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Whatever Is Lovely

I have many adult coloring books and find them relaxing and a comfort to me to sit and draw in. Whatever Is Lovely was particularly nice in that it has inspiring quotes from the Bible along with the lovely drawings that I can color in. I use colored pencils for the...

Harry And Meghan The Wedding Paper Dolls

I and my probably-too-old-for-paper-dolls daughters all really love paper dolls. We've delighted in modern re-imaginging versions of paper dolls, often with historical designs and clothing well beyond the grasp of most young girls. But I have to say none of us were...

Make It A Party With Sizzix

Make It a Party with Sizzix is an idea book, it focuses on bright, colorful photos of fun things you can create using your Sizzix machine. I personally found a lot of exciting and inspiring ideas. I loved how they strung some simple shapes on twine and hung them from...

Paper To Petal

I’m a huge fan of paper flowers, it’s been an obsession of mine for decades now. When I saw Paper to Petal, my mouth literally dropped open, it is just amazing. My daughter saw it and immediately claimed it for her own, and started making plans to cover her entire...

Halloween Bowling Set

Evite shared this awesome DIY Bowling Set with me and I hope you like it, too! Wood pieces are decorated with spray paint and markers and turn a bouncy ball into an eyeball to knock them all down with. Frankenstein, a pumpkin, a mummy, monsters and a ghost are all...

Make A Tiered Serving Tray

You can make your own double tiered serving tray just by gluing together inexpensive (and pretty!) melamine plates or bowls and candlesticks! These would look amazing with finger foods, cookies, petit fours or just about any small foods. Pinterest

Sketching And Origami Books

In today's digital design world, many of us have lost touch (literally and figuratively) with the actual tools we so often emulate in our designs, whether for print or digital display -- including myself. Over the years, I've lost track of the tips and points I'd once...

Once Upon A Knit

I really felt that Once Upon a Knit took the knitting craft to a whole new level! Looking through it made me feel like I was in a fairy tale! It is a gorgeous book, with lots of ornate design elements (and fun fairy tale facts), plus the projects are just fantastic!...

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag

What an adorable idea to make a tiny sleeping bag for a child's stuffed animals, so everyone gets to sleep at the same time! See the tutorial over at It's Always...

Fun And Fantastical Slippers To Knit

My daughter is learning to knit so I thought she would enjoy Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit. We both were delighted about the super creative ideas in the book. These are not your average knitted slippers in solids or stripes, these are slippers made to look like...

Felt Succulents = Gorgeous!

Can you believe that you can make succulents with just felt and glue?! Add them to a terra cotta pot and put them on a windowsill, bookshelf, or hot glue them to a wreath. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2OshlZ4WL8&t=12s

My First Book Of Sewing

I learned to sew in my Home Economics class, back when sewing was viewed as much as a necessity as it was a hobby to enjoy. Recently, I got out my bought-at-a-thrift-store-yet-like-new-just-dusty sewing machine (mineral oil is your sewing machine's friend) to fix a...

DIY Floral Garland

What a stunning floral garland from EHow! This beautiful decoration is made using rope and silk flowers and can be made to match any party or celebration!...

100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes

I think 100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes would make a fun activity and decoration during the holidays. There are 100 choices, in three levels of complexity, so my kids all found ones they liked. I thought the finished snowflakes had an Escher quality, as one animal...

Momo, College Students, And Cat Celebrity Books

When I went to college, I was given a guide to student living. As I recall, it offered almost nothing about school, but it did have several recipes for vodka punch (Add vodka to Hawaiian Punch; serve.) which you were to mix and serve from your plugged bathroom sink....

French General: A Year Of Jewelry

Jewelry making is one of my hobbies and I have a fairly large collections of books related to this topic. I was thrilled to see French General: A Year of Jewelry, since the creations in it are exactly what I'm most interested in with jewelry making. Plus, the final...

Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets

Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets reminds me of when I was in junior high and me and my friends would make colorful friendship bracelets using embroidery floss. I like the idea of adding in beads and turning the bracelets into a lovely gift for my friends or family. In...

Learn To Draw Archie & Friends

Our daughter has been a big fan of Archie comics for years. They're good for reading, with cute and clever stories, and are easy to find and inexpensive. So when she wanted to try drawing her own Archie comics, Learn to Draw Archie & Friends was the guide to get....