Good Morning everyone. I am getting bored. How about you? I’ve read all sorts of things to keep busy. Had interesting questions run through my mind. Passover is coming right around Easter, and my Jewish friends will have very small Seders at home to celebrate. Just like Easter there will be no big celebrations or Seders at the Temple. My sister and I were talking on the phone Sunday night trying to list the 10 plagues of Egypt and couldn’t. Mostly I remembered frogs. I looked it up and one of the plagues was definitely frogs. My friend Barbara shared this frog in her yard yesterday on Facebook. She thought he looked funny. I thought he had good camouflage for her dry yard but looked too dry. We’re in the dry season here in central Florida and have not had rain in a few weeks. Anyway I was talking frog plagues on Sunday and see a frog photo Monday. For some reason, it made me laugh. I guess I’ve been inside too long! Read More
I’ve been in love with every rag wreath I’ve seen on lots of blogs. It’s a simple concept – cut or tear material into strips, make knots on chosen wreath form, voila a wreath. My craft today is my version of a rag wreath for spring and Easter. Many blogs have shared various versions of a rag wreath using different knots. I’ve seen really a pretty wreath with just tied bows all over it. I remember seeing a wreath where the strip of material was folded and the ends were pulled though the loop. Sorry I don’t remember where I saw that. Let’s just say I forgot the KISS principle (K keep I it S simple S stupid), and began to complicate my wreath. It took time but I’m very happy with the result. Read More
Today I’m sharing a little wood slice frame made from a dollar store frame and small wood slices from my craft supplies. Early this year I found several wood frames at Dollar Tree with wider flat sides. I bought several to embellish later. The wood slices are left over from my wood slice chargers I made. Read More
I’ve been adding fall to various parts of my home – the futon, flower arrangements, and wall art. I wanted something a little special to add to my planter of green vines. A visit to Dollar Tree and I came home with an LED candle and a packet of fall sticker of pumpkins and maple leaves. The stickers have a wood look to them which is perfect!
For years I have seen umbrella wreaths filled with flowers on various blogs. They even sell them on Etsy. I’ve wanted to do one for a long time but there was a problem. All of my umbrellas have little round handles that fold up for easy carrying. I’ve looked for some time for an attractive old-fashioned handled umbrella that was affordable. This year I found a perfect one at Aldi in April. Read More
Decorating with fruits and vegetables is an old-fashioned craft I love. Many of us display fresh fruit in season in bowls and centerpieces. It’s December and citrus season is here. Today I’m sharing my love of oranges – not only as a favorite snack, but as a decorating element. It’s great to use for Christmas and even into January for winter decorating.