Crazy quilting seemed to fall out of fashion for a time, with the passion for precise geometric piecing, but you'll still find many quilters of an artistic bent who love to experiment with this style of expression. Jude Hill is the guiding hand behind ... [read more]
Have you seen those fantasy faux-glass flowers made from recycled pop bottles? I mean the delicate fragile-looking twisty looking ones, like those the US-based artist Laura Astor) used to make.…
Drawers collect junk. Small junk gets messy. Before you know it, you can’t find a thing. Dresser drawers seem to be the worst for this (except maybe for those kitchen drawers that catch all the bits and pieces of your life), for many of us. Unless you divide and conquer the clutter, it’s a constant struggle to corral those socks and dainties.
I’ve used cut-down milk cartons to make drawer dividers, and Kleenex boxes with the top cut out. Any kind of square or rectangular box that can be made to fit snugly into your drawer — that’s a big help in getting organized. No one’s going to see them, but you can always line with fabric or sticky-backed vinyl shelf paper or such, if you want to pretty it up.
But we can do even better, for the small items!
Honey-Can-Do has a nice white plastic diamond drawer organizer you can pick up at Amazon, if you can’t find it locally. It’s a set of interlocking pieces to give you 32 little compartments inside your dresser drawer. Trim it down to fit smaller drawers, if you want. For larger drawers, combine with other organizers for max flexibility, or double up on the diamond partitions.
(The name “diamond” just refers to the shape of each cubby or compartment, but if you want to stash bling in there along with your socks and undies, go for it.)
And if you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own DIY version of this smart drawer divider kit.
Allow me to introduce the lovely and talented Ching Ya, a dear friend and social media geek with a delightful creative streak. Today, she’ll teach us how to fold our own paper stars in this photo tutorial. Enjoy! ~ Jen
The Cute Little Stars
Twinkle twinkle little stars
How colorful and adorable you are…
I’ve always loved them, it’s my dream to hold the stars in my hands and admire their beauty.
Guess what? My dream came true after all! (more…)
This year, the holidays are going to be especially tough for a lot of families - so what better time to rediscover the true meaning of the season, sitting down with the kids to create new traditions of creative crafts? Here's a round-up of wonderful ideas, free patterns, and tutorials for frugal holiday decorations that you can make yourself... [read more]
Jackie is a medical technologist in Upstate New York. Her full-time day job is working in a hospital lab, but that's not where her heart is -- she's hiking in…