In the dog house?

On a car ride through the city, I spotted what I believed to be a diamond in the rough… the very rough. At the sight of what looked like carved wood, sitting at the side of the road, next to garbage bags I was compelled to stop. Inspecting away I went. It was a carved…

School is in :)

Dedicated workspaces and good organization are rather helpful if not necessary for keeping your sanity, in my opinion. For myself, the time to set up a school space in our home, came this fall. I’d found a table by the curb side a few years ago and decided to finally fix and use it. As…

Flexing them creative muscles!

This little cupboard came into my hands, like most of my projects, without a plan or an idea to go with it. Isn’t that how so much of life goes…. A new client was looking for extra storage for her daughter’s room. I suggested several storage solutions but none suited her until I sent a…

Chalkboard numéro deux

One day, on my way home (as many of my stories go), I drove by a painting that had been put on the side of the road, along with several trash bags. Of course I stopped to take a closer look. Although the frame was not of the best quality (the fancy bits were moulded…

Bouquet, deconstructed :)

I’ve always enjoyed flowers, branches and weeds (unless they’re taking over my yard….). I love making arrangements with grocery store flowers and greenery or with wild “pick your own” ones. Although a floral arrangement is a lovely treat, I never indulge. So when I was recently given a bouquet, I thoroughly enjoyed it as it…

The chicken or the egg?

Regardless of which came first, springtime and Easter are a time of rebirth, where nature comes alive again after laying dormant. Eggs, whether real, imitation or chocolate (yum), are symbols of birth or rebirth and are present in decos, activities and gifts. For decos and tablescapes, a bowl of simple eggs is always a good…