Thankful Sign

  One of my favorite sites to find graphics is Graphics Fairy. I have used her graphics on many of my previous projects including, Jar Labels, 4th of July Banner, Dishtowel DIY, and Tea Towel Printable.  As I started planning my decorations for the Fall season I went back to Graphics Fairy for inspiration. The Thankful Sign was a perfect project to use two of my favorite things; spray paint and stencils.  Lately I have spray painted chairs, shirts, signs, and picture frames. My Read more

Thankful Sign (Throwback Thursday)

 This is a post from a couple of years ago.  I love Thanksgiving and decorating for it.  I am making new signs and decorations for this year but wanted to showoff an old favorite that I still love, the Thankful Sign. As I was cruising through Pinterest I saw this graphic.  I can't find where I found it but I saved the image.  I love argyle and thought it would be a great fall sign to decorate with.   I went scavenging through the garage and found the following Read more

Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt

Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt       I have been crazy for hexagons lately.  I have seen so many hexagon quilts that I wanted to make.  I also am intrigued with the Quilt As You Go process. Where I live it has gotten pricey to have a quilt quilted by someone with a long arm quilter.  I like the idea also of completely making the quilt myself.  Recently I have been traveling and these wonderful little hexies were so much fun to sew on the go.   Step Read more

Easy Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift

Mother's Day is right around the corner and of course I wait until last minute to figure out gifts.  So I came up with an easy last minute Mother's Day gift that anyone will love! I have a silhouette cameo so I figured why not just make something with that.  I had everyone figured out but my fiances two grandmothers.  Of course he was no help but I knew they both loved cooking so I figured I'd make them something they could use in the kitchen. I found these 7.75 inch round cutting Read more

Dremel® Micro™8050

Being a crafter/DIYer, I try to think of USEFUL handmade gift ideas for my friends and family. With Christmas so close these quick and easy ornaments are the perfect craft. These could be used a refrigerator magnet, tree ornament or as package tags. How fun would it be to wake up on Christmas morning with this cute tag on your present. Today I’m going to show you how I used the Dremel® Micro™8050 to make these great ornament/tags…a perfect gift for a friend or family member, as Read more

Last Minute Advent Calendar

  Last Minute Advent Calendar with Free Printables One of the best parts of being a mom at Christmas and one of the most stressful parts of being a mom is the pressure to make the holiday season special. The problem may be that there is not enough time and energy to do everything.  This is a no stress and very little mess advent calendar.  This calendar can be used so many different ways.  When my girls were little I would have found it stressful to plan ahead 24 activities Read more

Canva Design Party

                             The site is This is what Canva is saying about their website and I totally agree:Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. I discovered Canva about a week ago and have had so much fun designing Read more

Thank You Printable

Thank You Printable So many times in life we need a quick thank you printable to attach to a small gift or treat to express our appreciation.  At Craftdictator we have made so many graphics that might be considered to "cute" for a man. My go to colors of pink and green did not seem right.  I started searching on my favorite graphic site, , for inspiration.  It was not long until I found this graphic.  It was perfect for what I had in mind.          Read more

Cinnamon Wheat Bread

One of my favorite parts of fall is all the cinnamon and pumpkin flavors!  They make me have a warm and happy feeling!  A couple days ago my fiance decided to experiment with a new wheat bread that I'm calling a Cinnamon Wheat Bread.  It is a perfect fall treat and would also be good made into french toast.  Its a dense bread but is a great treat or dessert type bread.  It's a pretty simple recipe as far as bread making goes that almost anyone can make!First you start with Read more