An Easter egg hunt in Tuscany and one DIY project- Yarn eggs

It is that time of year again…egg decorating. There are so many beautiful designs out there sometimes it is hard to choose one to try. This reminds me of the time my husband and I were visiting family in Italy one Easter. Our daughter was still a baby but old enough to show interest in…

  Cookie treats for the ones you love.

If you are one of my followers, you know I have been watching a lot of YouTube lately. I am trying to organize and minimize my life. YouTube has a ton of suggestions on how to get that going and as you all know, once you click on one site another new site will pop…

Dollar day do over- faux butterfly frame art.

  Look what I found in a pile, hidden behind another pile, next to a basket of supplies, nicely stacked on top of some old watercolor paintings…an unfinished project of mine. You know, the fun thing about touching everything when you are downsizing and getting rid of stuff… it’s the treasures we all have forgotten…

   Dollar Day Do Over- Old country basket

I have been sticking to my goal of organizing my life and so far I have been getting a little bit done here and there. It isn’t too difficult to organize if you are a basket fanatic like me. I am always on the hunt for things to use in my home to help me…

 Up-cycled country farm decor…wooden chair bench.

A couple of months ago while visiting my Italian mother-in -law down the street from us, she gave me two really old chairs to redo. My mother-in -law grew up in Italy during World War two. Her home is filled with all kinds of items. She keeps things because she remembers the time when the…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 11 -fabric Christmas trees.

Supplies needed; Fabric scraps in green colors. Glue Sequins Tiny beads to use as decorations Green felt Yellow felt (for a tiny star, which I forgot) Wooden twigs Fabric scraps in reds or any Christmas themed prints. Plastic pellets or rice for stuffing. Needle and thread.   Great craft project to teach beginning sewing skills….

Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 10 Tin ornaments

Remember that post about the children’s center and their second hand stores? Well here is another one of those items I bought from them. A bag of tin ornaments. There were about twenty ornaments in my bag to decorate. This was a great find for someone like me. I couldn’t wait to get these home…

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…

Twelve Days of Christmas crafts…Day 6-mini pillow ornaments

This a great beginning sewing craft to do with the kids. So get out your needles and threads and bits of fabric to sew up little pillows to decorate and hang on your trees.   Supplies needed: Fabric scraps Needle and thread Assortment of embellishments like buttons, beads and ribbons. Red or plain twine to…