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…

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…

Decoupage Signs

I think I can say with 100-percent certainty that we are all waning from the affects of all that is now just simply known as The Infamous 2020 — a year that will most certainly go down in the history books as one of the most perplexing, confusing, intense, and downright disturbing years in the…

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…

Mini Clay Pot and Grapevine Wreath

It’s been quite a while since I sat down to my blog and created something. I’ve spent the past nearly five-months in isolation and crafting, crafting, crafting — but, I’ve been posting to a variety of Facebook groups rather than my blog. My bad!! I wrote a story on Feb. 10th about how I had…

Lavender and White Easter

Last year I used yellow teamed with black and white polka dots as my colors for my spring/Easter decor. I loved it. But I also really appreciate that, while I’m still full-time employed, I can switch up my holiday and seasonal decor (mostly thanks to Dollar Tree putting a location only a mile away). The…

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…

Flip Flop Wreath

Sorry, I’ve been MIA since the holidays, but I had such a fabulous day today that I thought I’d keep my happiness going and pull out some stuff to craft. This is actually similar to a wreath I made last summer, but it bares revisiting with one important change — which I’ll be sure to…

Friendship Wreath Inspired by Hazlett Winery

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. As we get older, it’s likely that the most prominent memories are those that involve times spent with friends. Whether it was a good time out, a good time in, or simply a good time, those fun and adventurous memories will last a lifetime. Even when…

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…