So everyone says the key to a successful blogging relationship is consistency. Blog regularly. Post on a set schedule. Always post on the same day. ......Happy Friday everyone! OK, when last we met I was experiencing some….let’s call them minor hiccups on my road to sliding-drawer kitchen organization nirvana. I had this. I wanted this.… Continue reading I Have Triumphed! (Also Happy Valentines Day)
I know, I know. Halloween is OVER and we’re all supposed to have moved on to Christmas. But, as I’ve shown on several other occasions, I am nothing if not seasonally out of synch. And I had this idea for a quickie Halloween decoration idea and just didn’t want to wait another year. It came… Continue reading Haunted Halloween Lamp
I really shouldn't be allowed to go to Michaels with a great coupon but no plan. So, having said that, let's all agree to pretend that this project is EXACTLY the project I had in mind when I started and that everything went swimmingly. Are we all on board? Great! Welcome to a tutorial about… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Lantern
The other day I was wandering around at Michaels enjoying perusing all the Halloween stuff* and lookng for inspiration. I did come across this - which made me think that perhaps someone needed a refresher course on how, exactly "clearance" is supposed to work...** and I was about to leave when I stumbled upon these:… Continue reading Easy Halloween Garland
The good folks at Plaid sent me some more paint: Folk Art Coastal The paints are super-thick and you can use them to create a textured, weathered effect. I was eager to try them out. I just needed a project and that's when things got....complicated. So I ask you to bear with me as this… Continue reading Rustic, Distressed Paint Finish with the Folk Art Coastal Paints
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
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!