Like a lot of crafters, I use a printer fairly often- to print out pictures, make headlines, copy paper, print out instructions and sketches- well, I use it almost everyday! Epson offeren me an EcoTank to try out, and I had to say “yes”- this is a whole different animal than what I am used to! Now, this model is classified for the “Workforce”- so it may be a bit much for your home. But I have 3 kids […]
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This summer we did a HUGE renovation of our kitchen and hearth room. The kitchen was a total tear-out, whereas the hearth room where we watch TV was more of a “facelift” maneuver. We updated the brick fireplace with stone and a new mantel. And while we hired out the “big” work, I added my finishing touch by making over our old fireplace screen with Krylon Supermaxx paint! Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Krylon but all images and opinions […]
Here’s a fun kid’s craft using glitter glue and plastic canvas- perfect making “faux stained glass” sun catchers with ANY theme you can dream up! Superhero, comics/cartoons, sports logos- the sky is the limit! Here’s a supply list for you: plastic canvas plastic page protector painters tape plastic lacing to finish the edges scissors printed images (Hint: you can search for “Pixel art” and you’ll find a bunch of designs. I searched “Pixel art captain america” to find one […]
Here we are… that season again! Time to share our gifts this holiday with the people we love- and a handcrafted gift is really a gift from the heart! Today I’ll show you how to craft a recycled jelly jar into a sweet hostess gift or appreciation gift with just a few supplies. This one is Christmas-themed, but you could also use different colors for Winter or Hanukkah. Here’s your supply list: (some links are affiliate links and I keep this site […]
I know I just got back from London, but we had a family reunion last week in sunny Mexico! I couldn’t resist mixing a little bit of business with my pleasure, so I visited some handcraft shops to see that Mexican artists are making. While I know that they make a lot to sell to tourists, many of the techniques are traditional. I made you a video! And now here are the photos of my treasures….