Birthday Tea Party

For my birthday this year, I invited my friends to a tea party. Seeing as I was having a birthday party, I couldn’t very well not have goodie bags. The gold takeout boxes are actually leftover from the candy bar from my wedding over 5 years ago. I’ve kept them that long. I know. I…

Silver Picture Frame

So this is off my UFO list, but it was still working at cleaning stuff up so I allowed it. Also, the only thing that it required buying was some spray paint. I started with this little frame that my Bubba gave me. I had it in my kitchen at the old house, but the…

Ice cream cone kitchen art

I painted that! It is real art that I did that is hanging in my kitchen! Yes, it is a copy of “Four Ice Cream Cones” by Wayne Thiebaud. Okay, it’s my interpretation of it because it’s definitely not an exact copy. I went to a paint and wine event by ArtSocial with my good…

Hanuka Bunting

I love bunting. I think it’s awesome. I wanted some festive decorations for Hanuka last winter so I decided to make bunting. Even though I love bunting, you’ll be surprised to know that this was the first time I’ve made it! I basically just added tabs to letters in Silhouette studio and then added a…

Millinery 101

Last weekend I finished up a 3-Saturday hat making class with Wayne Wichern. Wayne is an awesome guy and I learned so much in this class. Mostly I learned that millinery aka hat making is far more work than I originally thought and far more hand sewing that I originally thought. There’s more than I…

Easy Resin Jewelry Tutorial

For this past Hanukkah, my husband and I were trying to stay in budget. He had mentioned wanting some casual cuff links so rather than buying some, I decided to make him some for around $5 (the resin was actually about $10 but I only used a little of it so amortized it’s about $5).…