Is there anything more exciting than a trip to the library?
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
I created a new kit today for creating these happy, stripey little pinwheels:
After trying a million different color/patter/paper combinations, I fell in love with this one. One side's red and white stripes and the other is a page from a large print book. (Which happens to be How to Make an American Quilt. Which happens to be one of my favorite movies. Don't judge me.)
The kit includes everything you need to make 6 paper pinwheels, including a detailed tutorial. And, once you're done with the kit--you'll be a pro and you can create your own custom designs.
Check out the listing for more details: DIY Pinwheel Kit
Thursday, June 2, 2011
|Michelle's adorable little gnome.|
For this week's Craft Night, we made Ball jar terrariums. Here's a recap/tutorial of how we constructed our little gardens.
1. Choose a nice, wide-mouth jar. Bottles and narrow jars work too, but are a bit more difficult/tedious and that is NOT what we're about.
2. Put a single layer of pebbles on the bottom of the jar for drainage.
3. Cover the pebbles with dried sheet moss (the brown kind that comes in a bag). This step keeps the soil from falling down into the pebbles.
4. Add about 1/2 inch-1 inch of seed starting soil.
5. Sprinkle a bit of water on the soil if you intend to keep your terrarium uncovered (for better viewing).
6. Soak green reindeer moss (found in bags in the floral aisle of your craft store) in water and then arrange on top of your soil.
7. Dig a tiny hole with a skewer and plant the clover that you dug up from around your apartment with a spoon. : )
8. Accessorize with extra pebbles & Fimo flora/fauna.
9. Spray with water daily to keep your plant happy!
|Debra's colorful garden.|
|Ayumi's tiny dog and his umbrella and chairs.|
|My flower and levitating mushroom.|
|Debra, Michelle and Ayumi hard at work. Can't wait to see you all again soon!|