Costume Jewelry Wreath

I had been collecting costume jewelry for several years, with hopes of eventually turning them into a brooch bouquet.  Not that I am planning on getting married anytime soon, but I have fallen in love with how beautiful they are to display as a work of art.  I think I had accumulated enough brooches and […]

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Gooey Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Nuts

I’ve developed a habit of finding a great baking recipe and then sticking with it over the course of a year, making the item over and over and giving it to different people.  I find that that’s what works best for me. Well, recently, I decided to bake for one of my favorite instructors at Castle […]

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Paper Wonderland Tunnel Book Class with Charlene McNally

After a long (for me) hiatus, I finally made it back to Castle in the Air – the first time this year, believe it or not.  This time it was for the Paper Wonderland tunnel book class by Charlene McNally, my first with this very talented artist. I’ve made tunnel books before (here, here, and here), […]

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Crystal Embellished Box Clutch

One of the blogs I follow is P.S. – I Made This… by Erica Domesek, the hip DIY diva.  She started her blog to show other fashion-lovers how to make their own versions of designer knockoff goods.  I am not big on designer goods, but this lady has some great ideas, including this faceted crystal […]

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Savory Cheddar Cheese Cookie Recipe

I hope you all had a great Christmas/holiday celebration with your loved ones!  In my haste to get everything done for the holidays, including my last blog post, I totally forgot to wish everyone a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays. I did a ton of holiday-related baking, and today I continue my Christmas postings with this recipe […]

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Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Wreath, Part 2

Last year I shared with you my knockoff of a wreath that was originally sold at Anthropologie.  (You can read it here).  It featured oak leaves, acorns, and an owl. Well I decided to make another one for my best friend, Li, because the wreath featured an owl, and the animal Li identifies with is […]

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Anatomical Embroidery with Robert Mahar

Well, hello again!  I’ve been trying to catch you all up on my crafty adventures.  Today, I share with you an embroidery class I took a few months ago with Robert Mahar at Handcraft Studio School. Robert was a doll and his enthusiasm rubbed off on us. This isn’t your mom’s embroidery, but a more […]

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Crepe Paper Tea Roses with Tiffanie Turner

Hello out there, blogland!  It’s been sooooo long since I last posted, you may have wondered where I’ve been.  Sorry for the long absence.  I’m still crafting, but a lot of my free time has been spent with another forgotten hobby of mine – reading.  I just rediscovered my love of books.  Fiction books, to be […]

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Walnut Apricot Muffin Recipe

I have a Pin board where I collect recipes from all over the internet.  While I use it for recipes that look easy and delicious, I also use it to keep track of recipes I want to try on my family – in particular, recipes for baked sweets.  As you’ve heard me discuss many times previously, I […]

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Handmade Ladybug Theme Birthday Card for a Friend

My friend (and hairdresser) Eva’s birthday was last month, so I was late in giving her her birthday card last week when I had my hair appointment.  Anyway, this gave me more time to actually make her a card, something that I have neglected doing, as you can tell from my lack of card making […]

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