arts and crafts · Decor · DIY · Etsy · Paper Mache

Farmhouse Decor – Tin Houses

Hi Everybody!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love working with house shapes, they’re always popular and fit in with almost any decor style. I had planned on making some tiny little “Putz” houses for Christmas this year and I saw some really cute ones in a ‘Farmhouse Living’ decor magazine that were made… Continue reading Farmhouse Decor – Tin Houses

arts and crafts · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Photo Bomb

The Frankoma Vase and Photo Bomb

Hello everyone, I’m happy to report my Etsy shop has really been busy and though most of my time is taken up with getting new items listed and remaking items that have sold from my handmade stock, I’m working a Christmas project that I will post soon, hope you’ll like it. But today I want… Continue reading The Frankoma Vase and Photo Bomb

arts and crafts · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Steampunk

Holographic Halloween Pumpkin

These lighted plastic pumpkins can be found in the seasonal section of most craft stores.  But for the best deal, try looking at garage sales where sooner or later you’re bound to find a pumpkin or two at bargain basement prices.  Who knows, dig around in your own Halloween decorations, you’ll probably find one of… Continue reading Holographic Halloween Pumpkin

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Mixed Media · Paper Mache · Steampunk

Halloween Train – The Engine

I had been hoping that I would get my “Engine” post up sooner but events conspired against me.  Floors. There have been three floors in my home that were the last to get a face lift, and believe me they had to wait a long time to get it, too. I knew I wanted to… Continue reading Halloween Train – The Engine

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween

The Halloween Train – Car #1

I know it seems pretty early for most to be thinking of Halloween, but in the handmade retail business you have to start early making your ‘Holiday’ stock; and since Halloween is my most favorite holiday – I’m already diving in deep to enjoy the fun and freaky-ness of Halloween. I like projects on wheels,… Continue reading The Halloween Train – Car #1

arts and crafts · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Steampunk · Upcycled

Steampunk + Halloween = Love

It’s JULY already!!!  Wow, the last month just blew right by me, and it’s been a whole month since I’ve posted here – oh my gosh! I have been working in my craft room, but it’s mostly been replenishing items that have sold in my Etsy shop, Old Raven.  Things like my black widow spiders,… Continue reading Steampunk + Halloween = Love