April 2011

Burlap Garland with Brown Rose Buds

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Lately I have noticed that garlands are everywhere.  Especially in wedding decor.  In fact, I just don’t know where all of these wonderful ideas are coming from.  It seems there should be an end to them.  But, no.  One of my favorite “idea” things to do is to Google things starting with the word “images”.  […]

Bling-Bling Magnets in Under an Hour

When I first heard the words bling-bling . . . I have to admit that I had to ask.  My daughters said it had to do with sparkle.  Like wedding rings.  Anything that sparkles or shines or reflects light and looks like the Hope Diamond is considered bling-bling.  Or, just bling. I needed some little […]

File Box Make-Over in One Hour

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This is a just a quick look at quick project.  This wooden box was white.  It is my “idea file”.  I have been trying to “think outside of the box” (so to speak) when it comes to color.  I tend to choose muted tones but lately I have tried some bright alternatives.  Mixed this and […]

Chicks are Pink

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{ this grandma blog is a fun way to communicate with grandchildren who live far-away. i can tell a story without being there and send the book along in the mail}     The little nest was filled with chicks when Lydia found it.  Pink chicks.  She carefully re-arranged them in the nest to be […]

Old Memo Board Make-Over

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I seldom paint anything.  If I say that I am going to . . . Grandpa always says he will do it for me.  That is because I am a messy painter.  Not sure why, but it is true.  He wasn’t around today when I thought about my old memo board.  I found it in […]

Kissing Frogs

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One of my favorite things about living now is the digital camera.  Who would have thought I would have so much fun with one ?  I can tell tiny tales with photographs  ’till the cows come home.  My grandma Clara used to say that. My granddaughter Clara is a princess through and through.  Every princess […]

Keepsake File Box


“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” -Rosalind Russell-     I am always looking for somewhere to put something.  Patterns, pictures, tutorials, ideas.  One thing always leads to another and so I made a Keepsake File Box to sit on my desk.  I used a combination of things I had on hand […]

Easter Garland from Paper Scraps

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This was an easy-easy Easter Garland to make because I used my Silhouette Cutting Machine.  It helped me to make the connected rabbits, chicks and duckies. I cut the leaves by hand.  These were my supplies: card stock paper scraps white floral wire beads ink pad for distressing glue dots itsy hole punch I would […]

Organizing Using Curtain Rods

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Keeping track of things in small spaces is a real trick.  The little odds and ends have always presented a challenge for me.  Especially the little scrapbook embellishments.  I have walked past the little twirly thing with little black clamps a million times.  It is available in every craft store.  It was just too expensive […]