Have you missed the zany tales of my family members with tails?
Rest assured they are still up to their merciless destruction. I write with complete confidence that they will not rest, but will continue to labor without pause or concern for themselves or my sanity, to find new and previously un-imagined avenues to wreck my home. Their efforts keeping me ever inspired to find new and ridiculous ways to repair the carnage. Continue reading “Upcycled Chair with Faux Wicker Finish – Dogs vs Cats Episode 9”
This little projects is one of my favorites. Over the years I have made a few different versions of these charm bracelets but I think I have finally come up with the best and simplest version here.
Continue reading “DIY Picture Charm Bracelet Upcycled From Watch Parts”
A while back I cut up some t-shirts for some sort of escape from the black hole known as the internet. I needed an activity that would allow my brain to rest. An activity that would finish the same as it started and not take me on some hour long excursion through cyber space ending up with me watching the latest viral cat video when my intention had been to clean up my email in box. Continue reading “Simple Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Bouquet with Wine Bottle Vase”
Good Morning or Afternoon or Evening to you,
It is snowy and cold outside as I write this but I really can’t complain . We have had a very mild winter so far and March is just around the corner. I have been working on a few projects around the house lately and have not been up to my usual crafty behaviors. Therefore I will share with you the making of a paper mustache purse that I made for one of my nieces for Christmas.
Have I mentioned that my family are always good sports when it come to my crazy gift ideas? Well they are.
I have to admit that the idea in my head for this gift seemed so crazy that I almost switched up the design. After all I was already making a purse out of paper. Wasn’t that crazy enough? Continue reading “Upcycled Magazine Paper Mustache Purse (Yep :-)”
What can you do with a bunch of plastic bags? It turns out you can make some pretty amazing stuff. All you need is a whole lot of artistic talent, vision, patience and plastic bags. I know because I got to watch one of these beautiful projects materialize. Continue reading “Plastic Bags Make Beautiful Art”
This morning is windy but warm, we have had a strangely temperate winter so far here in Colorado. To be honest I haven’t minded one bit as I prefer the warmer temperatures and while I think the snow is beautiful I don’t really enjoy driving in it. But wind well that has always put me on edge. We are all a little edgy right now me, the hubby and all of our four legged friends. We lost our dear Roxie a few days ago to cancer and old age and it is impossible to tell who is the most heart broken. (Although the cats being the snobbish creatures that they are seem mostly unaffected) Continue reading “Simple Heart Shaped Box Upcycled From Cereal Box”
I swear I can’t hold a train of thought for 5 seconds anymore. Is it my addled brain, the constant stream of information and interruption. Why can’t I ignore the flashing light on my phone? Why does every news report or article you read on line have to link to other related and sometimes unrelated articles? You don’t know if they are related until you click and then you have fallen down an endless rabbit hole hours have gone by and you haven’t even tracked down that first little piece of information you were looking for. Or is that just me? Continue reading “The Internet Is Ruining My Brain and Some Tee Shirt Yarn Therapy”
I hope your new year is going well. Today I have a project that I made for my parents as a Christmas present. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking,“What kind of person over the age of five gives their parents a gift made from toilet paper tubes?” Continue reading “Upcycled Cereal Box and Toilet Paper Tube Family Tree”
If you are not a football fan you may not be as excited about play off season as we are here in our little neck of the woods. Our neck is in Colorado so you might make us for Bronco fans but you would be wrong. Our house is a little satellite territory of Steeler Country. So, we are facing Kansas City with high hopes this coming Sunday. As you might guess we have just a little bit of black and gold apparel from jerseys to jackets and hats to gloves. Continue reading “Its football baby – Steeler Jacket Repair”