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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Preparing for the Easter Parade

Tomorrow, the Mini Cooper club will participate as a group in the Dillsboro Easter Parade again this year.  We went to last year's event, although we didn't have our Mini yet so we couldn't be in the parade.  This year, we will be part of the procession, and I needed to get a few things …

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“In Your Easter Bonnet …

...with all the frills upon it!"  Yes, we are doing the Dillsboro Easter Parade again this year with the Mini Cooper club, so I needed to step up the Easter Bonnet from last year.  My Spring Hat was cute and went well with the sweater I wore last year, but didn't have the panache of …

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