Decoupage Paint Stick

17 Jul

I keep a weekly calendar of who needs to be where and of course it is posted on the refrigerator.  Today I came across this idea from Show and Tell U to decoupage a paint stick and add magnets.  I really like the idea.paint stick

Totes, Purses and Bags

16 Jul

What I like about making purses, totes or bags is it lets me explore and experiment with style. And if it doesn’t work out I still have a functioning bag.  Quilt Inspiration has two sites with free patterns.  One is for purses/bags and the other is for totes.  Oh Boy!  Doing some sewing today!Free patterns 2, purses-handbags-zip bags, quiltinspiration.blogspot.comFree tote bag patterns Aug 2012 at

Art from Recycled items

12 Jul

I came across these fantastic bowls made out of recycled egg cartons and that is what started my train of thought for today’s post.  You can find the instructions for the bowls at Sew Beastly.paper bowl

Turn junk mail into flower art, just follow the instructions at Grow Creative.junk mail flowersI don’t know about you, but I have bought t-shirts just for the artwork.  Then didn’t know what to do with them because I don’t wear t-shirts.  Love this idea from Trashy Crafter.  You can staple, pin, or glue a t-shirt around an art canvas.recycled-tshirt-canvas-art-for-home-trashy-crafter-3Here is another way to use junk mail by Crafty Foxes.junk mail


11 Jul

I am going a little out of character today and post a recipe.  I love meringue cookies and they are pretty easy to make. It does take time as they cook at a low temperature for about an hour and a half.  You can find the recipe at Brit & Co.  Caster sugar is a super fine sugar.  If you don’t have any just put regular sugar in a grinder.  cookies

Painted Curtains

6 Jul

I came across this idea for hand painted curtains and thought they were absolutely beautiful, so of course I had to share.  I found the tutorial at Cuckoo for Design.Jonathan_Adler_inspired_DIY_curtains

Organized Car

3 Jul

Are you getting ready for a long car ride with the family?   My mom always had a tote bag filled with goodies for a long trip.  I am not sure how she got everything in that tote bag, but there were snacks, toys, washcloth kept wet in a plastic bag (this was before wipes), tissues and more.  For my guys I had a lot of the same things.  I get car sick if I read in the car, books on tape are wonderful way to pass the time.  We would make up games and play some of the old standards like “I spy”.  I have collected a few ideas to help make it an easier ride.  cereal containerdidterest

Cereal container for trash.

Organizing Art Supplies Fig Milkshakes

Great way to check those art supplies in one place.  School supplies are starting to appear in the store. Snack Box2DIY & Crafts.

I like the idea of have this for each kid, they can be in charge of when they are hungry. 489x653x14-remote-storage.jpg.pagespeed.ic.UZpQfnOJzRDIY & Crafts

This one is a win-win.  Storage and keep the seat clean under the booster seat.IMG_1155Tinker Frog

A sewing project for keeping the car tidy.

Pen and Ink

29 Jun

I have been trying my hand at pen and ink drawing.  I thought it was something that I had enough background in art that I could just jump right in.  Should have known better.  So in looking for a little more information on technique I came across a wonderful tutorial for a pen and ink cityscape on The Postmans Knock.Atlanta_Cityscape_Illustration


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