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Trays, Trays, Trays, Napping and Flooding

So, one of my many goals of 2019 is to finally bring some new items to market. Man cannot live by coaster alone! (but man should always use a coaster - ALWAYS!) Up first on the list are my serving trays. If you've been with me for a while you know I've been making these… Continue reading Trays, Trays, Trays, Napping and Flooding

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

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Get Inspired Posts, storage and organization, Tips and Resources

Artist Dates and Not Getting Organized

It has taken a turn for the cold and rainy here in warm and sunny Los Angeles. When it's nice (which is pretty much all the time) you feel like you shouldn't waste "a beautiful sunny day" But when it’s rainy and cold your thoughts can turn, guilt-free to napping with the dog staying inside… Continue reading Artist Dates and Not Getting Organized

Houseware Crafts

It’s a New Year

People have often told me that I have trouble living in the moment; that I spend too much time looking backwards, stuck in nostalgia for yesterday. Well no more! Welcome to 2019! Where it is all about new and now and tomorrow  ..............still Christmas at my house. OK, not a promising start. But I have an… Continue reading It’s a New Year

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Christmas Season Report: Less Ass Kicky than Before

Happy New Year to all of you! I just realized I forgot to do my annual Christmas Season Report. As long-time readers know, every year Christmas, well.... kicks my ass. From being overwhelmed by (and under prepared for) massive coaster orders - to bonking my head on some usually-inanimate-but-for-some-reason suddenly-kinetic object such as a wall… Continue reading Christmas Season Report: Less Ass Kicky than Before

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Christmas Mantel Decorating. I May Have a Problem.

Is there a way to arrange that my Michaels coupons come with some sort of “parental control?” (Of course, my mom is 97, lives in Ohio and, at this point, is about 4 feet tall so I’m not sure how much “control” she could exert but it’s worth a shot.  Perhaps she could just deploy… Continue reading Christmas Mantel Decorating. I May Have a Problem.

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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