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…

Before Pinterest

What did we do to save ideas before Pinterest came along? I have newspaper and magazine clippings going back to 1973. That’s what we did! I had a bulletin board hanging right above my sewing machine where I’d tack those recipes, crafting and home decorating ideas, advice columns, fashion tips, and whatever else suited my…

Eyelash Yarn Wreath

This is such a sweet looking wreath. I received the supplies for making it in my final Buddy Box package that arrived back in October. I was all wrapped up in making things for fall, and didn’t want to work on spring things at the time. (In fact, remember my 70 pumpkins I was making…

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,…

Skeleton Candle/Candy Holders

  This is likely to be one of the least expensive crafting ideas I’ve ever come across. I was phishing through some sites when I came across this idea. It was plastic skeletons that had been glued to the outside of a jar with a candle inside. I like to take something I’ve seen, either…

No Sew Fleece Pillow

The Children Were Nestled, All Snug in Their Beds I lived a charmed childhood. My parents did the best they could with what they had and what they knew. I may not have always gotten my way; I may have even been rather hateful in my teens, but the bottom line is that I never…

Florida in the Fall

It’s Florida, where most folks are celebrating Sunday and the soon-to-be start of fall at the beach. It may be September, but it’s also 95-degrees with 100-percent humidity. But it’s also time for me to decorate my front porch for the beautiful season of color. Using everything I’ve made, and then some, I think I…

Life is a Mosaic

October 2013 Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.  ~Henry L. Doherty Have you ever had the experience of learning something new that sort of takes over your brain – your…

Scraps of Love

January 2013 The project featured here was not made during one of our monthly Craft Nights. I happened to mention to a friend that I was finally going have to start going through some of Mother’s things and she suggested that I make a quilt from Mom’s clothes. Wow, what a great idea. So I…

Let the Light Shine

April 2012 was hosted by Cindy and we made these very simple solar lamps. Supplies: One 5-inch clay pot, acrylic paints, paint brushes, and one solar lamp from the Dollar Store Paint design on clay pot. When dry, turn it upside down and push solar lamp through the clay pot hole and into the ground….

The Art of Breadmaking

July 2010 The well-thought-out plan has always been for each of the ladies to host a craft night at their home once a year. Our friend Wendy, who feels as though she was Amish in another life, bakes her own breads, makes her own soaps, and who knows what else. She hosted Craft Night with…

In the Beginning

I was so excited to finally get a group of friends together to spend a night laughing and crafting. This was a serious dream I had hoped to fulfill a few years earlier, but just never gave it a try.
I took the day off from work to make sure everything was just so! As you can see from the photo, our project was making Gingerbread Man aprons, and since I wasn’t sure of everyone’s crafting level, these were easy-to-make kits I had ordered online.
I had each place-setting arranged with a complete kit, including glue and ribbon, and then inside each of the apron pockets was a large Gingerbread Man cookie I had made that afternoon.
This was December 2009, and we’ve been meeting, laughing,teasing, lifting, mothering, sistering, crafting, and did I mention lifting? once a month ever since.
Some of the faces have changed during our more than eight years together, but the focus remains the same – to have fun and get’er done.
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