Free Printables, Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials, Uncategorized

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!

Vintage Halloween Decor Idea
Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tutorials

Thrift Store Frame Halloween Decoration

Alternate titles for this post that were considered: Bat’s Incredible (too conceited) Bat’s Not All Folks! Bat-tle of ideas! Bat’l Do Pig My Belfry is Empty Bat-tastrophe (in case things went sideways) OK, it’s crazy hot in Los Angeles again and it’s messing with my inner rhythms which are clearly telling me I want to… Continue reading Thrift Store Frame Halloween Decoration

DIY Wood Letter Tiles
Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials, Use What You've Got Projects

Make Over-Sized, Vintage, Game Pieces

A brief detour on the way to Halloween. I’ve come up with another (potential) Use-Up-That-Scrap-Wood project! Of course, you may be thinking that the first step in reducing scrap wood might be, perhaps, to create less scrap wood to begin with? Reasonable. But that would involve the dreaded accurate measuring and the even more terrifying planning… Continue reading Make Over-Sized, Vintage, Game Pieces

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!

Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Simple Farmhouse Style Tray Tutorial

Got a bit distracted over the past few weeks but I'm......"back on track?" .... well, that kind of implies there was a track to begin with which might be overstating things..... let's just go with "I'm continuing to continue." So the next couple of weeks will be all about preparations for the upcoming, April 28-29th Jackalope… Continue reading Simple Farmhouse Style Tray Tutorial

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, storage and organization, Tips and Resources, Tutorials, Use What You've Got Projects

Quick and Easy Desk Organizer Makeover

I seem to have accumulated (through no fault of my own I assure you) a lot of....stuff.  Bits and pieces - parts of grandiose plans that somehow, before they were fully grandios-ed, got supplanted by a different, even better, grandiose plan. For instance,  a while ago, I got all excited and purchased a bunch of… Continue reading Quick and Easy Desk Organizer Makeover

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Uncategorized

Experimenting with Martha Stewart Milk Glass Paint

Committed to keeping my vow to never be as behind as I was this last Holiday Season I spent the week cranking out coasters to build up my in-stock inventory.  They are everywhere! But I needed a little break yesterday and I wanted an activity that would help to re-energize my creative side. Happily I… Continue reading Experimenting with Martha Stewart Milk Glass Paint