Showing posts with label show and tell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label show and tell. Show all posts

Thursday, November 3, 2016

SHOW & TELL: Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016

I'm so thrilled to present the 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Gift Guide. Every year I host a link up for shops and handmade artists to promote their wares in preparation for the holidays. I love giving and receiving handmade items. If you're looking for unique gifts, I hope you'll consider supporting handmade and these shops.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SHOW & TELL: How to Add Fall Accents to you Home

Round up of diy fall home decor projects for your home
Fall is almost officially here.In some areas it’s still hot and very summer-like and in other areas the temperature is dropping rapidly. I happen to live in an area that will be warn for a few more months. It’s hard to get into the fall leaves and soup mode when you’re still wearing shorts. So in case you’re like me and need an extra push to start feeling fall, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fall | autumn projects from my archives.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SHOW & TELL: Sentimental Vintage Keepsakes–Loss and Love

Vintage Keepsakes Stack of Embroidered LinensA little over a year ago my neighbor passed away at a terribly young age leaving her husband and twin toddlers. I watched her fight cancer courageously and beat it only to cruelly have to endure another round. I watched her babies release butterflies at her grave and heard them over the backyard fence struggle to find normal again.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Show & Tell: 2015 Top Favorite Projects

Hello friends. I'm traveling for my day job this week so I thought this would be a great time to share my favorite projects from 2015. I've been blogging here since 2010 and it's always fun to scroll through the posts from the past year and pick out a few favorites. Of course, as each year ends, the first thing I think is... wow, this year flew by. I'm looking forward to another year sharing creativity with you here on homework.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

SHOW & TELL: Handmade Shop Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Handmade Shop Gift Guide
Every year I host a link up for Etsy and Handmade Shops. This was the third year and even though I didn’t get as may shops linking up, there was still plenty of gorgeous handmade items shared. So, without further ado, here are the featured products that make up the 3rd Annual Handmade Shop Gift Guide.

Scroll through this slideshow and check out the individual products below.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

SHOW & TELL: Fall Décor Ideas You’ll Love

Hello friends! I’m out of town, traveling for business (my day job) so today I’ve gathered up some fall décor inspiration for you. All of these projects are from my archives. I love fall, don’t you? I have some fun new projects to share with you when I return. Once I get back, get unpacked and settled, I’ll be back on track with some crafty goodies. In the meantime, enjoy these fall ideas – they are some of my favorites.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Handmade Market Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Handmade Market Holiday Gift Guide 2014

The Second Annual Holiday Market Link Up was a smashing success. So many beautiful shops shared their wares. I’m amazed at the beautiful products and love to support handmade. If you missed the link up, I host a link party every year for handmade shops and then create a holiday gift guide from featured items.

Here are the shops featured in this year’s Handmade Market Holiday Gift Guide. You can view the items in the slideshow below or in the collages with links following the slideshow.

Monday, November 17, 2014

SHOW & TELL: 2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

Handmade Holiday Link Up 2014

Welcome to homework's second annual Handmade Holiday link party. Throughout the year, the majority of link parties welcome crafts, diy, recipes, decor and other creative projects but often ask that you refrain from linking your shops. Now it's your turn to market your handmade shop or handmade item with the chance to be featured in a Holiday Gift Guide that I will put together from selected link ups.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Homemade Gift Round Up

Homemade Gift Round Up  via carolynshomework.comIn a few days Halloween will be behind us and we’ll need to turn our attention to the major holidays that are around the corner. I’ve been thinking about some homemade gift ideas and thought I’d share some things that I found. None of these gifts take major crafting, cooking or sewing skills. I think they’d all be pretty easy to create but would make a big impact. I love homemade gifts and can’t wait to start creating some of these.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Nature Sun Prints {Martha Stewart Living} & a Giveaway

MD109213_FINAL_ART_23_reducedSummertime creativity is always better outdoors. The sun, the abundance of nature, the sun! This project featured in Martha Stewart Living is the perfect summer project. Head outdoors and make some beautiful nature sun prints.

Monday, February 10, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Chalkboard Labels with hometalk & Michaels

Chalkboard Label Jars via homework |

Friends… you know when a bunch of really good things come together, well, this is one of those events. Combine: Michaels, hometalk & Pinterest and you get one amazing party.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Show & Tell: handmade market - link party

Handmade for the Holidays Link Party via homework | carolynshomework.comWelcome to homework's first annual Handmade Market link party. Throughout the year, the majority of link parties welcome crafts, diy, recipes, decor and other creative projects but often ask that you refrain from linking your shops. Now it's your turn to market your handmade or Etsy shop with the chance to be featured in a Holiday Gift Guide that I will put together from selected link ups.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Show & Tell: homemade scrub round up

Blog Scrub RoundupLast week I shared with you a honey mask for a Mother’s Day gift idea. You can see it here or at the bottom of this post. While I was researching masks and scrubs I was overwhelmed with the variety of beautiful homemade scrubs and rounded up a few to share with you. Scrubs are easy to make and you feel so pampered treating yourself to a little spa treatment. I think we all deserve to take a moment for ourselves. Who’s with me?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Show & Tell: french herb pots and cha wrap up

Today I want to share with you the craft that I made at the Craft and Hobby Association {CHA} show last week. I was invited by the wonderful people at Plaid to be a guest in their booth and give a demonstration. I was incredibly flattered to be asked and it was exciting and nerve-wracking.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Show & Tell: homework round up: 2012 favorites

I’m jumping on the year-in-review round up post like so many other bloggers out there. I didn’t want to title mine “Best Of” or “Top Projects” because I’m not sure what those are. Since I make a wide range of projects, best can be easiest, or most delicious or prettiest.

So, when I went through my archives from 2012, I chose the projects that made me happy. I hope you enjoyed the projects that I shared here at homework during the last year and this little recap of happy projects.

Thank you again for visiting my tiny little corner of the creative world. I’m looking forward to sharing with you in 2013!

Homework Best of 2012 21. Lace Bottle: A recycled glass bottle covered in cotton lace becomes a pretty vase – perfect for wedding centerpieces or luncheons.  2. Valentine Twig Arrows: Twigs with felt arrow tips and feathers are a fun way to send a Valentine.  3. Crepe Paper Jellyfish: A fun project for kids or for an under-the-sea party theme.  4. Candy Cane Sugar Cubes: Use up leftover holiday candy canes and make homemade sugar cubes.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Show and Tell: a giveaway & craft room snippets

Please welcome homework's newest sponsor D. Lawless Hardware.
More information about D. Lawless Hardware's fantastic selection of clear glass and milk glass knobs and pulls at the end of this post.

PLUS, a giveaway you will love!


I wish I had one of those craft room decor posts to show you. You know, the big, beautiful, clean craft room reveals. One of these days when I clean, organize and revamp my furniture I would love to do that.

In the meantime, I have snippets to show you {aka: close ups so the mess doesn’t show in the photos}. Some of these are things I’ve made in my attempt to be organized and they live in my craft room and are used over and over.

Above: handmade business cards all ready to be sent out with thank you notes or shop orders.

A photo of the cluttered shelf above my desk. I spy five projects that I’ve posted about in this tight shot – not counting the pink birds waiting to be reused in another project. It really is time to clean up a bit…

Jars Collage AMy jar obsession. Plain jars and jars that I’ve embellished. Right side top: Paper Flower Jar Lids. Right side bottom:  Air Mail Jar for stamps

Blog Calendar post scheduleMy bulletin board: Left: skeleton leaf and vintage button tacks   Right: post-it calendar {I can easily move my blog schedule around using post-its}

Eco Chic Paper Collage
Ewaste Bin – to store old batteries and other ewaste until they can be properly disposed of. Blog Contact Rolodex – paper scrap odds and ends made up the alphabet tabs.  Security envelope junk mail scratch paper.

Office 13


Odds and ends:  Little yellow birds still in the plastic wrap waiting their turn to be used in a project. A print that I won that says:

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams live the life you imagined.


 I'm so pleased to tell you about homework's newest sponsor, D. Lawless Hardware.

 D.Lawless Hardware is an importer and distributor of cabinet and furniture hardware. Their products include knobs, pulls, hinges, and other hardware. But, what I was so drawn to is their amazing selection of glass knobs. 

Beautiful clear glass and milk glass knobs and pulls to add the perfect touch to cabinets, cupboards and furniture.

Photo Source
 Look at how beautiful these knobs look on this baby furniture.

Are you as taken as I am with the beautiful selection of glass knobs?
Here's you chance to win a $50 gift certificate to D. Lawless Hardware.
Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. 

In addition to the chance to win the gift certificate, D. Lawless Hardware is also offering homework readers 10% off. Just enter "homework" during the checkout!

 Thanks for visiting.

Pin It

I link at the wonderful parties listed here and 

UndertheTableandDreaming Tip Junkie handmade projects Photobucket Photobucket 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Show and Tell: chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

I must have been craving chocolate when I was deciding what to share with you for Show and Tell this week.  

My first stop was The Answer is Chocolate. Carol at The Answer is Chocolate made these beautiful chocolate covered strawberries and cookies.
The Answer is Chocolate is great source for chocolately goodies and recipes but also wonderful crafts.

Check out these chocolate covered oreos. They’re little works of art. You can find these at Shindigs Parties to Go.

Suzy over at Suzy’s Sitcom made a zero calorie chocolate pincushion. They look good enough to eat!

I'm amazed at these lattice chocolate cups from Childmade. They are so pretty with the fresh fruit and don't look too difficult to make.  
Also, since there’s fruit involved, the chocolate calories don’t count. This is definitely on my summer list.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Show and Tell: pretty crocheting

Photo courtesy of Ohdeedoh

I may have mentioned this before but one area of crafting that I haven’t tried is crocheting.  I love the look of crocheted items and I’m planning to try it one day.

A reader of this blog sent me this book on crocheting. Isn’t that the sweetest! She discovered through an email exchange that I wanted to learn to crochet and thought of me when she saw this booklet “99 Granny Squares to Crochet.” Thanks Kai!

I’m a big fan of the blog Creative Jewish Mom. Sara has creates beautiful projects and makes beautiful crocheted items.  Isn’t this bunting amazing?

And this is pure genius. Care tags and extra yarn for your homemade crocheted gifts.

I love these African Flower Granny Squares from Craft Passion. I’m adding these to my “learn to crochet to-do list.”

If you have any crocheting tips you can offer me – please let me know. Wish me luck.


Thank you for visiting. Please consider voting for me at