New Bloom Industrial Nature-turning trash to treasures.

  Oh boy, do I have a treat to share with all you up-cyclers, crafters, artists and nature lovers with this post. I have found another one of my people. Didn’t get to meet her in person, but I did get to see her art in person. She is one of the good guys out…

One huge yarn haul = A whole lot of DIY’s

I am so bad and I was doing so good. Here I was watching all these YouTube tutorials and trying to make my life more like a minimalist, but hey, it isn’t easy. I am still trying to figure out what is or isn’t important. I have been trying to organize my home and life,…

Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 7 Mini stockings

  Supplies needed Red felt Needle and thread Faux fur trim-white Scissors Red ribbon or twine Straight pins Paper and pencil   Start drawing out stocking shapes for your patterns on a piece of paper. This is a craft that even children can do. These are tiny stockings so they won’t take long to sew…

DIY- Mini Pumpkin magnets

These little pumpkin magnets are made using a basic rope basket weaving design.They make perfect little gifts to hand out to your family members during Thanksgiving celebrations. Add a hang tag to them with a funny or inspirational quote that they can pin to their fridge and read every morning.   Supplies needed:   Orange…

A week of art- time to shop.

During our visit to the Mesa art’s center there were several vendors and artists around selling their art. I love street markets. This out door Dia de Los Muertos market was filled with many colors and all kinds of yummy food. At some of the tables their were a ton of people buying things from…

DIY-Pumpkin seed ornaments

Went way back for this one, can’t believe how many posts I have on here. I remember these early days of blogging and I am still figuring it all out, plus I have a new computer now and everything is different. I will not even go into the frustrations with learning new programs, still having…

DIY- Clay critters.

  All right, finally, I had another one of those “ Nailed it ” moments. You know those moments when we attempt something and it just doesn’t work. Well this is one of those projects. I picked up a bag of party favors from our dollar store and thought they would make perfect molds. So…

DIY-gift tags.

This is a quick project all ages can do.   Supplies needed: Tiny candy mold. I used an upcycled advent package. Plaster of paris Cardstock, assorted colors Assorted colors of paint, crayons or markers Embleshments (optional) Scissors Glue Needle and thread or hole puncher   First find a mold to make little items to glue…

DIY Easter terrariums

Terrariums are ever so trendy right now, so I thought I try my hand at some inexpensive versions for our Easter table. Our neighbors dropped off some empty glass jars the other day (we make a lot of homemade pasta sauce) and I decided to turn them into something pretty for my Easter table instead…

Orange marmalade

There is nothing like picking fresh fruit from a tree. I wish everyone could experience this at least once in his or her life. My family is very fortunate to have been able to pick many things from the plants themselves. We have picked wildberries up north at the little red house, which makes for…