• How to Make Origami Flowers

    August 6, 2013

    Even though I haven’t technically folded paper in probably a year, I have a box full of origami paper. You see sometime a few years ago I got really sick. Bed rest kind of sick and I was going nuts. Russell came home one day with a bag full of origami papers and a little…

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  • How to Latch Hook

    July 26, 2013

    Today we’re going to learn how to latch hook. An easy and rewarding craft project! My love of scatter rugs has been well documented on this blog here, here and here. In fact, this has been a thing with me for as long as I can remember… When I was a kid, we had these…

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  • Sweet Fruit Salad Anytime Recipe

    July 25, 2013

    I love fruit salad no matter what time of year it is. This recipe came together one winter when I was desperate for fruit salad and had to work with what I could get at the grocery store. This recipe is very forgiving and can be altered to suit your tastes as you please… toss…

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  • Hot Glue Rings – a DIY Jewelry Experiment

    July 22, 2013

    I was walking through the craft aisles with my nephews when I happened to see colored glue sticks. I’m not sure if these are a new thing, or something I just never noticed before, but the second I did see them, I kept thinking of this necklace from Dare to DIY. Now when I first…

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  • Some Pretty Girls Free Cross Stitch Chart

    July 8, 2013

    Are you looking for a kind of sort of inappropriate free cross stitch chart? Welcome! I have a bit of a secret that I have been keeping from you. It’s not a huge deal and it’s not something I’m terribly proud of… but quite often I have a dirty mouth. I’m not sure why or…

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  • Tie Dye Patterns Great for Kids – Part 2

    June 25, 2013

    Welcome back for day two of tie dye patterns great for kids. If you missed the first two patterns plus a ridiculously long list of tips, check it out now. In fact, if you dig that shirt up above, it was shared in yesterday’s post. The four patterns I’m going to share today are all…

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  • Tie Dye Patterns Great for Kids – Part 1

    June 24, 2013

    Today I’m going to show you a couple of tie dye patterns that are super easy. In fact, they’re easy enough for little fingers. I am a freak about tie dye and I know exactly when I fell in love with it. I was a kid, standing over a boiling pot of dye while my…

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  • 12 Strand Spiral Kumihimo Tutorial

    June 21, 2013

    So last week I shared with you the most basic Kumihimo cord, the 8 strand. It’s easy, easy and a great into into Kumihimo. It was so easy, that for some reason I worried that other patterns would be really difficult. I probably made 20 different 8 strand cords before I had teh confidence to…

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  • Easy Pebble Votives Tutorial

    June 20, 2013

    I’m one of those lighting people. You know the type. If it’s day time all of the curtains have to be open so that the house is as light and bright as possible. At night, I like mood lighting. In fact, I used to collect little animal shaped tiffany lamps and I’d turn off all…

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