Thursday, March 19, 2009

do this now.

apologies for the sorry photo and ugly garage (our next project is actually improving our garage. wow! the economy IS that bad).

putting kids artwork on the door from the garage to the house. it makes coming home that much nicer. this is such a great idea that i blatantly ripped off from my friend's house.

*editor's note: most of my ideas are rip-offs, so beware if i ever enter your house.*

wrap it up.

craft paper is truly one of my favorite things. the wrapping that comes on potted plants..... not so much.

my solution:

i put a plastic bag on first, secure it with a rubber band and then wrapped with the craft paper and tied with twine (or ribbon).

the nice thing is that you can just change the ribbon for each season/holiday/event and you are good to go.

this is the same potted plant from a shower that i hosted.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

i need more wall space

to do this.

i have been holding on to this little photo for a while. such a simple project with big visual results.

image from the purl bee. instructions here.

the crafts department

check out this new blog from the martha stewart family.

i wish i had a cat to knit this little scarf for.

very excited to see this in person

encyclopedia of crafts

so it begins

i don't know why, but for some reason i want a place to "store" all my crafty kid/mom ideas, since that is what i am most interested in. these ideas will include home design, food, art, outdoor/nature activities. so i guess it is not really for just "crafty" stuff, but i just like the name.

i am also hoping this to be a collaborative effort, so for all you crafty mamas out there, let me know if you would be interested in becoming a contributor to the blog.

hoping to get some ideas posted soon.