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
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
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
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?
Thanks so much for the all the flattering answers to the "how did you hear about this blog" question on the Mod Podge Anniversary (giveaway) post. I was trying to do a little market research not fishing for compliments but boy-oh-boy what a super pleasant side benefit! Thank you! You totally made my weekend. And,… Continue reading Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board
There were big plans. Big, organized, stay-on-schedule PLANS! I made a bunch of frames for Further Adventures in Spite Crafting. I was gonna get all of them done and present you with a Spite Extravaganza! And it was to be glorious! But then I thought, "all this organized productivity is super. Why don't you throw a wrench in it?!"… Continue reading Easy DIY Vintage Sign and a Pie Distraction
I've come (back) from the Land Down Under! It was a great trip. I saw amazing sites, drank a lot of beer, watched a lot of tennis and truly enjoyed my first full-fledged vacation in years. Australia maintained its reputation for vicious insect attacks (I stepped on a bee at the beach). Fortunately the area… Continue reading Galvanized Metal Tray Makeover and Jet Lag