OLD BRITAIN CASTLES

Quarantine has been about tying up loose ends, like this once-started-but-never-pursued collection of Johnson Brothers dishes: Old Britain Castles. The thrill of the hunt will never cease to excite me. Finding new pieces at fantastic prices is a sweet reward. I’ve added to my collection this year, all from my living room sofa. Not quite... Continue Reading →

She wore pearls and felt.

These 5” felt trees were meditative to work on. A perfect craft for a chilly winter afternoon. Scott is becoming a master Cricut user. (It’s a new-to-us tool that I’ll talk more about in the future.) He cut out a bunch of Christmas trees for me. I love using non-traditional Christmas colors. This cool aqua... Continue Reading →

Textured Decor

There is something cozy about a bowl of yarn. It adds warm texture to your living space. If you’ve ever made a yarn ball you know it takes a lot of yarn (and a lot of mindless looping.) This is such a simple hack that I’ve used for many years. It’s also a great way... Continue Reading →

Peppermint Hearts

I didn't mean for this simple wreath to be an ode to Rudolph, but it kind of looks like it, doesn't it?? I hot glued two candy canes together like a heart. Then glued their tips together to form a wreath. Pretty simple. I made a crude circle to use as a base to glue... Continue Reading →

A Few Christmas Glimpses

So many people struggled with the decision of whether or not to decorate for this weird 2020 holiday season. I can fully appreciate those who decided to skip it or simply go smaller than normal. For whatever reason, I felt unusually excited to decorate this year. I think I needed the safety net of memories... Continue Reading →

That Little Sequined Number

Have you ever headed into a project and quickly thought: "Excuse me, ma'am. Have we met?!" This was that project for me. My self-awareness was off kilter the day I chose this particular craft project. WHAT possessed me to push nine gazillion sequins into a styrofoam ball with nine gazillion pins?! However...I really like it.... Continue Reading →

Buffalo? Check.

Buffalo check print. Gingham print. Plaid. I absolutely love them all. So when I saw this holiday project I was on board immediately. It was easier than I originally thought and, once again, I will try to stretch this project out further than just Christmas by swapping out the ribbon and wreath. I bought a... Continue Reading →

Colorful Christmas Crafting

Sometimes red and green can just be so...red and green. How about a little sparkle of color for your holiday decor? The upside? You can use it after the holidays are over too. This might be a good craft to do while watching a schmaltzy holiday movie or maybe get your kids involved in creating... Continue Reading →

Gadgetless Gal. Except…

After years of buying gadgets, I have become a pretty much gadget-less gal. Another way to read that is: I have stored so many gadgets on shelves over the years that I have learned to do without them wherever possible. Is this sounding somewhat sexual? Let me clear it up. Raise your hand if you've... Continue Reading →

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