Black Friday and Cyber Monday Coupon

To help you get ready for Christmas, I am offering 30% off items in my Etsy store. Please enter coupon code 112814 at time of checkout. This coupon expires on Monday so hurry and don’t miss out on this sale. This is a great time to customize a gift basket for someone special on your…

Candy Bouquets

One of my favorite things to give is candy bouquets. With each one I make, the more I learn. I discovered by accident one day that wire mesh not only dresses up the vase, but helps hide the picks that hold the candy. To make the sticks holding the candy sturdier, I use floral tape…

Paper Roses

With the holidays fast approaching and my husband still Ill, I am trying to accomplish as many of my projects as I can. Since I still have a few pages from the book left I decided to try my hand at paper roses to include in the candy bouquet. After several failed attempts I finally…

Upcycled Vase

So a friend of mine gave me a bunch of glass vases. My plan is to make candy bouquets for Christmas, but I decided to give them a facelift. This is the before picture. And since I had the interior of the hardback book left from the leather journal I made I decided to modge…

Repurposed Leather Purse

So my daughter, who likes to be original, wanted a unique binder for school. Before I tackled a large project I wanted to start small. I wish I had taken pictures of the before and after of this now. I am impressed with the way it turned out and can’t wait to do another one….

Repurposed Tie Part 2

For the other end of the tie we made a Chapstick holder. When I folded over the end I made sure to see in a keychain ring. I must say I’m pretty impressed with the end results. Since we still has a good bit of tie remaining we also made a key fob.

Repurposed Tie

My daughter has been asking me to help her make a cellphone holder that she would like. She wanted something to clip onto her pants but looked “cool”. While my sewing skills are improving they are still limited in what I can actually do. While going through our stockpile of items to repurpose I stumbled…

Repurposing Bridesmaid/Formal Dresses

Most thrift stores and even some closets are bursting at the seams with flouncy (and yes sometimes tacky) formal dresses, while some are merely outdated and unwanted. Recently I have been purchasing them for the layers of material that are used for the dresses to line the coffins with, but after the skirt was removed…

Repurposing Beanie Babies Into Backpack Buddies

Years ago I jumped on the bandwagon and started collecting Beanie Babies. As the years went by and we moved from Coast Guard Station to Coast Guard Station they stayed packed in totes until my youngest discovered them not too long ago. After coming up with this idea the other day, I wish we had…

Introducing My Reading Buddy

I would like to introduce “My Reading Buddy”. Each Reading Buddy desperately wants someone to take them home and read to them. The non-talking Reading Buddy costs $25 and the talking Reading Buddy costs $35. You also have the option to purchase an MP3 player pre-loaded with “Squishy the Octopus” Audiobook and eBook. You can…

The Evangeline Series and Doll

cajunPlease help me welcome the newest addition to the Evangeline Series, a talking Evangeline Doll. Not only will the books introduce your child to a new Cajun French word, but the doll has also been programmed to help pronounce several of the words you will find in the book(s). You will still have the option…

Unrequited Love

Forbidden love… Murder…Ghosts… Hidden treasure… Holy water… Voodoo… All of these take place at Whispering Willows. Whispering Willows Plantation was a place that knew love, loss, heartache, and anger. When things take place that causes a chain reaction that affects not only Whispering Willows, but also the people who live there, you learn that sometimes…