Tag Archive: creativity

Sep 14

So much to do, so little time!

Well . . . . now that it seems we have the RUBY magazine project on somewhat of a routine (still lots of work that I love to do, and lots of time invested, but at least we have a routine that works now that we have it in print!), AND now that I have …

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Mar 09

“Beyond the Bunny” by Julie from Happy Home Fairy

As a mom and grandma (Vintage Mama covers it all!) I have always been interested in finding fun projects to do with my kiddos. So in addition to doing the typical, everyday activities like reading together, family fun night, chores, piano lessons and athletic practices, it is fun to do a few creative projects, too. …

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Jan 15

Making Time

“Art journaling is about the creative process of pulling together colour, words and images as you wish on one page. Unlike many other forms of art, it is not about the outcome.” Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow There’s no more time for explanations; it’s time to be done with excuses; I don’t have time to …

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Jan 13

A reconsideration of “messy”

Whether it is a good thing or a bad thing or perhaps it just IS . . . . some people are naturally tidy and others are naturally rather – ummmmm – messy. That’s just the way God made people, so there’s no point in trying to decide which one is right and which one …

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Jan 11

Just something about glitter

There really is something about glitter that captivates me! It could be that I can sprinkle it all over anything and everything, and it gets all over my clothes and the carpeting and my socks . . . . and then my whole world sparkles. Or it might be my way of showing the world …

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Jan 08

Color Me Happy Giveaway

Happy New Year! It’s time for the first giveaway of the new year . . . . the Color Me Happy giveaway is sponsored by Katherine’s Corner and lots of her bloggy friends. We hope you will join us for all the fun and enter to WIN the Color Me Happy Giveaway! One winner will …

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Jul 01

Balancing Act

Building a home-based business can be fun – but it also takes lots of hard work! Every day I have to shift my focus from “making stuff” to “selling stuff.” There are tons of websites, webinars, eBooks, and websites with great advice for marketing your business. There are lots of other places where you can …

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Jun 29

Work and Play

Sometimes I get those two things mixed up. Which is easy to do when your work is pretty much the same as your play. But because it is difficult to sort out which one I’m doing at any given moment, I sometimes “play” for so many hours each day doing my “work” that I get …

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Jun 24

I think I have Creative Compulsive Disorder

My journey this spring and summer has been interesting. Sometimes God has a way of gently redirecting us from one pathway to a different one, but I’m the kind of person who always wants to know where I’m going ahead of time. As it turns out, God doesn’t usually give us a “heads up” about …

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Apr 09

Spring Cleaning . . . Really???

The other day I came across an article about house cleaning and creativity. Seems like this is an age-old dilemma for women of every generation, because I remember hearing this discussion as a young mom, then again (or still!) when my older children were in their school-age years. It’s kind of like a few other …

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Mar 26

Making Stuff for Spring

Here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage we are always on the look-out for fun craft projects to share with our readers. As much as we would like to say that all of the best ideas come from our design studio, that is just not possible! If you are thinking about getting crafty this spring, or if …

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Mar 04

5 Fun Ways to Refashion Your Old Denim

Using up “old stuff” is what we do around here. It’s just a habit. Our dryer makes a loud squeaking sound so we’re waiting for the parts to come in to fix it. We thought about getting a new one (this one is at least 17 years old!), but we can get it repaired for …

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