Category Archives: Tutorials, how to

keeping notes – make your own

  I’ve been asked several times for the instructions for this note keeper, which was published in Green Craft Magazine last January.  Since the magazine is probably harder to find now, I thought I’d share my original instructions before they … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead Planters

I am completely fascinated with Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).  The All Souls Procession,  here in Tucson, Az , is one of the most amazing things about Tucson.  It’s a really amazing event.  I went last year, … Continue reading

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chalkboard activity book

Have you noticed the chalkboard paint craze? It’s everywhere! On walls, doors, jars, posts. Really you can put it on just about anything. I’ve already painted it on my pantry door, but thought it would be fun to do something … Continue reading

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homemade cleansing oil

I was looking back in my archives at when I started doing OCM ~oil cleansing  method for my face. It was one year ago this month!   I was given some awesome cleansing oil last may and decided to use the … Continue reading

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bottle cap brooch tutorial

* I made this tutorial before going to artfest, but never had time to post it.  These were one of my artfest trades and they disappeared very quickly. I had several people asking how I made them, and with what, … Continue reading

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valentine inspiration

1. for a friend, 2. Heart Mobile, 3. Molly’s Sketchbook, 4. valentines 08, 5. Valentine Bird, 6. Chunky Book, 7. lovebirds, 8. vintage valentine, 9. Valentine’s surprises, 10. Carve My Name, 11. Elsa’s Painting, 12. for my family, 13. Valentine … Continue reading

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teacher gifts: sticky note holder

Both of my kids have 2 teachers each, then the helpers and the front desk person. I wanted to make something useful but very affordable.  I have plenty of paper, glue and lots of tools so this project fit the … Continue reading

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Be charming: wine charm how to

I thought these would make great hostess gifts if your planning on going to any Christmas parties.  I usually take a bottle of wine, but even better would be something that can be reuse and enjoyed long after the holidays. … Continue reading

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harvest basket

Also seen on Rhythm of the Home Materials: Two sticks about 15 inches long Two 15 x 21 inch pieces of fabric Scissors Thread Sewing machine Embroidery thread Two 8 x 5 inch pieces of solid fabric (in a coordinating … Continue reading

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pillowcase pajama shorts tutorial

The boys desperately needed some pajama shorts, especially for days when pajama wear turns into daytime wear. I had my little one try to pick fabric he liked, but I don’t have much boyish stuff.  Then I came across my … Continue reading

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