The Best Flour Sack Towels – At the Lodge

October 23, 2009

Set of nine embroidered flour sack dishtowels with an Northwoods theme. Each towel is hand embroidered. This set sells for $63,

Glittered Funkins

September 25, 2009

Here is one example of how to decorate Funkins. I purchased the glitter from Art Glitter in a myriad of colors. To create these, you can either use a simple craft glue or sprayable tack material which are both readily available at most craft stores or even Lowe’s. Do the main body color first and […]

The Best Flour Sack Towels – October

August 28, 2009

You just can’t go wrong with this idea. It’s useful and decorative! Why not bring in the holiday ghouls during dish chores? These towels actually work well – they are my favorite thing to dry dishes with – hang after use and they dry almost instantly, ready to be used again. They launder well too. […]

4th of July Carnation Balls

June 23, 2009

Carnation balls are a fresh take on a humble flower. They add a fun burst of color to your Fourth of July table, and they’re easy to make. Thoroughly saturate a sphere of floral foam with cool water, then insert short carnation stems — cut to an inch below the calyx — in a concentric, […]

Crewel Embroidery

October 30, 2009

Crewel Embroidery, or Crewelwork, is a decorative form of surface embroidery using wool and a variety of different embroidery stitches to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old. The origin of the word crewel is unknown but is thought to come from an ancient word […]

Bird’s Nest Placesetting

March 28, 2010

I wanted to make my placesetting for Easter this year something that was multi-purposed.  I wanted each guest to be able to go home with the item and to use it as a holiday decoration, but I also wanted it to have a treat for the guest. This craft can not get any easier. Here I used […]

Self-Healing Mats

January 3, 2015

My first crochet project in 25 years, I hope I can inspire you!

July 12, 2010

Here is a little tidbit of my new crochet project.  I have not picked up a crochet hook in 25 years, so I was not sure if I even knew how to do it – I will let the photo speak for itself.  I am going to make an afghan mixing the Soft Blue squares […]

The Best Flour Sack Towels – Dishes & Spoons

August 8, 2009

Here is a new set of seven flour sack towels with animated dishes and spoons. Set sells for $49 – These towels are 36″X38″ each.

The Best Flour Sack Towels – Kitchen Gadgets

May 31, 2010

Kitchen Gadgets dancing around that have been hand-embroidered on durable flour-sack towels to help you do your cleaning. Set of seven for $49 –

The Best Flour Sack Towels – Vegetables

July 12, 2009

Here is a set of seven flour sack towels with hand-embroidered vegetable motifs on them. This set sells for $49.

Wood Slab Cake Stand

November 25, 2014

Halloween Crafts – Glittered Bones

November 3, 2008

 As many of you may know, I enjoy crafting. Here is a project I made for Halloween. Here are glittered bones that I did up. It is an actual complete skeleton (not real) that I have glittered up in fall colors. It may look menacing to some, but it is spooky and glamorous at the […]

SHOP – Faux Bois Baubles Collection

December 6, 2010

Our new faux bois baubles collection is meant to be great for men and women alike.

The Best Flour Sack Towels – June

June 13, 2009

The sun, the sand, the surf. All things that bring the month of June alive. The weather is warm and we can finally get outside again; at least those of us that live in the northern part of the country. Here related into a flour sack towel for the kitchen. Contact me if you would […]

SHOP – Vintage Travel Baubles Collection

September 30, 2010

Inspired by a road trip across America, my vision was about forward movement – momentum, so to speak. How we get from point A to point B in ALL aspects of our life. Coupled with the fact that we all need to be reminded at times to keep on moving forward. Being sedentary is never […]

Halloween Centerpiece

October 28, 2009

  I am always looking for ways to make a centerpiece more glamorous, without spending a fortune. Sometimes I am able to use something I already have and recycle it in a sense, as in this case where I recycled a 8″ cast iron urn that I have used for a previous craft project. I […]

Beading – Image Transferring

May 6, 2010

Recently I came across a new technique to me, Image Transferring.  You can use wide variety of materials to transfer to, here I used copper to transfer images of fish onto the metal.  I have also done this to resin, metal, even wood!  Coupled on this piece with fresh water pearls and crystals that I […]

The Best Flour Sack Towels – Primitive

April 7, 2010

Like old, vintage-antique country, farm and ranch primitives, these towels imbue the feel of yesterday and the values of traditions past embroidered onto wonderful 36″ square flour sack towels. This set of four is $36.

Flour Sack Towels – Chore Days

August 16, 2010

These are the same designs my Grandmother Ellen had in her kitchen that I would dry her dishes with when she first showed me how to embroider.  Each day is hand embroidered with a specific chore.  Kitchy and fun, this set of seven dishtowels is sure to make the chores more enjoyable.  $49 for the […]

The Best Flour Sack Towels – Fruit Fancy

October 21, 2009

Here is a set of Days of the Week embroidered flour sack dishtowels that have a fanciful fruit motif with them. Set of seven is $49 –

Easter: Thread-wrapped eggs and bump chenille baskets

March 19, 2010

I know Easter is coming, and I wanted to show you a fun Easter craft idea. Using simple fabric dye, I dyed bump-chenille pipe cleaners in various colors until they had a pastel hue. Then, after letting them dry, wrapped them around a styrofoam egg-shape to create the basket bowl. The handle was created by […]

Favorite Things – Betz White, Confections in Cashmere

April 26, 2009

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? I recently discovered this pincushion and thought it was a fantastic idea. What a way to add life to your sewing time/space. Talk about green crafting, all of the materials in this have been recycled. She has a pincushin that is shaped like a pie and the center holds buttons – […]

Funkins

October 2, 2012

As soon as I sense the fall season approaching, I start to think about autumn’s bounty. One of those the things I love to do is carving pumpkins, but I was always disheartened by the level of work put into these creations only to have them vanished by morning’s arrival. I use to also wish […]

Beading with Amethysts

March 5, 2010

I craft because I have to hyperfocus to keep my sanity. I am a frequent shopper at The Bead Monkey and I came up with the idea to create a cocktail necklace out of amethysts, Swarovski crystals and silver. It clasps in front via a large, silver finding and two, wire-looped faceted drop amethysts hang […]

Gilt Turkeys

January 3, 2015

Yo-Yo Quilting

July 17, 2009

Making a yo-yo quilt is a fun and decorative way to gather all your left over fabric pieces together and use them to make a beautiful craft project. Here are the steps for making your own yo-yo quilt. Choose a plastic lid or a CD as a circle template for your yo yos. The yo […]