This post is a lot about how I find relief from heavy emotions while I work through them, how to keep motivation on projects that may take years to complete, how art fits in when life is "too busy", and a little bit about out family tree journey. I am not doing much in the… Continue reading Art that Follows the Heart, Staying Inspired, & Updates
Category: Gift Ideas
DIY-ing a “Broken” Ring & Designing a Custom Ring
Buying a Beautiful Ring & Breaking It The original ring compared to the setting with the corundum ruby. The setting after the stone fell out, and a picture of the "ruby" ring in the light. I bought a beautiful sterling silver ring from a store online because I am absolutely in love with green amethysts,… Continue reading DIY-ing a “Broken” Ring & Designing a Custom Ring
Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation
My 1st attempt at animation with Procreate. My latest attempt at animation, using the group feature, is at the end of the tiktok video. I really enjoy turning the kid's drawings into digital art and animations. My niece drew the original panda drawing. You can see her picture in the video below, plus the animation… Continue reading Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation
Do you Knit, Crochet, or Do All The Things?
I can't remember if I started crocheting or knitting on a loom first. I started my kids with loom knitting because they are still able to make a useable item even if they can't get the tension right. With the loom it's really hard to do stitches wrong so the kids are usually happy with… Continue reading Do you Knit, Crochet, or Do All The Things?
My Amazon Merch Designs, Sales, & Working on Tiering Up from Tier 1!
So I created a post to display my Amazon Merch designs because I couldn't find a way to put my designs all in one place due to the clothing and phone accessories being in different categories and only displaying on separate pages. So this page displays all of my Merch designs on one page! Since… Continue reading My Amazon Merch Designs, Sales, & Working on Tiering Up from Tier 1!
Easy Dollar Tree Hand-Sewing Craft for Kids “Hanging Doormouse Cat Toy”
My daughter found this book at the local library and instantly thought to make the Hanging "Doormouse" project for her best friend who is a fellow cat-lover. *Sewing involves pointy objects so sew at your own risk and make sure you discuss safety with your proteges (young ones).* As a parent I really enjoyed this… Continue reading Easy Dollar Tree Hand-Sewing Craft for Kids “Hanging Doormouse Cat Toy”
Less Cold, More Snow! Winter Gear & Toys that My Family Loves.
Find out what winter items are keeping us entertained these days😁☃️ I grew up in a family split on winter sports. My dad loved skiing and thought sledding would teach us snow basics and get us in shape. My mom really didn't love sledding anymore (because she had had her heart attack while sledding) but… Continue reading Less Cold, More Snow! Winter Gear & Toys that My Family Loves.
Greenery for Houseplant Killers & My Favorite “Houseplant” Ever!
Do you know every year I say I am going to get a Christmas cactus and every year I fail to do so! If you aren't familiar with Christmas cactuses is, this is probably what you are thinking... Nope I'm not talking about a cartoon cactus in a Santa hat! These are Christmas cactuses, named… Continue reading Greenery for Houseplant Killers & My Favorite “Houseplant” Ever!
Big Magic for Creators, Efficient Personal Development, & Last Minute Digital Gifts for Book Lovers
If you have ever struggled with finding inspiration, or keeping, it this book will change your life! I don't like to make promises because people are different, and it's hard to please everyone, but I feel like all creatives can benefit from the wisdom in this book. Whether you actually read it, or listen... (Digital… Continue reading Big Magic for Creators, Efficient Personal Development, & Last Minute Digital Gifts for Book Lovers
Save Money and Make a DIY Disney Christmas Tree
My Disney ornaments made from toys make me smile❤ Not gonna lie, putting up my Christmas tree was pretty painful this year. Not only are we having the 1st holiday since mom passed, she was also the one who made my Disney Christmas tree happen. How did I come up with the idea to use… Continue reading Save Money and Make a DIY Disney Christmas Tree
Holiday Kitchen Towel Sewing Project
Dollar Tree Hanging Kitchen Towel Sewing Project 🙂 This is a Dollar Tree sewing craft I learned from Grandma this year when she hurt her foot and wasn't able to sew her Christmas gifts on her sewing machine like she does every year. Crafting and sewing seems to be something that is shared. Grandma got… Continue reading Holiday Kitchen Towel Sewing Project
Use Snap / EBT for Food Baskets on Amazon
Some families are really struggling this year and I just wanted to spread the word that you can get some really nice food baskets and snack spreads on Amazon with your Snap / EBT benefits. You can buy these food baskets with regular methods as well but this is a list of EBT eligible (at… Continue reading Use Snap / EBT for Food Baskets on Amazon
Beautiful Silver Bracelets on Amazon
The best silver bracelets found on Amazon. Once upon a time, long long ago, my grandmother bought my cousin and I silver bracelets. It was a very nice gift and I wore that bracelet for years! It had an inscription that read "Love Tutu (Hawaiian for Grandparent)". I didn't know it would be my favorite… Continue reading Beautiful Silver Bracelets on Amazon
Harry Potter Gift Ideas & More!
In honor of being able to watch all the Harry Potter movies for free on Peacock until Halloween, I decided to see what cool Harry Potter items I could find on Amazon. So now our Potter marathon has started, and yours can too! Your welcome!! So my Harry Potter fandom started when I received a… Continue reading Harry Potter Gift Ideas & More!
The Best Waffle Maker (Why I Bought it, & What’s So Special About It)
Whether you are staying home for covid or are eating gluten free, Belgian waffles are a wonderful treat that is easier and cheaper to get then you'd think. So maybe in other years lack of being able to eat waffles wouldn't be a big issue for most. You would be able to walk-in to your… Continue reading The Best Waffle Maker (Why I Bought it, & What’s So Special About It)