Lately I have been slightly addicted to watching YouTube videos of people making Christmas decor out of items purchased at the dollar store; I'm a little obsessed with the idea and I decided I needed to try it myself. So here is what I made using dollar store items. Full disclosure: I used at least … Continue reading Budget Christmas Wreath Pt. 1
A few weeks ago I decided it was time to move out of the big workshop and into the smaller one in my basement for the winter. I can work out in the barn in cooler temps, thanks to my heater, but it doesn't really stay warm it just takes the edge of the cold. … Continue reading Winter Workshop
My house is bursting at the seams. Currently we are sharing our living space with my daughter's family, and that can make even a large farmhouse seem a bit small. Under normal circumstances it's challenging to find a quiet space to craft, write or read and things just got even more difficult. I have a … Continue reading Appreciating Tight Spaces
My entryway has been a room I have struggled with for quite some time. It just never seemed to function the way I wanted it to; there was never enough storage, the layout always seemed awkward and it was dark and gloomy (The gloom could have been caused by the burgundy paint, lol...I went through … Continue reading Entryway Up-Cycle
Lately, I have been focusing on planning and product design and have not done very much making. I enjoy all of the facets of the creative process and embrace the importance of each; but the hands on actual making is my favorite part and I think I may be going through withdrawals. (Maybe I should … Continue reading Planning & Dreaming & Learning, Oh My!
Now that the hubbub of the holiday season is behind us, it's time to get back in the swing of things and start writing and creating on the regular again. I haven't done much writing, but I have been creating because Santa (my hubby) was really good to me this year. I got new tools! … Continue reading New Toys For Christmas
Life has been busy. I started a new job and am studying for certification exams; it hasn't left much time for creating or writing. But today I got inspired. My daughter got married in May and like most newlyweds, she doesn't have many Christmas decorations and she loves Christmas...so I made her some. The letters … Continue reading Feeling inspired