basket full of yarn & crochet update

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, crafts78 Comments

So, I have fully embraced the crocheting thing!  I made three trips to the craft store last week, which is no small thing because I couldn’t drive.  I had to ask someone to take me and witness me exploring this new world of yarn.  I’ve actually always been drawn to yarn and have found excuses to buy some here and … Read More

mini landscape “place cards” & a giveaway

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Art, Artistic Endeavors, crafts, Decorating, Oil Painting, Tutorials601 Comments

While the boys were at the climbing lessons, I mingled around the nearby Walmart store, looking for inspiration and pieces to use in an upcoming post about a summer table setting.  I found beautiful jade dishes by Pioneer Woman as a great launching point, but I wanted to add a whimsical element to the table beyond fruit, flowers, and a … Read More

indigo pysanky egg tutorial

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, crafts, Decorating, Holiday, Tutorials50 Comments

I confessed on my Instagram Stories earlier this week that I still had my white lights and greenery hanging up outside.  As in Christmas lights and greenery.  I think mid-March is past the line of Christmas decor looking wintry and acceptable!  But, it’s been cold and snowy and, when it’s been warmer, I haven’t wanted to spend my time taking … Read More

sketching tips & tools

Marian Parsonscrafts, Favorite Finds29 Comments

I have had such a great couple of days of recuperating from weeks of packing. Sunday, I crashed.  My head hurt, I was congested, and I just couldn’t do much of anything.  Jeff let me sleep in.  My sister-in-law pampered me with a healthy breakfast.  And everyone gave me some time to just lay in bed and rest.  By the … Read More