If you have a guy to shop for, then you may struggle with gift-giving…and you are certainly not alone! So, instead of buying presents at the mall, maybe it’s time to take a different approach. Over the years, I’ve created DIY/Repurposed projects for my husband (or something more unisex for myself), both decorative and functional.Read more ›
Alright, I have to confess- this project is SOOOO simple that it probably doesn’t warrant a full blog post…but I put one together anyway. I hope you don’t mind…who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy for you anyway- especially since it would make a fantastic DIY gift.
Some of you may already know this, but I make upcycled leather cuffs and sell them in my Etsy shop.
This means that I always have an inordinate number of belts in my craft room and it can get a little out of control! I decided I needed to do something about it…and here we are with this blog post.Read more ›
Springtime is definitely the season for parties. Bridal showers…baby showers…Mother’s Day…you get the picture. And while the requisite bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers is a perfectly pleasant hostess gift, sometimes you just want something a little more unique and/or memorable. AND, let’s not forget the need for teacher appreciation or end-of-school-year gifts!
While thrifting recently, I started finding an influx of vintage soup mugs. You know the kind I’m talking about- dating to the 1970s-1980s, with a simple recipe printed on the side. I don’t know why I kept finding them, but there they were, beckoning to me with retro appeal.
I bought a handful, because why not?Read more ›
If you are like me, most of your recipes come in the form of ripped out magazine pages, print-outs from Food Network’s website, or just straight from your tablet/laptop screen from a bookmarked webpage. I hate to admit it, but the concept of handwritten recipe cards is a relic of kitchens past.
My mom is the keeper of all things recipe card…and has collected them from both my grandmothers, as well as her friends, colleagues, and neighbors. With personalized handwriting, kitschy designs, and stained from cooking attempts- sometimes successful, sometimes not- each recipe card is sentimental in its own way.
I wanted to do something to spotlight heirloom recipe cards. And since I absolutely adore old kitchen gadgets, why not combine the two? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›
My husband, Jon, is a game guy- computer games, board games, card games…the more strategy, the better. To combine my love of vintage with his love of games, our home office is decorated with old wooden game boards from the 1930s-1950s. They make for great wall décor and it’s been a fun challenge to hunt them down.
So when I ran across this domino clock idea on Pinterest, putting it on my project to-do list was a done deal. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›
Once upon a time, a friend of a friend found some vintage Cracker Jack charms (circa 1940s-1950s) at an antiques store and decided that they would make the most darling wine charms- and she was absolutely right! She very generously shared her charm bounty with me so that I could make my own. Read more ›