Crochet Case

I realllly want this now!

Donna's CraftyCreations

Made my crochet case …going to make some more to give away they are super easy .


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Table Crafts: Easy Homemade Lanterns

I love this!

Conker & Indigo

I love glass in all forms from marbles to Murano sculptures to Victorian medicine bottles. Even glass that is used for everyday objects counts like jam jars, bottles, ramekins and anything with branding set into glass such as the cursive writing on Bon Maman jars. I’m a good recycler but I can also be a terrible hoarder. Every slightly unusual jar will be kept because, of course, one day I will use it for something really useful…like putting pens or dried thistles in it…or painting them to make homemade lanterns! These are so easy to do, you just need to allow a bit of time for drying. They will add a personal touch to your table and look great anywhere in the house. Mine look good in the bathroom next to the succulents and Penhaligon’s bath oil bottles.

What you need:

Jam/ chutney/ pesto/ any jars

Paint – I…

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Our 1st Pinterest Project

Perfect for the upcoming holiday!

Something to Celebrate

We made a Boo Pumpkin.  My cousin, Candace ,would be so proud.  After all, she is the one who introduced me to this addictionwebsite.  I’ve determined that it is perfect for people like me who want to look crafty without having to put too much thought into it.  I mean, what we’re really doing here is ripping off other people’s ideas and making them look like we simply came up with it in between zillions of loads of laundry, nursing a baby, taking the other kid to and from school and making dinner.

With that said, I shall give credit to my pinspiration…yes I just did that.  I must find numerous ways to make you groan with pinterest terms 🙂  Our idea was from this pin.  I say “our” here because I thought this would be a fun project for Hannah and I.  Hannah helped me purchase the…

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DIY Hand Soap

What a fantastic idea!

This Bountiful Backyard

I think I saved myself a little bit of money this week.  Instead of heading to my favorite bath store for some hand soap (you know the deal, 3 for $9.00) I made my own for just pennies!

You will need:

  • Two bars of soap, grated
  • 2 TBS glycerin
  • 2 Quarts water
  1. Combine all ingredients into a large pot.
  2. Stir and heat until the soap dissolves.
  3. Use a funnel to pour the slightly cooled soap into old, clean soap dispensers.


  • I added some essential oils to make my soap extra fancy.
  • I also used some vintage labels from World Label to give them some pizzazz.
  • After the soap was fully cooled, it turned from clear to white and thickened up.  You can add more water if you would like a thinner consistency.

This post has been shared on Little House in the Suburbs DIY Linky #19 and Deborah Jean’s…

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