Handmade Memories

From the time I was just a young child my favorite times were spent crafting. From coloring books to macaroni picture, I didn’t care.

My favorite memories are those times spent crafting. With my Grandmother on her patio, my Mother and Sisters in the craft room every Saturday, the dining room table with my sons during the holidays and the laugh fests my sister and I still sneak in whenever life lets us now days.

I am not making a mess, I am Crafting a Memory!

Lately I have been obsessed with learning to make wooden signs. I have made at least one a day, trying to learn all the little tips and tricks that practice could teach me. I have a garage full of scrap wood, so I have the luxury of being[…]

I am a very down home person and I prefer the rustic homemade look. I like wood grain and distressed paint. If it was up to me, my whole house would be furnished and decorated in recycled wood. I have been known to sand paint off cabinets and[…]

Today’s Cricut project/lesson for me is something I had seen a long time ago and wanted to do as soon as I saw it. It is actually 2 new lessons for me. Making a negative from a photo and putting vinyl on a canvas. To be honest, it[…]

As you all know by now I received a new Cricut machine on new year’s eve, (thanks to my darling hubby) and since then I have tried to learn at least one new thing on it every day. My favorite place to learn and get ideas is YouTube[…]

I felt like today was a great day to make a fun mess. (I am so good at that sport) So I grabbed my Memory Book and opened it up.     It didn’t take me long to change that plain blank cover…          […]

Todays post is a quick and simple project. I had one lonely red mug left and I couldn’t stand letting it just sit there, so I had to come up with something for it. Being such a pretty red color it made me think of Valentine’s Day, hearts,[…]

I use notebooks. You know those ones you can pick up before school starts in the summer for like 10 for a $1. I have hundreds of them and I use them for everything. I have to write down everything or I forget. The notebooks help, but if[…]

Three weeks ago, I came across this YouTube video that just got to me. It was “start to finish personalized wine glasses” by Crystal Shipley. I must have watched that video 20 times. I just loved how those glasses looked and I got it stuck in my head[…]

I love all things Disney and when I saw this ornament on Pinterest I knew I had to give it a try. I also confess I really wanted this to turn out well and last a long time so I didn’t rush anything and waited the recommended times for[…]

It was a bittersweet day. I finished off the Christmas Eve Boxes for my grandkids, which made me a bit sad, because I was done. I really enjoyed every minute of it.  I am glad I was able to finish all of them on time. I love how[…]