Friday, August 22, 2008


I know it's been forever since I posted here. Moving, new baby, etc. kept me busy there for awhile. I'm posting all my craft and creative stuff at my main blog for now.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Red and White Valentine

Felt from a garage sale boiled wool jacket ($1) that never fit properly. Stuffed with wool from my mom's sheep. Everything else from my stash. A heart for Valentine's Day!

Happy February 1st!

Show and Tell Friday hosted by Kelli.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Covered Cork Board With Embellished Tacks

Covering this little bulletin board with contrasting scrapbook paper was a very simple project. I originally got the inspiration from Cherry Menlove, crafter extraordinairre.

I believe I saw the idea for embellished thumb tacks from something Martha Steward related, or it might have been another blog. Easy peasy. Just hot glue buttons onto regular thumb tacks.

Here are my supplies, ready and waiting to go!

(Sorry about all the shadows. It was night time when I took the pictures, but it's been dark and cloudy here anyway--no opportunity for great lighting with my limited photography skills.)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cupcake Invitations

Elizabeth's birthday is around Christmas, so we decided to wait a few weeks and have a birthday tea. We made these little cupcake cards to use as invitations. Sweet and girly!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Craft Closet

Yesterday I unpacked and organized all my craft supplies. I once showed you my little craft nook in our old house, and I didn't anticipate having even a small area for crafts again. I mean, come on, we need 3 bedrooms, and office, a school room, AND a craft room?! Obviously that's ridiculous. We were so fortunate to find a spacious house with big closets, and this one in the hall is ALL MINE! There are so many things I'd like to do...Paint the desk among other things...But I am really pleased with my craft area for now. At least there's a place for everything and everything has a place. It makes me happy every time I pass it.

New simple crafts coming soon!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Next Few Months

Well, we have finished traveling for awhile, we are moved into our new house, and it's a straight shot--as near as I can tell--between now and baby's due date. My goal is to complete at least one simple craft project a week between now and then, and post about it. Here is a list of some of the crafty things I'd like to make or do in the next few months:

Heart pincushions
Ironing board cover
Summer skirts for my girls
Paper cones for Elizabeth's party
Invitations for Elizabeth's party
Baking soda shoe sachets
Altered kitchen bulletin board and push pins
Seasonal potholders
Re-tick dingy pillows
Removable covers for couch pillows
Re-upholster dining room chairs
Sew covers for the kids' chairs (in hopes that the new upholstery won't meet the same fate as the old)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Pretty Paper Cones

This morning Elizabeth and I practiced making paper cones to hold party favors for her upcoming birthday tea. These are our three little attempts. A little scrapbook paper rolled into a cone (and trimmed), a bit of scrap ribbon (mostly left over from gifts), rickrack, glue and glitter--anyone can make these!

People sometimes tell me they wish they were craftier so they could make some of these things. To tell you the truth, I've never considered myself that creative. I get 90% of my ideas from other people. But the point of simple craft is that whether you're crafty or not, anyone can make the crafts I show here with a little time and a few basic supplies.