Window Dressing Dilemma – An Easy Fix

Have you ever had a window dressing dilemma? We’ve had several – and all with the same window! This is how the window coverings looked in the bay window at the back of the house when I first moved in; tattered and worn. The house needed so much work that window dressings fell to the bottom of the priority list. Continue reading

Ugly Christmas Socks: a Twist on X-mas Sweaters!

Whenever my brother-and-sister-in-law host a Christmas party, it’s always a hoot. They go out of their way to make it interesting with games and competitions – for the little kids and big ones (aka the adults) alike. This year, my B-I-L and S-I-L introduced an ‘ugly Christmas socks contest’ to the festivities – a twist on ugly Christmas sweaters. How they ever came up with the idea I don’t know, but I’m always up to a fun challenge so was eager to get started. Continue reading

DIY Wine Bag – Wine Gift Bag

A DIY wine bag is always a welcome gift at Christmas. We always seem to have more reusable shopping bags than we know what to do with. So today I’m showing you how to upcycle them into a wine gift bag. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s handy to have a wine tote to carry some spirits to get into the spirit. Of course, it goes without saying that it could also carry a non-alcoholic drink instead; don’t forget about those designated drivers!
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Reupholster an Office Chair

Happy New Year everyone! For my first post of 2017 I have a tutorial to show you how to reupholster an office chair. You may have seen the embarrassing state of my office – which I finally got organized. My office chair was no better shape. When the tear in the seat looked like it was trying to run right out of the office, I knew it was time for a makeover. I relocated it to my craft studio to give it the Cinderella treatment. Continue reading

Plant Basket: Hand Weave a Thoughtful Gift!

Know someone who just started a new job or moved into a new house? What better way to congratulate them than with a plant basket? A gift that decorates any new space with greenery has so many benefits.  In the office for instance, plants can increase creativity, improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, increase engagement with work, etc. I love indoor plants! Continue reading