Category Archive


Scott Pilgrim cross-stitch: I’m in lesbians with you!

I just finished my partner’s Valentine’s Day gift and, well, it’s pretty nerdtastic. I thought it would be a good share for anyone who’s a fan of One of his favorite movies of all time is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

A picnic basket turns into a handy-dandy all-in-one craft station

I found a new-old picnic basket for $3.98 while out thrifting. A little work and now I have a craft center I can pack up and put away at a moment’s notice — and it looks cute both open and stored away!

Simple ways to make your own art supplies

The idea of making your own chalk had me scratching my head and wondering: if you can make chalk, what other kind of art supplies can you make? I love the idea of creating the means of another creation — that is, constructing the materials you and your kiddos will then use to create art. Here are a few of my favorite arty recipes, starting with the chalk.

Un-blahing a blah spice rack to organize beads

These spice racks seem so useful, but I’ve never figured out what to do with them. Cynthia to the rescue with a pink rehab into a craft caddy.

Do and Dye: basic DIY fabric art tips for funky rooms

Want a fun art project to do with your kid(s)? Try tye-dying with fabric paint!

Stretching shelf space, adding color, and stashing crafts

Lenore scored a bazillion beautiful buttons and needed a way to store them which didn’t eat up valuable shelf space. Her solution is lovely, and effectively makes each shelf twice as functional.

How to craft pinwheel flowers that make your walls pop

Craft your own handmade paper flowers with Sandy’s illustrative step-by-step photographs and simple instructions. These flowers are large, colorful, and add a bright highlight to walls that’s easy to change up.