Tiny Bunny Planters

Out of all the cuties I’ve made for this Spring season, I think these little cuties are my new favorite. In full disclosure, each time I make something new, it becomes my new favorite. But these!! OMG!! I’m so inspired by Spring, seeing it as an annual passage into new beginnings. My most creative moments…

Tiny Bunny Cloche

If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you surely know that I enjoy decorating my home for each season, holiday, birthday, and whatever else comes up. Thanks to Dollar Tree, I’m able to do so at nearly every whim and at very little cost. Last year I went all in for…

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair

Originally posted Jan. 6, 2013 Tonight, I’m sitting here at the computer with very short and very crooked bangs.Yep, I broke the rule. (I also broke it back in October 2020 when I cut my bangs with a steak knife while camping.) It was probably the first rule I learned when, in junior high, I…

Painting vs Wallpapering

I did both — well, actually my husband and I did both — on the same wall. Painted, then wallpapered. Why, you ask? Here’s the story: I have followed the selection of the Pantone Color of the Year for many years. The color of the year for 2020 was Classic Blue. I’m sure you’ve seen…

Decopage Tray

Tonight, along with writing about the Crafting Sistas project of the month, I want to touch on the concept of “hygge.” I learned about the concept in 2016 when my husband and I were lucky enough to visit Denmark. It was such a beautiful experience. Everyone was so friendly, smiling, so happy all the time….

Heart Vine Wreath

As far back as the ancient Greeks, the human heart has been associated with emotion; pleasure, love, hate, rage, etc. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had a love-relationship with vine wreaths. In fact, one year during the craft festival season (in the late 1980s), my girlfriend and I made dozens of wreaths from the Confederate Jasmine…

Plastic Tray with Wood Base

Ya’ll! I think you are going to love this idea. I sure do. In fact, it’s one of my all-time favorites (today – ha ha). This was a bright pink plastic tray, made to look like wicker, that I bought at Dollar Tree. I saw potential and decided to give it a make-over. Supplies Other…

No-Sew Dollar Tree Bath Mat Pillows

Yep, you read that right. I’m turning five Dollar Tree bath mats into two pillows for my family room. And there’s no sewing. We’ve all seen the textured pillows that are trending today, right? They’re beautiful. In fact, just like today, we had textured pillows, macrame’ wall-hangings, textured sofas, and more back in the 1970s….

2 for the Price of 1 – Color Block and Faux Window Frame

In light of today’s both horrible and historic events, I have retreated to my “Studio Sydney,” which is always where I go to heal. I know that most of the world is sitting in front of their televisions tonight, but I just can’t see nor hear anymore. For me, it’s time to craft, write, and…

Buffalo Plaid Petal Wreath with Rose Center

I love this wreath! My girlfriend made this one for me. Isn’t it beautiful? She’s an incredible friend; one I know would drop everything and come to me in need, although she lives across the state from me. I’m so lucky to have a friend in her. A couple months after she sent the beautiful…

Christmas Tree Center Piece

As usual, I have so many projects going at one time, which, in my opinion, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. All of them are for Christmas, but some are specifically to take camping so I can decorate our campsite. This project is going to serve a dual purpose, all of it will sit on my…

Holiday Gnome

I’ll be the first one to admit that this next project can hardly be called crafting. But I have taken something and made it better (in my book), so that sorta’ constitutes crafting — or perhaps embellishing at the very least. I purchased these items at a dollar type store while on vacation in Asheville,…