Crafts & DIY


What makes for a creative birthday party idea? Trying something new! Anybody who knows me knows I’m always up for trying a new craft. In the last few years, macramé has made a comeback, so it automatically piqued my interest. Then, a friend I knew back home, Natalie Renae, published a macramé how-to book called […]

the most creative 30th birthday: a macrame garden party

July 26, 2020

There’s nothing more cozy and homey than a Christmas tree covered in handmade ornaments. Christmas is one of my favourite times of year – not for the gifts; that’s actually my least favourite part. Rather, I adore the homeyness a Christmas tree brings to a space. Twinkle lights are also my jam. I have the […]

100% handmade christmas tree ornaments

December 19, 2019

Pottery has been a craft medium I have been swooning over since Elise started making her own dishes. I talked about taking a pottery class for the first time so much that my sister even put it on my 27 x 28 list. Sarah and I were going to try and take a drop-in pottery class […]

first time taking a pottery class

July 15, 2018

Looking to implement a cash budget? Try making these adorable DIY reusable cash budget envelopes. A couple of years back I attended Financial Peace University at my church back home. It was a life-changing 10-week eye-opener to money. I’ve still struggled with budgets and money management since acquiring all that knowledge, but I’m determined to […]

DIY: reusable cash budget envelopes

September 5, 2016

Have you ever been to a Paint Nite?! Let me tell you – they’re such a unique, fun, and crafty night out! I had heard about them before but never had the opportunity to attend one. Until my friend Chelsey invited me to one tonight! It was hosted at the Cheesecake Cafe, which is an […]

looking for a crafty fun night out? try paint nite!

December 15, 2015

This DIY closet organizer comes in at under $200. I mean, seriously, have you ever looked at the cost of a closet organizer? My goodness! They can get quite pricey. And though I am quite fond of building out awesome organizers on the IKEA online PAX builder, I’m just not quite ready to dish out […]

DIY: closet organizer under $200

November 20, 2015

This year halloween was a total bust, but we did make super cute DIY Halloween treat bags to try and save the holiday. I’ll be honest though, I didn’t dress up. We didn’t even carve pumpkins. I asked, but my sister said no. Apparently they were rotting already. Unfortunate. These super adorable little candy bags […]

DIY: halloween treat bag

October 31, 2015

Looking for how to keep in touch with your friends when you’re all going in separate directions? Start a traveling notebook! My excitement for the project is through the roof. The last year has brought so many changes. One of my best friends moved across the pond to England, I moved across the country to […]

how to keep in touch with friends: a traveling notebook

June 3, 2015

These eco-friendly reusable cotton makeup remover pads are a great alternative to disposable ones. My sister decided to go the cloth diaper route with Baby A. Since that decision, we’ve been trying to see how many things we can find a cloth alternate for. We’ve made the diapers, the diaper liners, the diaper inserts, baby […]

eco-friendly reusable cotton makeup remover pads – DIY Free Crochet Pattern

March 25, 2015

This weekend I trekked to Banff with my family. It’s about 4 hours away from Edmonton, so a pretty good chunk of time in the car…. perfect opportunity to make another one of these cute little bunnies. Crocheting in the car made the road trip go by so much faster. Thankfully, I don’t typically get […]

road trip hack: bring a crochet hook!

A cream coloured crocheted bunny with purple ears, with a yellow S on the left ear, and a crocheted yellow flower on its head.

March 15, 2015

I am far from good at sewing. My mom once made my sister’s grade eight graduation dress. I stood in awe at the fact she was capable of making something so awesome. I tried to use her ancient singer for years. It hated me. Never once did it co-operate. A few weeks ago, I attempted […]

Making a cross-stitched pillow

February 24, 2015

If you’re looking for an easy crochet project for a baby on the way, look no further than these adorable little thumbless mittens. The countdown is on until baby Anthony makes his debut! We’ve been doing all the last-minute tasks prior to his arrival, including a fun winter maternity photoshoot with my sister. Next on […]

Easy crochet project for baby: itty bitty thumbless mittens –

Tiny blue crocheted fingerless mittens for a newborn baby, hanging on a wooden fence by a light green string.

February 14, 2015