Keeping it real

2015 – Keepin’ it Real

Cleaning up the dust and cobwebs off this little blog.  Wish I had exciting news to justify my absence, I don't.  But, I'm back.  Hi.  After throwing myself several pity parties the last couple months I'm ready to get back to  sharing my stories. Even though I have not been active here.... I have been… Continue reading 2015 – Keepin’ it Real

Crochet

Police Baby Photo Prop Set and Puppy Growth Spurts

The last several weeks have been extremely busy and stressful.  Feel like we are being pulled a million different directions with all we have going on.  Luckily we have a few constants in our lives:  work, crafting, and Great Dane adventures.  I will do my best to get back to blogging and decorating. Im too… Continue reading Police Baby Photo Prop Set and Puppy Growth Spurts

Built That · Thrifty Finds

Chalk Board Wall

One of this week's house projects was monumental.  When we first moved into our home I created a memo board section on a wall near the garage entry.  This awkward section of our family room was great for keys, bags, and mail. Notice the boring beige paint (which I have sworn to vanquish from the house,… Continue reading Chalk Board Wall

Built That · Sewing · Thrifty Finds

UPcycled – Salvaged Yard Stick Bobbin Holder

You might have noticed the recent wave of DIY-ness that we've completely immersed ourselves in.  Partly because we started the year vowing to complete house projects that have been waiting almost 2 years for us to get to.... but there is more behind it for me.  When my son passed in 2010, there were so many… Continue reading UPcycled – Salvaged Yard Stick Bobbin Holder

Built That · Thrifty Finds

UPcycled – Metal Grates into Pin Board

 Playing catch up on the blog to show everyone all the awesome projects we've been tackling at home.  While working on the custom thread holder a couple of weeks ago, we simultaneously took on a memo board of sorts. Awesome transformation right?? A little background first, my crafty friend Heather and I have a favorite salvage… Continue reading UPcycled – Metal Grates into Pin Board

Crochet

Springtime Crochet Owls

I've been so preoccupied with house projects that my poor crochet hooks have started to feel neglected.  To remind myself how much I love that craft I brought out some of my favorite owl creations that were stashed away.  Took the opportunity to photograph them for the Etsy store. This toddler "purse" is done in a single crochet… Continue reading Springtime Crochet Owls

For The Home

Garlic Sprouts and the Fight for the Sunny Window

After getting my herb garden going I was inspired to continue with some other edibles.  We've all seen the images floating around the interweb of "how to regrow your veggies".  This concept isn't new to me as I've always watched my mom and grandmother propagate plant/tree cuttings like magic.  I thought about planting some garlic cloves to see… Continue reading Garlic Sprouts and the Fight for the Sunny Window

Built That · Thrifty Finds

PINspiration – Be The Good Sign

This phrase has been on my mind for a long time now.  Saw it first floating around on Pinterest, of course.  I have plenty of empty wall space screaming at me for good ideas.  I love how the "Be The Good" stands out from the whole thing!  This is going to make a great daily… Continue reading PINspiration – Be The Good Sign

Built That

PINspiration String Art

The latest Pinterest search for good DIY decorating projects resulted in one of the coolest DIY blogs I have ever laid my eyes on.  Her name is Mandi and she is Vintage Revivals.  Her ideas are HUGE and I love alllll of them.  I am obsessed with her blog, and might or might not stalk… Continue reading PINspiration String Art

For The Home

Gardening With Dinosaur Dogs

Its the first day of Spring! We are excited... can't you tell?  The sun is really cutting into naptime. Been juggling house projects, shop orders, and this head/chest cold that will not go away.   Lets throw in a gardening project for the heck of it.  Every year around this time I tell myself to get… Continue reading Gardening With Dinosaur Dogs

Crochet

Spring Crochet Heart Hair Clips

Spring is coming! I forgot how much I love to crochet these small hearts.  They are quick to make up and can be used for so many different things.  This day I was in the mood for hair clips. I picked up some simple metal snap hair clips and grabbed some left over yarn in… Continue reading Spring Crochet Heart Hair Clips

Sewing

Operation: DIY Doggie Coats

As you can tell from the 'Dog Chronicles' included in a lot of my posts, Ivy the Dane plays a big role in my life.  I swear I know all her quirks, likes, and dislikes....regardless of how crazy my husband thinks I am for thinking  that way.  She is a welcomed distraction in my life.… Continue reading Operation: DIY Doggie Coats

DIY · Sewing

DIY – Puppy Plush Toy

Ever notice how expensive pet toys are?  Ever notice how short the life span of most of them are? When you have a great dane puppy, chew toys don't last more than a few minutes! Our Ivy really enjoys the plush squeaky toys from the pet store.  If she really likes a particular toy she… Continue reading DIY – Puppy Plush Toy

Sewing

UPCYLED – Granny Knit Sweater Throw Pillow

My sister Cristina and I have been swamped with Halloween character hat orders lately. She features some of the latest creations on her blog over at A Crafty Day. As I've mentioned in the past, I try to sneak in 'happy projects' for me where ever I can to keep me motivated about crafting. Most… Continue reading UPCYLED – Granny Knit Sweater Throw Pillow

Crochet

Crochet Super Chunky Cowl

After crocheting simple blankets and scarves, I wanted to challenge myself to tackle something different with my needle and yarn.  I love the feel of a soft chunky scarf so I searched for a cowl pattern that would give me that.  I came across one I really liked at elletrain knits but modified it slightly to… Continue reading Crochet Super Chunky Cowl