Scrunchy Ghosts


With some white yarn, wood dowels and flower pots, and a little imagination, you can make great ghost decorations for Halloween! I made 25 ghosts for all of my son’s friends. This project is also on my blog page at…. Read more »

Toadstool Tote and Rain Bucket Hat


The eco-savvy shopper brings her own reusable bags to the store, at least when she remembers them. But when life hands you lemons (or wasteful plastic bags), make lemonade — or in this case — toadstools! The Toadstool Tote and coordinating Rain Bucket Hat are made entirely from plastic shopping... Read more »

Mini Folk Charm Necklace


I have several necklaces with my children’s and husband’s names incorporated into the pendants, but I didn’t have one with their likenesses. So I spent an afternoon in the craft cave and created my own tiny family charms. Here’s how I did it. Notes: I used tiny corked watch part... Read more »

Ribbon-Tie Sandals


Nearly as long as humankind has roamed the earth, people have been wearing shoes. Ancient Egyptians, Indians, and East Asians began sporting wooden sandals thousands of years ago. Thankfully, inexpensive power tools have sped up the tedious process of carving ergonomic shoes from slabs of wood. Add a few interchangeable... Read more »

Pillow Music


If tunes are your sleeping pills, and you can’t dream without a soundtrack, now you can get cozy and fall asleep with your Pillow Music. Pillow Music was born from the experience of living — and trying to fall asleep every night — in small shared apartments with the nonstop... Read more »

Gingerboard Houses


By Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado Last December, we were looking for a creative way to reuse the extra shipping boxes we had lying around our shop. We came up with these “gingerboard” houses, which are an unexpected and fun way to package gifts for family and friends. You can... Read more »