Monday, May 4, 2015

DIY Mother's Day Monogram Journals

I'm sharing a Mother's Day Gift today: DIY Mother's Day Monogram Journals. 

With one week to go, I wanted to make sure you had time to create something special because I think that there's something extra special about the act of using your own hands to create; using your own imagination and creating a personalised gift for Mom. These Monogram journals can hold a love story for Mom. 

Hop down below with us to learn how ...

Friday, May 1, 2015

DIY Macaroni Garland

Macaroni Crafts | Part 2: DIY Macaroni Garland

Macaroni is a quintessential crafting material for young children. Since this week I'm participating in a Macaroni Challenge, I rounded up our extra pieces of pasta, after making our Flower Pompom Macaroni Necklaces just to see where this might lead us and decided to double up and share a little more macaroni-making with you, too.

#TheMacaroniChallenge challenge will end on Sunday, May 3,  and if you're still looking for more Macaroni inspiration, jump below for a few more ideas. We'd love to see what you're doing!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces

Flowers and fun! Do you remember making macaroni necklaces as a kid? Macaroni necklaces seem to go hand-in-hand with kids and summer camps to me.  I'm planning ahead and wanted to make a fresh take on the traditional. With Spring blooming around us, I started seeing flowers. One thing led to another and voila: Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces.  We just love them and I'm definitely adding them to our Summer Art Camp plans. I can't wait for you to make them too. I've shared complete directions below.

But wait: before you jump, there's more: Kids, Parents, Teacher, Grandparents: Today, I'm taking part in a Macaroni Challenge (details below) and would love to invite you to not only make our necklaces, but to share you're ideas, too! If you share your idea, you'll be eligible for a fantastic book give away.

Jump for How-to and Macaroni Challenge Details:

Friday, April 24, 2015


Happy Friday!

This week has brought road trips, inspiration, the second moose spotting  I've ever seen, a night in a little red house, design, gardening, vintage, wall paper and friendship.

come along .... 

DIY Candy Garland

DIY Candy Garland. When littles become bigs the challenge is how to keep up the fun of family birthday celebrations; keeping them satisfying but no longer babyish. 

One party good that's for all ages is candy. When I saw our daughter creating a candy based idea for big brother, it led to this idea. (I'll share her idea soon.) She and I strung DIY Candy Garlands with our birthday boys favorite candy which we strung up this morning for a day of celebrations! Hipp Hipp Hurrah! I just love their color bursts. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Origami Paper Twirlers

Come spin with us and make Origami Paper Twirlers | or  Origami Wind Sockets today. 
Not only did we let the wind run through our hair this weekend, we made these super fun and simple Origami Paper Wind Sockets or Origami Paper Twirlers. They twirl, they whirl and they're just fascinating because of the way they spin.  Mesmerizing.  Come take a spin with us, too!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Printable Cloud Poster

Hi!   I'm walking around like a tourist in my own town --- in fact, even in my own garden. The clouds have been so beautifully distracting this Spring that they've brought me inspiration and I want to bring our skies to you, too.

Last week, I printed cloud posters for our house. Today, jump with me below for your own Printable Cloud Poster.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Hello friends. It's a very cherry day here and we wish you the same!  This weekend's cherries had me thinking of you and the fact that we've accumulated a few cherry-based projects that we'd love to share with you.

Jump with us below for 5 merry-cherry posts and projects. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Happy Friday and Few Things

Shining our week back to you and wishing you a wonderful Friday.  Sometimes the road less traveled leads you to a country manor or "the castle," as we like to call it. 
Yes, we think this place and trail lead to one kind of wonderful and hope you might, too.  Come along with us below.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How to Make Washi Tape Feathers

How to Make Washi Tape Feathers

Swedish Easter means feathers -- lots and lots of feathers. This year we've been making our own, non-traditional feathers with Washi tape but, using them in traditional ways. When Swedes use color they go all out and feather color is where it's at right now.  We'll share more about this and how to make your own Washi Tape Feathers too, if you just hop along with us below.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Candy Bark

Hi friends. We think Candy Bark is almost a miracle.  Are you in the mood for making?  It's one of the easiest treats you'll ever make, is infinitely adaptable and can be very original.   Candy Bark can satisfy an artist, a child or make a beautiful, sophicated Hostess Gift. Whether you're making these with kids or you're off to Downton with the gals: choose candy or pick Violets. Come with us below and I'll show you how.

How to Make Marbleized Easter Eggs

Hippity Hoppity!  It's Egg Decorating Time! Hop with us below to learn how to make these unbelievably beautiful (and addictive) Marbles Eggs.