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…

Valentine Twinkies Dessert for Two

From my collection of old newspaper and magazine clippings. Woman’s Day 2/17/04 How many of you remember Hostess Twinkies. My mother rarely ever put store-bought treats in our lunches, but once every blue moon, we’d get a Hostess Twinkies. And to me, as a kid, that was way, way better than my mom’s fabulous homemade…

Heart Grapevine Wreath

My dad used to say, “She was the prettiest girl in town.” My mom used to say, “He swept me off my feet.” Through thick and thin, my parents stayed together, and when my father passed away in 2001, they had been married for nearly 64-years. This week — July 11 — they would have…

White Feathered Angels

I think I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I have a Box Buddy.  It’s a fabulous concept where two people who don’t know each other at all (other than to have met through Dollar Tree’s Facebook page) agree to swap crafting supplies for a complete project each month. My Box Buddy is wonderful, hailing…

Valentine’s Day Wreaths

After all the Christmas ‘stuff’ is put away, I don’t want to go cold turkey without any holiday decorations. My house is usually covered head-to-toe in holiday décor, and it’s hard to let go of all that “festive-ness.”  So, I put a few Valentine’s Day things up — not many. It doesn’t take much to…

Sea Glass Mosaic Heart

Many of us who have lost loved ones believe they “visit” us or “send us messages.” Some of the common signs from Spirit include found pennies, the sighting of a cardinal, hearts formed through nature, among many others. Pennies from heaven Have you heard, “When a loved one misses you, they toss a penny down…

Tile Coasters – Sharpie Dyed

These tile coasters are so pretty! I’ve had them on my to-do list for a few years, after seeing them on a blog I followed through Pinterest (of course – isn’t that where all great ideas are born?) And, not only are they pretty, but they’re very easy to make – AND – each one…

Valentine’s Heart Wreath

In case you haven’t noticed, I enjoy holidays. All holidays, even the ones made up by Hallmark, give me reason to bring out the hot glue gun and paper cutter. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I should look for something related to that. After all, it’s all of my favorite colors – reds…