I’ve loved my dining room table since Keith built it 12 years ago. It’s solid maple, 8 feet by 3 and a half feet, and beautifully simple. Unfortunately, after a few years of enjoyment, we moved to a house with a kitchen much too small for the table. We let Keith’s sister borrow the table, […]
I hope you didn’t come here looking for an answer! I’m legit asking you – what the heck am I supposed to do with the artwork my kids bring home from school every day? This summer was bad enough with the dayhome artwork. But with three kids starting school tomorrow, I know I’m in for […]
Do you repurpose clothing? I discovered Jillian from The Refashionista today, and her website has inspired me to start looking for a working sewing machine I can learn to use. I’ve always loved repurposing thrift store pieces, or new items of clothing that I love but just aren’t quite right. However, I’ve been pretty limited because I […]
My middle wanted a desk for her room. I found this little cutie for $40 on a swap and buy site, and finally got around to repainting it this weekend. I had a $10 gallon of paint I bought from the mistinted cart at Rona, and sealed it with wax paste. Adorable, right?
There’s a funky little local store in Airdrie I always check out when I’m looking for a unique gift for someone or inspiration for my house. Cre8ive Ways offers upcycled, recycled artisan items, thrift shop type finds and handmade items of all manners. They also offer craft classes for kids and adults, and birthday parties too. […]
I loved making salt dough ornaments as a kid, and this year was the first year I made them with my kids. I love finding my old salt dough ornaments and showing the kids. (Yes, my mom kept a bunch. She’s awesome that way.) 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup salt 1 1/2 cups warm […]
Looking for a cute craft for any garden gnome fans? This Christmas gnome tree ornament is charming and not complicated to make, but he is a little time consuming. I made my own felted wool for this project. Yes, that’s ambitious, I know, but I couldn’t find felted wool locally and to buy and ship […]
I was inspired to make these dino planters after seeing them on etsy. Designer Lucas Michael Mamo went to school to become a fashion designer and graduated from Central Michigan University. He came up with the idea for these planters, and while there are lots of copycats out there, his are funky and affordable, so […]