Ash is crafty

Crafty moments of a 29 year old wife and mother who is fortunate enough to work in a craft store!

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Cinnamon Ornaments

IMAG0272This year I’m giving hand made ornaments for Christmas!  Corny, I know, but these double as air fresheners! Cinnamon ornaments! I’m a little excited and my kitchen is on cinnamon overload right now.

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Little Mermaid Cake

‘Darlin it’s hotta unda de wata! Under de sea!’ This year for her birthday my niece decided that she wanted a little mermaid themed cake and party. Auntie loves her nibblets so much that there was no way I could say no when asked to do the cake. Now I just wanted to prove to you guys that I can do more than slop icing on to a cake. 😉
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Platform Wedge Flip-Flops

Platform Flip-Flops

Some months back I found another craft site much like Pinterest, called Craftgawker. It is like Pinterest in that many craft posts are collected from craft blogs (or food blogs, or design blogs) from around the Internet and you can save them for later. The first day I looked at it I found a picture of platform flip flops. Being a southern girl, I know that flip-flops are essential during summer, so I made a mental note. Once the plain flip-flops came back at work I grabbed a few pairs and got busy. Continue reading

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

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Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I don’t really get it. Mason Jars are SO HOT right now. It’s ridiculous. I grew up using spare mason jars for this, that and the other thing. Drinking out of, bug jars, mixing sauces, etc. It’s like the rest of the country has finally figured out what southerners have known all along. Mason jars come in handy!
Now, everyone who knows me knows that I am not exactly trend forward, but I had a mason jar with a lid that was starting to corrode slightly so I didn’t want to use it for food anymore (update: this was a bad idea, even after painting the rust kept getting worse over a few months) and a soap dispenser that was leaving rust rings on my counter. I figured I would give this thing a shot. Continue reading