Several years ago, before I even started my blog, I created some Spring Jars with little garden and Easter scenes. I just thought they were the cutest things ever- y’all know I love miniature ANYTHING! And when I reposted the old photo on my Facebook page, the positive response was overwhelming- so, here we are, with a long overdue project post.Read more ›
Back in July 2001, I celebrated my quarter-life achievement by taking myself to Ireland. I saved my pennies, researched and planned, and enjoyed a wondrous week abroad, visiting Dublin, Galway, and the Ring of Kerry.
One of my very favorite moments, though, was driving through the Burren- a rolling landscape of green and stone, dotted with farmhouses, churches, and livestock. The patches of green are seemingly stitched in place by lines of dry stone wall- for a girl from the Chicago suburbs, this was exotic in its pastoral simplicity.Read more ›
Two, maybe three years ago, I made a series of waterless snowglobes. A trendy retailer had advertised their version for an uppity price, prompting me to try and recreate them myself.
And let me tell you, an obsession was born! I, of course, came armed with vintage supplies- old jars, vintage bottle brush trees, and couple of mid-century figurines. The results? 100% charming.Read more ›
Seeing as I don’t have children (other than our cats, Wrigley and Cottonball), I don’t do many crafts that would be considered “Kid Crafts”. And not that this project is completely kid-friendly (there’s a box cutter involved), but the idea of it might appeal to the kiddos. OR, if you’re like me and enjoying have secret hiding places (I blame Harriet the Spy), then this is the project for you! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.Read more ›