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Crazy Cute Donut Card

Hey, thanks for stopping by!

Take a look at this crazy cute donut card I made for my friend Donna’s Birthday!

It’s the perfect card for anyone with a sweet tooth. We went to the Sugar Factory for her party so it went right along with the theme of the evening.

If you have Cricut Access this file is included for free!

Happy Crafting!

Bonus: Video of our Sugar Factory drink Lollipop Passion!

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Pretty Purple Vinyl Decals

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! (And if you came back I think I fixed most of the bugs from when I posted earlier today.)

I’m sure you’ve seen those decals on cars depicting stick figures, business logos or the “salt life” motto. You also may have noticed people personalizing everything from thermal cups to notepads to phone covers and beyond. I’m here to tell you they are so simple to make. The hardest part is deciding what to create first!

Now, I’m a Cricut girl, but I believe you can use other similar cutting machines. If you don’t have one: what are you waiting for? I know Cricut has been running some great sales on their Explore models since the Cricut Maker came out. Start dropping hints for this great Christmas present idea.

A huge thank you to Krafty Kathy for opening up her craft room to me and exposing me to the Cricut crafting world!

We found a picture online, turned it into a SVG file and uploaded into a Cricut Design Space.

Then we load our material and set our dial to vinyl. This ensures just the top layer is cut, leaving the backing intact.

Watch the magic happen here! Sorry if the video comes out sideways 🤣


It doesn’t even look like it’s cutting, but Kathy helped me make these beautiful vinyl elephant and butterfly decals for my new car!

Here I am weeding the decal. My tribal elephant has a lot of small pieces to remove.

WeedingIt turned out so well that I ended up making even more butterflies to adorn my car. Take a look at this video of them after sticking them on the windows. It was overcast that day, but in the sun this vinyl is holographic and shows off a rainbow of colors.


Since I made this first project with vinyl it has opened a world of possibilities! I’ll be posting some other vinyl projects I’ve made recently as well.

Let me know if you have any questions or requests. I will try to respond as quickly as I can.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy crafting!

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Welcome Back

Hey all you crafty people and admirers of craftiness as well! Welcome to my blog. It’s been on hiatus for years, but that just means I have more crafts to share with you! Thanks so much for stopping by. Feel free to ask questions, post comments, encouragement, ideas, maybe something you’d like to see me make. I’ll try to respond to everyone!

Happy December! Let’s get crafting!

Bonus: Photo I took from this year’s Mount Dora Christmas Walk

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Ghostly Ghoulish Lollipops

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To make these Ghostly Ghoulish Lollipops you will need:
Lollipops
Tissue paper
Ribbon
Scissors
Googly eyes (optional and adorable)
Glue (to attach googly eyes)

This super easy craft comes together in minutes and makes a spooky good treat!

Cut your tissue paper into quarters and then into circles. Place your lollipop head into the center of the circle and bring the tissue paper down around the lollipop twisting onto the stem. Tie a ribbon to secure. You could finish here or go ahead and glue on some googly eyes to make them super cute!

You could hand them out this way or create a display like mine for kids to grab one for themselves. I just used the foam packing from my new printer as a base and cut it so it would stand evenly. I blew up and printed out clip art of a hunter house and placed it under a layer of tissue paper then wrapped it like a present. I then stuck the ghost lollipops all around the picture and had myself a spooky display.

I used this at the Halloween party I threw at my resort and it was a big hit! Let me know if you try this out in the comments below.

Have a spooktacular crafty day!

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Child’s Infinity Scarf

As you know I’ve been working on a baby blanket for the majority of this year (taking the entire summer off because I couldn’t bare to pick up a wooly little blanket in the blazing heat). Well, this little baby boy has a big sister who is turning 5 this week and I thought it would be nice to send something for her when I mail the blanket. So this was my project, a one skein infinity scarf for an adorable little girl, made with a veriegated Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn of pink, brown and cream. I modified this adult infinity scarf pattern I found on Pinterest to create this snugly little piece. I used a 6.5mm K hook and made 20 stitches to start and proceeded to double crochet 68 rows, basically until I was almost out of yarn. I left enough yarn to attach the two ends together to become an infinity scarf and wallah, there you have it!

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I think it will look much cuter on a sweet little five year old. On me it looks miniature but I think it will look cozy and full on her.

I’m just glad I got to FINISH a project. The baby blanket is coming along quite nicely so keep checking back for more pictures!

Keep it crafty!

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Craftin’ Down the Highway

Jeff and I went to a wedding in South Carolina this weekend and since it was only about a 7 hour drive we decided to make it a road trip. We saw five (that’s right FIVE) national parks along the way to and from Orlando. One of them, the Castillo de San Marcos, we actually saw twice because I liked it so much on the way up we decided to go by St. Augustine again and spend a little more time there. (So you can even count that as six stops, but still just five parks). The wedding was a wonderful time to see some great friends from college and Jeff and I got to have an adventure together.
So in between hopping out of the car for mini hikes, tours of Spanish, French and English forts and stuffing our faces with pulled pork and fried chicken I got to work on something crafty and very special. One of my best friends I’ve know since I was a kid told me last year that she and her husband were trying to have a second child. They have an absolutely adorable almost five hear old girl who just won’t stop growing and they decided it was time to give her a sibling while they could still play together. Well in January I just got a feeling that she was going to have a baby boy and before she was even pregnant I started crocheting a blue baby blanket. Well, sure enough a few months later she called and told me she was pregnant and a few months after that she told me it was a boy. (Am I clairvoyant, or what?)This was a great project for me while I was still living up north and taking my mom into Manhattan for chemo each week. It gave me something to do while my mom fell asleep during her treatments and also kept me warm in the chilly hospital. The more I crocheted, the more it covered, the warmer I became. Anyway, my mom finished that round of treatment and I got a new job and moved to Florida and became really busy and REALLY hot. I did not want to go anywhere near yarn all summer, especially a blanket made of it. The weather is finally starting to cool off a bit now and this road trip provided the perfect excuse to pick it up again. Good thing too, because this baby is due in December.

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What is your favorite craft to take on the road? Leave your answer below to let me know.

Thank you for your interest. I will be posting the details on how to make one for yourself once I complete it. (Tip: I used a single crochet stitch for almost the entire blanket to keep a close weave so little baby fingers won’t get caught.)

I hope you had a happy, safe and crafty holiday weekend! And keep craftin’ on the highway, just make sure you have a designated driver!