Tequila Cupcakes

Looking for the perfect dessert to pair with your fajitas and tacos at tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo celebration? Look no further. Infused with lime and Tequila, then brushed with more Tequila, and frosted with more Tequila and lime (get the picture?), these Tequila Cupcakes will both quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. Mucho Tequila!…

Denim Wine Bag

Friends are Like a Favorite Pair of Jeans Original Post January 16, 2016 “Friends” at work are very important to us. During this past year, many people have asked me what the most difficult thing has been to replace now that I’m no longer working for a large company. My answer has consistently been, “The people.” You…

Flat-Bottom Rug Basket

I’ve just reorganized by craft room, which is actually named “Studio Sydney.” I craft, paint, crochet, sew, do floral design, and more — whatever I’m in the mood to do. As my mother used to say, “Jack of all trades; master of none.” My husband and I have a four-bedroom home, but we’re alone —…

Chunky Blankets

Excerpts from a poem by Ann Marie Forest: A gift from the heart, so very rare,this blanket, made, with love and care; Crocheted by hand, each and every stitch,to keep you warm, cold nights like this. Don’t ever change, be who you are;Know that for me, you’re a shining star; Somewhere up there to guide…

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….