DIY, Woodworking, Farmhouse

Mason Jar Centerpiece

Mason Jar Decor is Still Popular I am really glad that mason jars are still in style.  The mason jar continues to be used in a variety of ways in home decor.   They are practical, useful and sturdy.   The mason jar has an interesting history,  I wrote a post about the mason jar’s  history. We made a few of these to sell at local craft fairs in various colours.  This one is my…

Faerie Flower Tutu

Faerie Flower Tutu

DIY No Sew Fairy Tutu for Spring Spring, green grass, playing outside, sitting in the sunshine.  Life is good, it only gets better when my granddaughters are I get to play together.    Add fairy tutu outfits to the outing and it becomes an occasion This tutu is designed as a princess flower fairy costume.   I made it with my eldest girlish, sweet and gentle granddaughter in mind, her personality is so soft and feminine…

DIY Loaf Pan Boxes

I pick up odds and sods of baking items all the time.  I grab cupcake liners, cookie cutters, toothpicks, cute straws , paper doilies on a regular basis.   I have seen mini loaf pan liners but they were $6.00 for 4 pans, so I didn’t grab any.  Unfortunately, I haven’t seen them again, so I had to make some of my own.  These ones cost  $1.00 to make four, and took 30 minutes after I…

Faerie lime banana loaf

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime

Coconut and Lime Adds a Subtle Update Whenever one of the horses win  I send goodies with Hubs to share with the grooms.   Like apple pie everyone seems to enjoy banana bread.  This coconut banana bread is a nice variation the flavour is a bit sharper and the coconut adds texture.   Coconut Banana Bread Recipe Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare pans with butter and flour. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 3 bananas (1…

Whimsical Faerie Headband

This headband will fit a little girl or an adult.  I think it would look amazing tucked into a braid.  It takes several hours to make. You will need green, purple variegated, and white 10 w crochet cotton and a 3.5 mm crochet hook.       To make this headband I started by creating the flowers. Your will need 1 large pansy, 4 rolled roses, and 12 small flowers.         crochet…

Mason Jars – What’s up with them lately?

I don’t know when it all started but all of a sudden Mason Jars are everywhere.     First time I noticed their comeback was when I saw (and bought) some  mason jar replicas at Pier One last fall.  Now you see mason jar art in stores, mason jars at antique shops  and  tutorials for dyeing Mason jars all over YouTube. In the 1980’s canning your own fruit, making jam, and pickles was very popular.  I had…

Faerie hello sign

Front Porch Summer Decor Update

Front Porch for the Summer of 2016 This is the first house I ever had with a porch of any kind. Our porch is rather small but I adore decorating it to welcome people. Like the rest of the house I change it to match the seasons and my updates aren’t always big or a significant amount of work. These are all super easy ideas and Hubs in the picture is glad none of it was on his…

Fairy Garden, Fairy Garden Ideas, Container Garden

Container Sized Faerie Garden

A Fairy Garden for Urban Settings I became fascinated with faeries only last year.  I had never heard about fairy gardens until my grand daughters showed me theirs.  Their yard has 100 year old mature trees,  pin cherries, roses, lilacs, rhubarb, raspberries.  They have a big fairy door and all kinds of treasures both purchased and hand made in their large fairy garden. We have a very small urban yard. This year I had grand plans…