On my quest to find ways to use all the feed sacks, I came up with bags to grow herbs and greens. Making them is very similar to sewing the tote bag. The differences are size and no handles. This is a fairly easy sewing project. My biggest problem, as always, is using the feed sack as fabric. It is slippery and sometimes jams the
Paint Your Own Vacation Memory Box
I love to travel & I can’t help but collect goodies while traveling. Back in the old days, I would add those goodies to my vacation scrapbooks. However, I was always nervous about it due to acid and such in the cheaply produced maps and ticket stubs. Now, though, I create digital scrapbooks and add photos of those tickets and maps – which leaves me
DIY Hypertufa Mushrooms
I remember years and years ago watching Martha Stewart make hypertufa on TV. I loved the idea & knew one day I’d have to try it myself. And, I have. A number of times. My preferred masterpieces are mushrooms, but the possibilities are endless as to what you could create. The process of making hypertufa yard art is a bit time consuming, but fairly simple
No Sew Star Bunting
To go along with the Freedom Canvas I recently made and our patriotic themed mantel, I created a no sew bunting. It was so simple to make. A little fabric, hot glue, red paint, and twine turned into new decor for summer.
DIY Freedom Canvas
Our fireplace mantel was in need of a summer redesign. I chose to go with a patriotic theme, but needed a couple more items to complete the look. The area was calling for a picture or graphic, so I created this collage style canvas. It has a rustic feel, is filled with imperfections, and works perfectly in this spot.
Christmas Sewing Projects
The few weeks leading up to Christmas were cold and/or rainy making it perfect weather to work on inside crafty projects. I got out the sewing machine and made a few Christmas presents. My sewing skills would be considered novice & I typically tend to get in over my head. I have a horrible time understanding the printed directions in a pattern and spend way
Vendor Pricing Signs
As I was getting my stuff together for the Poultry Swap, I realized I could make reusable price tags. So, I got to work making them out of materials found in my craft stash.
Upcycling Pallet Wood
At my request, Farmer John brought home a truck bed & trailer full of pallets & crates! I had been oogling over all the fabulous ideas crafty people had been creating out of recycled wood. I even made a pinterest board dedicated to pallet projects.
Garden Signs from Recycled Pallets
To add a little character to our farm, I painted signs using collected pallet wood.
Bench Seat Mosaic
Years ago, when I made my first hypertufa & cement projects, I built a bench. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a bench. I’ve always thought it was boring, but didn’t know how to fix it. At some point I decided to try mosaic. I had never mosaiced anything & this bench was a good place to learn. It’s not as if I could really