Reupholstered Camping Cushions

I love going camping. I love the smell of the outdoors, to cook over a firepit, to play outdoor games, to hike, and to sit quietly and listen to the forest voices. Oh, and the campfire. I love to sit around a campfire and let that aroma permeate my hair and my clothes. I always…

Whimsical Santa

How cute is this little whimsical Santa? I’ve been in a bit of a funk these past few days; something I go through (and always will) each year at this time. But this stinkin’ cute Santa is enough to nearly bring everyone out of a funk. Right? And it’s something different for me. I’m always…

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…

Ooey Gooey Cake

Before we learned we had been exposed to COVID-19, we hadn’t gone grocery shopping. So, during this quarantine after being tested and waiting for results, we’ve not had any sweet snacks. Well, I just couldn’t take it anymore. After dreaming about my mom’s Ooey Gooey Cake last night (dreams that I’m sure were brought on…

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…

Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Trees

A few months ago — well, who really knows how long ago it was since we’ve lost all sense of time — but anyway, at some point in the past, I saw some cute Christmas trees somewhere during a Pinterest search and the idea suddenly popped back into my head about two weeks ago. The…

Christmas Sock Ornaments

It’s a rainy Sunday here in hot and humid south Florida, so I thought I’d share a quick and very easy Christmas craft that I think you’re going to love. We’ve all seen the Christmas Sock Snowmen, but how about a Christmas Sock Ornament or two, or more? Supplies: Christmas socks, 3-inch embroidery hoops, ribbon,…

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…

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…

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…

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…