DIY Gold Ring Necklace – a year of handmade gift

I recently went to Miami Beach – woo hoo! to celebrate my 40th birthday (which isn’t until September, by the by) with nine of my wonderful, smart, talented and beautiful college girlfriends. We had a blast!  What is it about the friends you made when you were 18 that makes them the best of friends? READ MORE

A Yellow Jeweled Bracelet – a year of handmade gift

I hope you all had a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend. We had a ball over here, starting with a latte brought to me in bed! Along with it came piles of handmade presents–my favorite!  They followed that with a beautiful hike, plus time for me to make in the afternoon. We capped the day off READ MORE

Hidden Kisses – a leather and yarn diy bracelet

I’ve been on a mission to create more fun jewelry that my boys would like to wear.  I’ve mentioned this before, but I dig it when boys wear bracelets (and rings!).  My daughter loved this bracelet too, so I really think it could be for either girls or boys.  I like to think of x’s READ MORE


Crocheted Stones

Ever since I entered the blogging world and saw crocheted stones, I have wanted to make one.  I think they are gorgeous. The crochet skill required just seemed far beyond my crochet abilities however, which were pretty much limited to this potholder I blogged about long ago.  Seeing something so beautiful that I want to make READ MORE