Studded Table

My life has been changed by IkeaHackers.net . . . It’s an awesome site. In fact, I’d stop reading this right now & go check it out, but come back after. So, this was inspired by something I saw there. … Continue reading

Tray Make-Over

I really did clean-up at the thrift store over Christmas. Bless you, Goodwill: I found this battered old tray for $1.99 . . . As you can see, it’s been in some action. I like a painted look, but I also … Continue reading

Sharpie Love Affair

I love drawing with super-fine Sharpies. They have such an excellent range of colors, and recently I have been experimenting with drawing with them on leather. I love the way the ink keeps its shape flowing out of the pen … Continue reading

Spray Paint Is Your Friend

One of the many things that rock about Christmas-time is the vast array of chocolates & cookies that change hands. Along with many of them, of course, come tins. No self-respecting crafter exists who doesn’t need more places to stash … Continue reading

Makeovers, 1944-style

As I was wandering in an aimless manner around the antiques’ market the other day, I spied a copy of Better Homes & Gardens from 1944. I’ll be honest: I pounced upon it, in a Panther-like manner, which was a bit embarrassing for those … Continue reading