Halloween, New Products, Tips and Resources

Evolution of a Design

It’s still crazy-hot here (and probably where you are too) which disinclined me to go outside and saw, sand and paint. But that has given me time to focus on new designs for Halloween and Midsummer Scream. My funny (ok, I think they're funny - your mileage may vary) Halloween coasters have, apparently, acquired a… Continue reading Evolution of a Design

Craft and Handmade Shows, Get Inspired Posts, Houseware Crafts, New Products, Tips and Resources, Tutorials, Use What You've Got Projects

Photo Display Board Tutorial

Last weekend’s Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana went really well!  Beautiful weather, great crowds,  good sales and I may possibly have figured out a good, final, booth set up….more on that in another post. This Sunday is Patchwork Long Beach! I have no idea why I thought “cool! Two shows almost back to back” sounded… Continue reading Photo Display Board Tutorial

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, New Products, Plaid Ambassador

Slow Progress and and Update!

I interrupt this update for a quick PSA: The folks at Plaid are having an awesome sale on all Mod Podge branded products on their site (so, Mod Podge, tools, brushes, melts etc – lots of stuff)!  It’s 40% off your order and free shipping if you spend $60 or more.  So, if you need… Continue reading Slow Progress and and Update!

Get Inspired Posts, Houseware Crafts, New Products, Tips and Resources, Uncategorized

What To Do With All That Scrap Wood?

I have a lot of stuff. Scrap wood (tons!), bits and pieces from Great Ideas! that never quite came to fruition. Bits and pieces from Great Ideas! that did come to fruition but, perhaps, shouldn't have.... You get the picture. And now I have a lot of stuff and I have a goal. The Blair… Continue reading What To Do With All That Scrap Wood?

Craft Show Display, Halloween, New Products

What I Didn’t Do On My Summer Vacation

I seem to have accidentally taken a mini summer vacation. It wasn't a plan I assure you. But do you ever pick up a crafting magazine or watch a craft-oriented TV show and, as the host is talking, think to yourself "OK, why would anyone make that!!!?" or "yes, you can make that but, really.....should… Continue reading What I Didn’t Do On My Summer Vacation

Halloween, New Products, Uncategorized

A Week Spent “Fixing” Things

Well I thought the last week was going to be a week of EXCITING!!!! and NEW!!!! But the reality of deadlines, and my own endless desire to "fix" things made it a week of "REVISE!  REJIGGER"  and "FUTZ!!!!!" (coincidentally, Revise, Rejigger and Futz is  also the name of the law firm I'm starting geared specifically… Continue reading A Week Spent “Fixing” Things

Houseware Crafts, New Products, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Ikea Lazy Susan Becomes a Versatile Chalkboard Serving Tray and I Eat a lot of Cheese!

Penmanship is not my forte. At all. I was once told by a friend that I had "the handwriting of a serial killer." It could make a guy self-conscious. I include a handwritten notes with every Etsy order I send and I always picture the customer opening the package and exclaiming: "oh look honey!  Jeffrey… Continue reading Ikea Lazy Susan Becomes a Versatile Chalkboard Serving Tray and I Eat a lot of Cheese!