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…

Decorative Christmas Top-Hat

I happened upon a video tutorial for this project a few weeks ago when I was surfing through Facebook. I have so many crafting supplies, which is what I stocked up on (not toilet paper or beef or masks or hand sanitizer or Lysol spray) back in March when it became evident that stores would…

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…

Camping and Crafting

Two of my favorite things to do — camping and crafting. And when I can do them together, I’ve hit the jackpot. In most of the country, folks only have the summer months to enjoy the outdoors, but here in sunny F L A, we have all year. So, what’s normally just a summer activity…

Looped Yarn Winter Scarf

I know, I know — what the heck am I doing “knitting” a scarf in the dead heat of summer? I don’t really have an answer other than, “I had the yarn, so I made the scarf.” If you’ve been reading my blog or if you’re a friend or family member, you know my husband…

Easter Spoons

I’ve always loved Spring time and trying to come up with new and different decorating ideas. It’s always a fresh start. I actually made these wooden spoons about two weeks ago, but haven’t been inclined to sit down with my computer and write — about anything. But tonight, as my husband and I celebrate good…

Cork Mini-Message Boards

If it’s the third Thursday evening of the month, then you know it’s going to be a great night — filled with laughter, funny stories, and just silly times. The third Thursday of the month is our Crafting Sistas get together, where each of us takes our turn at hosting us for a light dinner,…

Clay Pot Holiday Candy Jar

I’m amazed that my Crafting Sistas, after more than nine-years, are still coming up with fun, creative, and useful crafting ideas. You’d think that after more than 108-months together, we’d have done it all by now! Just in case you don’t already know, a little more than nine-years ago, I invited 10 friends into my…

Yardstick Star Wreath

The whole purpose of this blog is to share the fun we have each month during our Crafting Sistas craft night.  The craft we made this month was beautiful and can be used most any time of the year. Our Crafting Sista Sandy hosted this one. We can always count on her and her daughter…

Cake Plates

That takes the cake!  From this:  You can make this: For these: I went to a local thrift store and picked up some old plates (one of these is bone China) a water goblet and a candlestick. I brought them home and used epoxy to attach them together. Now I can deliver my Dessert-of-the-Month to the…

Old Chair Planter

I love bringing old stuff back to life. That’s kind of where I am in my own life right now — the realization of soon hitting 65 is weighing heavy on my mind. My friends at Sister’s, Too, a fabulous re-purpose, up-cycle store in the town where I live, do that very thing for a…

Critter Clay Pots

I have one just like that! Isn’t it a riot when someone says, “I have one just like that — but it’s different.”? I crack up every time I hear it. But today, while browsing at Sams’ Club, I saw something that made me say (in my head), “I have something just like that.” In all…