teacup succulents

Round Up #27

Rake as wine glass holder – love it. Hanging vases Tips for creating an outdoor room – something I’d really like to do in my backyard. I love these moss centerpieces. Simple and pretty. Some vegan/nearly vegan recipes that I want to try: Lentil & tempeh wraps, black bean and …

watts blankobl4

Round-Up #26

Over on my other site, I’m posting pictures taken with the hipstamatic app on my phone, to keep track of different combos …

dremel chuck with drill bit

Dremel Basics: Drilling Metal

If you like to create small-scale crafty projects from wood, metal, and plastic, a Dremel tool {amazon affiliate link} is one of …

Round-up #25

Do you ever realize you have a million tabs open because you don’t want to forget to jot down an idea? This …

mixed media necklace

Mixed Media Jewelry

With a few tools, just about any small metal object can be transformed into a component for jewelry making. In the necklace …

Round-up #24

Some creative inspiration & project ideas…. I’ll be checking out the Paperclipping site over the next few days to see all of …

finished flower

Make a Bead and Wire Flower

This flower is easy to weave using seed beads and thin beading wire. I recommend 28 gauge wire – it’s thin enough …

painting detail

Round Up #22

Detail from this painting, still in progress… A few inspiring DIYs and things from around the net: The pictures in this burlap …

echeveria in shell

Shells and Succulents

I use succulents in place of cut flowers around my house frequently. This time of year, nothing is blooming in my yard, …

perfect day

Getting Outside

Some days I am reminded of how lucky I am to live close to the ocean. This was one of those days. …

painting in progress

In Progress: Mixed Media Painting

This painting isn’t finished, but it’s getting close. It’s hanging in my house while I figure out what’s missing {something will go …

bird on wall

Getting Ready for Halloween

The kids helped me set up all of last year’s Halloween decorations: Somewhere, there is another box of goodies, so it’s a …

earring holder corner

Chickenwire Earring Holder

So, my floor is still bare concrete with the random paint splotches, but rather than deal with it, I’m making jewelry organizers. …