Alcohol Inked Cross Stitching!

I posted on last week's WIP Wednesday post that I had done more with the alcohol ink from the Darby Smart coaster kit. After the acrylic had ink on it, Jen sealed them (you can read more about the saga it took to get this right) and she put the colorful acrylic under the laser. I am smitten with the way these turned out and I can't wait to stitch them all up. I love the uniqueness of each of them, they are all one of a kind. I plan on making these little triangles into necklaces. The clear acrylic looks especially striking, and I love the etching that was ... Read More

Darby Smart Alcohol Ink Coasters

I reviewed the December Darby Smart To DIY For box and loved it. I've been lucky enough to be sent several others (that I still need to do!) When I got my February box, I forgot about all my other projects and just had to try it out! It was a coaster set using alcohol inks designed by Rachel from 52 Weeks Project. I had never used alcohol inks before but they were a lot of fun, though I have pink fingers today. I think this would be fun with older kids, but I knew Evie was too young, so I waited until she was asleep. Darby Smart always impresses me with the ... Read More

Darby Smart – A Giveaway!

I'm so thrilled to be partnering up with Darby Smart for this giveaway! I reviewed the November to DIY For kit, and I have the December kit waiting to be done too! Darby Smart has a variety of kits created by independent designers where you can make fun and gorgeous projects. I'm also currently in possession of this awesome cross-stitch tote kit, I just need to settle on my design! They also have the DIY kits which are an exciting surprise, you don't know what you're getting! One reader will win a 3 month subscription of the monthly TO DIY FOR box, a $57 value! The ... Read More

Christmas Update and Book Review List

I've been a slacker lately. Well, with the blog at least. On the non-internet side if things, I've been extremely busy. I'm almost done with all the Christmas gifts I wanted to make (plus I keep adding more projects to the mix!) Also, Evie was sick last week and now that she's finally on the mend, Mira seems to have gotten it. Never a dull moment around here... After Christmas there will be a whole slew of blog posts showing off all the different presents and projects we've been working on over here, but there's still a week before that happens! So in the mean time ... Read More

Review – Darby Smart

I have always loved the concept of subscription boxes, getting a new surprise every month seemed like such a neat idea. I've never signed up for one before though, because there haven't been any that have really stood out to me. There are plenty of them for kid's crafts that I have considered now that Evie is older, but I recently discovered Darby Smart which is a subscription box for adult crafts. They have a series of projects that you can choose from, or you can get a monthly DIY box with a surprise project. I was sent a November TO DIY FOR box to review and I had a ... Read More