Crafts

Medical Cat Cross Stitch Pattern

Medical Cat Cross Stitch Pattern

New in My Shop! It’s important to thank those that help our community and make a difference in our lives. In response to that I developed a new cross stitch pattern – a cute black cat with a medical cap on and a syringe – […]

Retro Atomic Cat Cross Stitch Pattern

Retro Atomic Cat Cross Stitch Pattern

New in My Shop! Here is the second new cross stitch pattern added to my shop! Having a Mid Century Modern feel to it – this retro cat pattern is designed from a combination of my original acrylic paintings. This is a great pattern for […]

Retro Cat Cross Stitch Pattern

Retro Cat Cross Stitch Pattern

New in my shop! I’ve started adding my original cross stitch patterns to my shop. This retro cat pattern is designed from my Atomic Cat Acrylic Painting. This is a great pattern for a beginner and a unique one for a cross stitch enthusiast. Available […]

How to Make Your Own Graphic Heart Wall Art for Your Home Decor

How to Make Your Own Graphic Heart Wall Art for Your Home Decor

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I just love crafting something special! While searching through my basement, I found a frame I had bought from a garage sale.  I have a whole pile of them that I bought with the intention of using them to spruce […]

Primitive Farmhouse Wreath using Buffalo Plaid Fabric

Primitive Farmhouse Wreath using Buffalo Plaid Fabric

This is by far one of the easiest ways to make a wreath and it is so cute and tiny! First, I cut up an old flannel shirt with a wonderful black and white buffalo plaid fabric.  This shirt was a girl’s size 7/8 and […]

Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Decor

Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Decor

**I was compensated for this post.   This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Time to get ready for Christmas! I thought it was a bit early, but since Dollar Tree already has Christmas […]

New Hallmark Cards at Dollar Tree + Journal Video Tutorial

New Hallmark Cards at Dollar Tree + Journal Video Tutorial

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was so excited to open a package recently from Dollar Tree…they said they were sending me greeting […]

DIY Cat Painting With Glitter

DIY Cat Painting With Glitter

The second installment of my “Use Up My ‘Crap’ Craft Challenge”! I have a lot of stuff in my basement – art and craft supplies that need to be used up!  I developed a challenge for myself to use some of it up, instead of […]

How to Make a Butterfly Monoprint

How to Make a Butterfly Monoprint

Want to decorate your walls with your own modern one of a kind artwork? Make this beautiful Butterfly Monoprint!   First of all, some of you might be wondering – “What is a monoprint?”  A monoprint is a printmaking method in which each print is […]

DIY Donut Decor

DIY Donut Decor

My first installment of my “Use Up My ‘Crap’ Craft Challenge”! I have a lot of stuff in my basement – art and craft supplies that need to be used up!  I developed a challenge for myself to use some of it up, instead of […]

Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

My daughter and I already used up our batch of Cucumber White Tea Body Scrub, time to make a new kind! I’m growing quite a collection of go to DIY Body Scrubs! So far, I have had them last up to 2 months sitting on […]

Mosaic Pineapple DIY Decor

Mosaic Pineapple DIY Decor

Another Mosaic Project – just for me! I just love mosaics and especially like making my own with decorative paper. Check out the video of me assembling this project – here. I designed this pineapple mosaic for my dining room wall.  Pineapples are currently a […]

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Elliptical Eggs

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Elliptical Eggs

Artist Trading Cards and Joan Miro – Perfect Combination! I’m really excited about drawing on Artist Trading Cards.  I’ve created a few mini artworks on these tiny little cards, so far – Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline and Doodling With Circles and most recently Artist Trading Cards […]

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Ukrainian Egg Decorating, Pysanky, Pysanka…it’s called a number of things and it is so much fun! Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter Egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a batik – wax resist – method.  The plural of Pysanka is Pysanky. I’ve been doing […]

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Shamrocks

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Shamrocks

Shamrocks are fun to draw and really fun when you transform them! I’m really excited about creating Shamrock inspired artwork this season.  My latest creation starts with Artist Trading Cards, something I recently discovered.  I’ve created a few mini artworks on these tiny little cards, […]

Shamrock Watercolor Resist Painting

Shamrock Watercolor Resist Painting

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a holiday I usually do artwork for, but I thought I would give it a try this year! I searched on the internet for ideas to get started, but nothing really “tripped my trigger”. I’ve had watercolor resist on my mind […]

Easter Bunny Napkin Rings

Easter Bunny Napkin Rings

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I only spent $5.00 +tax using Easter and Party Supplies from Dollar Tree to make these cute little Easter Bunny […]

Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

I use this project in my classroom as an early finisher project for 6th Grade artists, but it started as a sketchbook activity for myself! I’ve always been attracted to artwork that contains a lot of repetition. This one meets that requirement, for sure! I […]

Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

I can’t wait to put these lovely Sherlock Holmes quotes up on my wall! My daughters and I decided to make our own Sherlock Holmes inspired artwork, because they are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges and we are fans of this […]

Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline

Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline

I’m new to Artist Trading Cards and I am hooked! Artist Trading Cards are small little cards that are meant to be works of art that are traded or given away, but never sold.  They only measure a small 2 ½” x 3 ½”.  They […]

DIY Morse Code Magnets

DIY Morse Code Magnets

My daughters just love making messages for my husband and I to decipher with these DIY Morse Code Magnets! We decided to make our own Morse Code activity, because my daughters are working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges.  My youngest is working […]

Postage Stamp Valentines

Postage Stamp Valentines

These Postage Stamp Valentines were so quick and fun to make! Once I got out all of my supplies this project went so quick…I think I spent more time looking for the supplies than it did to complete these cute little creations! Start with white […]

Heart Shaped Rainbow Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Rainbow Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

So this soap looks weird…like who puts rainbow sprinkles in soap! We do and we love it! This is a creation my daughter made up – she loves to experiment.  I laughed when she made a seashell shaped soap and put sprinkles in it…until we […]

Heart Shaped Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

What fun my daughter and I had making these easy soaps – Perfect for Valentine’s Day Gifts! My daughters are the ones that are into making soap and I haven’t taken my turn yet, I decided I would make hearts for Valentine’s and add my […]

DIY Heart Pockets – Valentine’s Day

DIY Heart Pockets – Valentine’s Day

What a sweet little gift to give this Valentine’s Day! These little DIY Heart Pockets are so cute and easy to make and you can hide a favorite little treat inside.  These would be great for your children to pass out at school to their friends or […]

Homemade Pumpkin Stamp

Homemade Pumpkin Stamp

When you are itching to make something and don’t have a stamp to do it with, make your own! I made my own pumpkin stamp and 5 different projects in about a 1/2 hour. I was feeling crafty and in the mood for pumpkins, so […]

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

I recently found out that October 21st is “Count Your Buttons Day”.  I’ve always loved buttons, don’t ever do much with them, but love collecting and keeping them. In celebration of “Count Your Buttons Day”, I developed this tutorial for making cute little spider magnets.  […]

Lemon Spearmint Body Scrub

Lemon Spearmint Body Scrub

I used up all of my body scrubs that I made this summer and wanted to make another using the fresh spearmint from my garden, before winter kills it! All of my other scrubs lasted for 2 months sitting on my bathroom counter, without being […]

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I only spent $5.00 +tax using Halloween items from Dollar Tree to make this Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration. […]

Owl Potato Prints

Owl Potato Prints

Do you like owls? Let’s make vegetable printing more unique! My daughters and I worked on another project for 4H to enter in the fair. The category is Fruit or Vegetable Prints and we wanted to kick it up a notch and make this kind […]