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

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 Show Display, Craft Show Tips, storage and organization, Tips and Resources

Craft Booth Set Up Part II: What About Me?!

Next up in my craft booth journey: The Sales Table! (I know!  Exciting!) In my booth I always mean to carve out a nice space for me.  A place where I can stand attentively, check people out (I mean transactions, not judging their outfits....though, lets be honest, I'm gonna do that too) and have some… Continue reading Craft Booth Set Up Part II: What About Me?!

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, 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

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?

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