Inspiring you one craft at a time

Month: September 2013

Harvest Festival Inspirations

Harvest Festival Inspirations

Several years ago, I purchased a beautiful dragon’s blood agate focal bead that reminded me of the luscious grape juice from a red grape as it drips down the side of a wine cask. I enhanced the design with Tibetan silver grape bunches, tourmaline, and […]

Clean out that Junk Drawer and Learn Wire Wrapping Today!

Clean out that Junk Drawer and Learn Wire Wrapping Today!

  Coupon Code: 5today Link to the course: https://www.udemy.com/jewelry-making-wire-wrapping-found-objects/ Have you ever tucked piece of sea glass or seashell into your pocket? Has your child ever picked up a ‘treasure’ for you on the beach or in the park that you have accumulated in your junk […]

Wild Birdseed Pinecone Feeders

Wild Birdseed Pinecone Feeders

This is a great project to complete with young children. It only takes a few minutes if you have all of the supplies on hand. Wild Birdseed Pinecone Feeder Ingredients Wild birdseed appropriate for your area Shortening or peanut butter Pinecone Ribbon Supplies Plate Spoon […]

Fall is in the air! Time to harvest pinecones, grapevines, and leaves!

Fall is in the air! Time to harvest pinecones, grapevines, and leaves!

This week, while managing a fundraising golf tournament, I had the opportunity to spend 12 hours outside. The day before, it was a typical, California day – warm, sunny, and inviting. The very next day, we had heavy mist, overcast skies, and temperatures  in the […]

The average 6th Grade girl in 1910 knew more than I do now when it comes to crafts for the home.

The average 6th Grade girl in 1910 knew more than I do now when it comes to crafts for the home.

Right now, I’m reading a book from 1910, thanks to Project Gutenberg.  It is called, “Handicraft for Girls; A Tentative Course in Needlework, Basketry, Designing Paper and Cardboard Construction, Textile Fibers, and Fabrics and Home Decoration and Care” by Idabelle McGlauflin. This book was a […]

Wire Wrapped Ancient Roman Coin from Thrace

Wire Wrapped Ancient Roman Coin from Thrace

Several years ago, I purchased 100 encrusted bronze coins from the ancient Roman city of Thrace, which is now Bulgaria. I was living in Australia at the time. For several weeks, I soaked the coins in olive oil and slowly removed fifteen hundred years of […]

Today I made candles, soaps, lavender water, and bath salts

Today I made candles, soaps, lavender water, and bath salts

What a wonderful day in the kitchen. I whipped up spicy lime pear soap and candles and lost of lavender water and bath salts for this Fall’s craft bazaars. Can’t Wait! Share this:

Surf’s Up Party Ideas on Pinterest

Surf’s Up Party Ideas on Pinterest

Surf’s Up Party Ideas on Pinterest Surf’s Up for Kids! I’m currently developing a new fundraising event. Whenever I need inspiration, I visit Pinterest and type in a few words to see what pops up. Then, I create a board with the photos that seem […]

Summer canning operation tally (so far)

Summer canning operation tally (so far)

This blog inspires me to start canning my mint jelly, preserved lemons, and grape leaves. How about you? Share this:

25 Cool Things to do with Wine Bottles and Corks

25 Cool Things to do with Wine Bottles and Corks

25 Cool Things to do with Wine Bottles If you are a wine lover, you end up with plenty of wine bottles and corks, right? I drink wine for my health, just like my 102 year old grandmother did for 80 years, and it always […]