couple of fun winter or Christmas craft activities together. This easy sock snowman craft reminds me of special times during my own childhood. ...more
These look so lovely. So simple to make and great instructions. I can't wait to make these with ...more

DIY Holiday Gifts: How to Make a Homemade Cookbook

This is the gift I made this holiday season that I wanted to keep for myself. But that wouldn't be fair for the originally intended recipient, now would it?  So I may be making a second one someday. Until then, I will share with you....more
I love this!  How did you decorate the 3-ring binder with scrapbook paper?more