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Bedroom Makeover by Grinninglikeanidiot-2

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, [...]

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How to Install a Silhouette Wall Design

For Valentine's Day I created a wall design to go around gallery of pictures shown in the post "To my Valentine".  Frankly, I was surprised it turned out as good as it did. The idea started with just putting a [...]

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Reuse Child’s Art Easel – Part II

Waste not, want not...right!  In Part I of Reusing a Child's Art Easel I took apart Em's old Easel to make a wall Easel.  In this second post, I'll put to use the paint trays. Here is the Wall Art [...]

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Button Burlap Heart

Mom, Em and I headed up to Fayetteville, TN to visit Sir's Fabric Store for some fabric shopping and ran across bags and bags of buttons for $3 to $5  - well,  we were all over that.  This was my [...]

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3 Generations of Art!

Hey Everyone!, I've been away from posting for a while so that I could work on bringing you all more options to get some artwork into your house....not everyone actually wants to paint, I get that... So I've opened up [...]

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Decorating Pillows – Embellish with Ribbons

Last weekend Em made another pillow from with a bowl of ribbon and stuff that I had made or collected that I hadn't found a use for just yet.  She started decorating another pillow while still in her pajamas. (I [...]

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Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker

Trial and Error A friend and colleague of mine asked me "Do any of your projects mess up or turn out bad?"  My response "Oh, yeah definitely!"  And I gave her the example of the Glow in the Dark Spider [...]

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Decorating Pillows – Make Them Sparkle!

Em got into my craft room and found a bowl of ribbons, sparkly things, just stuff I didn't quite know what to do with yet but definitely wasn't ready to part with (they were too pretty and I had enough [...]

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One of a Kind Piece of Art

My Mom is a creative-crafter.  Such an odd statement, I know, but it's true.  My Mom has the unique ability to be both creative and crafty; she's a dreamer and a doer - it's a rare combination and one that [...]

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Chalkboard Paint for Labels

Jars are an great place to put stuff and they are abundantly available. All you have to do is save one, clean it and remove the label by soaking it in water. I use jars for collecting all of my [...]

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Relaxation Mask – Don’t Poke the Bear!

Last Sunday I woke up and instantly thought of the song "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars and I thought: "I want to do nothing today".  This video is classic -at least in my mind :). But knowing me, that's [...]

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Cupcake Painting Party – Painting Instructional Video

Last week Amanda had us over for an evening full of cupcakes, painting and good people. You could do the same and pull it off with just a little info from myself and Amanda.   A heavenly cupcake called, "Caramel Toffee [...]

How to Make Basket Liners

Tutorial – How to Make Basket Liners

I recently purchased some plain baskets for craftroom storage and wanted to spiff them up with some pretty fabric.  So I needed to make basket liners.  I've never made basket liners before and it took me two stabs at it [...]

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Silhouette Toilet Fun

We recently changed out our kids toilet from a little Gerber Peewee Children's toilet and I had to make it more fun for them and address a little problem that boys seem to have. We originally had a normal size [...]

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Turn a Cake Plate into a Tool Caddy

I'm always looking for something to keep my sewing tools handy and came up with a handy way to keep the tools close and also move the quickly out of my way when I need the room. I used: Some [...]

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Stop Wasting Silhouette Vinyl!

As you guys know, I'm working on updating and organizing my Office/Craftroom. The result, I am learning a TON! And the latest, I figured out when I was TRYING to take a nap... I popped up and had to try [...]

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Paperweight – Who’d a Thunk It!

Need something to hold down your Silhouette Vinyl, Stencil paper, transfer, fabric from moving around, wrapping paper from rolling up, all those things that you need to cut before it runs away or rolls up? My Mom had asked me [...]

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My Hidden Stash

I'm in the process of redecorating and organizing my Office/Craftroom and just had to share my favorite part!  The refreshment area for an afternoon pick-me-up. ;-) It looks seemingly innocent area, right?  My single cup Keurig, with a bowl of [...]

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Hide that Powerstrip in 3 Easy Steps

Need a little space or get annoyed with how visible power strips can be? You can hide it in 3 easy steps. All you need: A little Velcro Power Strip Hot Glue gun And it's as easy as 1, 2, [...]

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Prepare for Fun in the Snow: How to Make a Snowman Kit

Get ready for the snow and building family memories while building a Snowman!  You can make this snowman kit during nap-time! In the South we do not get a lot of snow, but when we do we want to make [...]

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Easy Butterfly Tutorial

Add a touch of Spring at the onset of Winter. Here is what you'll need: Tulle Contrast fabric or tissue paper String/Yarn/Pipe cleaner Circles, click here to download a template For easy access, cut and layout 3 pieces of string [...]