I have to be honest, I haven't made gingerbread for years now. Sad but true. I decided maybe it's time to revisit my favorite gingerbread recipe except I ran into to one problem - after all these years, it was no where to be found! That lead me to set off on a search of… Continue reading Making and Baking Gingerbread: Tips & Tricks
When Henry joined our family it was a special day. Our grandsons were getting older and after 35 years of having children around, be it our own kids or our grand children we found ourselves feeling somewhat alone. Don't get me wrong, I've had kids since I was one so having the time to expand… Continue reading Christmas Cuteness: Henry and the Santa Hat
Well Christmas is fast approaching and with it so many different traditions but there are a few that are more common than others that you are likely to see most often if you are new to Canada. It's a diverse country with diverse ways of celebrating the holiday but there seems to be those favorites… Continue reading 20 Popular Canadian Christmas Traditions
I originally posted this in 2015 but I just found this fabulous textured gift bag and had to do an update. This bag feels and looks like needle point and makes for some beautiful decor accents! By just cutting out the size you need and inserting it into the picture frame or simply cutting out… Continue reading Christmas Gift Bag Decor Accents
I did it again, I dragged another abandon doll home from a community garage sale. Her face was so dirty and her dress had been ripped off. She looked sad and neglected. Like with all my abandon dolls, I transformed her into a flower fairy but since it's Christmas she's an Angel. My flower fairies… Continue reading DIY Christmas Poinsettia Angel Fairy
These 3 easy to make ornaments are not only super cute, they are environmentally sound and nature makes these supplies readily available and free! (Well, I guess that depends on where you live) . These are the kinds of projects I like, these adorable inspirations are so simple - no directions necessary! I can't wait… Continue reading 3 EASY Super Cute DIY Christmas Ornaments: Mother Nature Approved!
This is another Christmas sock blog because the possibilities are endless! Hopefully you saw my last Christmas blog Drink Cozies, this is the same idea but using the socks to make awesome vases, candles and candy dishes in minutes for under $5.00 and no sewing involved! For the 2 shorter candy dishes, I just cut… Continue reading DIY Christmas Sock Candy Dish & Candle Cozies
It's Christmas DIY time - hurray! I'm kicking of my Christmas season with these super cute Drink Cozies made from re-purposed Christmas socks. There are lots of sizes and varieties of Christmas socks available at the dollar stores. You just slide them on and if they are too long just snip of remaining sock and… Continue reading DIY Christmas Sock Drink Cozies
We've all struggled with those frustrating streaks! grrrr. I've tried various vinegar solutions and they're o.k. but not streak free so I set off on a mission to explore new possibilities and I found some amazing solutions! I was really surprised by what I learned and I think you might be too. 1 Dusting the… Continue reading 15 Best Tips Ever for Cleaning Glass, Mirrors & Windows
If you've ever had really bad heart burn there is no need for me to explain the discomfort and in some case straight out pain. For me it would strike in the middle of the night and I'd find myself stumbling around half asleep, trying not to wake anyone while I dug around for the… Continue reading Why a Pickle a Day Keeps Heartburn Away!
Guest Blogger Tracy Bassett There is something magical about Vancouver Island with the spectacular views, old growth forests, wildlife, mountains and ocean. Everywhere I go, there are artisans and crafters making beautiful things and embracing natures elements in creative ways. It's impossible to not be inspired and it wasn't long before I caught the creative… Continue reading Whale Rock Art: Embracing Nature’s Inspirations
I found this old curtain valence at the Thrift Shop a few years ago and thought it might make a pretty wedding gown for Barbie. Barbie Doll No-Sew Wedding Dress I just played around and wrapped it this way, then that way until I found what I thought looked best. I glued on two pieces… Continue reading No Sew Barbie Doll Wedding Dress
I came across an old doll at the Edmonton Re-use Centre, she must have been a cake topper given she had no legs. There she was at the bottom of a bin, with her dirty face staring up at me pleading with me to take her. I couldn't leave her there so I decided to… Continue reading DIY Fall Forest Fairy
Organizing a multi-purpose craft room can have its challenges but with a bit of planning ahead you can make the best use of your available space. Setting up a multi-project craft room has been a challenge and an ongoing project in itself. Some people have a designated purpose for their space, an art studio or… Continue reading How To Organize & Design A Multi-Purpose Craft Room
Everyone enjoys those spooktacular Halloween decorating ideas that are fabulous and fun. Here are five boo-tiful ideas. I'd love to hear which one you like best! 1 This spider treat plate is something to scream about! 2 It's just scary how adorable this pumpkin witch is! 3 Hay, speaking of fabulous and fun - check… Continue reading 5 Fabulous & Fun Halloween Decorating Ideas