Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

  • Friday Favorites No. 315 - If all goes well, this will be my last post before I switch over to my new website. I’ve spent a lot of time on my treadmill lately, trying to make up for the hours I’ve spent in this chair working on it. Hopefully you won’t really notice much of  a change, since you’ll still…
  • Friday Favorites No. 314 - So I’m building a new website. What do I know about doing that? Just enough to get myself into trouble. But I’m powering through, because this is something I’ve been putting off for years and it’s time. I’ve loved WordPress, and their customer service during this process has been stellar in spite of the fact…
  • Friday Favorites No. 313 - It took all the willpower I could muster to stay in my seat yesterday. Not only did I need to write this new Friday Favorites, but I’m working on building a new website where I’ll be moving Crafty Staci soon. I know nothing of doing such a thing, so the learning curve is requiring rock…
  • Friday Favorites–Top Ten and Time for a Change - In October of 2010, I decided to start a series on my shiny, new blog.  Every Friday I would share links to things I’d found that week that I thought you might enjoy.  This being a craft blog, they would generally be crafts, sewing or recipes you could make, occasionally throwing in something you could…
  • Friday Favorites–New Year’s Eve - Here we are, at the end of another year, and I feel like we just turned the calendar over to the new century.  Time has flown, and yet when I look at those years in between so much has happened.  I’ll be celebrating the 7th anniversary of Crafty Staci next month (!), which means I’ve…
  • Friday Favorites–Quick Gifts to Make - Thanks to holiday orders in my Etsy shop, I never seem to have time for personal sewing this time of year until this last week before Christmas arrives.  By then it’s too late to order online, so I get a short break before the people who’ve received Etsy gift cards start shopping.  If someone is…
  • Friday Favorites–Gifts to Make for Kids - I had such a hard time narrowing this down to ten handmade gift ideas for the little ones.  Now if I could just find an excuse to make a few of these! You can make a gift for even the littlest on your list with this Wood Ring Baby Teether from Skip to my Lou.…
  • Friday Favorites–Gifts to Make for Him - It’s often mentioned how difficult it is to find things to make for men, and yet I never seem to have any trouble finding lots of great ideas out there for guys.  If you want to make him a gift, I say fire up that glue gun, stand mixer, router or whatever tool you need…
  • Friday Favorites–Gifts to Make for Her - I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! If you’re shopping today, you can use the coupon code CSBF2016 for free shipping on ANY order within the United States from my Etsy or Amazon shops.  International customers can get $5 off any order with the code CSBFINT16.  Both codes are good through Monday.  Happy shopping!…
  • Friday Favorites–Christmas is Coming - The Thanksgiving leftovers have barely had time to get cold in the fridge when I’m dragging out the Christmas boxes.  Due to scheduling issues, we’re actually celebrating Thanksgiving on Friday this year, but that doesn’t change anything.  In fact, it just means I’ll have more people available to help build the Lego Christmas village.  This…
  • Friday Favorites–Thanksgiving - Before I get into this week’s picks, I’d like to take a minute on this Veteran’s Day to address all the current and former service men and women out there, and those who support them.  We owe you a great debt and the least we can offer is our appreciation.  Thank you for your service.…
  • Friday Favorites–Handmade Holiday Gift Guide - I like shopping online.  It takes me 15 – 20 minutes just to get to the nearest grocery store, and for anything else add even more time.  I don’t mind the drive, and I do try to get out in the world once in a while, but it’s nice to take my time, choose something…
  • Friday Favorites–Halloween Treats - Once the decorations are put up, the costumes are ready to go and it’s the Friday before Halloween, what’s left to think about?  The food!  Sure, there’s all the trick-or-treat candy about to overtake your kids’ common sense, but everybody has to eat real food too.  Right?  I heard someone refer to the next few…
  • Friday Favorites–Halloween Decorating - Only ten days left until the big day, and I don’t have so much as a pumpkin at my house.  I don’t seem to have the enthusiasm for Halloween this year with no kids in the house.  In an effort to get myself in the mood, I’m hear to share a few decorating ideas that…
  • Friday Favorites–Halloween Costumes - Once again, the year has flown by and we’re looking straight into the spooky eyes of Halloween.  Are you making any costumes?  Since it’s on a Monday, and we’re too far out in the boonies for trick-or-treaters, I’ll probably go as “woman who makes dinner and watches a movie.”  I know how to party. No…
  • Friday Favorites–Pumpkin Crafts and Recipes - I want to clear something up.  There is pumpkin, and there is pumpkin spice.  They are not the same, nor are they interchangeable.  I love them both, but pumpkin spice without actual pumpkin is just spice.  Now back to your regularly scheduled program. I love it when someone takes a traditional shape, like a pumpkin,…
  • Friday Favorites–Inspired by Italy - My son’s birthday is on Monday.  I already sent him a box of goodies, but in all his 21 years we’ve never been in different countries when it was time to celebrate.  Since I can’t be there, I thought it would be fun to focus on some things related to where he is right now.  And…
  • Friday Favorites–Inspired by Hit Television - It’s officially autumn now, which means falling leaves, cooler weather and pumpkin-flavored everything.  It also means many of our favorite television shows are coming back with new seasons.  Mostly because of the his job, my husband and I tended to always be playing catch up to whatever the show of the moment is, but since…
  • Friday Favorites – Autumn - A few weeks ago my daughter called and said she wanted us to schedule a girls’ day with just the two of us.  We tossed around several ideas, and finally landed on driving the Hood River Fruit Loop, here in Oregon.  If you’re ever in the neighborhood, I highly recommend it as a kick-off to…
  • Friday Favorites–Penguins - What do penguins have to do with mid-September?  Well, let me tell you.  My daughter’s birthday is this coming Monday and she asked me to post a Friday Favorites collection for her with a penguin theme in honor of it.  When your 20-something child actually READS your blog and cares what you post, you don’t…
  • Friday Favorites–Breakfast - I know it doesn’t make sense on the face of it, but fall puts me in the mood for breakfast.  I do try to eat breakfast every day, but honestly, most days it’s a granola bar.  There’s something about the cooling weather and the traditional fall flavors that lends itself to pancakes, waffles, omelets, crepes,…
  • Friday Favorites–Back to School - It’s been a few years now since I had to do any school shopping for my kids but, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m an office supplies addict.  I always have a spiral notebook I’m taking notes in, so I go through a few of them every year and this is the perfect time to restock. …
  • Friday Favorites–Crafting on the Road - All those back to school displays that started showing up in stores around the 4th of July finally mean something. In some places school has already begun, but for some the last hurrah of summer is still around the corner.  If you’re one of those people who just can’t stop making stuff, even when you’re…
  • Friday Favorites–Coconut - One of my very favorite foods is coconut.  Sweet, savory, beverage, breakfast, entre, dessert, sign me up.  Another favorite is seafood, so in a Gilligan’s Island scenario I’m all set…as soon as I figure out how MaryAnn made all of those pie crusts. Did you know you could make a Mounds-like bar with only three…
  • Friday Favorites–Camping - I think camping is one of those things most people either love or hate.  Maybe there’s some grey area there for some, but I fall firmly in the love camp.   I enjoy being outdoors, and I especially like that cooking and clean up are minimal.  No makeup and a pony tail.  No phone or…
  • Friday Favorites–Going Bananas - Today’s topic started with my daughter asking me to make her gluten-free zucchini bread.  No, it doesn’t make a bit of sense, but this is where the ride landed.  “Going Bananas” has never felt like a more appropriate title. It doesn’t get much easier than these Two Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites from…
  • Friday Favorites–Outdoor Living - Summer has finally arrived where I live.  The sun is shining, and I’m feeling to pull of the outdoors.  We haven’t been camping for a couple of years now, and I think I’m going to have to talk my husband into going for a short trip this year.  I don’t need much, I just want…
  • Friday Favorites–Raspberry Season - There are a few signs that summer has officially arrived.  Bright sunshine, obviously.  Kids running around everywhere, free from the confines of school.  Mosquitos.  Longer days.  Shorter pants.  One of my favorites?  Raspberries.  We have one vine, but it isn’t exactly thriving, so fortunately I live in berry country and can pick some up just…
  • Friday Favorites–My Summer Vacation - I’m back!  Actually, I’ve been home for a few days, but I’m still trying to pry my fingers off the last few days of vacation.  It was an amazing trip.  We spent a week in Disney World, then another week on a cruise ship.  We got drenched by the warmest rain I’ve ever experienced in…
  • Friday Favorites–Independence Day - Well, this is it.  This is the last time you’ll hear from me for a while (aside from the links popping up so you can link up to Talented Tuesday at one of my co-hostesses’ blogs). I’m boarding a plane to Orlando on Monday, a place I’m happy to go spend some time in and…
  • Friday Favorites–Gifts to Make for Dad - With his big day coming up this month, do you have plans for Dad? There are so many great ways to make him feel special. The one that lives here in my house will be helping me pack for our trip that day, but don’t feel sorry for him – the next day he’ll be…
  • Friday Favorites–Graduation - Graduation season is starting to get weird. I’m seeing what I used to think of as the very little kids in my life gathering their diplomas and moving on to adulthood. In this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it world we live in now, I guess the lesson is to enjoy the moments while we can.  Wait…did I just graduate…
  • Friday Favorites–Memorial Day Weekend Munchies - Are you ready for the long weekend?  We have a lot planned, with friends and family joining us at home on a couple of the days and my nephew’s wedding to attend.  I’m hoping for some cooperative weather, and so far that’s looking promising.  Yesterday was all about menu planning and shopping, so I think…
  • Friday Favorites–Fabric Scrap-Busting Projects - There is waste in sewing.  No matter how hard you try, you’re going to end up with some scraps.  Do you have a guide or limit for yourself on what you keep?  I used to keep just about everything, but I had to put a stop to that because it was getting out of hand. …
  • Friday Favorites–My Birthday 2016 - Yep, my birthday was this week.  I celebrated with a trip to the fabric store, grocery store and Target while everyone else was at work.  Yeah, I know how to party.  We’ve had a lot going on lately, and Wednesday is kind of a crummy day for it, so I’m going to keep pretending it’s…
  • Friday Favorites–Mother’s Day Surprises - I wish he could have stayed with us longer, but my youngest has landed in Italy, his home for the next three years.  The thought of him halfway around the world is almost incomprehensible to me, but I couldn’t be more proud of him.  His future is bright, and I can’t wait to see it. …
  • Friday Favorites–See You Next Week! - Because our son is visiting on leave right now, I’m going to take a break from my Friday Favorites this week.  If you’re looking for great ideas to finish out the work week, check out my Friday Favorites Pinterest board or the Friday Favorites section right here on my blog.  With over 2000 pins and…
  • Friday Favorites – Loving Lime - We had a little taste of summer here this week, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees and sunny, blue skies.  Ordinarily April is grey and wet, so it was like Christmas came early.  We were all running around in our shorts and sandals, unearthed from winter storage.  Sadly, we’re about to return to our regularly scheduled…
  • Friday Favorites–Quiltish - I had a hard time deciding what to call this week’s collection of projects.  After sharing my epic quilt shop journey a couple of days ago, I knew I wanted to make it quilt related.  The problem is what we usually refer to as quilts and projects that involve the techniques but don’t end up…
  • Friday Favorites–Reuse - When we went to visit our son at Lackland last week he requested that we bring him dinner to the base, since he couldn’t leave.  When we asked what he wanted, he said anything was fine.  He’d had MREs for lunch that day so you’d think the bar would be pretty low, but I felt…
  • Friday Favorites–Texas - I’ve never been to Texas before, but that’s where I am as you’re reading this!  Our son is graduating from Navy M.A. school today, so we’re there to attend.  After that, we get to bring him home for a couple of weeks.  I wrote this before we left, but by now I’ve visited the Alamo…
  • Friday Favorites–Easter Sweets - When I decided this week was going to be about Easter food, I started collecting links to recipes that caught my eye.  It wasn’t until I sat down to write this that I realized every single thing I had saved was some sort of dessert.  There is clearly no hope for me, so I should…
  • Friday Favorites–Easter Crafts - Wow, did Easter sneak up on me!  I didn’t even realize it was happening this month until March was well under way.  But Easter waits for no crafter, and there are so many great projects out there I can’t even contain it to one week.  This week is all about crafts, and next Friday I’ll…
  • Friday Favorites–St. Patrick’s Day - There are lots of reasons to love St. Patrick’s Day.  Green is a great color, and the rainbows are a nice touch.  I enjoy the recognition of Irish culture (which I’m sure is mangled beyond all recognition at this point by the commercial aspects, but still).  The food is tasty and the crafts are fun. …
  • Friday Favorites–By the Sea - Since I already talked about my sailor sign this week, I thought we might as well stick with the nautical theme today.  I don’t know about you, but I’m about done with winter and a little time at the beach sounds perfect.  Just maybe not our beach – it’s still cold and wet! This is…
  • Friday Favorites–DIY Industrial - My favorite home décor style is kind of rustic and log cabinish.  I love lots of rocks and wood, usually with prints like plaid or old maps.  Coming in a close second is industrial, and I do have some of both.  At first glance, that might look like oil and water, but when the two…
  • Friday Favorites–Flowers - A week or two ago, I noticed the spring flowers were starting to pop up in front of the house.  In true Oregon fashion, it’s been alternating between rain and sun, which seems to make them happy.  I was pleased to see a couple of them had bloomed yesterday morning.  Before I could even enjoy…
  • Friday Favorites–Easy Sewing Projects - Tomorrow I will be celebrating the sixth anniversary of this blog.  Some of you may think it’s a little silly to party it up over that, but I’m the same person that wants a big deal made of my birthday, as long as we don’t linger on how many candles there are on the cake. …
  • Friday Favorites–Valentine’s Day - Just try setting foot on any favorite hangout of creative types right now without stepping on a heart.  Valentine’s Day is in full swing, in all it’s red and pink glory, which is a-ok with me.  Bring on the flowers and candy…and crafts! I was in Chicago last week, where the temperature was a mere…
  • Friday Favorites–Babies - I’m curious – does anyone know why January is so full of sales on baby-related stuff?  I’ve never understood that one.  Do they suddenly need stuff after the new year begins?  Are there more babies born at that time of year?  Maybe it’s people buying gifts for those pregnancies announced over the holiday season.  Whatever…
  • Friday Favorites–Fun with Yarn (Without Knitting or Crocheting) - I think it’s the time of year, but I’m on a bit of a yarn bender again.  I bought two of these babies a couple of weeks ago: (photo is Amazon affiliate link) I’ve made three infinity scarves with these, and none of them took me more than a couple of hours.  You can link…
  • Friday Favorites–Craft Tools You Can Make - As you’re reading this, I’m loading up my sewing machine to take it to the shop.  What’s even more sad – I dropped my other machine off there on Monday.  Ugh.  My husband says machine #2 just misses her buddy.  I thought by having two machines I had a backup so I’d never be without…
  • Friday Favorites–Craft Room Decor - I’ve been in my new craft room for a few months now, and I love it more every day.  The holiday season was so much easier with the extra space.  I just set up a folding banquet table to hold my pending orders, and I still had the giant countertop to work on.  It was…
  • Friday Favorites–2016 Calendars - First of all – Happy New Year!  May 2016 bring you health, happiness and maybe a trip or two to the craft store. For once, I actually had a calendar in hand before the new year started.  It’s kind of a miracle.  Don’t get me wrong – I can see four calendars from where I’m…
  • Friday Favorites–New Year’s Eve - No, I didn’t turn my calendar early and get confused on the date, although that’s not something that couldn’t happen.  I ran into a problem with my Friday Favorites this week, because I have some really good New Year’s Eve stuff lined up, but that’s happening on Thursday.  I’m pretty sure no one is going…
  • Friday Favorites–Last Minute Gifts to Make - I’d like to congratulate my two Giveaway Day winners!  Lee won first place, and plans to make a Tetris quilt, which I would LOVE to see!  Second place went to Linda from the blog The ReMissionary.  She had a list of ideas for the fabric, and I can’t wait to see what she does with…
  • Friday Favorites – Gifts to Make for Her - Before we get into this week’s Friday Favorites, be sure to hop over and enter to win one of my Giveaway Day (that should probably be Days, huh?) fabric bundles!  You have until the end of Sunday (12/13/15) and I will be selecting TWO winners.  Don’t miss your chance! Since we’ve tackled gifts for kids…
  • Friday Favorites–Gifts to Make for Him - Every year, one of my most popular episodes of Friday Favorites is this one right here:  gifts you can make for guys.  I know it seems daunting, but when you start looking around, there are really tons of ideas out there.  Those men aren’t all that difficult – when it comes to gifts, that is.…
  • Friday Favorites–Gifts to Make for Kids - I hope you all had a happy, peaceful Thanksgiving!  We spent the day with our kids, which always makes for a good day.  We also put up the Christmas decorations, a little early, so my son could enjoy them for a while before he leaves for the Navy.  We’re throwing a going away party for…
  • Friday Favorites–Christmas Decor - I know I’m still a little early for this.  Thanksgiving isn’t for another week, and here I am trying to talk Christmas.  But here’s the thing – I have so many things to share between now and December 25th that they won’t fit on the few Fridays I have left if I don’t start now. …
  • Friday Favorites–Thanksgiving - I love Christmas, and all the decorating that goes with it, but I have to admit I’m kind of glad there are a few businesses out there bucking the trend of decking the halls the day after Halloween.  There’s no reason to rush – all those candy canes and ornaments will still be there when…
  • Friday Favorites–Star Wars - So, there’s this little movie coming out next month – maybe you’ve heard of it?  Just a small film in the Star Wars series.  No biggie.  It’s not like I grew up on the originals or anything.  I didn’t want to marry Han Solo, mostly so Chewbacca would have my back.  And forget about those…
  • Friday Favorites–Trick or Eat - There’s an awful lot of pressure when Halloween doesn’t fall on a school night.  What to do?  Where to go?  And, the big one, what to eat?  It’s just my husband and I this year, and for once he doesn’t work, so we tried to plan some quiet fun at home.  We got as far…
  • Friday Favorites–Halloween Decor - I’m not sure what it is about Halloween that causes us to try a little harder to recycle or repurpose something.  I didn’t set out looking for it, and I didn’t even realize it until I had finished the collection, but this round-up contains a large number of spooky crafts made by repurposing.  Maybe it’s…
  • Friday Favorites–Halloween Costumes - It’s been a VERY long time since I made anyone a Halloween costume.  In fact, a couple of years ago I was threatening to throw my own Halloween party, just so I could wear a one.  And make my husband dress up with me of course.  The problem is, there are just too many good…
  • Friday Favorites–When I Grow Up - Sometimes I am a big kid.  There are things I want to do, eat and wear that aren’t really appropriate for my age.  Of course, the beauty of getting older is that the bigger the number gets on my birthday, the less I care what anyone thinks I should do.  It’s all about thinking young…
  • Friday Favorites–Anchors Aweigh - I know this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this, and I can also guarantee with 100% certainty that it won’t be last – my boy is leaving for the Navy soon.  I feel like the time is flying by, and I’m a little in denial.  My brain seems to be under the impression that…
  • Friday Favorites–Wood Crafts - These collections are usually curated over time and written out a little in advance, but after dinner last night I mentioned to my son that I still needed to write my Friday Favorites post for this week.  I also told him I had no idea what the topic would be, trying to keep the panic…
  • Friday Favorites–It’s a Dog’s Life - To fully understand why I chose this week’s topic, you need to meet this guy.  This is Max.  You might remember him from the Knitted Neck Warmer Fail from a few years ago. His full name is Maximilian, which comes out of my mouth as three syllables when he’s in trouble.  He’s the clumsiest dog…
  • Friday Favorites–Slumber Party - Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday.  I was going to say that she’s way too old for the slumber parties that once marked the day, but she’s actually visiting her best friend who serves in the Air Force in Arizona, so a sleepover is exactly what’s going on.  The difference is, it’s probably not the pre-teen,…
  • Friday Favorites–PDX Etsy Market Artists - I’d like to go in a little different direction with my Friday Favorites this week, and I hope you enjoy the brief shake-up.  I’ll be participating in a new market here in the Portland area this Saturday.  It was initiated by Etsy proper, and will be populated with lots of talented Etsy sellers. This will…
  • Friday Favorites–Chocolate - Oh boy.  I hope you’ve eaten recently, although it probably isn’t going to help much.  As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been seriously watching what I’m eating lately (which is working, by the way – yay!) so I haven’t been eating much chocolate.  I also don’t knit, but that doesn’t mean I can’t admire a good cake. …
  • Friday Favorites–Back to School - With the kids grown, the back to school season is getting a little more surreal for me every year.  There’s no shopping for new clothes, taking special care to find just the right outfit for fall photos.  I have no good excuse to check out the new binders or markers.  No bus schedule or parking…
  • Friday Favorites–Space Crafts - All this talk of the Perseid meteor shower last night got me thinking about the final frontier out there.  Did you see it?  It would have been a great night for it, but they lost me at “predawn.”  The only thing that happens for me predawn is preawake.  But I’ve always had a little fascination…
  • Friday Favorites–Freeze! - First of all, I want to make sure you noticed the topic this week is “Freeze!” and not “Frozen.”  I don’t want a bunch of disappointed Disney fans today.  That said, I’m here today to celebrate the last bit of summer with some treats from the freezer.  So many yummy things happen from just a…
  • Friday Favorites–Hit the Road - We don’t have a big vacation planned for this summer, but we seem to be taking a lot of smaller trips for my husband’s job.  Hey, traveling is traveling, right?  Since it’s just the two of us most of the time now (and all the time come December) it’s pretty easy to just pick up…
  • Friday Favorites–DIY Weddings - One year ago we were deep, and I mean DEEP, in the final stages of my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding plans.  We were hoping the weather was going to continue to cooperate and that we hadn’t forgotten anything important.  I expected us all to be in a state of chaos and insanity at that point,…
  • Friday Favorites–Raspberries - Before I get into my favorites this week, I have to tell you about something exciting!  I’ve been a big Craft Gossip fan for years. They’ve featured many of my projects, for which I’m eternally grateful. I also enjoy seeing the fun things they find elsewhere. So, you can imagine how happy I was when Katie…
  • Friday Favorites–Dining Al Fresco - We love it when we can sit outside to eat dinner.  I think that’s where a lot of the appeal in camping comes from for me.  I don’t know why food tastes better when there’s no roof over my head – it just does. I guess one of the most important parts of eating outside…
  • Friday Favorites–Happy Campers - Happy 4th of July (almost)!  With the holiday falling on a weekend, I would imagine that even more than the usual number of people will be filling campgrounds across the nation.  Unfortunately, I will not be among them.  But since I have to stay home, I thought I’d spend some time admiring some beautiful camp…
  • Friday Favorites–DIY 4th of July - As July 4th approaches, you’ll find fireworks stands on every corner, shopping carts full of hamburgers and hot dogs and the a sea of red, white and blue in the crafty corner of the internet.  This Independence Day holds special significance for me because as you’re reading this, my son is signing his enlistment papers…
  • Friday Favorites–Get Outside! - I love this time of year in my part of Oregon.  While we are usually still getting a little rain, when it’s nice, it’s VERY nice.  Not too hot, not too cold, and often there’s just a little bit of a breeze.  I love to sit outside on our deck, listen to the river go…
  • Friday Favorites–Father’s Day - It’s funny, when you think about making stuff for guys, it seems really difficult.  Things like flowers and much of the jewelry are generally out.  Good luck getting them to be happy about anything that could be described as pretty.  But every time I sit down to write about Father’s Day or gift ideas for…
  • Friday Favorites–Viva Las Vegas - I’m going on a sort-of vacation next week.  My husband has a conference to attend in Las Vegas, so I’ll be tagging along.  It’s been pretty stressful around here, mostly for good reasons, but exhausting all the same.  I was really excited to get away from everything for a few days, until I saw this:…
  • Friday Favorites–Creative Cash for Grads - One of the most popular editions of Friday Favorites I’ve done to date was this time last year when I focused on creative ways to give graduates the gift of a fatter wallet.  It seems like other people agree with my “cash is king” philosophy when it comes to giving to grads.  Fortunately I didn’t…
  • Friday Favorites–What’s Bugging You? - Living out in the country most of my life, I don’t have a big issue with bugs.  We aren’t buddies or anything, but we have an understanding – they stay out of my house and I let them live.  That goes for everyone except for the wasps.  I would probably burn my house down to…
  • Friday Favorites–Jean Therapy - Do you remember a time when denim wasn’t in everyone’s closet?  Since their rise to popularity in the 50’s, the styles and colors of jeans, jackets and skirts have varied, but they never disappear.  I’m personally trying to work a few non-denim items into my wardrobe to break up my daily jeans routine, but I’ve…
  • Friday Favorites–My Birthday 2015 - So, Monday is my birthday, and as has become tradition around here, today’s Friday Favorites collection is a wish list of sorts.  Everything here isn’t necessarily crafty or handmade, it’s just stuff I like.  A little change of pace to celebrate that the two numbers in my age add up to 10.  Yes, I’m 28…
  • Friday Favorites–Gifts to Make for Mom - As we flip the calendar over to May today, you might notice there’s just over a week left until Mother’s Day.  Have you thought about making something for the woman who kept you in Cheerios and clean clothes for the first several years of your life?  If there’s anyone on this planet who will appreciate…
  • Friday Favorites–Teacher Appreciation Week - Before I get to my favorites for this week, I have to share some exciting news with you.  Remember the fundraiser I’m holding in my Etsy shop for the I Love U Guys Foundation?  My goal is $300, but this is where it stands right now, with over two weeks still to go.  Thank you…
  • Friday Favorites–Recycling - Here in Oregon, I’m pretty sure they throw you out if you don’t recycle.  It’s a rule.  However, despite what you may have seen on television, you do not have to wear socks with sandals or have chickens in your backyard.  Since Earth Day is coming up next week, let’s take a minute to embrace…
  • Friday Favorites–Bracelets - Writing a blog and running an online shop requires a lot of chair time.  There are days I stand up and realize I don’t know how much time has passed since I parked it.  Not good, so I jumped on the bandwagon and bought one of those watch/pedometers.  I’m finding it’s helping because I hate…
  • Friday Favorites–Celebrating Easter - A few nights ago, I had a dream that it was Christmas morning.  The kids were still young.  We all got up, ready to enjoy our day together, but I realized one thing immediately – I had completely forgotten about the stockings.  It wasn’t even that I just forgot to fill them, I hadn’t even…
  • Friday Favorites–April Fool’s Day - I thought since April Fool’s Day is coming up next week, it might be fun to round up some ideas for you.  I’m not a big jokester, so I don’t have any in my own bag of tricks, but oh boy are there some creative people out there when it comes to pranks.  I’m pretty…
  • Friday Favorites–Garden Markers - A while back, on my Facebook page, I asked if there topics anyone would like to see covered in my Friday Favorites.  One of my real-life friends (you might remember Patty from the second red leather jacket repurposing project) mentioned she’d like to see some creative garden markers.  I started searching, and in no time…
  • Friday Favorites–St. Patrick’s Day - I didn’t realize it until I sat down to write this, but clearly I was hungry when I compiled this week’s favorites.  It isn’t like I pull these together all at once, but rather I collect them over the course of weeks or sometimes months.  But there must have been something about St. Patrick’s Day…
  • Friday Favorites–Top Ten Friday Favorites - In the last week for me to look inside my blog before heading back out into the wild for my Friday Favorites, I’d like to focus on the top ten collections that have been part of this feature.  While I love everything I include on Fridays, there were a few that all of you out…
  • Friday Favorites–Crafty Staci’s Top Twenty, Part 2 - Since I began writing in 2010, I’ve shared 188 of my own tutorials here.  Wait, let me say that again – 188!!! They account for about a quarter of my posts.  It felt like a shame to only talk about a few of those, so I settled on the top twenty for my anniversary Friday…
  • Friday Favorites–Crafty Staci’s Top Twenty, Part 1 - About this time every year, I share with you the most popular tutorials from my blog.  I usually confine it to the top ten, but because this is a special, milestone year, I decided to expand it to the top twenty.  That gives a few things a chance to have their moment that don’t ordinarily…
  • Friday Favorites–Be My Valentine - Valentine’s Day is probably one of the biggest crafting holidays on the calendar.  There are so many ideas out there it feels like floating in a sea of pink and red.  And yet, I seem to usually find myself scrambling at the last minute.  Not this year – welcome to planning ahead (a little) with…

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