Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff

Igot so excited when I rounded the house this weekend to find my forsythia bush blooming! I immediately cut several stems to take the place of the faux flowers I wrote about only days before on my post “Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers.”

This cheery card is a perfect way to brighten someone's day. . . complete with a little shaker surprise!

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

I took an old canning jar, a partial can of off-white spray paint, twine and twigs and quickly whipped up a cute little country-style home decor.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

-Margaret Atwood


  • St. Patrick Digital Stamps
    Cards & Crops

    Free St. Patrick Digital Stamps

    St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away and I have been crafting some cute Irish inspired cards for just the occasion. Unfortunately as I started creating with greens and gold, I quickly discovered that I didn’t have a single St. Patty appropriate stamp or sticker to my name. So with necessity being the mother of invention and all that, I decided to create my own set of digital circle stamps. . . and “lucky” for you (yes, that’s a St. Patty’s pun), I’m sharing my whole sheet of digis with my readers. The pdf file includes eight sayings that should fit in a 1.75 or 2 inch circle…

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    Craftiness

    I Take My Coffee With a Sharpie Shamrock Mug

    Okay, I’ve wanted to try this Sharpie technique for quite some time now, so with a Michael’s coupon burning a hole in my pocket I picked up a Sharpie oil paint marker in the perfect St. Patrick’s Day shade of green and went to work on one of our white coffee mugs (we have an ample supply, which drives my husband crazy. . . but that’s another story). I was so excited that this Sharpie shamrock mug project turned out like the picture in my head, and it even made it through the dishwasher cycle as I held my proverbial breath. When my husband walked in and called it “cool;”…

  • Craftiness

    Just in Time for St. Patty’s Day Wreath

    Spring Break is winding down here at the Quarter-Acre Wood and this week has been filled with lots of goings-on that I can’t wait to share with all of you. I’m way behind on my latest events and accomplishments, because my sister, great niece and one of my niece’s friends arrived Sunday to do Spring Break Kansas City style and we have been going ever since. So first, let me back up to St. Patrick’s Day, yes I know it came and went. . . three days ago, but I so want to show you my new little craft project perfect for the greenest of days. Okay, so I bought the supplies a month ago but…

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