Free Printables, Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Vintage Halloween Sign Tutorial and Printable

Portland is my new, favorite place!  Such a cool, fun city....I think it may become the destination for post-Los Angeles life. But now it's back to business and, of course, Halloween because nothing says "living in the moment" like making Halloween decorations in July. A few of you did indicate that you would appreciate a… Continue reading Vintage Halloween Sign Tutorial and Printable

Halloween, New Products

Halloween Prep and a trip to Portland

(quickie post as I'm trying to get out of town for a vacation!  Yes!  I'm actually going to leave the house and go somewhere!  Portland Oregon to be specific!) I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Ours, here in Southern California, was.....bumpy. I've lived here long enough that I've experienced quite a few… Continue reading Halloween Prep and a trip to Portland

House Tour, New Products, Uncategorized

Voting Results and Halloween (like winter) is Coming!

Howdy! Thank you all so much for weighing in on the coaster options last week.  It was incredibly helpful. The results: A 11 votes B  21 votes C  12 votes D 16 votes So that's pretty clear and your thoughtful comments really helped me zero in on what was and wasn't working. You made me… Continue reading Voting Results and Halloween (like winter) is Coming!

New Products, Uncategorized

New Products and Halloween Favor to Ask

Corrections: I feel I need to clear up some misconceptions from a previous post. In my post Rupaul! Trays and Dog Thievery! I may have left you with the impression that I spend my childhood in some sort of gin-soaked-olive-facilitated drunken haze. I assure you this was not the case. I merely had a habit… Continue reading New Products and Halloween Favor to Ask

fun, colorful over-sized air mail graphics
Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tutorials, Use What You've Got Projects

Vintage Postal Wall Art

I enjoyed this week! No huge deadlines loomed, stores were stocked and online orders were do-able. So, naturally, my thoughts could turn, happily, to other projects. Now, my mom is a miniaturist and my dad built model airplanes and trains (like the one that went around his desk):But I seem to have gone the other… Continue reading Vintage Postal Wall Art

vintage coffee label serving tray
Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Family, New Products

RuPaul! Trays! and Dog Thievery!

Hello! No, your eyes do not deceive you, the Brigadoon* of blogs has appeared again in your feed. I am both the youngest of four children and the only boy.  Therefore, growing up I was regularly referred to as “The Golden Child” or “The Chosen One” and things like that – it just made sense… Continue reading RuPaul! Trays! and Dog Thievery!

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display

Could I Interest You in Some Coasters?

Hello friends. Well, I'm afraid it's been another couple of weeks of the 24/7 coaster show over here on Cheltenham Road. But it's fine!  I'm fine!  Everything is fine! I'm just over here, working on my post for this week........   Honestly, it's all good!  Just not particularly creative - you know what I mean?… Continue reading Could I Interest You in Some Coasters?