Christmas House Box and Mini Album

                          Are you ready for a super cute paper craft gift idea? Start with a paper mache’ house box, a little glue, some paper, embellishments and basic tools…

Santa Sacks

                  I know how to knit. Really, I do. I got a start on a knitted Christmas stocking for my ever-expanding family to add to our heirloom stockings. That was 12 years…

Pumpkin Spice Lasagna

First, there was chocolate lasagna¬† (see this post). Then the fall pumpkin craze hit and the idea for pumpkin spice lasagna was born in the aisles of the grocery store. Layers yummy, spicy creaminess with a little crunch at the…

Mermaid Dress Costume–Pattern Review–McCall’s #M7175

    This adorable pattern for a mermaid dress is from McCall’s, pattern #M7175. Although I ran into some difficulties, overall, I picked some fancy materials and the rest is mermaid history. I’ll let you know some tips and tricks,…

Turtle Costume

It’s a tough decision: what to be for Halloween. Well, finally she decided and I bet she’ll be the only rainbow turtle out there. Yep…a rainbow turtle. She then decided to be Queen Rainbow Turtle. My next project will be…

Chocolate Lasagna

                  It’s the perfect weather for chocolate lasagna. Ok…I’ve never heard anyone say that. And really any time of year is good for making chocolate lasagna. My daughter told my granddaughter they…

Christmas Banners

                    It’s not too early to whip up a couple of decorations or Christmas gifts. A little chipboard, some design paper and embellishments are all you need to craft a unique…

Altered Cigar Box

                      I’ve discovered cigar boxes. A friend pointed the way and now the train has left the depot and cannot stop. Cigar boxes are inexpensive and sturdy; there are so…

Fold-Up Stationery Box

                  This project makes a great gift. Inside you’ll find lots of fun surprises to delight you–or the paper lover on your gift list. While you have all your supplies out, why…

How to Dry Garden Basil

Now is the time, my friends, to dry your basil so you can enjoy it all winter long. You’ve been plucking fresh basil to use in your recipes all summer, but before we know it summer will be gone and…

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