DIY Quick and Easy Wraparound Blouse

How to make three styles of doll blouses with one easy pattern.

Easy and Quick Ballerina Skirt for Barbie-sized Fashion Dolls

Two versions of a very easy to make ballerina skirt for your fashion doll.

Fairy Landing on a Poppy Blossom Illustration

A flower fairy dressed in ruffled clothing lands on a poppy in full bloom.

felty fairy holding a felted pumpkin

Rachel’s Original Felty Fairies

How to make fairy figures out of polymer clay, wire and wool roving. I originally made these to hang outdoors during Halloween, but mostly they live in my china cabinet.

Star Gourd Birdhouse

How to make a star gourd birdhouse with a drill, mini hand saw, and a cured hard gourd.

Steampunk Mad Hatter Paper Hats

Make steampunk or mad hatter hats from poster board, or adorable mini top hats from scrap-booking paper for your patient pet.

How to Cut a Five Point Paper Star

Cut a five pointed star with a single snip of your scissors, just like Betsy Ross!

vintage doll makeover

Vintage Doll Makeover

This project is for a thrift-store doll find, not an heirloom doll. This doll was headed to the trash bin. If you need to restore a doll of value, find a reputable doll restorer.

How to Make a Felted Hat for Your Favorite Ogre

I never really got the hang for knitting. The only knitting project I ever tackled was a scarf, which in the end became a heptagon-shaped potholder. But I love looking (and feeling) different types of fiber. Look at how beautiful this particular fiber is! It’s made up of silk and wool and alpaca that was […]

Tiny Fairy Amongst Cherry Blossoms

Watch this time lapse watercolor painting of a tiny fairy hiding in a clump of cherry blossoms.

Long-Haired Orange Cat Watercolor

Much to my black cats’ dismay, orange cats remain my favorite painting subject. To make matters worse, I vacuumed all their black fur off of this rug before I started painting…

Painting of Fairies

Fairy Bubbles

Bubbles swirl around three young fairies. One of the fairies has a pin, and she’s not afraid to use it.

Easter Crafts

Easter Bunny Penny Rug

This project could also be adapted for children by using colored paper to make Easter place mats. But I used an old plaid baby’s blanket to make an Easter Bunny table runner.

Cat in Arched Window Suncatcher

When you trace the design on this print out, you can adapt and color the cat to match you own pet.

Paint a Tabby Cat

In this post I have create a downloadable, printable PDF that you can color. You can follow along with me as I paint the drawing on one of my YouTube video tutorials.