Crafty and creative readers, I need your help. I have a good bit of leftover raw silk. Yes, what you see in the image below. I needed to buy that beautiful silk in two colors to cover the mat for a huge wall hanging I got in India. Because otherwise, the seams in the mat would show. But the silk. . . .
I wouldn't have minded, really, it would have been fun--but no, we didn't make it. We did get to watch the Family Simon show us the making gingerbread process, as well as a nifty trick to making an Advent wreath. We had Papa Simon, Grown Son Simon, and I think the Advent wreath maker was . . .
Kids with no school and lots of time on their hands need some fun things to do during holiday break, especially if they live in a part of the country that is prone to frigid outdoor weather. This post is all about fun things that you can do with kids or that they can do on their own--Christmas . . .
When I saw this super-fun idea on HouseBeautiful.com, I simply had to share. So simple, so quick and so cute, plus easy on the budget. This particular do-it-yourself idea was presented as a way to refresh your old wooden spoons, but I think it's a great way to dress up brand new salad or kitchen . . .
Sometimes, the simplest decor tells the whole story. The brightly labeled contents of these tomato cans were used to make tomato sauce and the re-purposed to serve as a colorful pot for geraniums, waving their happy heads in the sunshine. This simple display vibrates with Italian intensity and joy. . . .