Your Online Guide To The Crafty & Clever

Welcome To

This website began as a way for me to organize all the creative homemaking tips, crafts and projects I have collected over time. For the 6 plus years that this site has been online, it has grown to feature all the cool ideas and projects that I've discovered on the internet (one of the most popular features readers enjoy).

How to use the site: Simply click on the category header you are interested in (the blue menu bar above) and have fun browsing through all the goodies!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you find all your tips? I've been collecting vintage homemaking magazines, books/cookbooks and craft patterns for over 20 years, I love this stuff! The internet has given me an opportunity to compile all this information into a handy resource that anyone can review.

Are you legit or just someone seeking to be a big blog celebrity? I'm a pretty private person and don't publish photos of myself or my personal information...if I was trying to "fake it till I make it" so I can be a "celebrity", I'm doing a pretty poor job of things ;). I'm genuinely legit and am content to share tips and tricks, keeping that the sole focus here. In other words, no I am not trying to become the next Martha Stewart or Heloise or big name blogger.

How did you come up with the idea for this website? At the time I started, there really wasn't anything like it. There were a small number of craft blogs that featured projects occasionally and a few recipe blogs, but nothing that did both plus creative homemaking tips (cleaning, gardening, household, etc.). Initially I wanted a place where I could organize my collection of information but soon saw an opportunity to share all the nifty things I found online. This allows me to extend a bit of goodwill and support to other bloggers plus give readers something fun to check win for everyone!

The setup here is unusual...Is this a blog or a website or what? I consider it a hybrid of both. It started out as a daily blog but over the years things got a tad messy and overwhelming. What's the use in having a site full of tips if they're scattered all over the place? I've been working for over a year now to condense the site into fewer pages so that you're viewing all the like-tips on a single page whenever possible. Give me another year to finish cleaning up and I think I'll have the most organized, visitor-friendly tips/crafty site on the web!

How many people write here? Just me, that's it. You can read more on my About page here.