Crafts and DIY

Featuring a few of my most loved crafts and DIY projects that have brought me hours of enjoyment and sure to satisfy even the most closeted creative.


DIY Party Stirrer: A Servant of Two Masters

Half of me wants to run to Mexico for the month of December, and spend my days and nights juggling the all-inclusiveView full post »

2014 Fall Tablescape

It’s that time again….FALL…and particularly in the blogosphere, there are so many inspired ideas.  IView full post »

Valentine’s Inspiration with Ribbons

I wouldn’t admit this to just anyone, but one of the central inspirations for this blog was a trip to a ribbonView full post »

Thank You Pumpkin Cards

Happy Halloween weekend!  I got to trick or treat for the first time in 15 years last night with my 2 year old and hisView full post »

Upcycling Creativity with Homemade Cards

<<This post was published in Huffington Post here.>> What I didn’t completely grasp before having kids wasView full post »

Watercolor Cupcake Cards–and My Big News!!

Happy Friday!  I’m sharing today on the blog a few of my watercolor cupcake cards that I’ve been working on forView full post »

Join Me at the Muse for Valentine’s Banners

I spent this weekend picking up gorgeous Valentine’s papers, fabrics, ribbons, buttons, glitter, stickers, andView full post »

Mixed Media Paper Dolls

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -pablo picasso CurrentlyView full post »

Homemade Valentine’s: I Love You Because…

I’m back in Maryland this week after a low-key weekend in NYC to visit the Martha Stewart offices (post coming soonView full post »

Holiday Crafting and Cookie Exchange

Greetings!  We’re a few days away from our New York trip for our annual Christmas Eve dinner at Patsy’s andView full post »

Pink Donut Cake Birthday Celebration

My husband’s and son’s birthdays are two of my favorite days of the year (along with Valentine’s).  IView full post »

DIY Hanging Herb Garden (Part I)

This DIY project was inspired by a lovely meal on Mother’s Day last year at Baltimore’ s Fleet StreetView full post »

Featured on Onto Baby!

I’m so excited for Judah’s birthday post to be featured on Onto Baby today–one of my favorite sitesView full post »

Homemade thank you cards

Homemade Thank You Cards–Twine and Berries

Moving into a new home always forces me to pare down and organize.  Both rituals I steadfastly avoid and procrastinateView full post »

Weekend in a Bag (Peppermint Holiday)

What’s better than a car seat warmer during a Maryland winter?  This project! which I took with me up to New York forView full post »

Proof of Love: Homemade Holiday Cards

“There is no love; there are only proofs of love”  -Pierre Reverdy. Who was Pierre Reverdy? Evidently, anView full post »

Thanksgiving Banner and Decor

Thanksgiving Banner: Tofurky Day’s Almost Here!

It’s nearly snowing here and the days in Maryland are beginning to chill me to the bone.  It was lovely andView full post »

Summer Tablescapes

After designing Decorative Paper Banners, my second all-time favorite crafting activity is creating seasonal tablescapesView full post »

Summer Crafting Series: Mason Jar Luminaries

This is the first post in my Summer Crafting series, highlighting 15 my favorite crafts for summer, some of which I&#View full post »

Summer Crafting Series: Paper Flower Straws

This post is part of a Summer Crafting Series I’ve been doing to share ideas and inspiration for the remainingView full post »

Decorative Paper Banners

Of course, no Summer Crafting Series would be complete without a post on paper banners.  They are among my veryView full post »

Feel Better in a Box

I’ve been on a box kick lately, well, in my mind.  I’ve been scheming to do a few “_____ in a box&#View full post »

Serendipity Boards

This week a fellow blogger introduced me to Life Project by Becky Higgins and, of course, I was smitten.     There&#View full post »

Fairy Houses

We’re continuing on course for my Summer Crafting Series and this project is so clever and precious–and youView full post »

2013 Fall Tablescape

I’m a little sentimental over this post, because it will be my last tablescape in this apartment.  Next month, weView full post »

Firetruck Birthday (He’s 2!)

I shared the beginnings of the set-up for my son’s firetruck birthday in my It’s Coming…. post, butView full post »

It’s Coming….Judah’s 2nd Birthday Party

Between setting up the new house, decorating it, and getting ready for Judah’s 2nd birthday party on Sunday, weView full post »

5 DIY Games for Travel with Toddlers

Even though my son Judah is turning 2 in a few weeks, he has traveled more in his short life than I had by the time IView full post »

Valentine’s Banner

My homemade Valentine is complete and ready to be shipped to my special friend.  It included a range of supplies,View full post »


DIY Party Stirrer: A Servant of Two Masters

Half of me wants to run to Mexico for the month of December, and spend my days and nights juggling the all-inclusiveView full post »

Join Moi for Frederick Workshops

Join Moi and some other fabulously crafty ladies to connect, inspire, and wax creative at Ananda Shala in downtownView full post »

Cranberry, Purples, & Turquoise

Leslie Shrewing is one of my long-time favorite stylists/photographers/bloggers (she also has her first book coming outView full post »

Metallic Gold Luminaries

Amidst a trip to Las Vegas, Arizona, and a stint of the flu (posts on the former two to come), projects for my husband&#View full post »

Macaroons 2.0

I’ve been working diligently on my macaroons and am so pleased with how they are coming along.  I adore theView full post »

A Handmade Beauty

This lovely homemade card is by Sue Jennings, a Colorado artist living in a tiny mountain town that churns out theseView full post »

Ball Themed Baby Birthday–It’s here!!

      Sunday was my son’s 1st birthday and what a fabulous time was had by all.  IView full post »

Spring Banner

Here is my new SPRING banner that I’m sending out this week for a very special birthday girl! These backgroundView full post »

“A Morrocan Night” Invitation

This is the first draft of my husband’s 40th birthday invitation.  Isn’t it darling?! It still needs a fewView full post »

Hand-stitched Stationary

I’m in the midst of sendng off two packages for upcoming Silent Auctions with Mentoring gift certificates andView full post »

Egg Decorating

I grew up in a Catholic/Jewish household, but was pleased to discover 2 years ago that my Jewish mother-in-law loved toView full post »

This Week and Morrocan Re-trys

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’m wrapping up the week, reviewing the peaks (many leases written and reviewed, myView full post »

3 Hours, 1 Lemon

Last night was my second acryllic painting class at the Delaplaine.   After constructing an intricate landscape lastView full post »

Dressing Up Mother’s Day Cards

These Mother’s Day cards are inspired by my childhood obsession with dollhouses.  All the tiny precious detailedView full post »

Succulent Tablescape for Spring

Spring is here!  I’ve just rescheduled an interview today because I didn’t want to sound nasally and sickView full post »

Homemade Parisian-Inspired Card

I’ve been making all my cards lately, including one for our favorite 6 year-old’s birthday party thisView full post »

April 22, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Rebecca's Makedo&Mend 6months! - So lovely! What a lush blog! I’ve seen those expensive designer brands though!But WOW You’re table arrangements and crafting is beautiful. I have followed and look forward to reading more posts, Rebecca x

April 26, 2013 - 2:24 pm

ketigjipali - The eggs are very glam to be eaten !

May 6, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Little Red Jenn - Amazing! For the “Parisian-Inspired Cards”, did you have a Macaron stamp? Or did you paint those by hand like the watercolor macarons?

May 6, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Jessica - It’s an adorable stamp from PaperSource!

August 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Gales Miller - My partner and I absolutely love your blog!

September 27, 2013 - 6:41 pm

Final Fall Tablescape-Fat Vegan Baby - […] Crafts & DIY […]

October 10, 2013 - 12:32 pm

________________(s) in a box, a guest post | Chrystina Noel - […] seemed like a pretty solid thing to form relationships off of.  Oh, and she loves tablescapes and DIY just as much as I do. […]

July 20, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Final Fall Tablescape | fat vegan baby - […] his first birthday, and where I’ve created a whole year’s worth of tablescapes and crafts through all of the seasons. What’s more spectacular than Fall?  The shades of […]

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