Crafting the Month Away

March is National Craft month, so today I’ve got just a few ideas to get you started (I’d love to hear what you’re thinking of creating this month in the comments, too!)

Clay puffles

Enchanted clay toadstools

Clothespin cotton ball fairy

Cardboard petal picture frame

Tube racer

DIY bead bags

Dip-dyed scarves

Birthday girl place mat and napkin

Button snake

Elegant clay pot

Duck tape necklace

Get crafting!

Angelic Angels

This week we’re highlighting some of the fun and interesting angel crafts you can make:

Trumpeting paper angel

Patriotic angel

Beaded angel

Paper plate angel

Angel garland

Seashell angel

Coffee filter angel

Angel votive

Clothespin angel ornament

Cornstarch angel

3D angel decoration

Cedar lodge wooden ornaments

Potted angel with stars

Clay and clear ball ornament

Deco wooden ornament

Gift wrap card

What are your favorite angel crafts and decorations?

Wearin’ O the Green

The celebration of St. Patrick’s day is just a few days away! Today’s blog post has lots of fun ideas and edibles for you and your celebration!

Crafts and Games:

Catch a leprechaun

St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt

Pot-o-gold toss

Clay pot leprechaun

Homemade care freshener

Shamrock boutonnieres

2 St. Patrick’s Day cards

Shamrock wall hanging

Love shamrock t-shirt

4 leaf clover magnets

St. Patrick’s Day coasters

Lucky day card

Luck of the Irish door hanging

Cooking:

Breads:

Irish brown bread

Irish bread American style

Sage potato rolls

Soda bread biscuits

Dinner:

Irish beef and stout stew

Irish beef hand pies

Irish lamb stew

Potato frittata

Braised greens

Smokey cheese potato soup

Corned beef and cabbage pizza

Black and tan pork with spicy ale slaw

Spinach pesto ravioli

Desserts:

Pistachio shortbread

Lime squares with pistachio graham cracker crust

Key lime cheesecake bars

Rum raisin rice pudding

Pistachio cookies

Clover cookies

Shamrock cookies

Pistachio cupcakes

Irish coffee cupcakes

Grasshopper cupcakes

Shamrock milkshake cupcakes

Black and white Irish cream cupcakes

Chocolate stout cake

Rainbow cake

Drinks:

Hot nutty irishman

Ginger and mint lime floats

Guinness float

Dublin eggnog

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Share your ideas in the comments.

Celebrating with Animal Friends

Today we’re looking at some cute and friendly animals to help us celebrate the holidays.

Red nosed wreath deer

Reindeer ornaments

Clay pot penguins

Penguin snowglobe

Birds in trees greeting card

Polar bear family card

More reindeer ornaments

Friendly penguin

Friendly reindeer

Almond birds

Felted owl

Reindeer slippers

Dala horse

Partridge ornament

Cardinal ornament

Dove garland

What fun decorations do you have with animal friends?

Spooky Skeletons and Mummies

Today we’re beginning our Halloween journey with some creative and edible haunted mummy and scary skeleton ideas!

Crafts:

Craft stick mummy

Mummy pumpkins

Mummy greeter

Yummy mummies

Sock skeleton

Skull potato stamp

Skeleton treat bags

Mummy lantern

Dancing skeleton glasses

Skull candles

Food:

Hot dog mummy

Pizza mummies

Breadstick bones

Mickey mouse mummy cupcakes

Funny bones

Gingerbread skeleton cookies

Skull pops

Skull madelines

Scary pear heads

Mummy cupcake

Screaming spice cookies

Skeleton cupcakes

Mummy cupcake

Skeleton bones cupcake

Handy pretzels

Wrapped cupcake

What are your favorite mummy and skeleton ideas? 

Golfing Around

Today I’m inspired to take a look at some creative golf-related things. Summer is a great time to get out there and hit some golf balls, or work on some golf-inspired crafts.

Crafts:

Card for dads

Golf wreath

Golf picture frame

Food:

Tee time cupcakes

Golf ball cake pops

Golf cookie bouquets

Golf cupcake

Games:

Air golf

Safari miniature golf set

Tee off birthday party

Portable golf course

Flip golf

Do you play golf or love golf?  I’d love to hear your inspired suggestions.

Friends with Love

Today for Feature Friday I’m featuring some of my favorite Feature Friday friend’s valentine designs.

Michelle Lisa Mosaics: light switch cover, lamp.

Finding Charm: earrings, necklace, bracelet, earring set, anklet.

Color Bakery: Hearts of art pin

Kreative Notions: I found love journal, be mine valentine’s

SwtTsCrafts: friend love, wood storage box.

Faerymoongoddess: love flies free earrings

Debra’s Designs: mother of pearl bracelet, love pendant.

Origami Spirit: keep the romance alive

Yesterday’s Trash Art: loving cookies with icing

BluKatDesign: earrings, statement necklace.

More Than Colors: love stained glass sign, I fancy you stained glass heart.

HoneyBeeAffairs: patriotic crocheted coasters, crocheted washcloths.

HockmanGirl: gunmetal locket, diamond heart earrings.

Bent & Twisted Creations: heart bookmark

GaelicForge: stone pendant

GardenVibe: blossoming love earrings, warming to you earrings.

Juergen Roth: love me tender photo, pink orchid photo.

S S Soap: lavender, strawberry banana, bath bombs.

Jewelry by Debby Designs: silver heart cabachon, red and white love earrings, smooth white earrings.

Ginalimosaics: valentine’s sea glass decoration, stained glass heart necklace, heart locket.

Thank you to my creative friends for their beautiful work!  If you’d like to be featured on Feature Friday, contact me here or let me know below.

 

Crafted with Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  I’ve been seeing some great love-themed creations by my Feature Friday friends and will be sharing some of them this Friday.  But today I’ve got a collection of some fun crafts and activities for your Valentine fun!

Caped cute sader

Adoily-able t-shirt

Warm hearts

Love beads

Stained glass hearts

Heart pins and magnets

Critter cards

Marbelized valentine

More fun with marbles

Valentine treat cups

Hearts and blocks valentines

Heart shaped soap

Scratch off valentine cards

Hearts and quilts

Valentine’s card carrier ideas

What will you be creating this Valentine’s Day with love?

FF: Garden Vibe Jewelry

Happy Friday!  Today we’re talking with Keri who has a passion for creating beautiful nature-inspired jewelry.

Why are you passionate about jewelry and being creative?  

I fell in love with art as a young girl, spending every spare minute on drawing and painting. I taught myself to draw portraits of people and loved to paint landscapes. I would often go out to my garden, or to the forest near my home with a sketch pad and draw for hours. My time spent on artistic pursuits gave way to becoming a Mom and going to school for Nursing. In more recent years, with my Nursing career well established and my beautiful Daughter all grown up, I found myself longing to return to my love of art. I love having art in my life because it affords me a means of self expression. Much of what I express in my work is based on what I have loved and have learned from nature and gardening. Hence, the name GardenVibe Lady Gear was given to
my Etsy shop.

What got you started with jewelry and being creative as a hobby/business?

I began making my own jewelry because I was tired of shopping for jewelry in Department stores and Boutiques, that was, in my opinion, rather nondescript. There was nothing special or creative about what I was finding in stores. No charm, no thought behind what was being made. Just assembly line style fodder that could be found anywhere. So, with that said, I studied the art of Jewelry making, bought supplies and began putting together jewelry that incorporates glass, gemstones, wood, and metal. More recently, I have taken my jewelry making in an even more creative direction and have begun making my own pendants and beads out of polymer clay. In this way, I can offer jewelry that incorporates little vignettes of what I love about gardening and nature.

What are some of your favorite pieces you’ve created?

I especially love the Bird pendants, floral themed pieces like my Indian Paintbrush necklace, and my Bobbie pins are a super sweet accent for hairstyling

What exciting future plans do you have for your work?

I recently did a custom order for earring beads. That was rewarding for me. The idea of someone taking my creativity and combining it with their own creative sense is exciting to me. So future plans are to begin offering my polymer clay beads and pendants as jewelry findings for other jewelry artists to incorporate into their own designs.

Do you have any tips/inspiration to share?

My biggest tip is if you love creativity, don’t wait to pursue your interest. There is no better day than today to get started.

You can connect with Keri on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter and at her blog.

Thank you for sharing Keri!  I love your work and how natural it all is.  So beautiful!