This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoreMomentsWithExcedrin #CollectiveBias So why did we choose northern Arizona to live this past summer?  Well, there were several reasons.  At about 7000 feet above sea level, this area of the country does not get extreme heat in the […] Read the full article →

Top 12 Craft Ideas for 2016

I want to thank all of you for being so awesome this year.  It has been a year of change for me and my husband.  In April of 2015, we sold most everything we owned and hit the road in our RV as full time travelers.  This meant that we were very dependent on the […] Read the full article →

I am a huge fan of Redwork Embroidery.  Redwork embroidery is a simple technique, worked in a single shade of thread.  Back in the 1800s when it was first popular, red was the only dye that was colorfast.  When dying processes improved, other colors came into use, but the look of redwork has always remained […] Read the full article →

I've completed two quilted wall hangings over the past several months, and I have a huge Fifty State quilt that I eventually would like to hang when it is complete.  Personally, I'm not a fan of sewing a sleeve into the back of the quilt and hanging it from a rod.  I feel that it […] Read the full article →

14 Fun & Free Crochet Patterns!

With winter upon us, there is lots of time to take up needlework crafts.  I'm a huge fan of knitting, crochet and quilting and I love nothing better than to find cute free patterns!  Over the next few weeks, I am going to feature lots of free patterns in all three categories. Let's start with […] Read the full article →

How about a sweet little wrapped ornament for your tree?  I love simple projects that take no time at all and result in something beautiful.  These ribbons you see are actually paper.  And such an easy project too! Each ornament took about 20 minutes to create and they make an unusual addition to your Christmas […] Read the full article →

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone #SmartWayToShareJoy #CollectiveBias We are in Southern Arizona this winter and we will be celebrating Christmas without my family around.  Just Dave, me and the dogs.  This galavanting around the country in our RV has a whole lot of […] Read the full article →

In a last minute rush trying to get everything ready for the holidays?  Do you need to put together a couple quick gifts for those co-workers, or friends that had slipped your mind?  Time flies when you are having fun, doesn't it? Here are a few easy to make gifts and ornaments to make for […] Read the full article →

burlap angel place holders table setting

It's the time of year for fun holiday gatherings!  Being in a crafty kind of home, I tend to want to create new and unusual easy DIY Christmas Table Decorations.  Over the years, I've featured many of them.  Some are more popular than others, so I'd love to share with you my top 10 readers' […] Read the full article →

Create a cute Holiday Angel Votive from paper towel tubes, a bit of yarn and some dollar store items!  These sweet angels are a perfect, inexpensive decoration to light up your holiday mantel.  And they are fun to make too! Every year, I participate in an ornament club.  Our club has been meeting now for the […] Read the full article →

Jar O Nutcracker Spoons

One of my favorite things to collect over the years for Christmas was fun and colorful nutcrackers.  When I sold my house a few years ago, I sold everything in it including my nutcracker collection.  Living in a motorhome means not much room for decorations. So this week, I decided to create a batch of […] Read the full article →

A fun gift to put together that your friends and relatives will love is a gift in a jar, containing the ingredients for a yummy recipe!  These pretty jars are easy to make, and you can decorate them anyway you like!  I am showcasing here 16 gifts in a jar recipes and also have links […] Read the full article →

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CoffeeCreamerCombos #CollectiveBias I love this time of year!  Fall is my favorite season.  It is a great time to fit some crafting in for gifts and a great time to try out all those yummy pumpkin flavored drinks […] Read the full article →

art made from recycled magazines

Have a bunch of magazines laying around?  Here is a great way to put them to work and create beautiful art at the same time! This paper craft is not only colorful, but very easy to make!  I've even thrown in a couple free patterns to help you out! So gather up your old magazines and […] Read the full article →

pretty peacock diy journal cover

A few weeks ago, I showed you how to create your own Bullet Journal.  It is a great way to keep yourself organized and be creative at the same time.  This week, I want to show you how to make your own cover for your journal. This unique cover made with polymer clay is not […] Read the full article →