Raku Monk Assemblage Wreath

The University I work for recently closed it’s ceramics program. As part of the process, we are going through all of the items left in the pottery building. When going through the building, I collected all of the Raku “Monks” … Continue reading

Easter Themed Projects from Around the Web

Proverbs wall hanging

Last year, I wrote a post featuring April themed projects.  To me, April often means rain, but Easter falls in April this year, so let’s talk about a few great sewing projects that are great for Easter. I am in … Continue reading

Displaying Fabric

closeup of fabric

Did you ever have a piece of fabric you loved so much that you just couldn’t use it in a project?  I have a piece of fabric like that from my grandmother’s stash.  It’s the very last piece of the … Continue reading

Stocking Wreath

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I found a great wreath idea on the Midwest Living site last year. It’s a spring wreath using an umbrella, but it gave me the idea to make a wreath from a stocking. My wreath is currently hanging out  on … Continue reading

Christmas Wreath

Hayes Wreath closeup

A couple months ago, my sister asked me to make her a Christmas wreath.  So, we went down to Hobby Lobby and picked up a wreath, some decorative picks, and a few flowers.  I love the Hobby Lobby weekly sales.  … Continue reading

Achievement Day

may pole

The Gibson County Extension Homemakers held their annual Achievement Day on Thursday May 3rd.  My club was in charge of the decorations.  Since the banquet is on a Thursday, I didn’t get to go.  Not all homemakers are stay at … Continue reading

Cotton and Metal

finished earring hanger

Over the last few weeks, the weather has been pretty nice most of the time, so I’ve not spent a lot of time inside the house crafting. If it was a sunny 82 degrees at your house, you wouldn’t either.  … Continue reading

More Jewelry

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As many of you know from my last post, I’m working on making some jewelry pieces from my grandmother’s peacock feathers.  I’m thrilled with how the pieces are coming together.  I got another 5 done, and due to several requests … Continue reading

Peacock Feather Jewelry

Hair Clip

Peacocks are beautiful creatures, the male with it’s blue and green tail feathers spread wide.  When I was little, grama and grampa had a neighbor across the road who kept peacocks (and peahens).  One of my favorite memories was setting … Continue reading