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  • Eco-Friendly Stains and Paints to Revive Old Furniture

    Throughout the years, my husband and I have inherited some interesting pieces of furnture.  None of them would be considered antiques, and some are just hand-me-downs that we took without really knowing why.  Two of these pieces of furntire were in our art/guest room, and every time we looked at them we wondered what we […] More

  • Double Duty for Your Daily Calendar

    I received a Page A Day calender this last Christmas, and I was saving the pages that I pulled each day wondering what I could do with them.  I didn’t want to recycle them, since it is an adorable calendar… I had a pile sitting on my desk until I realized this morning what I […] More

  • Make Both Mother Nature and Aunt Flo Happy

    There is something that happens to most women every month, regardless of if they talk about it, hide it, or pretend it doesn’t exist.  That is our periods.  It’s arguably the lamest part of any given month, and few women that I know talk about it with excitement.  Well, I just found a great pattern […] More

  • Use Mateless Socks To Spice Up Planters

    Everyone has had experience with the Sock Monster.  This beast generally takes socks from you while your clothes are in the dryer, or they could mysteriously disappear under the bed never to be seen again.  What you’re left with is a bunch of socks without their mates, and if they have any sort of design […] More

  • Making a Paint Brush Caddy Out of an Old T-Shirt

    Even though the weather is still gloomy, and there aren’t any real signs that Spring is on the way, I have started to clean and organize my house in preparation.  One of the first rooms that I tackled recently was my art room, and I realized that in one drawer I had a ton of […] More

  • Old Broken Crayons? Not Anymore!

    I love coloring.  All of my best creative ideas come while I’m coloring on the pages of my day planner, or the grocery list, or my husband’s left arm.  I have tins and tins of crayons that I’ve collected throughout the years.  I am, also, a crayon purist.  Once a crayon breaks, I throw it […] More

  • Green is the New Red: Crafting a Green Valentine’s

    I see fat, winged babies in the gift card aisle.  I see rows upon rows of pink wrapped chocolates at every store I go to, even if it’s a tire shop.  I start seeing ads for “single awareness” parties.  This could only mean one thing… Valentine’s Day.  With V-day rapidly approaching, and no one forgetting […] More

  • Revive Your Sole/Soul With Shoe Stamps

    Shoes are something that most people have around.  There are the pair that lurk in your closet for months and you never wear, and there are shoes that you wear every day and now have big gaping holes.  When your shoes reach the end of their lifespan, here is a creative way to reuse the […] More

  • Lots of Fabric Scraps? Not When We’re Done With Them!

    After writing yesterday’s post about making a rag rug with extra fabric, I started thinking… “What about the pieces not big enough for a rug, but are big enough that I don’t want to toss them?”  Well, self, here is the answer!  For scraps at least 6 inches by 4 inches, you can make an […] More

  • Have Extra Fabric Laying Around? Make a Rag Rug!

    We’re in the process of making a long-distance move here at my house, from Northern Idaho to Central Oregon.  With that comes a lot of random pieces of clothing, old towels, or scraps of fabric that we don’t want to throw away, but aren’t in good enough shape to send off to Goodwill.  I was […] More

  • Keeping a Craft Room Green and Organized

    If you’re one of the lucky people that has enough space in their house to have a craft/art room, like myself, then you know how quickly things can become messy and cluttered after you’ve been working on a project.  Depending on if the project has a deadline or not, it can also mean that you […] More

  • Cardboard Boxes Make the Best Art

    I recently found out about this great collabortive art piece called The Box Doodle Project.  The idea is that you take a cardboard box that would otherwise be thrown out, and make art with it.  Their tagline is “Make the most of the least,” and I couldn’t agree with that more.  If you’ve got a […] More

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