It’s fall, time to crochet pumpkins!! Crochet was my first love. My mom taught me the basics when I was a kid, but I didn’t seriously crochet till my mid 20s. So even though I don’t crochet all the time, I come to it off and on. Another thing about me and crochet is that… Read More Crocheted Pumpkins
Over the years my collection of ornaments have grown so large that my poor tree has hard time holding up the weight. In the past few years I’ve only bought vintage ornaments and only if they are one of a kind and super cool looking. This year I’ve been making my own ornaments mostly with… Read More Origami star ornaments
Do you put your Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving? In the past few years I have. It’s been kind of fun with the kids. But growing up we didn’t put up the tree that early. I grew up in Macedonia and our traditions are a bit different. Our Christmas tree is more of a… Read More Paper ornaments
Ah friends, I recently discovered that I can add a payment button and be able to offer some of my handmade goods from right here, from my blog. So I am giving it a try. Up on the top Menu I’ve added a SHOP button. I have added a bunch of Christmas ornaments. I also… Read More Shop Update!
So I have been thinking about an alternative to candy when the kids come trick-o-treating on Halloween. I made these ‘tea bags of bones’ as I was trying to come up with different things. They are a bit time consuming (all the cutting involved), so I am not sure about making a whole bunch, but… Read More Tea Bag of Bones – Halloween crafts
Around these parts…… How about you? Do you decorate for Halloween?
Kids are on fall break for two weeks and I have three days off. Time to get the Halloween decorations out and get in the spirit. I realized I don’t have a Halloween wreath and decided to make one. A trip to the dollar store for a few supplies and here we go: Supplies: Metal… Read More DIY Halloween wreath on a budget
A few years ago I wanted an original small Easter bunny made out of fabric. Since I can sew I decided to try and make my own template and see what comes of it. The results were very these cute little bunnies and if you are looking for a quick sewing project these Easter bunnies… Read More Easter bunnies DIY
Every year I make a big batch of Valentine’s cards and I sell them at my local art gallery in Chandler, The Vision Gallery and at Practical Art in Phoenix. This year I decided to make Valentine postcards instead. Why not, right? I used Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Ink Spray and I also used Ken Oliver Color Burst… Read More Valentine’s postcards
These days I keep being asked by total strangers at the store, at work: are you ready for Christmas? I am never sure how to answer it. I am not sure what being ready for Christmas means. Where I grew up in Eastern Europe our Christmas is a low key affair and it’s on Jan.… Read More Recycled Christmas gift tags