Free Printables, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Hot Cocoa Sign with a Free Printable

With winter's chill blast upon me....it's 55 degrees in Los Angeles - bring on the (decorative) scarves!..... it's time for a little hot cocoa. Actually it's time for the annual Dessert Party and the hot cocoa bar. The bar was a new idea and a big hit last year so it's definitely happening again but,… Continue reading Hot Cocoa Sign with a Free Printable

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Craft Show Tips, Tutorials

The Perfect Craft Show Table

It has become pretty clear that my Cart and my Horse don't even run in the same social circles let alone work together in a coordinated, orderly fashion. So it should come as no surprise that I made this insanely useful, adaptable table and THEN thought: "this would be a great blog post subject!" Ah… Continue reading The Perfect Craft Show Table

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!

Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Happy Halloween!

I, the Great Pumpkin And my glum Victorian Pals Would like to wish you all  I peaked a bit early on Halloween this year what with getting ready for Midsummer Scream all the way back in August so I thought I'd post all the Halloween projects from this year as well as a few favorites… Continue reading Happy Halloween!

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Craft Show Tips, Tutorials

Over the Table Display: Part 2 – Electric Boogaloo

It's time! The second and final installment of the Over the Table Display Tutorial! (Sorry to just spring it on you like that.  Hope you were sitting down) OK, in all honesty I've been dragging my feet about this post because: A) it's pretty dang niche but, more importantly, B) I knew the pictures I… Continue reading Over the Table Display: Part 2 – Electric Boogaloo

Craft Show Display, Craft Show Tips, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Building an Over Table Display Part 1

It's officially fall! So naturally my thoughts for the next week will be all about the beach. The big Abbott Kinney Festival is next Sunday in Venice Beach.  It's always a great show for me but the vibe is definitely beachy so begone pumpkin spice it's time for salt air and sunscreen. However, before I… Continue reading Building an Over Table Display Part 1

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