Easy DIY Bench tutorial.Perfect for the Lake

In honour of Canada 150 (for you non Canucks, Canada is celebrating its 150th Anniversary on July 1) Ryobi Canada gave the Ryobi North team the challenge to create something that we felt is ‘truly Canadian’. I did a lot of thinking, of course I instantly wanted to make a maple leaf sign, that’s kinda my jam. Then I thought something […]

I’ve recently partnered with Ryobi Canada to bring you a Canadian inspired project. Pop over to read all about the Ryobi North Canada 150 challenge here. This project is perfect for beginners, can be built in approximately 1 hour, and rings in at less than $75. Below are the instructions How to Build an Easy DIY Bench. […]

Deco Foil transfer canvas bag from Expressions Vinyl

Sooo… I signed up for an organization blog post with Expressions Vinyl.  While I sit scratching my head on what genius idea I should share (I may possibly be the most unorganized person ever) I realized that my best defense in staying organized at work is having something that can cart my junk from point […]

Eat More Ice Cream DIY Pennant flag with Neon heat transfer vinyl

This week I’ve joined forces with my friends at Expressions Vinyl to bring you a fun summer inspired project. The challenge was to use Neon Vinyl. Neon screams 2 things to me, elementary school bike shorts, and summer!! I’ve lately been obsessed with pennant flags so I thought I’d mesh the two together to bring you […]

Etching metal with the Silhouette Curio. Leather and metal ID bracelets

Guys I have to admit, this is a bit of a lame tutorial. I was so excited to rip into a box of treats from my friends at Silhouette (which was at about 11 pm) that I dove right into playing and didn’t take many process photos. I threw my project together without much of […]

Hand sewn Christmas stocking with easy step by step tutorial

Each year at Christmas I like to make some special personalized items to add to our Christmas decorations. Last year I made personalized photo ornaments and this year I wanted to make a new set of personalized Christmas stockings. You can see our old stockings here at my 2o13 Home Tour, I liked them, but they were cutesy, I thought […]

Easy Beginner Sewing project. Make a sweet Halloween costume

Since attending the Barbie and the Pearl Princess movie premiere and watching The Little Mermaid countless times my daughter has been obsessed with Mermaids. So when her birthday rolled around a few weeks back, it was only natural she wanted to have a mermaid party. What is a mermaid without a beautiful fin, or in our case a Mermaid […]

Cheese board display

I’m sure you can imagine with a catering business how many cheese boards I put together in the run of a year. When you hand over a set of sharp knives to 200 people each week to have a hack at your precious display boards, I’m sure you can picture the outcome. At the end […]

Make these pom poms quick with this simple trick from fynesdesigns.com

How To Make a Pom Pom

January 10th, 2014 | Crafts, Learn How

We’ve all seen a dozen tutorials on how to make a pom pom. However, most I’ve seen have you poor souls wrapping a single lonely strand of yarn for what probably seems like hours, or wrapping the yarn around your hand, which doesn’t make a very tight pom pom. There are tools out there to […]

Monogram wreath tutorial from fynesdesigns.com

I’ve had a serious crush on Monogram wreaths for the longest time.  After all this time on Pinterest I thought I should harness my girlish behaviour and make a monogram wreath for my own door! It just so happened that this summer at Michaels I found the supplies I needed in the clearance bin! However, […]

I was totally jazzed to receive a box of FolkArt Enamels from my friends over at Plaid. I’ve never used enamel paints (or painted on glass) so I was excited to give these  a try.  I pondered for quite sometime over what to make, but when I started to get out my Easter decor I knew it had to have spring in mind!  ‘lightbulb’- Painted […]

Day #4 of Cheap Art Week! How have you felt about the line up this far?  I’m feeling pretty great about getting them up on the wall. Today I have a beginner embroidery project to share with you, this is great for beginners. Guess what? This was my very first embroidery project, I think it turned […]

Toddler and Teddy Apron Tutorial- May Arts Finalist Submission

I have been selected into the top 30 to compete to earn a spot as a Prima Ribbonista for May Arts Design Team!! I am so jazzed to have been selected and couldn’t wait to get a start on my project. I browsed the HUGE library of ribbons MAY ARTS has to choose from… you won’t believe your […]

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