F.Y.I. – Clumsy Crafter Will Be Down

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Edited: The redesign is almost finished but there are a few nuts and bolts to be tightened down. Please look around and if you find something wonky that doesn't work send me a note! Bobbie@ClumsyCrafter.com - Thank you!! FYI friends: this weekend ClumsyCrafter.com might be down for a few hours starting Friday night as this site gets a new look! This current look has been around for about a year and a half but before that there were some pretty funky designs. Thankfully the worst ones have been lost to the archives of the internet.  But... thanks to the Wayway Back Machine I found … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Kitchen Utensil Crock

Chalkboard Utensil Crock - quick and easy chalkboard craft for your kitchen

I love simple and easy crafts. I think that's one of the reasons that I love chalkboard crafts. They're always easy and anytime you want a little change, all you have to do is erase the chalk and put on your creative hat! Today I'll show you how to make this easy chalkboard utensil crock. One of my crafty theories that I live by to save money crafting is that if I see something on clearance  that I might be able to use in the future, I pick it up.  For example I found these terra cotta wine chillers at Hobby Lobby on clearance two years ago.  I scooped three of them … [Read more...]

How to Make the Best Popsicles!

Blueberry and Peach Popsicles

The earth is warming up! It's that time of year when we rejoice over the fact that winter is over but in truth in 2 - 3 weeks we'll be griping over how hot it is! That's when you'll already need to know how to make the best popsicles!  Living in south Texas, one thing is true - it gets hotter than hades.  Not only does it get extremely hot and muggy but there seems to be a few weeks when it's just really hard for your body to adjust to the mild heat at the start of summer. It's crazy!  One thing that always helps with heat are popsicles.  For years we bought the messy … [Read more...]

Why Women Need to Step Out of The Circle of Friendship Sometimes.

Why women need to step outside their circle of friendship

"Is this seat free? Do you mind if I sit here?" I said. The woman assured me that it was free so I sat down. First step of putting yourself out there was done. Now I just needed to make it through the next two hours being a room full of women that I didn't know. To some people a room full of strangers is a playground. They flit around the room, enjoying the company and talking to everyone they can find. They're like butterflies on speed, soaking up the chance to talk to new people. Then there's the other subset of people in the world - the introverts. They're my people. The thought of … [Read more...]

4 Years Ago Today….


One of the best parts of writing this blog for the past 7 years is that it's a scrapbook of my life. If someone would have told me 7 years ago that I would have this amazing chance to look back over our kid's lives and have stories that they can read over and over again, I wouldn't have believed them. Last night as I was looking through old posts I found this post that I first posted on April 10th, 2011. I had forgotten all about how excited our youngest was to get this cute car bed when she moved out of the crib. I wasn't sure about it but it was on Craigslist for a good price and Mr. Byrd … [Read more...]