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.
It's hard to think of anything cuter than little tiny baby feet, so I can truly say that these embellished socks are one of my favorite projects. Even better, they are quick and easy to make, especially if you have a jar of fabric yo yos in your supplies! For each pair of socks you will ... Read More about Sweet Feet – Yo Yo Baby Socks
Have I mentioned that I love buttons? And ink? Today we'll explore what happens when two of my favorite things collide. I have a few go-to solutions for projects that need the special touch of a vintage button. I've purchased some magnificent vintage buttons from Etsy shops in the past, and ... Read More about Distressing Buttons in Three Easy Steps
Sometimes what starts as a silly little thing becomes life-changing. Not life-changing in the dramatic way we've come to use that term, but life-changing in the way we view and interact with the everyday world. If I remember correctly, this particular silly little thing began one ordinary ... Read More about What Love Looks Like
More Cowbell! I know, I know. . . you've all got Christmas completely covered and don't need any help. The stockings are hung, the mice aren't stirring, neighbors have been gifted, and everything is wrapped under the tree. That's okay! Just file this idea away for next year. Or better yet, ... Read More about How to make a Cute Cowbell Christmas Gift at the Last Minute
Finding a perfect adhesive for projects can be a challenge. I hate glues that promise not to wrinkle my papers, and then wrinkle and warp anyway. It's annoying. It's beyond annoying, and it happens quite a lot. Favorite Things Friday I was recently introduced to Coccoina paste and liquid ... Read More about How I Fell In Love with Coccoina Adhesive For My Paper Projects
Twelve Days of Christmas New today at our Bits of Ivory store you'll find this Christmas set entitled Twelve Days of Christmas. Maybe you celebrate with the countdown to Christmas. Or perhaps you count the more traditional twelve days beginning with Christmas and ending with Epiphany. Either ... Read More about Twelve Days of Christmas artwork for your celebrations