Category Archives: handmade

happy march is national craft month!

in honor of national craft month, why not share our handmade crafts in any media shape or form?!  so for the entire month of march, pls. add your OPEN THEMED photos of your handiwork along with your links. 🙂

so many of us are multi-talented & what a great excuse to show off all the cool stuff we can do….all in the name of national craft month, right? seriously…

 later tomorrow, a guestbook will be added to this post & you can then begin posting unlimited numbers of your handmade creations for the entire month of march!  yippee!  🙂

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so, what are you waiting for?  get your CRAFT on!

to handmade artists/artisans/craftsters everywhere:  celebrate & inspire! 


week 18 (paper dolls)

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many thanks LAURA for this wicked fun prompt for this week!  🙂

to add your pix to the above guestbook, simply click on the “sign this guestbook” prompt above & then go from there!

…to all things handmade, celebrate & inspire!

next weeks is paper dolls

hi  everyone,laura here helping mary ann out .. so i thought paper dolls would be a fun project to do. i love trying things out of the box for me… i also hate to can’t wait to see what you all come up with.. have a cosmic week.. peace laura


week 17 (birds)

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hi all!  for this week, think BIRDS.  yep, anyway you want to interpret it is fine as long as it’s handmade, of course!

 have a great week!

is it spring yet?! lol…

celebrate & inspire! xoxo

(p.s.  i have no idea why the guestbook says i live in san fran, when i really live in cheeseland, lol!  everytime i try to change it, it insists that i live in ca!!!) 

week 16 (valentine)

hi all!  i hope your chinese new year is starting off on a good foot!  things are running a bit slow on my end (my apologies!)…we’ve been in a deep freeze for some time now & just recovering from a mega blizzard that dumped on us last week…but anyhoo, i thought how fitting it would be to make this week’s creative prompt be about  any & all things valentine. 🙂

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so come on, show us whacha got for LOVE week!  🙂

will be back to add some more pix of a bunch of valentine pretties to share in the above guestbook! ( i think i am making up for my absences in the last few prompts, hahaha! enjoy!)

happy valentine’s to you & yours! 

celebrate & inspire! xoxo

week 15 (chinese new year)

180px-chinnewyr-dragon1.jpggung hay fat choy!  loosely translated, it means happy chinese new year!  this year, it falls on february 7th & it is said to be the year of the rat

 so think red lanterns, sunflowers (which means to have a good year), chrsyanthemums (which symbolizes longevity), & of course, rats…well, maybe, little mice (mickey or otherwise, lol!)… newyr6.gif (photo credit: from

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happy creating!

celebrate & inspire!

week 14 (mardi gras)

hi y’all!  i’ve got some catching up to do as far as submitting entries for this past week’s tribute prompt (as suggested by the lovely jo) & other previous ones…

but this week’s creative prompt was suggested by my very own sis, looney (aka jo)…mardi gras. (thanks loon!!!!! xoxo) here’s my effort


& i will post a guestbook shortly so that you can start posting your entries!

on another note, i wanted to let everyone know that the lovely ellie has offered to be a moderator for the flickr group, so you should see her new role there.  congrats ellie!  🙂

i just learned recently that in order for someone to moderate on the handmade monday blog, they will need to have a wordpress blog & be able to access the dashboard.

😦  so for now, i will do my best to keep up with the blog.  in the event that i need to be away from my blog duties, i will just write a brief post directing folks to the flickr group & then the moderator will take on from there.    

also, i just wanted to let everyone know that you can feel free to post your handmade entries on any or all the previous guestbooks…we’re pretty open & flexible around here! 🙂

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 have a good week… celebrate & inspire! xoxo