Monday, December 22, 2008

Last Minute Christmas Tips

The family is on their way and you still haven't finished getting ready for Christmas. It's not too late to deck your halls! Buy bags of classic red and white starlight peppermints and place them in glass dishes around the house. Fill a large bowl with shiny ornaments and place it on your coffee table. For a simple centerpiece, snip a few branches off the back of your tree and run them down the center of the table. And why not scatter a few pinecones from the yard throughout the greenery? Merry Christmas!

For more quick and easy Christmas decorating ideas, check out this Reader's Digest piece (we were quoted in it!).

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Pick-Me-Ups

We are in love with this season's glitzy floral picks. These glittered birds, sequined pears, and velvety berry sprigs are the perfect embellishment for wreaths, centerpieces, and mantlescapes. You can even tuck them into a bow for a wrapped package that looks like a million bucks. And our favorite thing about them -- besides their glitziness -- is that they're cheap! These birds were only 49 cents apiece!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Cookie Party!

This Sunday is our friend Karen's annual Cookie Party! This is the sixth year in a row that a bunch of our girlfriends get together for a whole day of baking. We used to have the party near Christmas but everyone's schedule gets so busy! So now it's in November to get us in the holiday spirit.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fuzzy Little Friends

We have just started making needle-felted creatures. This craft is addicting! And only slightly dangerous. Our needle-felting hero is a crafter we found on named Gerry. He can create a little fuzzy friend that looks exactly like your beloved dog. Amazing!

Check out Gerry's blog for more awesome photos:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Craft Inspiration!

We just appeared on Terri O Radio's "Empowering Creativity" where we shared some of our favorite tips for getting organized and how we find creative inspiration. Click on the links below to hear the two radio segments:

Organizing Creative Clutter
Finding Crafting Inspiration

How do you recharge your creative energy? Let us know! Email us at, and we'll post your ideas!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Miniature Mania!

We just got back from an inspirational outing--we like to go
exploring to recharge our creative energy--and we discovered a
dollhouse shop loaded with amazing miniatures! Teeny-tiny chandeliers that actually light up! An itsy-bitsy birdcage with a petite parrot perched inside!

We saw diorama after diorama of ornate living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens all decorated to the tiny nines with teensy-weensy replicas, everything from a nursing mommy cat with itty-bitty kitties to a lilliputian grand piano and a fully dressed Thanksgiving turkey smaller than a donut hole.

There's something so inspiring about the attention to detail in these minis. They really make you look at ordinary items in a new way. Plus it's a great reminder that anything, even a mousetrap, on a tiny scale is just plain cute!!

Visit Shellie's Miniature Mania online at

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Picture Pendant Crazy!!!

We are obsessed with making picture pendants! They are like little framed works of art. Check out our article in the latest issue of Crafts 'n Things for a step-by-step how to.

We get our glass bevels and copper tape at a stained glass supply store and beautiful postage stamps from eBay!

Send us a picture if you make one!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Road Trip!

We just got back from a little road trip to La-La Land to visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market. If you haven't been, it is a flea market shopper's paradise! Except for the heat, this visit was great. We bought beautiful vintage Victorian buttons to make pretty beaded bracelets. So much fun!

For flea market shopping tips, check out our column in "Create and Decorate" magazine. The current issue features "Beachcombing at the Flea Market," all about finding seaside treasures!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Cover Girls!

We've made the cover! Our "Flea Style Birdhouse" is on the cover of the current issue of Crafts 'n Things magazine. We also wrote "Creative Containers" to help you organize your craft materials with flea market finds. This issue is so much fun because it's all about our two favorite things: CRAFTS and FLEA MARKETS!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Color Me Beautiful!

You may have already noticed, but we love bright colors! It's super easy to add a splash of color to a room with fun new accessories. Check out the color pops we did for HGTV's Summer Newsletter in Accessorize With Bold Color. Our favorite colors right now are melon, yellow, and bright turquoise!!
Have fun with color!
Jennifer & Kitty

Friday, June 6, 2008

Video Killed The Radio Star!

Greetings Crafters!
We are so exicted! Our craft video just launched at LifetimeTV's web site! Check it out at We were featured along with The Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo, Pattie-Wack Pattie Donham, Scrapbooking Hall of Famer Leah Fung, and Knitty Gritty's Vickie Howell! What an amazing group!

We shot the video a few weeks ago and had so much fun. As you can see, we got our nails done the day before!

Happy crafting!
Kitty & Jennifer

Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's a Blog Eat Blog World

Greetings Crafters!

Welcome to our blog! After years of being asked for tips and tricks from fellow creative types, we thought we'd start a journal about our artsy-phartsy adventures for all to see. We'll tell you where to get amazing new craft materials, let you in on our latest flea market finds, and even share stories of our hilarious craftastrophes. Enjoy!

Happy crafting!

Kitty & Jennifer
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