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.
When it comes to gifts, presentation is everything. Wrapping paper will do in a pinch, I suppose. But if you're looking for a presentation idea that's pretty enough to be a gift all by itself, a gift tin wins every time. Today I'll share how I make these keepsake tins in just three easy ... Read More about How to Make a Keepsake Gift Tin in 3 Easy Steps
It's spring outside, and two of my favorite appreciation celebrations are right around the corner. Carrie from A Mother's Shadow and I teamed up to bring you two different takes on a pretty yet practical appreciation gift. My magnets were made with Teacher Appreciation Week in mind, but can be ... Read More about Yo Yo Clothespin Magnets – for Teacher Appreciation
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
In generations past, one lucky family member would inherit old family photos. The others could do little more than hope for a glance when visiting the fortunate photographic heirs. As technology advanced it became easier to make copies of the treasured family photos, but quality copies were still ... Read More about Unboxing Family Photos – 5 ways to dust off old albums
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