Browsing the archives for the DIY category

Clothespin Reindeer Ornament

Once upon a time, a popular craft with children was a reindeer made of wooden clothespins, googly eyes, and tiny pom-poms.  I have to say I haven’t really seen them in about 15 years or so though.  In an attempt to bring the cuteness back, I have put a few together myself! Only a few […]


DIY Bead Nightlight

There is no doubt that my knack for crafts came mostly from my grandmother. Even at 88 years old, she still makes amazing and clever little things.  During my last visit she sent me home with one of these little gems- a nightlight with a fancy beaded cover.   This would be a great project […]


Inspiration and Test

I have been itching to try out the blog on the iPad. With vacation, new ideas are popping up despite the fact that the SLR is not with me this time. My mom came up with this cute DIY for her sun room. I hope the iPad camera does it justice.   This coffee table […]


Adventure Baby! Newborn Aviator Hat

The itch to create a new project set in over Thanksgiving, and a few hours later a cute baby hat was born. I was impressed with the interest in my tiger hat pattern.  It only made sense to offer this hat pattern as well.  You can download the pdf pattern for free by clicking the […]

DIY Wine Cork Name Cards

I was married last year and boy what a DIY adventure that was!  I just went through some things and found a DIY name card project that I would love to share.  We had our rehearsal dinner at a French bistro and used the wine theme for our place settings.  I used wine corks that […]

DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump

Recently my husband did a magical renovation to our guest bath.  It turns out that you can indeed build cabinet doors yourself… or at least he can.  When he did finished the construction, I swooped in to decorate.  What we ended up with was a beautiful shabby chic (and very girly) cottage bathroom. The finishing […]