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Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tutorials, Use What You've Got Projects

Vintage Postal Wall Art

I enjoyed this week! No huge deadlines loomed, stores were stocked and online orders were do-able. So, naturally, my thoughts could turn, happily, to other projects. Now, my mom is a miniaturist and my dad built model airplanes and trains (like the one that went around his desk):But I seem to have gone the other… Continue reading Vintage Postal Wall Art

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Mod Podge Ultra Gloss

Aaaaand we're back with week two of trying out the new Mod Podge Ultra. This time around things get shiny! So, quick refresher: Mod Podge Ultra is a new sprayable Mod Podge that works as a strong adhesive (see last weeks post) as well as a sealer that eliminates brush strokes. Public Service Announcement: I've… Continue reading Mod Podge Ultra Gloss

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, storage and organization, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Valentines Day Project: Vintage Baseball Ticket Shelf

Historically I have not, as they say, rocked Valentines Day. As is my nature I would either have the PERFECT idea or no idea at all.  Boom and Bust. As a crafter I've also kind of skipped Valentines figuring that nothing I made really fit the theme (Valentines coasters?  Seems sorta too specific). But it… Continue reading Valentines Day Project: Vintage Baseball Ticket Shelf

Free Printables, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Hot Cocoa Sign with a Free Printable

With winter's chill blast upon'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!