The Quaint Crafter
Much like crafting, coffee is another passion of mine. The first thing I reach for when I wake up is my precious morning cup. There’s something comforting about holding a hot cup of coffee early in the morning. Because I drink so much coffee, I have an assortment of coffee mugs that I use. I’mContinue reading “The Coffee Frame”
The last few weeks at work have been hard on me. With the world adjusting to life in what seems like an endless pandemic, everyone seems stressed. Working in healthcare has its challenges, but a particularly tough patient had me in tears recently. It’s funny (or not so funny) how one person can ruin yourContinue reading “Wooden Butterfly Figurine”
A while back I was at a thrift store when I spotted a pair of plaster shelf elves amongst a pile of Christmas ornaments. I love unusual Christmas decorations, especially vintage ones. So, for a buck, they were mine. Onto my windowsill they went, but I knew I needed to rehab them to bring themContinue reading “Turn Vintage Elves Into Shady Shelf Elves”
I took a knitting class over twenty years ago with my sisters, aunt and cousin. It was offered at my old high school at night as part of the continuing education program. The teacher was great, and she started us off with a simple mitten pattern to learn the ropes of knitting. Making mittens isContinue reading “Mini Mittens Christmas Ornament”
With the end of spring nearing, I wanted to create another pin art piece that depicted a perfect summer scene. The first thing that came to mind for me was the Monarch Butterfly. Living in Massachusetts, Monarch butterflies tend to arrive in my area around July and August. Since they lay their eggs on theContinue reading “Milkweed & Monarch Pin Art”
I love to paint. Many years ago, I took a painting class offered by my local craft store. I was determined to become a better painter. But, try as I might, my paintings always looked horrible. I have found I am much better at painting objects like wood signs or plaster village pieces. Still, thatContinue reading “Canvas Pin Art”
A few posts ago I mentioned a macrame angel that used to hang on my mother’s tree. I stole her often off of the tree to play with in my room with my other toys during the Christmas season. To me, she was the most elegant of our Christmas ornaments. I considered her an honoredContinue reading “Macrame Caroling Angel”
On a recent trip to Michael’s Craft Store to gather supplies for another project I came across a bin by the register filled with simple wooden signs made by Artminds. The wooden letters spelled out either Love or Blessed. Instantly I knew I had to have one of the Love signs. My mind filled withContinue reading “Artminds Love Sign”
As a crafter, I like to make something special for everyone on my list at Christmastime. But there is no way I could knit a scarf or complete a pin art masterpiece for everyone. With work and family obligations, it’s impossible to turn myself into the nonstop crafting machine I aspire to be. Still, sinceContinue reading “Quick Wooden Ornament Craft”
About twenty years ago, I went to a Michael’s craft store and fell in love. There, at the end of one of the aisles was a display of plaster village pieces by California Creations. That day I brought home the Bookstore and the Fire Department, but I went back many more times over the yearsContinue reading “Lighted Display for Christmas Village”
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