Archive for January, 2010

DIY: Handmade Necklace

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

One of my favorite jewelry pieces was given to me by my grandmother. It’s a long necklace that can be worn long, looped twice or three times. It’s incredibly versatile and I get endless compliments – so, I’ve decided to share it with you. Make this looker for yourself. Here’s how!

The Final Piece
You’ll need 10 [...]

A Decorative Birdcage For TLC

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

My decorative birdcage selections have arrived thanks to the speedy response of Sweetshorn Vintage and Ebay. I expect my pewter bird feet any day now! The faux distressed look of the red cage is kind of bothering me – so a new paint job or a more genuine distressed job (ie. sandpaper) might be in [...]

Valentines Day Crafts

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Though I don’t remember ever receiving chocolates or flowers, I do remember the bright-eyed excitement that has always been Valentines Day morning. This is one of my Mother’s holidays. One she took great pride in, but that few knew of.
Each year, in the cherub-filled hours of morning, our family would stumble out of bed and [...]

Find Your Inspiration: Decorative Birdcage Ideas

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

I can hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet dipped in pewter!
I’ve placed my order. And in a few short days, two sets of Bluebird feet, a Dove bill and accompanying feet and one adorable pair of Mini Duck feet will come parading into my life.
And with this long awaited order, I’ve also impulsively purchased [...]

DIY: Baby Shower

Friday, January 15th, 2010

I am using every creative bone I have to prove to women everywhere that baby showers can be awesome.
My twin sister’s with bun and I’ve been charged with throwing a baby shower that is neither boring nor lame. Impossible? Well, maybe. But I think I can do it with a little alcohol and a [...]

DIY: Bright Photos, Simple and Unique

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Create photographic masterpieces in a jiffy with a lightbox, some toys and a digital camera. Seriously! I discovered this little trick about a year ago while playing around in my studio and continue to love the results.
Ever since I was a child I’ve horded miniature relics and idolized dioramas (see: my adventures in an [...]

January is National Letter Writing Month

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Grab your quills! January is National Letter Writing Month and the perfect time to catch up on your correspondence. For those of you who missed out on making those holiday connections, leave it to January to give you another chance.
And if that’s not reason enough, do it for the stamp. Check out this knock [...]

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