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  • DIY: Crepe paper flowers

    I started making paper flowers to embellish gift wrapping, but soon became infatuated with the process of making different kinds of flowers and garlands. I have given bouquets as gifts to brides-to-be for use at their wedding rehearsals and to friends for all different occasions –…

  • There is no such thing as instant expertise

    For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be able to knit socks – don’t ask why – it’s just one of those wouldn’t-that-be-cool things I get attached to. I actually went so far as to purchase all the supplies, buy…

  • Makeover kitchen = retro style

    Nothing says ‘retro’ or ‘vintage’ like a bright and colorful kitchen make-over pulled right out of the 1950s. Bright Fiesta dishes and tableware, checkered floor patterns and fabrics that literally pop with color pull this look together. We recently took our old run-down 70s kitchen with its stained cabinets and…