papercraft

Yes, I smelted this year

I have had a very different year compared to all my past years. Mainly, in 2014, I worked fairly consistently outside the home. Did it affect my smelting activity? Well, I only made handmade gifts for the nieces and nephews on one side of the family and my own children. Which would be…

Mini Nail File and Case

I frequently break fingernails while out of the house. Most often, it happens at work. Handling boxes and their contents is hard on my nails. I started carrying an emery board in my purse for this reason. I chose a set of three cute short nail files from a store…

magazine art

Crafty Monday: Magazine art

As I was browsing through Pinterest, I found something for my home — magazine art. I decided that a little test work to see how easy, cheap, quick, etc. would be best for me. But before I started the test, I decided to read the local weekly paper and found…

Crafty Monday: Custom birthday card

My side of the family’s monthly birthday gathering was this last weekend. Being a frugal woman with little time, I didn’t leave the house to get a card — I made one. Using my paste paper winnings (it’s so gorgeous and luxuriously thick!), I made a quick ‘guy’ card on…

Paper crafts

I haven’t made German Stars for a while. My family has no history of decorating with them. but my friend Deb’s family does. She showed me her stars one year, and told me that her German grandmother would dip the stars in wax. If you want to use wax, melt,…