Category: DIY

Seed Swap: Make your own seed packets

We all pass down history through special items and stories.  But think of all the history passed down when you share a seed.  It’s a living history.  One that grows and lives and feeds and sleeps only to start all over again in a new gardener’s hands.  Seed swaps provide the opportunity to share these stories. READ MORE


Hello there, my name is Jeanetta. I’m an  Arkansas artist and blogger in love with nature and nostalgia. I showcase the beauty of my garden, the world around me, and the stories in our memories in my artwork and writings.

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How to make a DIY Ribbon Flag

As an avid crafter, I always have extra ribbon and lace hanging around the craft room; leftovers from previous projects that I don’t quite know what to do with. The DIY Ribbon Flag is a great holiday project to use up those scraps of ribbon and lace. This easy craft can be completed in just a day and doesn’t really need any fancy equipment. I used my sewing machine for some parts of the sewing but it could have easily been stitched by hand. Throw in some coordinating blue ribbons to add a pop of color amongst the red and white stripes or go traditional and use a variety of red and white ribbons and lace only. Denim would be another fun element of surprise and whimsy for the star background. There are so many possibilities and you’re only limited by your imagination…READ MORE

Gina Knuppenburg is a social media consultant and virtual assistant living the creative life near Heber Springs. She blogs about crafts, recipes, and daily life with her fiance and a cat named Hop at Desperately Seeking Gina. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.  Happy Crafting!

Peplum Top by Sonya Kendall

I’ve been wanting a peplum top for a few years now, but I never found that I liked that was in my budget. I’m kind of really cheap when it comes to buying clothes. I really don’t like spending more than $10 for a shirt (and I hate buying low-quality clothing). So I shop end of season sales where everything is really cheap. And for that reason, I have not come across a really cheap peplum top. 🙂
So I was really excited to try sewing Simplicity 1425 because now I could just make myself an affordable peplum top. I got the pattern on sale for $.99 when Hobby Lobby had Simplicity patterns on sale. Then I found some cute geometric blue & green stretch cotton fabric on clearance at Jo-Ann. And I was ready to sew my own peplum shirt.

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Cork Burned Garden Journal

My cork burned garden journal is a succulent baby book of sorts. In it, I keep pictures of all my succies, care instructions, growth and potting information, and a short history of the plant. Putting it together is quick and easy and  can totally be customized to anyone’s style. Grab your favorite washi tape, pictures, journal and join Gina at !