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Gluten Free Muffins

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Gluten Free, Sugar Free Muffin Recipe Have you heard of the The Whole Life Challenge? it is “a 56-day, habit-changing, community-building game that is designed to help you live a happier, healthier life”. You play for points with friends and family and you are challenged to make small daily changes. Players are asked to include seven […]

Monogrammed Flower Pots – and other Plant Pot Hacks

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Flower Pot/Plant Pot Make Over Mother’s day is fast approaching (May 10th, 2015) and instead of heading to the mall to purchase gifts for all my mommy friends, I opted to create handcrafted gifts.  And since I am obsessed with all thing garden, I decided to personalize a few inexpensive clay plant pots. You can […]

My Ikea Hack

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

I am a gardening enthusiast – some may say that I am a fanatic – I have crammed so many plants on my tiny balcony, the critters are starting to call it home. As my plant collection grew, I found that I needed more room on my already overcrowded balcony. I decided that the patio […]

Adventures in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Monday, June 10th, 2013

One of my passions is doing silk ribbon embroidery. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s beautiful, it’s instant gratification – its also very delicate. I mention this because I have 2 little girls under the age of 4 and they are fascinated with the lifelike 3 dimensional quality of silk ribbon embroidery. I loved making silk […]

Sand Dollar Napkin Rings

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

I am going through my coastal decor phase, so I have been creating a few accent pieces for my home. Here is the first of my creation – they are napkin rings embellished with sand dollars. This was a very simple project. I used strips of vinyl shelf lining, silk ribbon, some glue and of […]

DIY Outdoor Monogrammed Drop Cloth Pillow Project

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I am in the process of doing a mini make over on my back patio. I am planning to spending a lot more time out there doing hand embroidery – I have a few unfinished projects that I would like to complete.  I wanted to add some pillows to my patio chairs  – the plan […]

Keep Calm and Carry on

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The story behind the Keep calm and Carry on Poster.

Florida Fall Wreath

Friday, November 4th, 2011

They say you know it’s fall in Florida when the licenses plates being to change. Unlike our seasonal visitors from “up north” we do not have changing foliage as an indicator of fall. This year, I decided to welcome fall with a South Florida style creation. Over the summer, I had a new AC unit […]

How to make Halloween Bats from Inner tubes.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

An up-cycled project Have you ever had the feeling that someone or something was staring at you? True story, I was asleep in my dorm one Saturday night and I had an eerie feeling that I was being stared at. I slowly opened my eyes, and and a bat was hanging upside down from the […]

How to make a leather ‘messenger style’ bag

Monday, October 24th, 2011

My Leather Bag Project Last weekend I attended an art festival in Palm Beach Gardens and I fell in love with the handcrafted leather handbags and totes form Sulay Rodriquez. I wanted them all, but alas, my budget did not lend itself to such a purchase. Since I had some ‘scrap’ leather in my fabric […]