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

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

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Mod Podge Ultra Gloss

Aaaaand we're back with week two of trying out the new Mod Podge Ultra. This time around things get shiny! So, quick refresher: Mod Podge Ultra is a new sprayable Mod Podge that works as a strong adhesive (see last weeks post) as well as a sealer that eliminates brush strokes. Public Service Announcement: I've… Continue reading Mod Podge Ultra Gloss

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Mod Podge Ultra and the Tucson Festival of Books (no relation)

The folks at Plaid sent me their new Mod Podge Ultra a few weeks ago I was eager to try it out but couldn't get to it till this week. Mod Podge Ultra is a new spray-on version of Mod Podge that can be used on wood, metal or fabric.  As you can see it… Continue reading Mod Podge Ultra and the Tucson Festival of Books (no relation)

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, storage and organization, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Valentines Day Project: Vintage Baseball Ticket Shelf

Historically I have not, as they say, rocked Valentines Day. As is my nature I would either have the PERFECT idea or no idea at all.  Boom and Bust. As a crafter I've also kind of skipped Valentines figuring that nothing I made really fit the theme (Valentines coasters?  Seems sorta too specific). But it… Continue reading Valentines Day Project: Vintage Baseball Ticket Shelf

Houseware Crafts

It’s a New Year

People have often told me that I have trouble living in the moment; that I spend too much time looking backwards, stuck in nostalgia for yesterday. Well no more! Welcome to 2019! Where it is all about new and now and tomorrow  ..............still Christmas at my house. OK, not a promising start. But I have an… Continue reading It’s a New Year

House Tour, Houseware Crafts

Christmas Mantel Decorating. I May Have a Problem.

Is there a way to arrange that my Michaels coupons come with some sort of “parental control?” (Of course, my mom is 97, lives in Ohio and, at this point, is about 4 feet tall so I’m not sure how much “control” she could exert but it’s worth a shot.  Perhaps she could just deploy… Continue reading Christmas Mantel Decorating. I May Have a Problem.