DIY – Upcycled no-sew Christmas stocking

If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you’ll notice we’re up to our eyeballs with clothing for Dress Them In Hope in support of Marillac Place. I’ve also been dabbling in some upcycled Christmas crafts…particularly ones that are extremely simple, using very little material, time and effort. It was only a matter of time before […]

DIY: Holiday newspaper craft – success at last!

Finally!! After two previously documented attempts, and a few really miserable undocumented tries, I finally figured out how to create something that I don’t mind hanging in my house. The challenge was to create something that looks magazine-ready, using newspaper and flyers. The beauty about this particular craft is that it only took 20 minutes […]

DIY: Holiday newspaper craft – Take 2

Fold a flyer into a cone shape and secure with tape (not glue).

Who doesn’t love a festive Christmas hat? Especially one made from upcycled Holiday flyers? My daughter, that’s who. This is the second post in my mini-series about finding the perfect (quick and easy) Holiday upcycled newspaper/flyer craft. As I mentioned in the first post, if you’re looking for something lovely and magazine-ready, you better hit […]

DIY: Holiday newspaper craft – Take 1

Shopping flyers in conveniently festive colours for an upcycled Holiday craft

This is the first in a series of posts about how to discover the perfect Holiday newspaper craft…and fail miserably along the way. If you thought you were going to find something cute, smart and pretty here, I’m sorry that you’re about to be disappointed…unless you stick around for my future attempts which may or […]

DIY: 5-minute pinless poppy badge and wristlet

As Remembrance Day approaches, I wanted to share with you a couple of designs for pinless poppies that can be worn as a badge or wristlet. This is a poppy craft that you can do with your kids or for yourself and your kids. If you like this craft, please share us on Facebook, Pinterest […]

An oasis of reflection (sometimes sarcasm) and finding something to smile about

When I was 12, I swore that I would write a book one day – a complete exposé on the injustices of my childhood….mostly centred on why I wasn’t allowed to date, hang out at the mall or watch movies. Twenty years later, with a two and a half year old daughter of my own, […]