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TLC’s Valentines Day Crafts Party

Monday, February 8th, 2010

As you decorate your shoe boxes in preparation of the Valentines that will soon fill them, take a moment to check out the gems that came out of Sunday’s Valentines Day Crafts Party! Mimosas in hand, eight Austinites (including a couple Houston crafters) joined forces to indulge in paper, glitter and ribbon. Top Shelf Crafts [...]

Austin Flea Market

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

If you have a free moment today, check out Austin Flea. This fairly new event, inspired by Brooklyn’s monthly market promises handmade art, jewelry, clothing, gifts, baked goods, live music and other holiday goodies. The event benefits the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas (vendor booth fees and entry fees go straight to the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DIY: Thanksgiving Leftovers Empanadas

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

This year, I hosted my very first Thanksgiving! Great company and recipes from friends and family new and old. I thrive on hectic – so this is my kind of holiday.
Now, with the big day gone and a refrigerator full of leftovers, comes creativity. For me, this means Leftovers Empanadas. The idea struck me [...]

Imagination Required

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Here’s an email I received from my good friend, Nails. Not only is she beautiful, she also delivers one gem of an imagination booster – sidewalk chalk wonderlands. She connects with her daughter using this skill and they’ve come up with some fantastic worlds of imagination.
Reading her note, I can’t help but be reminded of [...]

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