Etching a Pyrex Dish

Hello – today I’m going to show you how to etch a Pyrex (or other glass) dish.  These are great for potlucks and make the perfect gift.  You can make a whole set of different shapes/sizes as a wedding or housewarming gift.  Be sure to make a set for yourself while you’re at it.    A large bottle of Etching Cream will get you [...]

Customized Library Card Tote – Makes a Great Gift!

When I saw this bag from Out of Print I knew I had to make one for my Librarian Sister-in-Law and as teacher gifts!  So I got some DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint, ordered my totes and got to work designing the vinyl stencils.  (Custom Order Stencils in my shop!) It’s a pretty simple craft if you have the stencils.  You could go more simple [...]

Growth Chart DIY with Video!

Hey!  Wanna see how I make the most popular item in my shop? Check out this quick video and instructions on how to make one yourself!  Download Step By Step Instructions (PDF) PURCHASE STENCIL Purchase Stencil File (.studio3) for download Growth Chart Ruler DIY Mark height directly on the wood board with a permanent marker or paint pen. Save the [...]

Trick-or-Treat? GIVEAWAY!

I’ve partnered up with five great websites to offer you a chance to win $100 gift card to use on yourself, or to start that holiday shopping early. It’s quick and easy to enter; just use the system linked below and earn one entry for each thing you do. If you already follow me on social media, all you have to do is say so and [...]

Customized Book Bag Teacher Gift

Being a crafter I’ve been excitedly awaiting the day that my kids would start school and I’d get to make fun teacher gifts.  Well, last fall was that day!   My oldest started preschool so I volunteered to make some gifts from the class.  For the holidays I made them ornaments from the students, check them out… For the end of [...]

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

If you follow my blog you may know that cake decoration is a favorite craft of mine. I have a cake site that features many of the cakes I’ve made over the years. With the craft business taking off, I don’t have as much time anymore to make cakes, but I do still make them every now and then. It’s been a while since I’ve [...]

Keepsake Hand Print Sign

Looking for the perfect DIY gift?  Here is a great one for grandparents, parents, babysitters, godparents, and the list goes on!  Every year for Mother’s Day the boys and I make a gift for my mother and MIL. I figure Mother’s Day is THE perfect day for a handmade gift from a child. This year we made a sign with each boy’s hand [...]

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I have partnered up with my favorite CPA, Amy Northard – The Accountant For Creatives, to offer you a $25 ETSY giftcard giveaway. It’s quick and easy to enter using the form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway Follow Amy for help with taxes and bookkeeping for small businesses and individuals. Amy offers great tips in her newsletter and [...]

Simple Summer Wreath

I’m most definitely no wreath expert, but I play one online.    I made a yarn wreath for the holidays and liked it so when spring came around, I thought, hey why not make one for the summer too.  So I picked out my favorite flower, the simple yellow daisy, and yarn to match and got to work.  It’s really a very simple wreath, as I [...]

Sports Themed Name Decoration

How many kids LOVE sports? I know my littles do! So I’ve worked up some 12″ letters to hang on a wall in a sports theme. In this posting I will show how I made the name Quinn in the sports: Basketball, Soccer, Football, Baseball and Tennis. I will tell you where to find the supplies needed, or how you can place an order and have me [...]
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