Enjoying the fall!

Hope you all had a wonderful summer. Ours was a whirl wind but wonderful. We got to enjoy the ocean, the mountains, lakes, streams, body surfing the waves at the beach. Lots of bike rides, hiking trails and camping. Was sad to see it all come to an end but Fall is my favorite season….

A Chic looking Bulletin Board & Tacks

Make this Chic looking  bulletin board. I started with an old frame. I found this frame when I was helping my in-laws  unpack their storage container. They had just moved back to New England. This frame was really dirt, torn and ready to be discarded. I  ripped out the old mat, sanded down the frame…

A Sweet Little Quilt Tutorial.

Here is a sweet little quilt I made for my BF daughter.  I used small squares cut out from fabric samples. I had many fabric books left over from my Interior Design business. I hated to see them go to the land fill. I choice fabrics that the colors went to together. Find a pleasing…

Knitting Ideas

I thought I would share with you a few knitted objects that my client did. She has been knitting a long time and is very talented. When I asked her what she used for a pattern, she said it was out of head. I can’t wait to get to that point in my knitting! In…

A Child’s Apron Tutorial

Make this child’s apron in a couple of hours. Less if you have no interruptions and you can sew a straight line fast. I’m still working on that. Measure the waist of whom the apron will made for. Take half the waist measurement and use that as the width of  your apron. For the length…

Encouraging your child with Art & Nature

This is an art project I did with my son last summer. It was a practice run for an outdoor class I taught at are local library. Art & Nature Classes The art & nature class I did at our local library was a hit. This is the example my son did for the class….

Clock Picture Arrangement

I wanted to share this really cool idea that my sister-n-law did in her living room. She had a bunch of pictures of clocks she had bought. She had cut out sections of the clock and framed them in all the same frames. The end result looks like one giant clock on the wall. These…

Easy scarves to make.

I thought I would share with you some really simple scarves I’ve made. They took about 1/2 and hour to sew. Pick your favorite fabric. Make sure it drapes well. Sew 3 sides together, right sides together. Turn right sides out and hand stitch the last side. The velvet scarves I  folded, the fabric in…

Does the male in your life Craft?

When you think of crafts you think of women crafting. Did you know that fly tying is a craft.  The intricacies that goes into making a fly ? Tying flies is the craft of making an item looking as really as possible. My husband started showing our son how to tie when he was just…

Whimsy Banner Tutorial

Make this easy banner in a couple of hours. On a piece of paper draw out a triangle the size you want the finished product to look like. Then add and inch around the edge of the triangle for seam allowance. Cut out the triangle and use it for your pattern. I wanted 10 triangle…

Fairy House Project

Here is a project you can do with the kids. This is another older post I had on my old blog. It makes me think of a Summer. It seems so far off.Today we are suppose to get over 12 inches of snow. You can use silk flowers in place of  real ones. You can…