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Artist Gift Guide

Artist Gift Ideas

There is a reason why they call them "starving artists"; art supplies, especially high quality art supplies, are not cheap! So, with Christmas fast approaching I thought I'd help out fellow artists, new and experienced, with a list of artist [...]

How to Make Vintage Looking Paper Video-

Video: How to Dye Paper for Vintage Look

Several weeks ago I redecorated LilMan's bedroom and created this shadow box filled with treasures that he had found over the last several years.  These little treasures made for a really cool addition to his bedroom them of "Adventure/Explorer".  :). [...]

How to Tie A Knot on Thread in 4 seconds

Video: How to Tie a Knot for Sewing in 4 seconds!

Some time ago, Ben needed help sewing a button onto a jacket. I've watched him do it before and it was just painful to watch, painfully slow. So I asked if I could do it, while he watched. The first [...]

25 Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts

25 (and growing) Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts

Fall is upon us and kids are starting to come indoors a lot more.  I seem to be hearing the phrase "I'm bored" with that annoying whine behind it that strikes the nerve.  The nerve that says 'oh, I'll give you [...]

How to Make Dog Leash

How to Make an Indestructible Dog Leash

We've had Sophie for a little over a year and this is the first dog that we've ever had that could tear up a dog leash in 1 minute to 3 minutes.  We've found that she can destroy a nylon [...]

How to Paint an Ole Miss Helmet

SEC Paintings: Video Tutorial to Paint an Ole Miss Football Helmet

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Ole Miss, by far the best school in the nation for tailgating (IMO :) ). People setup wonderful displays in The Grove with lots of finger foods, decorations [...]

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Are you a Craft-a-holic?

Hey guys, It's been a while since I've been on my regular schedule of Monday posts, but I swear I've been busy with crafty stuff.  As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure I have issues.  So I've put together [...]

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Em’s Surprise Bedroom Makeover!

After a month of planning and sewing we did it!  The whole family was in on Em's surprise bedroom makeover: Grandma, Grandpa, Ben, LilMan and Mammaw.  Everyone had a hand. :) The Plan We had to get Em out of [...]

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DIY – Can I Really Do It Myself?

Before you start your next DIY project, take a look at this handy infographic from UK Oak Doors, and answer the questions on the flow chart truthfully. Some DIY projects make a lot of sense, but not everyone has the [...]

Developing My Daughter's Passion

Developing My Daughter’s Passion

So, I lied to to my daughter.  I felt bad about 'tricking' her, but I wanted her to be part of her surprise bedroom makeover.   It took me a while to figure out how we are going to make [...]

What is your passion?

What is your passion?

Some people have a passion for creating, law, art, designing, decorating, medicine, teaching etc.  How do you know when you have passion?  Passion is when you you start something and suddenly the day is gone and you've forgotten to eat, [...]

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The Start of a Surprise Bedroom Makeover

One of my fondest memories is when I was about 5 years old. My brother and I had spent a week at my Grandma and Grandpa's farm in the early 1980s. And while Steve and I had a great time, [...]