Category: Calming Crafts

Old Man Winter

Call me crazy, but I love winter (okay, maybe love is too strong of a word 😀 ). I was disappointed we had a green Christmas and was wondering if winter would ever arrive. I needed to see some white stuff falling from the sky. Well….it did this week and with a vengeance! Old man winter came and…

Craft Break

Sometimes in life you just need to take a step back from what you’re doing and refocus. Know what I’m talking about? Ever have one of those days when everything is going wrong? Or one of those weeks? You can relate, right? This past weekend I took some much-needed down time. It had been a crazy…

Jamie’s Paintbrush

One of my favorite things to do other than writing is tole painting. There’s nothing like taking a blank surface and creating a masterpiece. Getting lost in a world of snowmen, gingerbread people, and many other fun characters is such fun! A few years ago I discovered some pieces I fell in love with. The…

Spring is Here!

Did you ever think spring would arrive? Wow…it sure took its time this year, didn’t it? Winter had us in an unending vice-grip, that’s for sure. Spring is about a month behind. The buds are just beginning to peek their heads out on the dormant branches of the trees around us. But…it’s here. Finally! Every season…

Fun Ornaments

Yup! You guessed it. I’m getting a head start on my crafts to sell in December. I never get bored with painting winter scenes. Love snowmen, gingerbread people, and penguins! I just finished these. Aren’t they cute? Next up? A bigger project. Haven’t decided on what yet. This week I did some de-clutterizing (I know…that’s…

Winter Fun!

Do you remember playing in the snow as a child? Making snow angels? Sliding? I do. We had so much fun on our little backyard hill. Dad also made a small rink for us to skate on. Such fun! I wanted to share my latest painting project because it reminds me of fun winter days.…

A Stitch in Time

As a little girl I loved to watch my mom work on her crafts. She always had some type of needle in her hand whether she was knitting, cross stitching, quilting, or sewing. Her passion shone through with every stitch. Everything she created turned out gorgeous. She was the master crafter! Throughout the years Mom taught…

Simple Things

Have you been so busy you’ve forgotten to enjoy the simple things in life? Or, you’ve set aside something you love to do in order to finish your current project? I confess. I have. 2013 has been a crazy year for me. One of mega stress and migraines. A colossal combination. Don’t get me wrong,…