Archives for September 2014

Contessa EauCrafty

Growing up as an only child, I learned early how to entertain myself.  Imagination was the key to my entertainment.  With the help of my imaginary friends and my steadfast pets, I could go anywhere and be anything I could dream up.  As I grew up and had to become ‘responsible’ I never lost the […]

I Found My Marbles!

I Found My Marbles!

One day while perusing my favorite ‘ junque’ supply shop. I came across a bag of big blue shiny marbles – for 99 cents! Noting my excitement, HOUSEMATE asked “What did you find?” “This!” I replied, holding up my prize,  eyes now as shiny as the marbles. “What are you going to do with it?” He asked […]

Wine Glass Charms using Corks

Wine Glass Charms using Corks

  Every wine bottle has a cork, so what are we to do with all those cute little things lying around?  You could collect them in a cute little container, but where is the adventure in that? I decided to make wine glass charms with them.  I chose a light new type cork and an […]

Party Lights from Soda Bottles

Party Lights from Soda Bottles

Party Lights from Soda Bottles After a hard day of blogging and crafting, I was sitting on my deck contemplating the bean field, talking to Big Black Dog and drinking a soda.  Did you know those plastic cola bottles have some really cute designs in them?  Hmmm… Here is what you will need; about 6 […]

Wine Bottle Lights

Wine Bottle Lights

    Wine is a very hot commodity right now, both drinking and for crafting.  New wineries are popping up almost weekly and with that – lots of bottles, corks and other grape themed items. Lights from wine bottles are one of my favorite things to make.  I’ve seen them in shops and on line […]

More Cork Crafts

More Cork Crafts

Still more corks lying around, begging to become something awesome.  My favorite saying, Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much comes to mind.  Why not incorporate this into a display using three Champaign corks in my collection. For this project you will need:  Three similar corks, small magnets,  polymer clay,  acrylic paint and small paint brush, sparkly […]

Sea Side Travel Journal

Sea Side Travel Journal

I always seem to find myself in possession of several notebooks used by businesses to advertise their company and products.  They are general a really handy size to easily slip into your purse or suitcase.  But they are usually ugly, so I have this irresistible urge to decorate them and turn them into a treasure […]

Sea Side Zen Garden

Sea Side Zen Garden

This picture of a beach at Cape Cod hangs on my living room wall.  It was taken by my daughter and I look at it daily when I need a Zen moment.  This month’s featured project is a sea side table top Zen garden to enhance  the moment. Using many beach items I’ve collected through the […]

Sea Shell Jewelry

Sea Shell Jewelry

Standing in the surf on Sanibel Island, holding this shell, HOUSEMATE inquired, “What do you have there?”  I showed him this shell.  “It’s broken, it’s got holes in it” he replied.   “Yes, I know, it’s PERFECT”.   “Sigh”.   Three symmetrical holes on each side, this shell was just begging to come home with me and become a […]

Beachy Candle Holder

Beachy Candle Holder

During a trip to Lake Erie, I gleaned several pieces of drift wood off the beach.   These can be used in all sorts of decorating ideas.  I chose to make a candle holder with one of the pieces. You will need: Driftwood beach themed decorations a tea light candle hot glue First decide where you […]