National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month, so let's get our crafting smocks on, fire up the sewing machines, and have some fun for spring!  Today I have gathered some of my spring inspired projects and some really great deals for you.  First up, paint a watering can to hang in your garden with my Watering Can …

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Christmas Centerpiece

Reworking the pine cone basket I made last year, I wanted to freshen it up for the Christmas season.  Holidays mean a little more shine, so I covered up the foam in the middle to get it ready to spray paint. Several light coats of metallic gold were applied, turning the piece over and around …

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Autumn Jubilee Fabric Crafting – Recovering a Lamp Shade

Autumn Jubilee has to include some crafting time, and this one will use fabric.  I found this little lamp at a thrift store (naturally, LOL!!), and it was the size I wanted for the den.  I needed a small lamp to provide some low light for the room when we are watching movies.  My Sweet …

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Autumn Jubilee – Kitchen Wreath

Autumn Jubilee continues today with a project featuring a new idea for your jelly roll strip leftovers.  We'll make an Autumn Kitchen Wreath!  Of course, you could use Christmas fabric jelly roll strips for a Christmas theme wreath, or really any color scheme you like.  Use your kitchen colors for an everyday addition to your …

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Autumn Jubilee Crafting – Hogwarts Textbooks

Our first crafting project of the Autumn Jubilee event is a fun one.   With Halloween coming up, I've been working on a plan for costumes for us.  We have a really fun Halloween party to attend at the end of the month with our Mini Cooper Club, and the costumes last year were spectacular, which …

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Making Handmade Papers

After buying a couple of books and reading about this process, assembling what I thought I needed, waiting for a nice day outside to try this and dilly dallying for a year, I finally got around to a day to attempt making paper. I've been Drying Flowers for months, so I have a lot of …

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Drying Flowers from the Garden

I have a couple of projects that will require some dried flowers, so I've been working on this for a few months.  Drying hydrangea stems is pretty easy, and as you can see, I have a lot to choose from this year.  I cut some while they were still mostly blue, and others after they …

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Herb Garden Mossy Planters

These small pots were found on a recent thrifting outing, and I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them.  Taking them to the workbench, I got out the basket of acrylic paints.  The green stuff in the glass dish is moss. I scraped a the moss from the stone and concrete drainage half-pipe …

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