Tutorial Tuesday – Nested Hearts

This sweet little Lovely Loveseat is decorated using a simple crayon resist. Supplies list: watercolors, white crayon, white acrylic paint, scrap paper (used to cut out the heart template). First trace a heart on a piece of scrap paper. I used cardboard but I think paper would actually work better as it’s easier to cut. (In fact, if you have any of those handy heart-shaped … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Nested Hearts

Tutorial Tuesday – Thrifty Tissue Paper

I love when I have craft supplies on hand. I love it more when I can find items to repurpose, ones that would otherwise be destined for the trash can. One day as I was wrapping a present, I discovered my serious stash of tissue paper and found some sheets with pretty scalloped edges. I thought they would make ideal bedsheets for the 4-Poster Bed, … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Thrifty Tissue Paper

Tutorial Tuesday – Super Stars

This Lovely Loveseat was decorated with Elmer’s Rubber Cement and paint (I used the blue & red acrylic paint thinned out with water that I used for the bubble tutorial, so technically, there’s dish soap in it – but plain watercolor works well too). The dish soap in the solution made a cool denim fabric look, as micro-bubbles danced in lines across the random brush strokes. … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Super Stars

Tutorial Tuesday – Sparkly Bubbles!

This is a Kate Spade-inspired chair. Simple and elegant. Supplies needed: something to stamp circles (we used some Martha Stewart circle sponges, but you can use sponges cut in a circle, or plastic bottle caps), fun glitter (fine glitter looks the best) and glossy Mod Podge. We used the Smalltown Flats Lovely Loveseat. Basically, stamp using the sponges and the Mod Podge, placing the circles … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Sparkly Bubbles!

Tutorial Tuesday – Marbling!

I’m sure you have seen this technique before, but I had never experienced the joy of it first-hand! This is so simple and fun, and the only supplies you need are shaving cream, food coloring, and toothpicks or the end of a paintbrush. Also, of course, a Smalltown Flats piece of furniture, which in the picture above, is our Cozy Couch. I have now done this … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Marbling!

Holiday Watch: Easter!

It’s been a while since I have posted, so I will do a speedy catch-up. Christmas, New Years, fun family trip to somewhere warm, New York NOW (gift show), snow days, Valentine’s Day, today! I will eventually fill in some gaps, but for the time being, here is a consumer alert: Easter is only 60 days away! And that means it’s time to order your Easter Grass-kits! Continue reading Holiday Watch: Easter!

Tutorial Tuesday – Lettuce Stamping, Muses, Musings and More

As my kids got older and spent more time in school, they were less likely to make art for the pure joy of making art. They became more goal oriented. Whether that was a result of being genetically related to me, or unspoken societal cues, I will never know. What I do know however, is that the process of learning something new, trial/error, and experimenting with old items in a … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Lettuce Stamping, Muses, Musings and More

Playing with your Kids

When I had little-littles in the house, it was a daily struggle to balance everything I had to do AND be engaged in their playtime. I enjoyed being with my girls, and being a SAHM afforded me the opportunity to “be there” with them through all of developmental milestones, which I will treasure forever. When it got right down to playing with them though, I have … Continue reading Playing with your Kids

Tutorial Tuesday – Fabulous Fireworks

This is an easy and beautiful way to decorate your Smalltown Flats slotted doll furniture. Supplies: colored pencils, & your choice of Smalltown Flats (we used the Lovely Loveseat and then we made another one with the Booster Seat!) Start by making an asterisk * anywhere on your furniture piece with your choice of colored pencil. Next, pick a second color and expand your circle around the asterisk. … Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday – Fabulous Fireworks