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April 14, 2014
Create Your Legacy - Inspirational thoughts at Positively Splendid about the importance of creativity

Creating a Legacy

It’s been a long while since I shared a personal post, opening up about something dear to my heart. I hope y’all will bear with me today as I do just that, regarding a thought that started to percolate in my mind at church last Sunday and then was confirmed and galvanized with a post […]

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April 8, 2014
This rolled paper wreath is so pretty, and such a great way to use pretty patterned papers!

Rolled Paper Wreath

If you haven’t sashayed through the scrapbooking section during your latest trips to the craft store, you really are missing out. There are so many gorgeous, affordable patterned papers available these days, and the ways to use them go far beyond cardmaking, scrapbooking and other standard paper crafts! Today, I’m sharing a simple, beautiful way […]

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March 31, 2014
Polka dot trinket dishes by Positively Splendid

Polka-Dotted Trinket Dishes

Each year, it seems like the advent of spring brings plenty of gift-giving opportunities! With Mothers’ Day, graduations, weddings and more, I am always looking for easy handmade gift ideas. These little polka-dotted trinket dishes can be whipped up in no time flat, and they only cost a mere $1 or so to make. They […]

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March 27, 2014
Adorable Easter bunny softie pattern and tutorial at Positively Splendid. So cute and easy to make!

Easter Bunny Softie Pattern and Tutorial #yearofcelebrations

Stitch up a sweet little Easter bunny softie to tuck into the Easter basket of a special child, or to use as a darling addition to your home’s spring decor. Today, I’m sharing the inspiration behind these little cuties, as well as the free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for how to create them. Would you […]

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March 26, 2014
A super simple tutorial for how to make pom poms. No special tools needed!

How to Make Pom-Poms

Handmade pom-poms are some of my favorite secret weapons for easily adding pizzazz to my craft projects, since they add tons of terrific dimension and can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes. Pom-poms are terrific for adorning wearable items like headbands and scarves, or even home decor items like throws, pillows and […]

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March 19, 2014
Fabric yo-yo's are a great way to use fabric scraps! Free templates with tutorial at Positively Splendid.

Fabric Yo-Yo Tutorial with Free Printable Templates

As you might imagine, I have accumulated quite a stash of fabric scraps over the years. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to put those scraps to use: fabric yo-yo’s! These little gems, which look something like gathered flowers, are perfect for adorning anything from wearable accessories to home decor items, and they […]

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March 13, 2014
Decorative carrots made with yarn and Styrofoam cones. Simply adorable!

Yarn-Wrapped Carrots

With spring nearly upon us, craft some cute yarn-wrapped carrots to add a pop of fun color to your seasonal decorations. These carrots are perfect for displaying alongside Easter decor, and they require no fussy crafting techniques and just a few very simple supplies. Read on to find out how they are made!

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February 27, 2014
Pinch-proof St. Patrick's Day badges with free printables

Pinch-Proof St. Patrick’s Day Badges

Help friends and family stay pinch-free this St. Patrick’s Day by crafting fun badges to wear on the big day! Today, I’m providing free printable badges in a fun St. Patrick’s Day theme that you can print onto cardstock and use on their own or affix to a handmade felt shamrock for an extra dose […]

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February 26, 2014
How to make felt shamrocks. A terrific, easy-to-follow tutorial!

How to Make Felt Shamrocks

Felt shamrock embellishments are so quick and easy to make, and they are the perfect way to add a bit of flair to your St. Patrick’s Day crafts! Today, I’ll fill you in on all of the details for how to make some lucky felt four-leaf clovers of your own. Let me show you how it’s […]

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February 20, 2014
Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks.

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Add a touch of luck to your home decor this St. Patrick’s Day with a festive wreath. Brimming with handmade shamrocks made with favorite green-hued fabrics in a variety of vibrant prints, this wreath really makes a fun statement! Let me walk you through the process for how to make one of your own.

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