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.
Mightier Than The Sword Once upon a time I learned a lie. Maybe you learned it too. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. Have you ever been impaled on someone's rapier wit? Have you felt the brutal sting when someone has said something unkind, thoughtless, or even ... Read More about Easy Chalkboard Sticks and Stones For The Most Beautiful Words
Being Vulnerable Recently I ran across a few original embroidery patterns while I was organizing some old digital files. I had prepared them to share on the blog thirteen years ago, but somehow never did. I almost didn't share it again. My drawing style has evolved over the years, and my software ... Read More about 3 Sweet Little “Child of God” Patterns to Stitch for Free
It's nearly spring, and the world is filled with hope and promise! Easter is just a few weeks away, and I find myself reflecting on the changes that I've made over the past year, and those that I'd like to make in the coming year. Grace shall be as your day This line is from one of my favorite ... Read More about Grace Shall Be As Your Day!
With work and school I don't get as much time to play a I used to, but one of my goals this year is to share some of the skills I've learned in a way that blesses others. Here's my first gift of the year to all of you, and I'm hoping to have something new each month for you to print and enjoy. I ... Read More about “I Can Do All Things Through Christ” Printable
Their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them (Matt. 13:15) I'm a big proponent of personal responsibility. I feel ... Read More about Christ in Christmas
I have a love/hate relationship with planners. I love organizing my time and to-dos, and making lists. Even more than that, I love crossing things off of my lists. But it never lasts. I've started some great planners in the past. There are things I love about each of them. I had really high ... Read More about How to Celebrate the New Year with a Planner Full of Possiblities