#30Days of Lists Challenge

Posted August 24, 2016 by Monique in Your Life etc / 0 Comments
#30Days of Lists Challenge

Have you accepted the challenge yet? I am so excited to have signed up for the September 2016 Edition of #30DaysOfLists creative journaling challenge! This challenge is offered twice a year and I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, but my timing has never been such that I could sign up for it right […]


Are You A Knitting Ninja?

Posted July 8, 2016 by Monique in Printables, Wall Art / 1 Comment
Are You A Knitting Ninja?

I was just having some fun this afternoon, with clipart, fonts, and a glass of wine and designed this little lovely for my craft room. I thought perhaps my knitter peeps would like a copy of their very own. (Or it could just be the wine whispering wicked things in my ear.) In any case, […]


This Sounds Amazing!

Posted May 18, 2016 by Monique in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
This Sounds Amazing!

Well, this is kind of neat! A book that follows a group of fascinating women who form deep friendships through their love of scrapbooking—as memories are preserved, dreams are shared, and surprising truths are revealed. You can preview and purchase it here. Welcome to Avalon, Illinois, Pop. 4,243 At Madeline’s Tea Salon, the cozy hub […]


A #DIY Tassel Wall Hanging

Posted March 14, 2016 by Monique in DIY Mini Project / 0 Comments
A #DIY Tassel Wall Hanging

Do you have a large expanse of wall you just don’t know how to fill? Do you want something stunning and creative? This DIY tassel wall hanging is the perfect choice! (And you’ll use up some of that yarn stash.) [Continue Reading]


Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Brick Stitch Dishcloth

Posted March 10, 2016 by Monique in Knitting / 0 Comments
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Brick Stitch Dishcloth

A bold, colorful brick stitch pattern makes this dishcloth a fun and easy way to add a touch of contemporary cool to your kitchen. Materials: Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn. Main Color: 1 ball Psychedelic Ombre. Contrast color: 1 ball White Needles: US 8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. Measurement: Approx 10″ square. Gauge: […]


Peonies from Coffee Filters

Posted March 9, 2016 by Monique in Paper Crafting / 0 Comments
Peonies from Coffee Filters

 Hi friends!  Today I’m showing you how to make Coffee Filter Peonies.  Not only are they pretty, they are easy to make.  There are so many possibilities for colors with this project too.  Let’s get started, here’s what you’re going to need: –  Coffee Filters –  Scissors –  Floral Wire –  Floral Tape –  Food […]


Everything’s Coming Up Daisies!

Posted March 8, 2016 by Monique in Paper Crafting / 0 Comments
Everything’s Coming Up Daisies!

Crafting with paper towel rolls or tubes seems to be popular lately so we saved a few in the hopes of coming up with an idea of what to do with them. Sure enough an idea to create daisies came to mind. When flattened and cut, the tubes look like flower petals as well as […]


A DIY Project For the Black Thumbed Among Us!

Posted March 3, 2016 by Monique in Paper Crafting / 0 Comments
A DIY Project For the Black Thumbed Among Us!

I remember years ago, my grandfather had a glassed in front porch that did double duty as a greenhouse. He used old coffee cans, mostly, threw a bit of dirt in each container, and by some miracle of nature grew his own tomato’s along with a few herbs. Home made pasta sauce was a necessary […]


Elegant Crochet Shawl

Posted March 2, 2016 by Monique in Crocheting / 0 Comments
Elegant Crochet Shawl

This lovely shawl is a Lion Brand original. You can find the English instructions here. It was originally designed for their Homespun yarn, but the version in the photo is made with something entirely different. Isn’t it gorgeous? * This blogger translated the pattern into Spanish and provides great photos for both right handed and […]


Sowelu Studio’s First Pattern eBook

Posted March 2, 2015 by Monique in Crocheting / 0 Comments
Sowelu Studio’s First Pattern eBook

Well this was seriously a lot of fun to put together this weekend. And it wasn’t absolutely horrible to figure out how to get this baby published on Amazon;-) I didn’t even need to open the bottle of wine I thought I would need to get through the process, so I’ll save that for another […]