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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 wreath form using the lid from a pizza box and some Great Stuff. The Continue reading



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 need to start:  Smart Non-Shrink Wall Continue reading



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 asked if I could make a blessing gown for their girls and they agreed. I Continue reading



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 task opportunity to clean out my mother-in-law's house. Continue reading



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 Kiddo and I in the Flower Factory. If you don't have one of these stores Continue reading



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. Continue reading



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 few years back, Hubs made this nice coat rack for me. We had one in our Troy, Ohio house Continue reading



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 creamy wash over it. He needed an update and I wanted to try another attempt at Continue reading



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 on Facebook and they've Tweeted about me. You Continue reading



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 it's used to strap pipes to the wall. Continue reading