The Versatility of Cork

Published January 28, 2016

Over the years I have written a few articles about the hundreds of uses of cork. This material is so versatile and it never ceases to amaze me how many uses there are for this product. It's probably one of... Continue reading →

Thrifty By Design

Published November 23, 2015

Denise Corcoran loves crafts and her enthusiasm for crafting and upcycling is contagious. If you've ever attended one of her "Crafternoons," held throughout Vancouver at various locations, you'll know first hand what I mean. Corcoran's workshops see participants of all... Continue reading →

Furniture Makeovers

Published May 13, 2015

You may have seen in various issues of home decor magazines a popular trend of painting old furniture to give it new life. If you love the look of modern decor but you don't want to part with some of... Continue reading →

Making the Most of summer: Hosta Coasters, Salal Chargers

Published April 27, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1444" align="alignright" width="300"] Pretty Placemats from fresh salal leaves[/caption] The summer seems to slip by so fast and it’s nice to enjoy some outdoor entertaining while we can. If you are planning a late summer barbeque then here are... Continue reading →

Chalkboard Paint Projects

Published April 15, 2015

Chalkboard paint is probably one of the most useful products in the do-it-yourself world. You’ve seen it in traditional classrooms, restaurants and used for memo boards. It’s now available in many different colours, useful for a variety of craft projects.... Continue reading →

Beach Towel

Published August 07, 2014

Vancouver is beautiful during the summer months. Whether you are at the beach or perhaps hiking in the mountains, Vancouver offers something for everyone when the weather is warm. If you find yourself down at the beach this summer, here... Continue reading →

Edgy Fun Stationary

Published April 02, 2014

It seems everyone is using emails and text messages these days. Not only are these forms of communication efficient but also it is very easy to send someone a happy birthday note from your phone or laptop in a matter... Continue reading →

Valentines Goody Bags…by Lita Lane

Published February 06, 2014

Valentine Goody Bags   This year my children will give Valentine’s treats to their favourite friends. We printed “Love is sweet” on a decorative label, embellished the label with four crystals and placed it on a bright pink goody bag. ... Continue reading →

Valentine Lollipops…by Lita Lane

Valentine Favours – You Make My Heart Flutter   Because my children are teenagers, I felt I had to come up with Valentine’s favours for their friends that catered more to teenagers’ sense of humour and tastes.  I came up... Continue reading →

Valentines Cards…by Lita Lane

I’d like to share with you a card that my teenagers and I created. This card is perfect to give to classmates and friends. Materials: Red cardstock note card sets with envelopes Small test tubes (I ordered inexpensive test tubes... Continue reading →