Decorative Storage Box

| July 23, 2011

In an effort to clean up and organize some things on our master bedroom closet shelves ~ mainly my sewing and quilting projects ~ I decided to store some of those items in a box. But, my box was, well…frankly…it was ugly.  It was a box my Buddy had shipped one of my monthly Buddy [...]

Storage Tin for Seeds

| April 27, 2011

Sometimes you just need to take a break from everything for a few minutes and do something to refresh your mind, right?  I needed that break yesterday. In all the sorting, rearranging and declunking around the ol’ barn house, I came to realize that I needed a new storage solution for our many packets of [...]

Rekindling An Old Flame

| March 4, 2011

We’re doing a little ~ okay, actually some major ~ remodeling and redecorating around the ol’ barn house.  The first stop for me?  The master bedroom.  I’ve been thinking about and trying to come up with something to put on the fireplace mantel for 3-1/2 years now.  I failed to come up with something entirely [...]

Every Bloomin’…Paper?

| February 9, 2011

Yes, you read that right ~ paper you actually plant, and it blooms.  It’s paper with seeds embedded in it.  I won’t create yet another blog post on the internet telling you how to make your own bloomin’ paper, but I will tell you why I’m making such a thing.  And, I will provide the [...]

From Calendar to Thread Holder

| January 19, 2011

Since I began dabbling in quilting and sewing, along with my slowly increasing fabric stash, my thread stash has also been increasing.  I’ve been wanting a proper way to store the spools, as opposed to having them all thrown into a plastic bag.  I glanced around the craft stores and saw a couple varieties ~ [...]

That 70′s Table…Do-Over

| January 7, 2011

Hello, my name is Farmer J, and I’m addicted ~ to Rust-Oleum Hammered paint…particularly Dark Bronze.  Seriously.  Not only is it a great choice because of its distinctive ability to hide flaws and imperfections, which is very important since I couldn’t spray paint to save my life, but it definitely has its place here around [...]

Spice Jars and Recipe Cards

| January 14, 2010

There is certainly one gene God left out of my DNA genetic makeup ~ the crafty and creative gene.  The attention to detail gene?  Got it.  The organization gene?  Probably concentrated.  The crafty and creative gene?  Nope.  It isn’t there. So, when I can come up with something that has even the slightest tinge of [...]