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Hot Cocoa Sign with a Free Printable

With winter's chill blast upon me....it's 55 degrees in Los Angeles - bring on the (decorative) scarves!..... it's time for a little hot cocoa. Actually it's time for the annual Dessert Party and the hot cocoa bar. The bar was a new idea and a big hit last year so it's definitely happening again but,… Continue reading Hot Cocoa Sign with a Free Printable

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It’s (already?) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I'm not a big fan of the whole "rushing the holidays" phenomenon. It somehow felt like Halloween was over around the 25th.  The displays were down, everything was on "huge reduction" sales etc. I had to keep reminding myself that Halloween hadn't actually happened yet. Having said that.... Please join me as I add to… Continue reading It’s (already?) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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Library Card Book Ends

It has been a great couple of weeks for commerce - tons of Etsy orders, custom jobs and new stores carrying my work. I've been plugging away in factory-mode but a little bit short on the "new ideas!" side of things. Happily,  The Muse (Geralyn) has her head in the game and came up with… Continue reading Library Card Book Ends

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Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

Thanks so much for the all the flattering answers to the "how did you hear about this blog" question on the Mod Podge Anniversary (giveaway) post.  I was trying to do a little market research not fishing for compliments but boy-oh-boy what a super pleasant side benefit!  Thank you!  You totally made my weekend. And,… Continue reading Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

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Vintage Halloween Candle Holder Image Transfer Tutorial

  As I mentioned in my previous post my Halloween Candle Holder project went waaaay south the first time (graphic transfer was pretty spotty, I put one of the images on upside down etc etc) BUT attempt #2 seems better so I thought I'd do a little step-by-step to detail my learning curve. I started out… Continue reading Vintage Halloween Candle Holder Image Transfer Tutorial

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Yardstick Tray and an Easy Image Transfer Tutorial

OK, I realize, this project sorta falls under the  "yes you CAN do that but..why?" category. And I wouldn't argue too much with that. BUT! I have my reasons. OK, to start at the beginning. My sister who was either trying to inspire me or make me insane pinned  this terrific project from Betsy at My… Continue reading Yardstick Tray and an Easy Image Transfer Tutorial

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Vintage Dairy Label Coasters Tutorial

I make coasters (it's possible you already know this). What I don't make is round coasters. I've tried in the past but never quite got it worked out to where the effort matched the reward. While poking around the Dollar Store for my Halloween Candle Project I stumbled across a ton of plain, round, plastic… Continue reading Vintage Dairy Label Coasters Tutorial