Spring Open House

I’m getting ready for Tidy Brown Wren’s Spring Open House. And you’re invited! Saturday, May 9, 2015 9:00-4:00 Wren Acres in Chesapeake, Virginia If you missed the Fall Open House, you’ll want to make sure that you make it to this one.  Most items are one-of-a-kind, so you’ll want to arrive early to get your […]

My Tidy Brown Wren Shop

 I’ve been busy preparing for a Tidy Brown Wren Open House this coming Saturday, November 15th.   After all, what’s a mom to do when her last child moves out of the apartment over the garage?  It’s too great of a space to just leave empty.  Want a sneak peak?  Lots of treasures that are […]

Do You Know About MedicAlert Bracelets?

This past summer, Hubs and I went on a wonderful hike.  I promised you I would write about the MedicAlert bracelet I wore while hiking.          It is important that I have medical information available at all times in case of an emergency.  I researched different types of medical alert companies and […]

New Ruffled Items In The Etsy Shop

  I’ve been having a great time upcycling skirts into fun things to sell in my Etsy shop.   First, this beautiful pillow was upcycled from a teen skirt.      This ballet bag was upcycled from a little girl’s skirt.     This bag sold a few minutes after I added it to the […]

How To Make A Firefighter Costume For Your Child

  In mid December our preschool went to the Children’s museum in Portsmouth, VA.  My grandfellas, who attend the school, had a great time.  Their favorite area was the mock fire station, complete with Firefighter costumes.    I decided right then that the boys would be getting firefighter costumes for Christmas even though we had already purchased  […]

Remade Dollar Store Christmas Tree

As I pulled out Christmas decorations from the storage bins this year, this sad little tree didn’t make the cut.  I had used it as part of a display of lit houses in the past, but lack of room caused me to relocate the houses to my daughter’s house (she loves hand-me-downs).   I started […]

New Use For An Old Rocking Chair

I love turning discarded trash into useful items.  Take, for example, this decorative wheelbarrow.  The metal base was given to me by an older lady when I helped her clean up her backyard (it was hidden behind an old shed).  The wooden part is from a broken rocking chair.  This is what the wheelbarrow looked […]

How To Make Clay Tags

I’ve been up to my eyeballs in clay lately. Rolling and stamping.  Poking and shaping.  Baking and Sanding. It’s a bit of a process, but the the Fimo clay is very easy to work with and I’ve been having a great time trying out a new medium.   I bought mine at Walmart in their craft […]