Nov 17, 2015
Hi! Just wanted to add an update to the DIY Frame & Hemp Photo/Memory Board tutorial. I made a few to sell at the annual Rush City's Bountiful Boutiques.
In the original tutorial, the hemp is pretty widely spaced. Try making tighter diagonals and zig-zagging at different angles. I think the smaller spacing will add a lot to the piece!
Oct 27, 2015
I'm gearing up for the Rush City's Bountiful Boutiques 2015! We'll be selling crafts in 4 locations in Rush City, MN. Put it on your calendar! November 6, 7 and 8. I'll be at the Raven's Nest on Friday bagging up your craft goodies :-).
Won't be able to make it? Then follow this short tutorial and craft your own paper scrap garland!
Oct 15, 2015
Yes, another t-shirt project! I found a knitting loom at the thrift store and decided to try knitting t-shirts together, not knowing how it would turn out.
Well, it turned out GREAT. The double knit creates a thick rug that you can really sink your toes into. It can also be used as a sitting mat or rolled up and used as a neck pillow.
Each rug took 16-20 t-shirts worth of t-shirt yarn.
Sep 23, 2015
This snug-fitting, tube-style scarf makes a great hood, too! Check the summer clearance areas in your local stores - I found these two cotton cover-ups for $1 each at Walgreens.
Sep 14, 2015
The Bachman's Fall 2015 Ideas House is open through October 4, 1015. Get Your tickets here!
The house was full of taupes, whites and tans. Lots of old books, with and without bindings. I am in love with the "She Shed" and wine room!
Here are some of my favorite pics ...
Jul 26, 2015
The blog's going to look goofy for a few days. I'm uploading a new, responsive template. SO EXCITED!
I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience!
<3 Heidi Kay
Jul 24, 2015
Fun and easy way to spruce up those $1 flip flops! Wouldn't these colors be great for a Frozen-Inspired summer birthday party?
Jul 9, 2015
Jul 2, 2015
This post will give tips on how to cut the yarn in order to use it on a loom. For directions on loom knitting a dishcloth, go to this youtube video!
I do a little bit of volunteering for a non-profit that collect clothes and distributes them to people in need. We end up with a TON of t-shirts. Many of the shirts have small stains or contain screen-printing that only have significance to their original wearers. I thought this would be a great way to upcycle the shirts into useful items!
Jun 27, 2015
Do you own an etsy store? Sell items on a Facebook garage sale site? Make your small items stand out by making a simple photo backdrop! All you need is a square board game.
Jun 10, 2015
I buy vinegar in the BIG jugs! These jugs can easily be upcycled into pretty gift boxes. The fold at the top makes a very subtle four-petal flower motif. Reuse as many times as you'd like! When you don't need it anymore, remove the ribbon and throw the plastic in the recycling bin.
May 14, 2015
These $1 temporary tattoos caught my eye at Walmart. I decided to try using them as paper embellishments! And it actually worked!
Apr 27, 2015
I came up with this idea while trying to make something else. Happy accident!
These coffee filter candle holders are so easy to make - skip the watercolors to turn this into a 10-minute craft!
Apr 20, 2015
Cardi clips can add a much-needed bit of whimsy to an outfit and keep your cardigan from slipping off of your shoulder. Grab some old jewelry and make a pair for yourself, your mom or to sell at a craft fair!
Apr 13, 2015
Hey! It's National Library Week. I'm going to assume that this includes all libraries, including Little Free Libraries :-).
I love books. Actually, I love GOOD books. And really bad ones, too. It's usually only the most middling, luke-warm, cliche-spouting books I destroy in my crafting exploits. They had it coming ...
-- Yes, I'm looking at you, Nicholas Sparks.
Mar 23, 2015
Be sure to check other sites or local stores - Amazon doesn't always have the lowest price!
Introducing the Hat & Belt Basket! Use it as an Easter basket or table centerpiece. It would also make a perfect flower girl basket for a country or rustic-themed wedding!
Feb 20, 2015
Revamp an old piano with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!
This was my (actually more my sister's than mine - she's a much better piano player!) childhood piano in all its orangey-oak glory:
Not so glorious ...