Category Archives: crafts

Creating a life of magic through the inspiration of nature

I have always been drawn to the magic of nature, even as a small child.  My Oma created the most magical life for her grandchildren. I remember visiting her home in the Arizona mountains several times each year and running … Continue reading

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I have this sweater that just makes me look frumpy no matter what I wear it with so I decided to dye it. Before: After: The sweater is wool so I used what’s called a ‘cool bath’ (where you start … Continue reading

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As I was visiting my sister yesterday, my sweet little niece excitedly told me all about the potholders she has been making for her family and “Do you want me to make some for you too?”  well of course!  so she sat down at … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

My husband brought these gourds home to decorate for work.  He came up with the idea of Mr Penguin with a bomb (from Batman movie), and I did the decorating. What a super fun project to do together!

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Gnome doll

With Christmas around the corner, I thought I’d share with you this cute gnome doll I made to go in my daughter, Samantha’s, Christmas stocking in 2001. she turned 1 year old the month before Christmas so this was the perfect present for … Continue reading

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Spring Nature Table Swap

I’m part of a yahoo! group (Bits of goodness)… a Handmade swap circle. We strive to create little bits of goodness using natural materials and a lot of love!   If you are interested HERE is the link to the yahoo! … Continue reading

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Fairy Swap Prize {Crown}

I’ve finished the prize for the most creative kid made bag!  silver wool felt crown with silver trim and silver embroidered stars.  what little girl or boy wouldn’t love to play dress-up with this beautiful crown!? As you know, I’m … Continue reading

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Pink Saturday {Winter Basics and Baubles Swap}

A perfect post for a PINK Saturday! For this marvelous swap, we were to fill our partner’s box with “kitchen linens” that suit her kitchen,  adding a “gadget or two” that she has requested…..And to top it off a piece of “jewelry” that … Continue reading

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Handmade Stocking Stuffer Exchange

Remember all of these cute bags I made for a handmade stocking stuffer exchange? they were sent to : Julian M9 Robin M9 Elsa F6 Abigail F12 Ella F7 Charlie M5 no name M10 no name M6 Coral F10 Nishan … Continue reading

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Twilight Swap

 FUN,  FUN!!!   We were to tell our partner who our favorite character is, and my partner Jessica said… “Mmmm… Edward & Bella (of course)”.  at the time, I had only seen the movie but I had this great idea of … Continue reading

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