The Wish Weed Giveaway

The Wish Weed Giveaway

Let's do a giveaway!! My punch needle creations are piling up over here, and I thought I would share some of the fun. This Dandelion piece was created with the small Ultra Punch needle and DMC embroidery Floss on a 6 in embroidery hoop.   I stitched on a felt backing so that there are no [...]

Discovering the Punch Needle

Discovering the Punch Needle

(Used with a #9 Oxford Punch Needle) This is the perspective of a newbie. I have always wanted to learn to embroidery stitch by hand, but it seems time consuming, and it requires sitting still.  I'd like to reserve my sitting for reading a good book.  BUT then I learned about the Punch Needle, and [...]

A Penny Earned

A Penny Earned

My sister and I laid on the bedroom floor, sweat sitting on our upper lip and dripping from the back of our knees. We were bored, really bored. Usually we were good with nothing to do because it meant there was some fun to be had, but the Summer heat had zapped all aspirations for play. [...]

Pressed Flowers in 90 Seconds

Pressed Flowers in 90 Seconds

I know; I'm fully aware. It is NOT Spring, I'm just rushing things along, ok?  But go ahead and add this simple, inexpensive project to your Spring To-Do's.   Supplies Needed: Fresh flowers Scissors Paper towels Standard Computer Paper  OR  Parchment Paper A flat heavy object that can be put in Microwave (ex. Pyrex Pie [...]

9 Great Valentine’s Day Cards

9 Great Valentine’s Day Cards

Ooooo I think this card is oh so pretty from Little Low.  "Te Amo Mucho" For all the cat lovers, I'm right there with ya, this card is pawsome! "I'm glad you're my purrrson" available at Egg Press. You Mean a Great Dill To me" Card From Anthropologie.  Herbal love. I love Hammer Press stationary [...]

Make A Mix Tape

Make A Mix Tape

This Valentine's Day go old school, and get your someone a cassette player and make a mix tape.  Nostalgia warms the heart, and it doesn't break the bank. Cassette Players Don't we all dream of walking into a party and carrying this boom box on our shoulder.  Maybe have a can of spray paint in [...]

First Role of Responsibility

First Role of Responsibility

The thin strap to my shiny and scuffed Mary Janes was worn and only holding on by a few remaining stitches. My little fingers fidgeted with the buckle, trying to be careful not to break it.  Not today, I thought.  Today I will have pretty shoes and a pretty dress and ruffled-underwear.  Today I will get a [...]

Let’s Try This Again

Let’s Try This Again

Five years ago,  I put this little "Oh By Golly" hat on the top shelf, purposefully out of reach.  It would take a lot of growing before I allowed myself to reach for it again.  Man, I had lost perspective, and I had believed so many lies .  You guys, when this happens, pull the [...]

Triangle Sleeve Top (Refashion)

Triangle Sleeve Top (Refashion)

It was a Saturday; I was in Goodwill singing along to Ace of Base, and I found this blouse. I'm always looking for a light weight fabric that I can wear in the summer and can then layer in the colder seasons.  I loved the print so I knew it had potential even it if [...]

Head Banging To Billy Idol

Head Banging To Billy Idol

Since Dad got us on the weekends growing up, Sunday nights were spent driving back to mom’s.  We would crank up the music, roll down the windows, and cock the side mirrors just right, grabbing sideway glances of our Rock-n-Roll faces.  One particular night though, Billy Idol got the best of me. We were on [...]