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Turkey day is nearly here, huzzah! As someone who has never been big on football, one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is to keep busy with easy craft project after the meal is over (or if you are lucky enough, before the meal is up because some fabulous family member is doing all the cooking). When I was a kid this meant stringing popcorn, but now we have moved on to … Read More.

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DIY Copper Scrubbing Wreath

Oh Christmas wreath, oh Christmas wreath, how functional thy branches! That's right folks: a sparkly copper Christmas wreath made with copper scrubbers. Literally, the gift that keeps on giving. You can use the scrubbers long after the season is over. Hang out side, hang it inside, hang it on the garage door. It's masculine. It's upcycled. It's lumberjack chic. And where can … Read More.


Thankful Tree

I don't know anyone who hates Thanksgiving. I know plenty of people who hate Valentines, Halloween, and even a few who are fed up with Christmas...but I have never found anyone who hates Thanksgiving. Why? Who can find fault with eating pie and food and being appreciative and eating more pie? Nobody. That's who. I have been trying to come up with a Thanksgiving craft for … Read More.


Happy Monday: Cardmakers Wanted

Well folks, it's hard been a week of extremes in my little glitter cubby. What started as a string of blissful highs ended in a string of violence...then a string of … Read More.

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Craft Lightning: God’s Eyes

To my embarrassment and dismay, God's Eyes are one of those craft projects that everyone on the planet seems to know, but me. I'm not sure why that is. My summer … Read More.

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Custom Dyed Yarn Lampshade

For someone who does not knit, yarn has taken over my life. And I love it. Yarn here, yarn there, yarn everywhere. My holiday situation is yarntastic … Read More.


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Upcycle: Pen Organizer

My pet peeve to end all pet peeves: When you can't find a pen and then you do and the pen doesn't work. Why doesn't it work? Because it hates me I … Read More.