Pencil Shades

It’s been a while since I just drew something on paper with nothing more than a pencil. With all the craft supplies available today, and all the different options to create art, it seemed almost relaxing to sit with a pencil and just draw. I decided I needed to do more of it and I…

Happy National Gourmet Coffee Day – The Origin of Coffee Cup Sleeves

Happy National Gourmet Coffee Day. Did you know?? The little cylindrical cardboard structures attached to the outside of a coffee cup are called sleeves. The coffee sleeve was invented in 1991 by Jay Sorensen and patented in 1995. He was driving his daughter to school and accidentally spilt hot coffee on his lap. The java jacket first…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Mini Honeydukes Sweet Shop

I was looking for a dollhouse to create this shop but couldn’t find any that suited my needs so I re-purposed a sturdy cardboard box. Recycling at its best 🙂 Materials: An old cardboard box that is sturdy or a dollhouse room if you have one Teal acrylic paint – I used Ocean Breeze from…

DIY Projects for the New Year?? Mod Podge is your friend.

The New Year is upon us and with that comes an urge to try new things, work on resolutions and goals. Why not bring some DIY ideas to fruition by using the easiest tool in the market – Mod Podge, a glue, sealer and finish, all in one. This makes your project so much easier…

Merry Christmas Everyone :)

Merry Christmas Everyone. After 2 years, I’m still continuing the tradition of keeping and adding on to my Harry Potter Tree. This year, since I joined a DIY group on Facebook, I get to add other DIYs on to my tree and I kept 4 smaller trees, one for each house, in addition to the…

NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown to be an international event. Now occurring on the third Friday of December, the celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters. HOW TO OBSERVE Try these tips to take the prize on National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: Animal or cartoon characters with a…

HAPPY GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY

Happy Christmas month to everyone. Today is National Gingerbread House Day, a family tradition for many around the world. HISTORY We can thank the Brothers’ Grimm for a gingerbread house, though. Through their tale of Hansel and Gretel, they introduce an evil witch who lives in a house made of gingerbread. It didn’t take long for…