Homemade Holidays: Christmas Card Round-Up

Joy Card Beauty Shot

My Joy(ful) Card for Design Memory Craft Instead of just showing off my latest card project for the Design Memory Craft Blog, I decided to search their site for all my favorite card tutorials. We are quickly approaching Christmas and homemade cards are always a solution if you forgot to send someone a card andContinue Reading

Holiday Hoop Art

Holiday Hoop Art by Laura Bray Designs

I have a professional relationship with Joy Letters and Kunin felt. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for this post. The opinions and tutorial are mine. I don't know about you, but at this point I would rather stay up until the middle of night and make the rest of gifts than go outContinue Reading

DIY Boho Holiday Headband

Expo Headband Boho Close-Up

This post is sponsored by Expo International. I received product and compensation for this post. The project and opinions are my own. The holidays always mean lots of parties which also means dressing up and looking your best. One of the ways I love to save money is to update accessories for clothes I alreadyContinue Reading

Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Trees 3 Ways

Sometimes, especially at Christmas, I give myself a creative challenge. Last year, I painted sled ornaments three different ways and this year, I created three different felt Christmas Tree ornaments. I used the same pattern (this one) then pushed myself to see how I could make them all different. I ended up with three trees,Continue Reading

How to Bring a Little Hygge Into Your Winter

Hygge Post Beauty Shot

  This post was sponsored by Udderly Smooth. I received product and compensation in exchange for this post. The opinions and tutorial are mine. Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga or hue-gah) is a Danish word that loosely translates to coziness. It's a lifestyle term that is being thrown around a lot these days but it's a trendContinue Reading

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