Unbelievable Black Friday Deal – Craftsy Classes Lowest Price of The Year!

November 28, 2014

I had planned to remain pretty quiet today…There is SO much noise from retailers on Black Friday that I didn’t want to add to the frenzy unless I had something unbelievably good to share. And then THIS showed up on my phone.     Um…HELLO!! How could I not tell you about this! I buy […]

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When You Were Eight

November 13, 2014

If you have spent time with me in person, you have probably heard me ask you a silly question.   What did you spend your free time doing when you were eight? (Or nine, ten, or eleven…)   Did you go deep into the woods and hunt for bugs? Did you close your eyes and […]


Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

November 6, 2014

Remember my first appearance on My Carolina Today last year? I had the BEST time showing the hosts how to get creative with their holiday hoodies. We pulled out all the stops: we had glitter, stencils, sequins, puffy paint, feathers and bells, but best of all, we had hoodies with reindeer ears! (I made a […]

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It’s Puffy Paint Pam!

November 3, 2014

Puffy Paint Pam is a fictional character created by Alexa Westerfield, a.k.a Swell Designer. Puffy Paint Pam likes puffy paint and cats!

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Are You “Not Crafty?”

October 26, 2014

When I meet people and tell them that I run a crafts blog, they often say, “Ooh! I love crafts!” followed by a surprisingly common statement. “Oh, but I am NOT crafty! I’m SOOOO jealous of all those creative people who can put things together…I just can’t!” (I was at a blogger conference this weekend and […]

19 Sweet Christmas Sewing Crafts

August 25, 2014

Get a jump start on your holiday sewing and crafting with this collection of Christmas-inspired projects. You will find sewn ornaments, patterns, tree skirts, cute little doll patterns and so much more in this post! Enjoy! 1.Easy felt Christmas tree ornaments pack – So Sew Easy To accompany the Felt Christmas Tree I shared with […]

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Inspiration and Creative Business Building With Nicole Shariat Farb of Darby Smart

July 16, 2014

Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Nicole Shariat Farb, CEO & Co-founder of Darby Smart, an amazing new site that features cool kits and “tested approved” craft supplies for people who like to make things. Thank you so much for talking with me, Nicole and sending me the super cute pendant kit! 1. […]

Just Beachy!

June 17, 2014

I’m ready for a little beach fun! Are you? Here are lots of ideas for DIY ‘s you can make to take on your next seaside getaway. Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch … Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch}. Posted on Tuesday, […]

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Make Kids Art Glasses

April 14, 2014

My son loves to draw. He also loves to use drinking glasses, one after another. Honestly, sometimes I think he takes a sip out of each glass in the house before proclaiming it dirty and putting it into the sink. To celebrate his love of art and our need to give him one glass that […]


22 Darling DIY Pillow Projects

April 8, 2014


DIY Wine Glass Charms

March 10, 2014

At a party recently, our lovely hostess whipped out the cutest beaded wine glass charms to help make sure everyone could keep track of their cocktails. By the end of the night, we were all thankful for them and were calling each other by our charm names. “Hey Butterfly, the Cricket found your drink!” Here […]

DIY Sharpie Stencil Mug

March 8, 2014

How cute is this? My son and I worked on a fun little project this evening…we made a Sharpie Mug, but instead of freehand drawing, we used a stencil! Here’s what we did: First we Googled “moustache” and found a cute graphic. Then we brought it in to my Silhouette Studio software. I showed him […]


Wah! Pinterest Fail!

March 4, 2014

Tomorow, I will be on My Carolina Today with a few fun Pinterest projects…and this one: my biggest Pinterest crafts fail ever! The MYCT team asked me to make and bring some of the most popular Pinterest crafts. I did. And you know what was funny? The popular one I picked, Which was this photo […]


13 Cute & Clever DIY Journal Ideas

February 28, 2014

There are tons of great ways to construct a journal that inspires creativity. These are some incredibly cute DIY journal ideas and tutorials you will love! 1. Mini Cereal Box Journals How cute is this? You know those tiny cereal boxes you get for the kids when a bunch of friends sleep over? Yes, those…made […]


Q-Tip Art

February 20, 2014

There is serious art…and then there is art that just makes you feel good. Certain kinds of arts and crafts exist not to be perfect, but to loosen up your creativity and get you thinking outside of your self. This kind of art expands creativity and helps you develop new styles and skills. Q-Tip art […]