Household (Page 3)

Just 2 short weeks ago I shared my plans to turn a give-away chair into a “funky” master piece. I had a vision, but knew I tend to procrastinate on these types of projects. I decided if I announced my intentions here, I’d feel compelled to complete the project inRead More →

The adage “necessity is the mother of invention” is never as obvious as when a parent is trying to fashion a toy for a child when traditional toys are unavailable. A hankie becomes a “pew doll”, a piece of paper becomes an airplane or a “cooty catcher”, and a handful of vinesRead More →

Wander back a few days and read the first couple of paragraphs of the post I had on reusing craft designs. Here, is yet another way to use our little gnome. Follow the basic directions there except use the pattern found HERE. The biggest difference, is you will be placing the pattern on aRead More →

Anyone who knows me well, knows I NEVER make “just enough” food for dinner. When I make chicken soup, you would think I planned to feed the villagers… and, in fact, sometimes I do 🙂 But here is my philosophy… it really doesn’t take that much more time to makeRead More →

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Quite true. Also true… stones in the Michigan forests don’t do much rolling 🙂  They also get enough shade and dampness to cover most of the stones with moss. For a long time I’ve been wanting to make some Felted Stones for my house and theRead More →

I must say, I think this little guy might be the cutest doorstop in the bunch so far. My girls were excited to see him. Pippin will make a great spring guest in your home. Enjoy!     Materials: (yardages are approximate and based on optimal placement) Felt Embroidery flossRead More →

There have been times in my life when I had so much "stuff" on my walls that it was hard to notice anything in particular. It was my "clutter stage". Now, I’m just the opposite. Maybe it is because our lives are so "cluttered" right now, being in the "sandwich"Read More →

We get tons of emails from our readers. Sometimes they have questions, sometimes their kind words make us blush, and sometimes they simply WOW us! This falls into the category of WOWing us! I got this email from Jane: I thought you might be interested in the blanket I made as aRead More →

  This article was first published at One Generation to Another February 5, 2008. Read through it and on the other side are directions for turning used potpourri tarts and candle stubs into beautiful, new candles. Close your eyes…think of the smell of your elementary school cafeteria…the ocean…a baby’s neck.Read More →

I remember as a little girl going through my mom’s and grandma’s drawers. I can’t remember if I was given permission to do this or if it was a covert operation done on the sly. What I can remember was how fascinated I was with the contents of their drawers.Read More →

I got a new camera! Very exciting! My older camera (and will still be used camera) was fine but I found myself fighting with it. (I do love that my older camera takes videos… very important with a couple little dancers in our family). But now my mom and I bothRead More →