Arts & Crafts is my little online studio filled with creative ideas, inspirations, and how-tos for all kinds of projects. It also includes the front of my virtual refrigerator where you’ll find quotes, checklists and other printable stuff on display. As a graphic designer, making things that are both lovely and useful just makes me happy. Sharing those things makes me even happier.
Easter is always incredibly special to me and this Easter is especially precious. My son is preparing to serve a full-time service mission for our Church and will be away for about two years. This Sunday our families will gather to wish him well and send him off. An extra special Easter ... Read More about One Extra-Simple Project for a Beautiful Easter Table
We're back with a flashback fabric yo yo project this morning. These cards are really simple. I say that a lot, but the truth is I really do love simple projects that are done quickly. When I had little ones I loved projects that could be done and cleaned up during naptime. Now I love ... Read More about Darling Fabric Yo Yo Gift Cards – A Quick and Easy Project
As you are aware by now, I love really simple projects that look impressive, and these decorative storage boxes definitely qualify. Upcylced from very utilitarian but not so pretty cardboard boxes, they provide a place to keep odds and ends close at hand without the usual clutter and chaos. The ... Read More about Easy Upcycled Decorative Storage Boxes
For our second Kickoff to Summer project I'm sharing one of my favorite embroidery patterns. One of the things I love about this pattern is that it's so very simple. So simple, that if you need a quick but impressive gift, or reunion auction item, or patriotic touch for your patio you can whip it ... Read More about Liberty Embroidery Pattern
Once upon a time with just an apple and a book to keep her company, a young girl rode Babe the horse to a quiet spot for a heavenly, peaceful afternoon of literary adventure. I hope she enjoyed it while it lasted. A few years later, with a whirlwind of children surrounding her, she must have ... Read More about The Librarian’s Daughter – A Mother’s Day Tale
One recent evening I found myself out underneath our apple tree, and was fortunate to capture a photograph of this delightful little visitor to our garden. The scent of the apple blossoms was so sweet, and the snowy white blossoms so beautiful, I couldn't help thinking of one of my favorite Hans ... Read More about Of Bumble Bees, Apple Blossoms and Emily Dickenson