Gifts for Writers | Easy Die-Cut Typewriter Magnets

Great Gifts For Writers | DIY Typewriter Magnets at

If you’re a writer, or you know someone who is, then you’re probably always on the lookout for great gifts for writers!  November is National Novel Writing Month, and I help organize local events for Grand Rapids area writers.  Now that it’s October, we’re in full-on plotting mode to make sure this year’s event is […]

Easy DIY Flower Mirror Set

Easy Floral Mirrors at #MakeItFunCrafts

I’ve been thinking on some fun, sort of girly decor for Raya’s room lately, and as we were doodling a few days ago, I hit on a floral-themed idea to add a couple of inexpensive and lightweight mirrors to her space.  It was also an “a-ha!” moment for me on a craft challenge I’ve been […]

Simple Pumpkin Handmade Card

Simple Handmade Pumpkin Cards at

Okay show of hands: who’s all about pumpkin everything for fall?  That’s what I thought!  Pumpkins are iconic for autumn, and this simple die-cut card can send some fall cheer anyone’s way.  I assembled this little card in about 10 minutes with some of the new Rachael Bright dies for Sizzix, in non-traditional colors – […]

Autumn Memory Wire Bracelet | Blueberry Cove September Bead Box

Autumn Memory Wire Bracelet at

Hey guys!  I finally had the time to dig into my September Blueberry Cove Bead Box, and I was so happy to see some beautiful autumn colors.  I wanted a way to use as many bright beads as I could, so I decided almost instantly on making a simple memory wire bracelet.  Memory wire is […]

No Sew Bandana Crafts | 10-Minute Pumpkin


Everyone can make some inexpensive fall decor with no sew bandana crafts!  This pleated pumpkin can be made in just 10 minutes with only a few supplies, which means you can have a whole patch of pumpkins in an hour.  Traditional orange works great for this project, but don’t overlook other fun fall colors!  You […]

Rainbow DIY Bead and Leather Bracelets

Rainbow DIY Bead and Leather Bracelets at

Hey friends!  I’ve got a bright and cheerful project to share with you today that comes together quickly (my favorite kind of project)!  You can make these bead and leather bracelets in under 10 minutes, which is a great way to get your craft on for a girls’ night or just on your own to […]

How I Designed a Quilt From a Cookie With the HP Sprout

How I Designed a Quilt From a Cookie With the HP Sprout at

Special thanks to HP for sponsoring today’s graphic design project. Hey guys!  I’ve got something really fun to show you today.  I’ve been working with the new HP Sprout, an all in one desktop computer with a 3D scanner, and it’s been making my job with some graphic design concepts infinitely easier!  Today I’m going to show you […]