The Beach & A Kiss

Actually, Beach Ornaments & a Kissing Ball! My sisters wedding is only 1 week away & we have been busy finalizing the last details. Fortunately, there haven't been too many to take care of since they will be getting married on a cruise (and they do most of the planning) but we have been busy nonetheless.Today we worked on the Kissing Ball for little Miss A. to carry down the aisle. The cruise won't allow you to bring on fresh flowers and the prices were astronomical so we opted not to order … [Read more...]

Joyful Countdown

My sister recently made these adorable Christmas Countdown blocks at a church craft event. They ordered the kits from Windmill Lettering and she was super sweet and got me a set to make.Last night was our McKinney Marthas Craft Night and we were doing this as our project. So I took my unfinished blocks and completed them while enjoying the company of great girlfriends!You can easily make your own, Jenny shows you how on her website or you can order the kits for you & your friends. Either way … [Read more...]

Dress Up Suitcases

I am excited to be selling some of my Dress Up Suitcases in the The Heart of Texas craft show, which opens today. These vintage dress up suitcases feature hand-painted original designs which have been sealed for durability. Let the enchantments of childhood come alive for your little divas. Orders can be customized, so visit my Etsy shop for more information on my hand painted, custom suitcases, the perfect accessory for any little girl!Here are some of my favorites.If you are in the area … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patch

It is amazing what you can do with a scrap of 2x4 wood! My hubby has been doing a small garage update and had some left over 2x4's, so I thought to myself "what can I do with those?"You saw my post yesterday on the Halloween Blocks and I mentioned they were leftovers from another "pumpkin" project. My mom picked up some adorable pumpkins made from a fence post last year at a craft show(sorry I don't have a pic) and I wanted a set for myself. Since hubby isn't tearing down the fence, well at … [Read more...]

Halloween Blocks

I simply adore Halloween, it is one of my favorite times of the year. My mom always decked the house in spooky Halloween decor and threw great parties for our friends. Now that I am a mom I find myself doing the exact same thing.I made these simple Halloween Blocks after completing another "pumpkin" project. I had some leftover wood and decided to put it to good use. You can see these blocks ALL over blogland, but I was inspired by the ones seen at Imperfectly Beautiful.I didn't take before … [Read more...]

Art on Display

We love to do craft and art projects around here. The problem is they pile up quickly, or end up being trashed or stashed in a closet so they don't clutter up the house, (ie,the refrigerator) I HATE clutter and wanted a cute way to display the kids art and showcase the fun things we make.So I created a simple and easy "Art Gallery" for Aubrey to showcase her latest work. She loves to show people what she did and we can easily rotate things out to make room for new "masterpieces."Here are the … [Read more...]

A is for Apple

Since our week started off with a Apple theme for Muffin Tin Monday I decided to keep it going with some crafts this week.Here are 2 simple crafts that we made.Stuffed Apple1. Gather supplies - brown lunch sack, green construction paper, old newspaper, red paint, scissors, glue & paint brush.2. Paint the sack red. As you can see Aubrey decided it would be mush better to paint with her hands.3. Crumple several sheets of newspaper and stuff in bag.4. Tie top of bag to form the stem. Glue the … [Read more...]

Apple Picking – MTM

I love fall, it's one of my favorite times of the year. I love all the rich colors, the warm clothes, the crisp air in the morning, the smell of cinnamon, apples and pumpkins and of course Halloween. I had the opportunity several years ago to go apple picking in upstate NY and I immediately feel in love with this fall tradition. Today's MTM theme is apples and as I was trying to come up with ideas it struck me that I could use this great "apple picking" tradition.Since we live in Texas and it … [Read more...]

Stupendous Stegosaurus

This morning while I was cleaning up from breakfast Miss A. announced she wanted to paint a dinosaur. Really? Not sure where this idea came from but since it has been a while since we did a craft project I knew I needed to indulge her desire.I had no clue where to start so I headed over to No Time for Flashcards because I have seen several dinosaur crafts on her site. Jackpot! They made a hand print stegosaurus that looked cute & easy.We gathered our supplies; paint, paper, scissors, … [Read more...]

Ladybug, Ladybug

This morning Aubrey firmly announced she wanted to make an art project. It has been quite some time since we have done an art project. With vacations & most recently sick kids I haven't had the time or energy to organize one, but since she asked it was a must.I asked her what she wanted to do and she said "paint a bug." So I popped over to No Time For Flashcards for some inspiration and we settled on painting a pretty ladybug. Here is how you can make your very own.1. Gather your … [Read more...]