DECORATING

5 Ways to Create with Tissue Paper

What do you collect and savor?  I officially collect heart rocks and I secretly collect something else.  This hobby feels vulnerable and silly.  Three deep breaths and let it be known that I have a strong fascination and affinity for…  Tissue Paper!  I adore it....

Heart Equation: Decorate with Wings

A couple of weeks ago I found the mathematical equation for a heart in the most unlikely place: at the end of The High Line taking refuge from the cold at Chelsea Market. I purchased this (below) from Matt Shapoff’s shop: Handmade On Peconic Bay.  In my quest to...

Wine Cork DIY Clock

Cheers!  Don’t you love finding messages in unexpected places? See the irony in my photo?  Expression: put a cork in it?!  Can’t stop, won’t stop… or so the lyrics go. I collected corks during our Napa visit last year with the help of...

The Heart of Life

I was testing a new bubble recipe this week for a future project when this lovely bubble perched itself between a few blades of grass.  I ran inside the house to grab my camera and returned to find it waiting for me; shining more brightly with the setting sun.  I...

DIY Photo Illumination

Tell me what you see in the photo below? Yes, a frozen bubble!  Now look closer…  You just might see a tiny segment of the blue sky reflecting on the bubble! But do you see more? Tilt your head to the right about 45 degrees.  Do you see what I see? It was a...

Have a Little Faith

I have been struggling with creative confidence lately wondering if I have anything worthwhile to share.  Popping around Pinterest originally left me inspired and motivated.  Lately it has led me to the well of inadequacy.  Who am I to declare I have anything creative...

Suitcase Re-purpose

We have spotted the sweetest, tiniest baby toads around our house lately.  This little wonder kindly indulged me in a couple of photographs.  Summer’s magic is in the details. Back to my suitcase project… The legs looked a little weak and light (literally)...

Through the Lens: A Little Bit of Everything

“The happiness of life is made up of little things – a smile, a helping hand, a caring heart, a word of praise, a moment of shared laughter. We are most alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder...

Wonder Wreath

I have never made a wreath.  Ever.  Until today.  My supplies?  A foam wreath base, linen fabric, my glue gun (I found it!) and ribbon. I am not sure I can explain my strategy very well as the process was trail and error.  I started by wrapping the base with the...

Mirror Mirror

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” – Helen Keller Another mirror project underway today!  I started with a mirror from the Dollar Store and created a...

Alphabet Soup

I invested in three letters today with a project in mind.  During checkout, the employee helping me commented that she hadn’t seen anyone purchase these specific three letters.  As I assembled my project supplies, I started playing a word game wondering what...

Chevron Fabric Frame

I see chevron patterns everywhere on Pinterest but I haven’t used the design in any of my projects.  I wasn’t sure I liked it all that much until I saw this fabric at Hobby Lobby last week and I bought a yard.  The fabric is 100% cotton twill in a soft...

Pretty Lampshade

“If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those who are around you.  If you can maintain this habit, this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.” – Annamalai Swami In the spirit of radiate, I gave a...

Faith Wall

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.” – Mitch Albom ― Faith work underway at my house as I am adding to my cross...

Reflecting on Duct Tape

We are obsessed with the brilliant twist on a household staple: duct tape in patterns and colors!  Genius!  Zebra, polka dot and cheetah prints are in our tape drawer and have been twisted and folded into roses, wallets and other fun creations. Emma deserves full...

Shine a Light

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Today everywhere I turned I seemed to be stumbling on the concept of light…. quotes in my Facebook feed, art pieces about light, camera tips about natural...