vintage wood signs
Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Halloween

A Creativity Burst! And a Long Nap

Hi! OK, so next time I ask you: ”Can I do two, large, back-to-back shows that will require two, totally different inventories?” Your answer should be “no, David, you cannot.” Or perhaps, “yes David you can but it, and you, won’t be pretty.” And it wasn’t (my workroom was a mess)! And I wasn't! (a… Continue reading A Creativity Burst! And a Long Nap

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, Craft Show Display, New Products, Plaid Ambassador

Slow Progress and and Update!

I interrupt this update for a quick PSA: The folks at Plaid are having an awesome sale on all Mod Podge branded products on their site (so, Mod Podge, tools, brushes, melts etc – lots of stuff)!  It’s 40% off your order and free shipping if you spend $60 or more.  So, if you need… Continue reading Slow Progress and and Update!

Houseware Crafts, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

It’s a Sign! It’s A DIY, Vintage, Beach Sign

UPDATE:  I've done a slighly more detailed tutorial on how I created this sign.  You can find it here   I learned something new!  Or, rather, I tried a different way to do something and it worked better! OK, the backstory. I'm not particularly good at planning.  I tend to get excited about an idea,… Continue reading It’s a Sign! It’s A DIY, Vintage, Beach Sign

DIY Furniture Projects, Tutorials, Uncategorized, Use What You've Got Projects

Make a Rustic Wood Sign that Doubles as a Coat Rack. UWUG Project #6

I know that none of you will believe me if I say that old dresser is still yielding scrap wood for projects....BUT IT IS! So welcome to Use What Ya Got Project #6. I'd became fixated on the idea of making a vintage looking sign that would say "Cabins for Rent." Do you ever do… Continue reading Make a Rustic Wood Sign that Doubles as a Coat Rack. UWUG Project #6

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

UWUG Project 4 Knife Holder and a Learning Curve

My parents are Life-Long-Learners. In their 90s they are taking classes at the local college - history, literature etc. Always learning. Very admirable. I, on the other hand, am not a learning fan.  Or, more specifically, not a fan of the learning curve. I want to know exactly how to do everything right out of… Continue reading UWUG Project 4 Knife Holder and a Learning Curve

Houseware Crafts, New Products

Busy Bee

You know what's sad? What's sad is that my stated goal is to blog three times a week.  Just three.  I don't think I've hit that goal in about 6 months.  (and we will not be discussing my gym-going goals......) Thank you all for hanging in there with me through my sporadic-ness (is that a… Continue reading Busy Bee