Napkins for a Tea Party

I just listed these whimsical napkins in my Etsy store My Pretty Poppies. Over the next few days I will be adding the matching table cloths and napkin ring holders. The table cloths would fit a child’s 24 x24 table. They would make a great gift for a little girl or even a mom who…

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…

Candy Gifts

Great gift idea to make with kids! I purchased most supplies by Make’n Mold. I found them at our local craft store.  This was the first time I’ve made candy so I wanted something that was easy to follow and child friendly. To make the accent colors inside the candy molds use vanilla chips and…

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…

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…

Give Away

I’m going to extend the deadline until next Monday 3/16 at 5 pm. Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail on how you keep your piece of earth green. I’ll collect them and put them in a hat. I’ll have my son pull the winner. The cloths colors will depend on what Gram…

Hand Bag Tutorial

I made this hand bag in a few hours. Here is how I did it. I’m still practicing on making straight stitches but I love to design and sew things. First on paper,  I drew out what size and shape I wanted. 19 x18 is the size I chose. I then added 1/2 inch seam…

A Fantastic Decor Store

I’m back and I have lots to post. Check out the pictures of The Naked Bohemian Store. They have the coolest furniture, curios, wine racks, clocks, and much more. Their imitation Tiffany lamps are to die for. They were having a sale on them when I was there. Their New Store Location. The store has…

Colorful Finales

I picked up plan wooden finales at the local craft store. I painted the main color  first and then went back with the trim color. This is an easy project if your looking for something to match your decor. After the paint has dried, I coated it with 2 coats of Shiny Polyurethane. Let your…