Category Archives: DIY

Perfume Making – Friday Night

The loveliest time of year is approaching… and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have made it a tradition to View full post »

Egg Decorating

Whether hand-blown and decorated or poached for Eggs Benedict, eggs have long been a staple at Easter. As early as 5,000View full post »

The Community Table

It will soon be the start to a fresh new season… spring. With spring comes living outdoors and spending more timeView full post »

Grandma’s Knit Slippers

Knitting is very much associated with grandmothers of the past. With the children all grown and life more slow paced,View full post »

Soap Making

The first evidence we have of a soap-like substance is dated around 2800 BC., the first soap makers wereView full post »

Secret Pockets

For a child, it is a precious and innocent time. Little imaginations soar with creativity, invention and curiousity. WeView full post »

Indoor Camping : Friday Night

With winter, we feel the need to hibernate and stay in from the cold. Have you ever thought of bringing the outside in?View full post »

Advent Calendars

Whether in boxes, pouches, envelopes, windows or doors… or hanging from trees, walls, mobiles or branches…View full post »

First Snow Day

Today was the day. The first snow day of the year for the snow to be high enough to stick around for awhile.  ShovelsView full post »

Tiny Postal Service

It is the season of gift giving, and the early flow of sending cards and packages through mail to loved ones hasView full post »

Peg Doll Family : DIY

We enjoy decorating our homes with things we love. Our home is our comfort and soul…a refuge.  It is an intimateView full post »

Granny Squares : Girls Night

When the weather starts to cool, we tend to cuddle up in a favorite cozy blanket and call it our ‘happy placeView full post »

Halloween Boo’s

Halloween is hauntingly fun all month long. With mystery, shadows and fright, it raises our adrenaline to be really View full post »

The Giving Plate

Many of us are blessed and wish to give thanks this season. A simple and meaningful way to pass on love and gratitude isView full post »

The Kitchen Table

In every home, the kitchen is the stand alone favorite spot to be in. It is the gathering place of all the hustle andView full post »

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

It is crab apple season, and with it comes boxes upon boxes for making all sorts of canned goods. The canning processView full post »

Schultute : First Day of School

The tradition of the “Schultüte” leads back to approximately 1810, in Germany. When children in Germany,View full post »

Kite Flying

Flying kites in open fields or across beaches is a simple and fun way to spend an afternoon. Either by yourself of as aView full post »

Soap Box Derby : Father’s Day

An annual event has been growing in popularity in many communities around or on Father’s Day. It is the oldView full post »

Heirloom Memory Quilt

Having a warm blanket to wrap up in is so comforting. To make it more special, a Heirloom Memory Quilt can be made thatView full post »

Snail Mail

While watching movies such as Jane Eyre, Anne of Green Gables or The Patriot, they show us a time of receivingView full post »

A DIY Workshop Date

Workshop dates are things I do when I want to explore or learn. At times, life can be hectic, but also routine. ToView full post »

Valentine Card Making

In a digital age where e-cards, email and texts are a click away, many still long for the old feel of opening up anView full post »

Heirloom Artwork

Decorating your home is a reflection of you and your family. It can be sentimental and special with personalized artworkView full post »