How Star Wars influenced a life of making.

Star Wars has always been a large and important part of my life. A New Hope came out when I was 368 days old and as legend has it it was the first movie I ever saw as my parents took me along when they saw it at the drive in. Continue reading “How Star Wars influenced a life of making.”

A Cookie Monster for the ages.

Cookie-Lead-ImageA brief backstory on this project. My late stepmother was something of a tchotchke acquirer. Not a collector, there was no theme, but an acquirer of random cutesy impulse purchases acquired over the years which slowly festooned the interior and exterior of the house I grew up in. One of these was a plaster Cookie Monster garden statue. Continue reading “A Cookie Monster for the ages.”

Sitting Pretty On A Mid-Century Makeover

Title Piece Chairs
Last summer while away in a small town near the Okanagan in BC, we were pleased to see that there was a neighbourhood garage sale. As DIY’ers will know, there’s something thrilling about poking around other people’s unwanted treasures. I showed great restraint when I saw a pair of mid-century kitchen chairs in need of some love. When they were still there at the end of the day, and I was still eyeing them, Scott finally said, “Go ahead!” My in-laws agreed I could store the chairs at their place until I was ready to work on them. Continue reading “Sitting Pretty On A Mid-Century Makeover”

Indian Chic Makes Cushions Unique


A month or so ago, our neighbour offered me some beautiful Indian clothes for the purpose of re-crafting. The colours were so bright on one and the beading so intricate on another, that I couldn’t say no. Fast forward to this past weekend and we were suddenly in the position of needing a gift for a friend’s birthday. Continue reading “Indian Chic Makes Cushions Unique”

Leftover Lumber Love – A Valentine’s Trivet

Trivet-CropThere was a little pile of lumber leaning up against the door frame to the patio, tucked in a corner that could be ignored until you wanted to lean something else in the same spot. I’ve never been a fan of throwing useful things away, content to have it lay ready for the day I needed a few feet of lumber to build something small. With the recent acquisition of a sample can of paint, I put that lumber to good use to test out the paint and make a fun little Valentine’s project. Continue reading “Leftover Lumber Love – A Valentine’s Trivet”

Cheers To Us! A Special Drink For A Special Occasion


With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought you may like some Create Some Happy inspired ideas to make your day a little more special. We’d like to share with you our signature cocktail, the S+N…. Continue reading “Cheers To Us! A Special Drink For A Special Occasion”

Delicious Mysterious Chocolate Chip Cookies


I am always on the search for new and delicious foods to make, especially cookies! One of my new favourite recipes is for a chocolate chip cookie. The recipe was found slightly incomplete and tucked between the pages of a cookbook that belonged to my grandmother. It was a mysterious and exciting find. If a recipe is going to be delicious, it’s going to come from a grandmother, especially mine. Continue reading “Delicious Mysterious Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Modernizing Dressers


We’ve all been there – you move out for the first time and your family donates their old furniture to you or allows you to take the furniture you grew up with. While it seems great at the time, eventually your tastes change, and you begin to want your furniture to tie in with the rest of your belongings. Buying new furniture can be really expensive, and if you already have good quality stuff, why get rid of it? All you need to do is modernize it. Continue reading “Modernizing Dressers”