So much for the Valentine’s post I had planned. The pictures are somewhere and hopefully I will get around posting it this week. Though I may wait until April 14th, then I will be an even two months late. This St. Patrick’s day was ridiculous. I don’t know what came over me! I might as… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day!
I really don’t like Christmas. I like the idea of it, or the “ideal” of it. Giving someone a thoughtful gift, something you put your heart into, something you worked for that was completely for someone else. Spending time together, actually having time to sit and relax, talk and play. Unfortunately, that ideal has been… Continue reading Upcycled Christmas Tree and DIY Ribbon Garland
Last year, 2011, we dyed our eggs from scratch. Vinegar, water and either veges or herbs were used (see end of post for pictures)! I loved it! While I took a few pictures I kept records of the dyeing process. Then last May we moved. Everything got packed up, including my records. Jump to this… Continue reading Natural Easter Egg Dye 2012
Easter was a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to get this post up before the subject of Easter grew icy cold. When I was a kid, my Easter basket was filled to the brim, usually overflowing with presents, toys, but mainly candy, candy, candy. It has to be one of the bigger candy… Continue reading Greening up Easter / Minimizing Easter.
I wrote two paragraphs to introduce this craft. That is too many. Here is a quick summary and we will get on to the directions. It is already 9pm and I have yet to finish a pair of mittens before bed. That and sweet, sweet Harry Potter is calling my name, along with Hermione, we… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Glasses!
Recently, as in the past couple of months, I have been saving burnt out light bulbs, not the fancy LED swirl ones, but the older bulb ones. I had no idea what I was saving them for, but I knew I would figure it out. Eventually, a couple of weeks ago, I did. I was… Continue reading Lightbulb Ornaments; Decoupage!
For Halloween the snug and I made some fun lantern decorations. Now even though we did ours for Halloween, this craft can transfer over to any other holiday. You can do snowflakes or hearts, Menorahs or trees, anything really. They would be great for picnics in the summer, or in our case, great to light… Continue reading Homemade Decorations: Painted Lanterns