Wire Pumpkin Wreath

Anyone who’s known me for more than a day, knows I love Fall — the scents, the colors, the food, the air, the pumpkins — all of it. But I live in South Florida and it’s pretty difficult to distinguish the difference between Summer and Fall. So, I have to go with the flow and…

Pumpkin Harvest Pillow

As you know, I’m on a quest to complete dozens, if not hundreds, of projects that come from the pages of old magazines I’ve been saving since the early 1970s. This next project isn’t quite as old as most. It’s from the 2009 Holiday edition of Create & Decorate magazine. It was a picture of…

String Art Pumpkin

I use this space to tell you about my crafting adventures, but I use crafting as my form of  therapy. We all have “stuff” going on in our lives, right? For me, it all comes to a boil each August and September. My mother passed away on Sept. 26, and that loss changed my life…

Aluminum Flowers (Faux Metal)

My cousin was shopping the other day and came across something she’d never before seen, so posted a photo of it. Who new? I honestly had never heard that term and just laughed about it all morning. I mean, why not just call it what it is? Faux leather or fake leather, whatever! It just…

Apple Butter, Peanut Butter, Butter Butter – a recipe for fun

Every summer, from the time I entered junior high until I graduated from high school, I went to a one-week camp in Leesburg — Florida’s Methodist Youth Camp. I have some great memories of those days at camp, and right or wrong, none of those memories center around prayer or the “reason for the season.”…

Fresh Pumpkin Bread

A few weeks before the official start of fall, many companies come out with their pumpkin flavored whatever. Right? We have everything from pumpkin lattes to pumpkin Pop-Tarts! And then, only a few weeks later, it’s all pulled from the shelves to make way for all things Christmas, including eggnog and ginger. So, let’s enjoy…

From Shawls and Blankets to Pillow Envelopes

While taking the babies (our two rescues) for a walk last night, we ran into some neighbors who were leaving for a craft meeting — an extension of our HOA that is planning a craft sale in about a month. I didn’t know they were crafters, and they didn’t know I am one. When I…

Pumpkin Witch

It’s been a rainy day – all day – here in Florida. Tropical Storm Gordon kept most of us in all day, but that’s been okay with me. I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m sometimes like a dog that’s easily distracted by squirrels. Today was like that for me. I began by…

Wooden “Pallet” Pumpkin

I don’t often do this, but I had to miss craft night with my Sistas in August, but they put together a kit for me so I wouldn’t completely miss out. Thankfully they did, because it’s a pumpkin! Each of us takes a turn hosting our monthly get-togethers, and the hostess is the person responsible…

Punkin’ Paddy, My Raggedy Pumpkin

She’s officially called Punkin Paddy Raggedy, but I just call her Punkin. Isn’t she the cutest? This will be an unusual post, because I don’t have any photos of the progression of making her. I bought the pattern to make her online at  Old Road Primitives, along with several other patterns.  That site is fabulous,…

Deco Mesh Fall Wreath

WAIT! Don’t turn away! This isn’t your normal deco mesh wreath tutorial. This one is much easier. I know I often write about things I’ve made using supplies I’ve bought at Dollar Tree and because of that, many of the projects I’ve written about are fairly inexpensive to make. Well, this is not a Dollar Tree…

Pant Pumpkins

So, what the heck is a Pant Pumpkin? Well, I cut off a pair of jean to make into shorts today and used the bottom part that I cut off to make two no-sew pumpkins!  Pant Pumpkins!!  ha ha Supplies: the part of the pant leg that you cut off (cut to about 8 or…