Dog Leash

How cute is this dog leash from Purl Bee? There are so many options to customize it with different ribbon. I’m loving the initial ribbon they used here though.

Find directions here.


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Puppy Power

Last Friday, we got a little addition to our family.

A little furball of love…


On the ride home from the airport

Chillin out with his hedgehog

Of course, I made a couple of cutesy purchases for him. I got this adorable little id tag from  Lovebarklee.

And here he is sporting it….


Also, this pretty little collar from DesignsbyJinx. Haven’t gotten a picture of him in it, but trust me…it’s so cute!

We are so happy with our little guy!

Newbies in the shop

Fall is literally in the air here in Birmingham, Alabama (FINALLY! ) which has me thinking of all the holidays coming up. Here are a few new designs in the shop.

Happy Fall & Happy Fall Yall flags

Scarrry Halloween flags

And thinking ahead…Thanksgiving!

Photo Blocks


photo by Brian Francis

This is another one of the projects I did for Lowe’s Creative Ideas earlier this year. I cut an 8×10 photo into pieces and cut craft wood pieces to match.  I mounted the photos to my blocks with spray adhesive and then tapped in brackets. I’m pleased with how these turned out. I feel like it makes photos a little more like art pieces than a plain flat print.

For complete directions, click here.

DIY Fabric Covered Shade

Young House Love shows us how to cover a boring old lamp shade.I’m loving that fabric!

Click over for a step by step.

Teeny tiny letters

Oh, how I’d love to get a letter from the World’s Smallest Postal Service. It combines two of my favorite things…getting things in the mail and all things miniature. Pure joy!

wsps.headerGo check it out here.

Newbies in the shop

Just posted a couple new products in the shop. I’m always open to feedback, tell me what you think!

Drink Stirrers

Mini flags

Pretty desktop wallpapers

I don’t know about you guys, but pretty desktop wallpaper can just make my day. When you stare at a screen for most of your day, it’s nice to have something pretty to look at.  Jessica at How About Orange always finds the best ones. I’m so glad she shares them.

Click over for her newest finds.

Kid’s art table organizer

CIJA09wagi_DSC4962_1_FPOsmallerphotos by Brian Francis

After I lost my job last October, I was fortunate enough to get hired on as a freelancer to work on projects for Lowe’s Creative Ideas.  I got paid to make. It was amazing! Sadly, when I was rehired full time to do other duties, I had to give it up. In the next week or so, I’ll be sharing all of the projects I had the opportunity to work on.

This is a project I did for the July/August issue. I used a child’s apron, folded it in half and attached with velcro to the table. I stenciled the pattern with a piece of PVC pipe.

Here’s a link with more details.

American Girl Party

I just love this American Girl party by One Charming Party.

The decorations and activities are so simple and handmade, which really fits into the American Girl theme.  They made strawberry freezer jam, mini loaves of bread, and their own butter!  How fun is that?

The girls each got their own bonnet and apron.

Party favors were little bags filled with old timey candy

The table was set was mismatched china and groupings of wildflowers

To see much more of this wonderfully simple party, click over to One Charming Party.