FEATURED MAKER: Lindsay McCoy of A Wooden Nest

FEATURED MAKER: Lindsay McCoy of A Wooden Nest

I’m so excited to be talking with one of my closest friends, Lindsay McCoy about her passion for needlework crafts and living sustainably. Lindsay is a talented writer, photographer and crafter. You can read more about what’s she’s up to on her blog, A Wooden Nest. Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you… 

Read More »

DIY: Magic Potion Bottles

DIY: Magic Potion Bottles

Halloween is my favorite time of year. There are so many ways to get creative and make something spooky and fun. I decided to try making my own ‘lava lamps’ but instead label them as a magic potions! If you’ve never tried making a lava lamp before, it’s very easy and requires only a few… 

Read More »

TODAY: Inspired by Frida Kahlo

TODAY: Inspired by Frida Kahlo

(Sources left to right: 1. Frida Kahlo, 1939 2. Mexican Embroidery (Source Unknown) 3. Day of the Dead Butterfly Shrine (calaverasYcorazones) 4. Hands holding mug (Flora Bowley) Frida Kahlo has been one of my favorite artists in history since high school. The story of her life, her passion, and her art is so incredibly inspiring…. 

Read More »

RECIPE: Savory Pumpkin Hummus #snack #healthy

RECIPE: Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Last weekend I hosted a crafternoon and made this delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus for everyone to snack on while we worked. The pumpkin flavor in this hummus came out very mild, but was still delicious and full of flavor. We drank mulled cider and snacked on hummus and veggies while we worked on various craft… 

Read More »

IMG_3183rt

SHOW + TELL: Sign Painters book

I saw a lot of old Texas towns in my formative years. A lot. Maybe that’s why I developed a healthy interest in the old painted signs that peeked out of new alleyways and wore slowly off the brick walls of boarded stores. Since my work has been more and more type driven that interest has… 

Read More »

spider-halloween-feature

DIY: 10 Halloween Spider Projects

I love making my own Halloween decorations every year. This year, I want to create some sort of amazing spiderweb decoration. Here are 10 of my favorite spiderweb Halloween DIY Projects from across the web! 1. Straw Spiderweb Door Wreath by Shft Ctrl Art 2. Spider Web Cupcakes by Pizzazzerie 3. Trash Bag Spiderweb Decorations… 

Read More »

Procrastinate Tomorrow

TODAY: Why don’t you take a break?

When you make the decision to make your craft into your career (or a huge part of your life), you’ve entered into dangerous territory. Suddenly the thing that was fulfilling, expressive, and personal has become something that you have to think about from a practical angle. Instead of using the supplies you want, the time… 

Read More »

RECIPE: Halloween Truffles #treat #chocolate

RECIPE: Halloween Truffles

I’ve wanted to try my hand at making chocolate truffles for a while now. I remember a friend making them for a craft night and they were so good! I finally spent an afternoon making these Halloween inspired chocolate truffles. They turned out perfect- rich, creamy, and bittersweet chocolate. I love the look of the… 

Read More »

FEATURED MAKER: Kara Rane

FEATURED MAKER: Kara Rane of Lucky 2 b U

I am so excited to have Kara Rane talking with us today about her art and creative life. I first discovered Kara’s work years ago and fell in love with the vibrant colors and positive energy that ooze from her work. The patterns and textures she is able to create with markers is amazing! See… 

Read More »

RECIPE: Eyeball Cupcakes

RECIPE: Eyeball Cupcakes

‘Tis the season for all things Halloween! I look forward to Halloween every year. I love the fun costumes, scary movies, and of course, the parties. I love getting creative with my cooking this time of year too. I decided to whip up a batch of Eyeball Cupcakes to serve at my annual Halloween party…. 

Read More »

DIY: 10 Cat Craft Projects

DIY: 10 Cat Craft Projects

Alison and I are both cat lovers. After making my own Cat Nap Eye Pillows, I’ve been on the lookout for new cat-themed DIY projects to try. Here are 10 of my favorites that I found around the web. Meow! 1. DIY Cat Purse by Lucille Michieli 2. DIY Embroidered Cat Sweater by Kittenhood 3…. 

Read More »