The Blog

Pumpkins and Turkeys and Trees, Oh My!

October 14, 2019

It’s that time of the year, when the weather and I don’t know what time of the year it is. It’s chilly in the morning, but that jacket my son wore to school? It may or may not make it home when it’s sweaty hot outside at the end of the day. Is it Halloween? […]

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Christmas Pottery at Preschools

September 9, 2019

Did you know that your child’s school could have me come to visit? And that I can help with fundraising when I do? Every year starting in September, I travel to preschools and daycares in Birmingham to start the Christmas pottery. It’s a tradition we’ve been doing for years, and we’d love to add your […]

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Not just for kiddos…

August 20, 2019

We do a lot of parties – and I think we are pretty good at them, if I do say so myself. I love that the kids have a great time, and I love even more that parents tell me that it’s the best party they have – easy and fun being the most often […]

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Crafting things. Keeping things.

August 8, 2019

Last Friday, I had to clean out and clean up my storage unit. At some point, we had been unloading stuff that was out of season and it had started to rain, which meant that we just dumped what we needed at the moment, FULLY intending to fix it later. Well, later became whenever because […]

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5 Things We Love for Summer

July 10, 2019

Ring Holders I have to admit that this is a new love for me, but now I’m obsessed! We have so many cute ones – including ones you can create yourself with toppers and tiny plates. But I can’t decide if the birdie or the flower ring holder is my favorite. Maybe I need both? […]

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Stoneware – The Hottest Pottery!

June 26, 2019

I am always being asked “what’s your favorite thing at your shop?” and I honestly have too many to count. It’s like asking which pet is your favorite! You love them all! And I’m going to share some of my favorite things in later posts, but I have to tell you – right now I […]

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Summer Time Fun Time!

June 19, 2019

It’s hard to believe that summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, because we’ve been in full summer mode since school got out. And the Alabama heat certainly started up early this year! But Thursday is the longest day of the year, marking the summer solstice, and we’ve got plenty we still want to do […]

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Twenty years – in a wink

June 12, 2019

I can tell you that we opened Do It Yourself Crafts 20 years ago, but I can’t quite make myself believe it. June 12, 1999. I know that I put in the long days and nights, but the years have been so short. Sounds like how I feel about my 13-year-old son – how did […]

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Welcome to the new website!

May 22, 2019

New Look, Same Great Stuff We have a new website! I’ve been working on it for longer than you can imagine, and I’m super excited with how it looks. I hope you like it, too. As you take a tour, you’ll find the different crafts we offer, our party options, events and other things happening […]

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