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Spring Square Wreath

Spring Square Wreath

Back in February when I was trying to pioneer a technique for making my own foam wreath forms, I made a square wreath form. My technique didn’t turn out as I envisioned, but I still was able to use the forms. I made a square […]

How To Emboss Wood – Part 1, Piping Style

How To Emboss Wood – Part 1, Piping Style

If you want to learn how to emboss pictures frames, you’ve come to the right place.  Today I’m going to show you how to emboss on a flat wood picture frame using the cake decorator style of embossing, aka The Piping Method. Here’s what you’ll […]

From Wedding Dress to Blessing Gown

From Wedding Dress to Blessing Gown

A year or two after I made Karen’s blessing gown, I found out my brother and his wife were trying to adopt a baby girl from Ethiopia. This was a long process and a few months in, they found themselves expecting a baby girl. I […]

Book Wreath Clock

Book Wreath Clock

I’ve been seeing all these book wreaths all over Blogland. Normally, I’m not one to do something just because everyone else is, but I’ve been looking for a project for some antique books I we inherited. See, a few years ago we had the daunting […]

Fall Burlap Wreath

Fall Burlap Wreath

I honestly have no idea what came over me today. I had no intention of making a wreath for my front door, despite all the beautiful wreaths I’ve been looking at for the last few weeks. Somehow a trip to town to the library found […]

Viva La Pumpkin!

Viva La Pumpkin!

Oh, SnAp! I did it. Just like that, as bold as a brass lamp from the Goodwill, I marched right up to my fence and liberated that poor, homeless pumpkin.

Brace & Bit Coat Rack

Brace & Bit Coat Rack

Back in the spring, I was up at the library and I came upon these books by Sue Whitney & Ki Nassauer.   I was instantly in lOvE!Sue and Ki had a project in one of these books that I need to rip-off replicate. A […]

Mercury Glass Bird

Mercury Glass Bird

I was out looking at Thrift Stores the other day when I came upon this bird. I didn’t take more before pictures, so you can’t see that this little guy has a slight crack along his head. The color is a terra cota with a […]

My Ears Are Burning

My Ears Are Burning

HoLy HoT gLuE bAtGiRl,  it appears that someone likes me…they Really like me.  Amanda, over at CraftGossip left a note on my Metal Basket post that I’m featured over on their new Home and Garden Channel. I checked out their site and they’ve mentioned me […]

Metal Bling Basket

Metal Bling Basket

This summer I’ve been working on a Sue Whitney-type project that involves this: Love that patina! At any rate, I was working with some metal strapping. I’m sure there’s an official guy-type name for it, but I’m going with metal strapping since it’s metal and […]