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Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun I’m not sure at what point the summer slides into fall but it is certainly something I feel in the air. Maybe it’s  just cooler temperatures but I want to start thinking Halloween! Colors begin to explode, trees are changing color and the farmer’s markets are full of fat orange pumpkins as well...
An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces

An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces

An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces Growing up, Pam Newton had an early attraction to vintage works that left her with the feeling of having been somewhere before. “I always feel like I came from the Thirties,” Newton said. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, she felt an instant connection to The Breakers (a late 1880s Vanderbilt...
For artist Tammy Smith, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

For artist Tammy Smith, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

For artist Tammy Smith, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ When it comes to thinking locally, Kansas City area artist Tammy Smith does it for about 30 different cities in the world — the number of cities this home-based creator has corralled into her line of city-themed home wares that are now being marketed nationally. Smith...

The Beauty of Pressed Flower Art

The Beauty of Pressed Flower Art Pressed flowers are real flowers that have been pressed and dried in a pressing machine or between the pages of a book. It is a method that botanists, gardening hobbyists, and sentimentalists have been using for centuries to preserve botanical specimens. Follow the instructions and you will know how...
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

‘Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!’ By Maggie Bonanomi There is nothing like a row of red geraniums in clay flowerpots to let you know summer is finally here — along with some great red, white and blue! It’s a perfect time to look for patriotic and flag related items as well as all...
DIY: Spring Indoors

DIY: Spring Indoors

Getting A Jump On Spring-Indoors By: Maggie Bonanomi “The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The differencebetween them is sometimes as great as a month.” -Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933 Henry Van Dyke must have visited Kansas City in the spring, which arrives on March 20 this year....
DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner Winter touches for your home By: Maggie Bonanomi As soon as December arrives on our doorstep and the year begins its slow slide toward the beginning of another year, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah ,Kwanzaa or just the joys of the winter season. Sometimes I...
DIY Mason Jar Crafts

DIY Mason Jar Crafts

Jar Appeal Mason jars are the darlings of the Pinterest/DIY world. Here are some new and tested ideas for this versatile trend. I have been saving baby food jars for a year now, thanks to my new baby nephew. I always think it’s a shame to fill the landfill with glass, and since my nephew...
Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely

Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely

Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely Perfectly printable art for your walls, desktop or screensasver—and Oh So Lovely gives it away for free! VKC: What inspires you in décor art design? Audrey: I’m inspired by practically everything I see in a day, but a few different words would describe my freebies—modern, simple, whimsical and fun. VKC:...
DIY Map Projects

DIY Map Projects

DIY Map Projects We’re jumping on the map décor bandwagon, and loving it!  
DIY Garden Storage

DIY Garden Storage

DIY Garden Storage From the kitchen to the garden Difficulty EASY Time MILD Cost MILD Lost drawers can come from furniture, bathroom, kitchens, etc. But just because they don’t have a home anymore doesn’t mean they have to go to the dump. We lined this drawer that came out of a kitchen with some vintage wallpaper samples we found at...
DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects Our creative people take on unique embroidery hoop projects Some people might say we have an embroidery hoop obsession. Whenever we pass these stitching circles at estate sales (frequently for less than $1), we snatch them up like they possess magic powers. In our hearts, they kind of do: Their vast...