Door Gourd: Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Door Gourd: Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Whenever I develop a simple project that relies on readily available thrift store items, I get an extra charge of satisfaction. And this Halloween-themed project is no exception- while I was at my local Goodwill, I simply couldn’t get away from these wicker / rattan paper plate holders- there were a TON of these in the housewares section.Read more ›

Shotgun! Retropolitan Craft Fair

Shotgun! Retropolitan Craft Fair

For months leading into Spring, I’ve had a heavy calendar filled with craft fairs and vintage markets, taking me around South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.  And I’m very sorry to say that I’ve hit my last festival of the season- the Retropolitan Craft Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.

I seriously love to explore new markets, meeting new vendors and finding new small businesses and start-ups to follow and buy from. And even though I don’t vend at these shindigs, I do feel as though I’m part of this fun, friendly community.Read more ›

Vintage Hot Pad Coin Purse / Card Wallet

Vintage Hot Pad Coin Purse / Card Wallet

Several months ago, I found these sweet crocheted hot pads at Landrum Eclectics, a favorite vintage shop of mine.Read more ›

Retro Relaxation- Vintage Scarf Eye Pillows

Retro Relaxation- Vintage Scarf Eye Pillows

As a woman who suffers from frequent headaches- both migraine and sinus pressure- an aromatherapy eye pillow is a must-have in my bedside table. I’ve had the same one for years, made from silky satin and scented with lavender.

Making my own version was never on my crafting to-do list…until the incomparable Kate DiNatale Vintage gifted me with a bag full of vintage scarves that were too blemished to sell. They had minor tears or stains…making them perfect candidates for repurposing.

Because many of them are silky-smooth, I decided they’d be perfect for DIY Aromatherapy eye pillows! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Flour Power Spool Jewels

Flour Power Spool Jewels

I have what you might call a *thing* for old wooden spools. And by thing, I mean “mild obsession”, but there are just so many crafting possibilities with them! Case in point: these cutesy, kitschy necklaces.Read more ›