Tag Archives: Crafting

Isn’t Fall the best…

A ocllection of fall pumpkins and leaves

A collection of fall pumpkins and leaves

Fall decorating, crafts and

recipes are the best.  It’s getting

colder outside, the leaves are falling,

and we begin to prepare for the colder

months and getting ready for the holidays.

Nature becomes beautiful with all the colors, the air becomes crisp, the breeze starts to blow and the leaves are now falling to the ground.

Don’t get me wrong…..I LOVE SUMMER, it’s great.  But there is something really special about fall.

Mini Pumpkins courtesy Free Images

Mini Pumpkins courtesy Free Images

The first things that comes to my mind in fall is pumpkins.

Fall Streusel-Pumpkin-Bread courtesy of Google images

Fall Streusel-Pumpkin-Bread courtesy of Google images

PUMPKIN ANYTHING

I LOVE PUMPKIN!!

Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin lattes, Pumpkin cakes, Anything Pumpkin!

 

Fall apple crisp courtesy of google images

Fall apple crisp courtesy of google images

Apples are a close second.

Put some caramel, chocolate

and/or nuts on an apple

YUMMY!!  TO DIE FOR!!  

I make my own caramel and homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer,               stay tuned…….                                  recipes will follow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 They are the best.

Now that Halloween is over our thoughts migrate to Thanksgiving, being with family and/or friends, favorite traditions and family favorite recipes.

Scarecrow courtesy of Free Images

What do you LOVE about Fall?

What are your FAVORITE RECIPES?

What is your favorite way to decorate

for Autumn, the FALL and THANKSGIVING?

 

Have a Crafty day,

Linda

 

Handcrafted Dogwood Wreath for Etsy Shop

Handmade Wreath

Handcrafted Pink and White Dogwood Wreath for Etsy Shop

I made this handcrafted pink and white dogwood wreath yesterday for Craftiladi.  I have been working hard to learn about Etsy.  In case you don’t know what Etsy is….most everyone knows about Ebay…..Etsy is an Ebay for handmade crafts.  I have dabbled around making and selling handcrafted items and gifts for a long time, but I really need to step it up a notch.  This really is my true calling.  I am happiest when I am creating with my hands…..I absolutely love to craft things.  I have been taking webinars, reading articles, and doing everything that I can to try to make my lifelong dream come true!   Journey with me as I continue to make this passion for crafts to fill my life, with my love for handcrafts and hopefully other lives also!

Have a crafty day!!

Linda

Jamie’s Handcrafted Tree 2014

 

Jamies-tree-2014

Jamie’s Tree

 

When our daughter Jamie was born and growing up…..I decided that each year I would give her an ornament dated for that year.

Mouse in a slipper

Mouse in a slipper

When she got older and left our nest, got married or whatever pathway she chose to take in life…                                                   she would have a collection of ornaments to take with her.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I searched stores and craft shows                                                     all the time for handmade, meaningful ornaments.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow….

 

Today’s craft comes from your imagination.

As a child I was always cutting paper snowflakes.  Fold, fold  and fold.  Then cut, cut and cut.  Then open up the paper to see the wonderful creation.  I always felt like such an accomplished artist.  there never were two that turned out alike.  So exciting.  Now as an adult I still enjoy the thrill.  Although now I try to see how intricate I can make my snowflakes.  It just  makes me feel like a kid again.  View the tutorial from Martha Stewart here. Then fold, and cut and let your imagination soar!!!  A few years ago I also discovered 3 dimensional paper snowflakes. More about that in a future post.  I make them for the office that I work in at school.  Hang with string or thread attached at the top, or use putty to attach to the window.

Snowflake mobile from Google images

Snowflake mobile from Google images

Also when you are satisfied with your creation, spray glue on your snowflake and sprinkle it with glitter….Beautiful!

 

This is a craft that young and old can enjoy.  So get out your scissors and ENJOY!!  HAVE FUN!!!!  BE A CHILD AGAIN!

            Linda

Free Christmas Printables

Today I am sharing a collection of Christmas printables that I hope you will love as much as I do.

These Chalkboard Art Prints are really a great, fast way to do some wonderful, fast and easy holiday decorating.  These songs are everyone’s all time favorite Christmas carols.  There is a total of 8 prints in the two collections.  Pick the ones you want, save them to your computer, print them, frame them and enjoy!  so much FUN.  They come to us from A Cottage Market, a blog I recently found and have thoroughly enjoyed.  Stop by Andrea’s blog and say Hi.

This Christmas Subway Art really caught my eye.  It’s bright, cheerful, and says it all!  It’s just FUN!  Go say Hi to Katie at Smile Like You Mean It…..

 

Need tags, more art…..

check out all these gems from

Sassy Sites Blogspot

 

 

Hope you have fun….

Linda

Black Friday Shopping or Crafting, Decorating and Kid’s Crafts????

I vote for Crafting and Decorating…..even though my DD is in town for the holiday, so we use this time to get her the things she needs…..Christmas shopping will be almost done for her!!!!!!

YES!

Besides that…..I live for CYBER MONDAY….How about you?  Who does Black Friday and who does Cyber Monday?

Today I am kicking off a new series…..

25 DAYS TO A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS

I will share fun things from the net, original ideas, recipes, crafts and whatever I can find!  Thanks for reading and

Have Fun!

This will kick off my new series and help keep the kids busy!

So find your way on over to woohome and get the kids busy…..Rock, Paper, Scissors…..nooooooo Glue, Paper, Paint and Scissors.  Have fun!

                                                                                                                

                                                                       Linda

Happy Thanksgiving…

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Decorations

Thanksgiving Holiday Decorations

First of all I would like to wish everyone the best Thanksgiving ever!  As we go about our holiday preparations I want to take a minute to remind everyone to give thanks for your blessings.  I am thankful for my beautiful family,  my health, my job, and all of my wonderful friends.  Everyday that I wake up in this wonderful world I feel blessed to be able to enjoy another day.

I would like to share a picture of the beautiful wreath that hangs on the front door  of my mom’s house during the fall.  She made the wreath when we went to A.C. Moore for a wreath making class about 15 to 20 years ago.

Thanksgiving Wreath

Fall Wreath

 

Please join me as I will start a series this weekend that will lead up to the DIY Craft Ideas for the

25 Days to a Crafty Christmas 

Follow me for some fun….

                                                         Linda

 

 

 

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Decorating with printables has been very popular for quite a few years.  Print it, put it in a frame and instant Home Decor.  What could be easier?  Today I have collected some free Thanksgiving Printable Art from the net for last minute decorating!   So fill up your ink cartridges, just click the links  and get those printers going!

thanksgiving word artsmThanksgiving Subway Art Print

This Thanksgiving Subway Art Print is courtesy of

Snickety Things….Don’t you just love it!

thankful-and-blessed-chalkboard-printableChalkBoard Printable

This Chalkboard Printable is from nestofposies-blog….

it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Somewhat Simple has a Thanksgiving Free Printable Roundup that aims to please…

thanksgiving printable roundupThanksgiving Free  Printables Roundup

Have fun preparing for turkey day!  I hope you see something fun!

                                                                   Linda

Handmade, Artistic, Creative, One of a Kind Gifts and Crafts

Welcome to CraftiLadi…..

Let your creative mind discover handmade, artistic, creative, one of a kind gifts or crafts that will satisfy everyone. Directions, tutorials and ideas are offered for beautiful, handmade crafty gifts at Craftiladi…..

“Crafty” is a very broad topic.  Creative, crafting, sewing, decorative painting, DIY projects, cooking, baking, exercise, computers, the beach, dogs and family are a few of my favorite things.

CraftiLadiPicMonkey-Header-with-Living-Life.jpgMy name is Linda, and I want to welcome you to my little corner of the universe.  At CraftiLadi I will share some of my original ideas, some of my favorite ideas that I have  found on the web, recipes and tips….and just have fun..  I hope you will pour yourself a big cup of your favorite beverage (I love coffee), relax, sit back, put your feet up and stay for awhile.  If you have any ideas or suggestions of crafty ideas you would like to see, please leave me a comment.  Comments make my day…. I will do my best to see what I can find.

What does “Crafty” mean to you?

I’m so glad to meet you….Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Creative Day and most of all

ENJOY!!

                                                                        Linda