A Handmade Birthday

This is my birthday month and I love getting anything handmade as a gift. My daughter and her boyfriend made this terrific birdhouse and also gave me this handcrafted yard bowl. I love them both!! Love, love, love the color on both of these items. I love this yarn bowl. To tell you the truth I've never heard of one of these but I will be using it! I love the whole bird theme going on here. … [Read more...]

Online Classes for Crafters and Mixed Media Artists

This post will be divided into 3 parts. There is a proliferation on online craft classes right now so there is lots to cover. I'm always taking a class, improving some skill or learning a new one. I love the fact that now I can take classes online and there are so many to choose from. Here's a list of some websites I've found. There are pros and cons to taking an online class and the pros are … [Read more...]

Handmade Back to School From Etsy

It's back to school time! Where did the summer go? It went by so quickly and although I'm sad to see my daughter go back to school it's time to start looking for some back to school essentials. Here's a few items from some Etsy shops.   Pencils are an essential item for back to school and I really like these that focus on getting a little motivated when writing. Love the colors too … [Read more...]

Altered Paper Bag Recipe Book

I put together this darling recipe card holder in less than 4 hours! It uses altered paper bags as its pages. Although I bought this as a kit, it's a great way to use up some of those paper scraps you've been collecting. I added lots of little touches here and there that weren't in the instructions. There are lots of slots to place your recipes cards. The book uses lots of textured materials such … [Read more...]

Altered Clay Pot Let It Snow Tutorial

  With the holidays upon us you can make some quick stunning gifts with a few items you have around the house. I'm sure most of us have some clay pots around or if you don't you can go to the Goodwill (that's what I did) and get a few for fifty cents or less. In my previous post I made some quick and easy glittery snowflake soaps, so to make my soap presentation a bit more dramatic I made … [Read more...]