DIY Modern Abstract Place Cards

Placecards Beauty Shot

Happy Thanksgiving! Want to make some modern, abstract, table place cards for your holiday table? Watch my video and see how easy it is! I created this project for the Design Memory Craft blog. I hope you like it. It's my first try at a video tutorial and, while I need to improve, I'm proudContinue Reading

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea

Thanks Gift Bag with Wine

Where are you going for Thanksgiving? Do you need a hostess gift? How about a sweet, reusable wine gift bag? Made from felt, it looks warm, cozy, and festive. And the gift gets better if you slip in a great bottle of wine or hard cider because HELLO! the host is cooking for a millionContinue Reading

Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween Treat Bags by LauraBrayDesigns.com

  Here's a last minute craft for Halloween. Cute Trick or Treat Bags! I created these for the Creating with Joy blog. I think they would be cute to pass out to your family-based on whether they were naughty nice. I'm thinking of handing them out at breakfast on Halloween morning. The big question is,Continue Reading

Sauteed Apples Recipe

Apple Recipe by Laura Bray

We went apple picking last weekend in Oregon's "Fruit Loop". (Which is the cutest name EVER for the area where apples and berries are grown.) We were actually going to stay home and rest, but we woke-up to the sun shining for the first time in something like 7 days, so we jumped in theContinue Reading

Rain, Fabric, and Doll Aprons

Falling for Fall fabric with teapot

This week has been strange for me. I've alternated between being focused and then lazy daily. One minute I'm totally focused on my business goals, developing fabric to release for Thanksgiving, unpacking rooms, and cooking meals. The next minute, I'm watching yet another episode of Gray's Anatomy on Netflix or spending far too long InstagramContinue Reading

DIY Felt Halloween Costume Ideas

Frida II with watermark

When I was a little girl, my mom made our Halloween costumes. They usually involved clothes from her closet or paper bags. That woman was amazing with paper bags! I especially remember a  musketeer costume that she made for my brother. There were also gypsy costumes (probably not PC anymore, but man I loved theContinue Reading

Weekend Meditation

Redwood Foliage Close-Up

Leaves & Acorns Fall Printable

Pinterest Photo for Fall Printables 2016

Hi friends. I'm still buried beneath boxes around here, but I wanted to pop in and share a free printable I designed. To get it, just sign-up for my newsletter today. It's a basic print (in 3 colors!) that will take you through the Fall months. Use it for gift giving, tags, scrapbooking, and cardContinue Reading

Mossy Steps and Yoga Butts

Cargo

Yesterday I went to the DMV to get my Washington state license and I swear as I handed over my California license and watched as the callous clerk punched a hole in it, making it invalid, I felt that hole punch through my heart too. There's no turning back now. I'm an official resident ofContinue Reading

Felt Birthday Party Hats

DIY Felt Birthday Party Hats

So this happened over on the Kunin felt blog last month. Can you handle the cuteness? Get the tutorial to make your own party hats here. Darling child and stuffed unicorn not included. Disclaimer: I have a professional relationship with Kunin and received product and/or compensation in exchange for this post. The project and myContinue Reading