Hi crafty people of the interwebs! My name is Maggie and I have always really loved arts & crafts. My Dad taught me to find treasures among other peoples’ trash, by picking up random stuff off the curb andΒ  digging through the “free box” outside the local antique store. I guess that was the beginning of my career as a “junker.” I love primitives and folk art, and enjoy incorporating these themes into fun and easy craft projects.

Up until this year (2019), I was a full-time ophthalmic photographer. While it was an amazing career, I recently left this field to pursue my own business. Meanwhile, I continue to craft. Halloween and Christmas crafts are my favorite! Some projects are just for fun and others are to sell in my Etsy store, which I am working on re-opening soon. I used to have a craft/antique booth where most of my wares would go, but now I am just having fun!

I follow some awesome craft blogs with so many wonderful ideas and inspiration. I decided to started my own blog as a way to share some of my crafty projects and hopefully inspire others, as they have inspired me! Hope you enjoy!


112 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cathy simonds-niggli
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 18:46:25

    i think that this is one of the coolest things you’ve ever done – all the info is interesting – i look forward to reading more….


  2. Maggie McGuire
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 10:40:21

    I’m sorry, but I cracked up at the I’m Maggie thing. I’ve never called you that and I don’t know if I ever will be able to. I will make an effort to, if that’s what you want to be called.I know I hate being Margaret, maybe you do too. Super cute blog, keep it up girl. Not my thing, but you are so talented at what you do. So is your mom, her painting is my inheritance.


  3. Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 15:51:23

    Great work my beautiful love. You are the best and extremely talented. Your hard work and dedication is super. Luv 4ever!!!!!!



  4. cathy simonds-niggli
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 19:00:52

    this just keeps geting better and better- love reading all the cool stuff you do – oxox oh yea, pics of the eyes are neat- congrats again on the 2nd honor


  5. Alexis
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 23:11:09

    Maggie, could you send me an email? I would like to write an article about you for the “rara avis” section of the OPS Newsletter – and talk to you about blogging – I can’t find a way to directly contact you on this site, so I’m hoping this comment will facilitate that : )


  6. susan2009
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 09:33:25

    Cool site. Love your craft ideas and your day job is way cool too. I’ve had my retina photographed before and I really enjoyed looking at the photo (Glaucoma). I will definitely be back.


  7. L Foley
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 11:34:47

    Hello, I really enjoy your site, you inspired me to be a little “crafty” and added a little prim to my antique booth. I am a”newbie” and have some questions about paint and sealer. Could you email me?


  8. Mardell
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 12:55:14

    Hi! I’m new to your blog and I just LOVE it. You’re a gal after my own heart. You’re so clever and talented. Your tutes are great! Thank you. I have one of those little individual bee honey pots WITH the spoon. I thought it was thing to hold salt. Honey makes more sense! What a neat job you have doing the photography. My son is 7 and JUST had eye surgery at Flaum for his nystagmus. I’ve never been to Carriage Village, but do come to Brockport to go to Goodwill and VOA (or is it Salv, Army?) We’re practically neighbors. Would love to stop in sometime and see your booth. :o)

    Have a great day!
    Mardell in Pavilion


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Aug 18, 2011 @ 13:01:35

      Thanks so much for your very nice comment Mardell! To be honest, I am not 100% sure that the bee pot is for honey- I just kind of assumed. I thought sugar at first. It’s so cute though. I would love for you to stop in and see my booth. The Carriage Place is such a great little co-op. I just love being a part of it and it gives me motivation to keep on crafting. Thanks again and have a great week! πŸ™‚


  9. Gloria Hutson
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 22:13:11

    Your site is so appealing to the eye. I love it! I just subscribed to your blog, thanks!


  10. Gale
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 21:34:55

    I often tune in to see what you’ve been up to. Your site is interesting, so creative and just plain fun. You’ve got it all. Keep up the great work we love it!


  11. karla
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 10:45:38

    I love your site! Thanks so much for the Ideas and how to do them.


  12. Julie
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 16:06:59

    Hi Maggie

    I wonder if you could contact me about sending some stuff to the UK? Look forward to hearing from you. Julie


  13. Nicole
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 20:29:12

    I love this blog! You do such a great job on all your crafts. Two questions, where can one find a glass jar with a wooden top, and where do you find wooden pumpkins?



    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:54:20

      Hi Nicole!! Thanks so much for commenting and checking out my blog! To answer your questions- the jars with the wooden tops I used to find at the Dollar Tree and then they stopped carrying them. Now I find them occasionally at thrift stores. To be honest they are hard to find. Keep your eye out at places like dollar stores, variety stores, The Christmas Tree Shop – those places sometimes have them. The wooden pumpkin I also found at a thrift store! I swear by those places…you just gotta go often to get the GOOD stuff!!! Hope that helps! Have a great day and thanks again! ~Maggie πŸ™‚


  14. Kristin
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 09:26:00

    Hi Maggie.

    You are so incredibly talented.
    I fell in love with your blog, yesterday, when I first came across it. So many wonderful things to look at, and I love…love…LOVE how you took the time to post step-by-step instructions for re-creating some of your treasures.

    I spent a few hours last night looking at everything, and it wasn’t nearly enough time to take it all in!

    You truly have a gift–keep it up!



    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 14, 2011 @ 09:01:03

      Thanks so much Kristin!!! You have no idea how much comments like yours mean to me! It makes it all worth the time and effort to know that people are actually enjoying my blog and taking away some ideas and inspiration! Thanks again and hope you have a great week! πŸ™‚ ~ Maggie


  15. Waynell Nall
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 10:22:42

    Love the little blue and white tin tea set that is in your store I believe it was $24 dollars- do you sell online and ship? I’ll of course pay for the shipping if you do.
    I love your site and the things you do – right up my alley. Waynell


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 20, 2011 @ 18:19:42

      Hi Waynell! Thanks for your kind words! The little tin tea set is still for sale in my booth and I’d be happy to mail it to you. Right now I don’t sell anything online, although I have an online store for my crafts in the works!! I just haven’t had time to get it up and running- most likely it’ll be a winter project after the holidays are over. If you are interested, email me at powersmargaret@yahoo.com and we’ll exchange more info. It’s definitely a cool set- 18 pieces I believe! Hope to hear from you! Thanks for stoppin by my blog!! ~Maggie πŸ™‚


  16. Donna
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 22:23:20

    I recently found your blog, and I enjoy it. Where did you find your foam alphabet stamps that you use for your signs? How big are they? Thanks Donna


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Dec 03, 2011 @ 11:19:11

      Hi Donna! The alphabet stamps I use for my signs are mostly ones I order online. Because they are bigger (1.5in and some 2in), they are not easy to find in craft stores like Joann’s and ACMoore. Those stores tend to have only miniature letter stamps. My stamps are from all different, random online stores/individuals. I hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am so glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend! ~Maggie πŸ™‚


  17. Elaine Atkinson
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 19:28:58

    Hello! I just came across your blog and am wondering if you have an e-mail so I can send you a personal message? I love all your creations and have some basic questions about crafting and selling. Thanks.

    Elaine Atkinson from Manassas, VA


  18. buggalcrafts
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 09:41:15

    I want u to know how much I enjoy ur blog and think ur neat! So much so that when I recieved a “The Versatile Blogger Award” that I thought of u! Read about my nomination of ur blog at the link below. Thanks so much for all u do!


    Melba, buggalcrafts


  19. thebeadden
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 13:19:14

    What a great site! Good luck with your picking!


  20. Kristyn
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 22:37:28

    I am applying for a retinal photographer job soon and after researching about it, I found your blog here and absolutely love it! It is so interesting. I enjoy junking myself (inherited that from my grandfather) and love to find new uses for my treasures (recycling of sorts).
    I would love to hear so much more about your career (how you got started, what you love/hate most about it and so on…). I love photography and am currently a hair designer. I pay great attention to detail and feel that this would be the perfect career for me. Something that would peak my interest every day that I went to work-similarly to my current job, though a more reliable salary. :O)
    I’d love and appreciate any advice that you could offer!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Jun 19, 2012 @ 08:26:51

      Hi Kristyn! Thanks you for your kind words. Being an ophthalmic photographer is a great job, as far as job security and a steady paycheck! I went to the Rochester Institute of Technology and studied medical photography with a concentration in ophthalmic photography. It helps having that imaging background, but a lot of people do learn on the job, as it’s such a small, specialized field. It also helps being detail oriented as you mentioned, because in my opinion that is what makes a good photographer! Small details can sometimes be the difference between treatments for patients and diagnoses. There are not too many things I don’t like about the job – what I love are the images themselves and the technology. It’s so incredibly fascinating to me and also satisfying that you are a direct part of the patients’ care. A few suggestions that I have for you are becoming a member of the Ophthalmic Photographers Society (http://www.opsweb.org/) to receive information about conferences, meetings, receive the Journal of Ophthalmic Photography (quarterly journal of images and articles about trending topics in the field), etc. The website itself has a lot of great info about the field as well – including forums of questions/conversations between current photographers and different education opportunities. I hope this was helpful and best of luck with your career change. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions! Have a great week πŸ™‚ ~maggie


  21. Kristyn
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:42:43

    It does seem to be a very specialized field. Thank you so much for the information and your suggestions. I will definitely check it out. I truly appreciate the guidance and your time! Looking forward to more photos and more craft ideas too!

    Oh! I just saw a magazine-believe it was “Flea Market Crafts” or “Flea Market Finds” (something “flea market”), but it is a magazine dedicated to reusing flea market finds and other “junk” that people don’t want (right up my alley). If you happen to look into it, this month they have a photo of an old funnel turned upside down and used as a hanging basket. It is so unique and beautiful! Thought you might like to know about it….(maybe you already subscribe?) It might give you some inspiration like it has for me. Every time I visit my grandfather’s barn, my hubby always asks me…why did you drag that thing home?? lol :O) I’m sure grandpa has a funnel like that hanging out somewhere just waiting for me to find it…he didn’t like to throw things away that could possibly be used for something later on. Our birthdays were the same day which likely explains why we were so much alike.

    Have a great week too,


  22. Jessica Toro
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:55:58

    Hi Maggie,

    I am an ophthalmic photographer as well and came across your blog today. I was wondering how you are able to post your photos? As far as I know, it is technically the patients who own the rights to these photos. Do you get permission from the patients to use them in your blog? Some of the other photogs and I are interested in maybe being able to start something like this where we work but I am trying to sort out the technicalities. Feel free to email me personally as I would like to hear more about your work.



  23. Renee Walsh
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 09:46:12

    Hi Maggie! It’s me once again…lol…..I hade made the wooden spoons (painted black) that you have on your site and also the small jar candles. They turned out really well. I’m proud of myself (pat myself on the back….lol) How much should I charge for these items? I also made rusty tin cans decorated inside with pip berries and a batterie operative primitive candle, on the can I tied some material with a rustic star. How much do you think I should charge for those? I’m so not good at prices things? How do you caculate what to charge.?
    Also do you have a email address?
    Thank you in Advance!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:21:36

      Hi Renee! I replied to the email above!!! πŸ™‚ Maggie


      • Paula McNeely
        Oct 05, 2017 @ 20:26:43

        Hi, it is so very nice of you to share the diy of your crafts. I don’t know if most people would give away their secrets. I’m just glad you did. you have inspired me to do a 1 woman show in Nov, 2017 at my bank. The bank gives their lobby over to local business-who also have an account there-to display their wares. Here it is Oct 5, & i just reserved my spot Monday for Nov. Yikes!! What am I thinking??? Anywho, I just want to say thx so much for your wonderful ideas & inspiration. Btw, what is the address of your Etsy store? Stay well & best wishes.

      • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
        Oct 12, 2017 @ 12:02:17

        Hi Paula, I am so glad to hear you’re doing a craft show and I wish you the best of luck! November is the perfect time because everyone is in Christmas shopping mode, and a lot of the little projects here make good stocking stuffers. πŸ™‚ My Etsy store is still in the works so once it’s up and running I’ll be sharing the link. Thanks so much for your support and following the blog. Happy Fall! ~maggie

  24. SunLover
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 23:19:23

    OMG! I just found this website tonight and it really sparked something with me too! I am really going to try a few of these out and give as Xmas presents.


  25. Tia
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 23:09:10

    You have the BEST ideas! I never subscribe to blogs, and I’m subscribing to yours. Along with trying as many of your crafts as I can. You are so talented!! Love Love LOVE it here πŸ™‚


  26. Ronda in Kentucky
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 02:43:59

    I feel like a kid on Christmas morning reading thru your posts and scrolling thru your photos! Sorta bad cause I was finding it hard to get to sleep – now, fuhget about it – I’m so inspired. Truly, your work is beautiful and your writing style is captivating. So glad to have found you and I can’t wait to try some of your projects!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 19, 2012 @ 13:21:26

      YAY!! So glad you’re inspired and ready to craft away! So glad to help out with some tutorials – good luck with whatever projects you take on! Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to read my posts! Happy Turkey Day! πŸ™‚ maggie


  27. debbie pomelow
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 16:02:39

    was just on your web site, WOW, you two are very creative!!!


  28. Kate Walsh / designhouse9
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 00:08:55

    Love your creativity! And you make things look so easy. Keep it up. I can’t wait to see what’s next!


  29. Carolyn
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 18:11:44

    Maggie, I love your site and your ideas have given me ideas for my crafting. How long have you had your booth? I have done craft shows but have thought of having a booth either for collectibles or crafts. How easy is it to get into? How did you start?
    Thanks, Carolyn


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:57:54

      Hi Carolyn! I have had my booth for a few years now; I think 3 years. I was the same way you are…did craft shows and contemplated the idea of a booth forever, so one day I just did it! I found a small co-op that was within my budget (rent-wise) and stopped in one day to ask if there was space available, and sure enough there was! I think in general, it’s pretty easy to get into! Just go to your local craft store/co-op and inquire about a booth space and see what’s available! I wish you the best of luck getting out there into the co-op world…I am sure you won’t regret it if you decide to make the leap! Thanks for reading my blog πŸ™‚


  30. Beth
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 20:21:06

    Hi Maggie..I love, love your blog! I am so happy you have shared how you make your crafts. I had a store with booths many years ago that my mother and I operated..we closed and now many years later, I’m doing this venture again with my daughter. I sure wish you were closer to me..I would be begging for you to have a booth! I am going to attempt some of your crafts and wondered about the price you charge for the night lights and the gingerbread men you have packaged. I could go on and on..I have spent hours stalking your blog πŸ˜‰ You are very talented!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Oct 11, 2013 @ 08:36:05

      Hi Beth and thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog. I am going through of a bit of a “crafters block” right now which is why I haven’t posted in a while. Anyway good luck with the craft projects and hope you have lots of fun doing them. The nightlights I charge $3.50 for and the little gingerbread man packages, I sell for $1 (for maybe 5-6 gingerbread men). Even at a dollar, there is still a good profit margin since the supplies are so cheap and a dollar store can of cinnamon can make tons and tons of gingerbread men!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stalking my blog, I truly appreciate it!!!!!! πŸ™‚


  31. lee
    Feb 08, 2014 @ 18:13:23

    I was surfing for shabby chic crafting ideas when your blog came up. I must say, your crafting ideas are amazing. As well as helpful, the blog is very entertaining

    I wanted to post this neat prim craft idea—-from the book, “Living in A Nutshell.”
    The author took a plastic dachshund (any animal or shape will do). She then wrapped it with jute twine with dabs of glue. It looked very primitive.

    I had to share it with you …….b/c I knew you would improve on the idea tenfold.


  32. lee
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 11:08:55

    Hi Maggie–I searched and searched but could not find the dog I mentioned.
    This bing search page has primmy stuff–twined alphabet letter and twined jars/.
    And cute signs.



  33. lee
    Mar 22, 2014 @ 17:47:31

    Look at the prices she charges for old barn finds.
    Clever, ambitious you is giving your precious finds away.


  34. Naomi Hagen
    Sep 05, 2014 @ 11:09:44

    Hi Maggie! I just came across your site by following some Pinterest pins. I LOVE it!! I’ve always loved crafting too, and get excited about breathing new life into “found” objects.

    I have my “eye” on turning my love into a business. My first attempt was to make candles in found objects like teacups, etc. It killed me that we recycle so many perfectly good containers – and there are so many beautiful vintage ones just awaiting a new use! My 9-year old son was fascinated by this and loved being my assistant as we learned together.

    nfortunately, I’ve discovered that the intense fragrances trigger migraines for me so I need to find other things to make. My son and I both mourned the end of the candles, as we enjoyed the creativity and time spent together. He’s asked me many times what else we can do and I look forward to browsing your site with him to get some ideas!!

    Thanks so much for your willingness to share your mad skills with the rest of us!

    Naomi Hagen


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Sep 24, 2014 @ 09:11:49

      Thank you Naomi for your very nice comment! I love sharing my ideas, though I have been a major slacker this year! I have been so darn busy and have not done much crafting at all. Hope you were able to find a few projects or ideas you like. Happy crafting, and thanks again for stopping by!!!:) maggie


  35. Bonnie Russell
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 01:53:33

    Do you mind if I share your snowman sign on Pinterest? Do you have a Pinterest page?
    Bonnie Russell


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 07:45:04

      Hi Bonnie, yes I have a personal pinterest page…I get so many great ideas and inspiration from there. You are welcome to share anything you see on my blog. Thank you for your kind comments. I do not teach classes; I just do this stuff on the side for fun. I hope you have a nice holiday season and have fun if you give any of these projects a try! ~ maggie πŸ™‚


  36. ashley parrott
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 01:21:20

    Where do you get your Texture Fierro? I cant even find it online…


  37. Dana Coughlin
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 18:29:40

    I found your blog right before Christmas, when I looked up Dollar Store crafts. I love all of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.


  38. Lauri Williams
    Jan 15, 2015 @ 09:37:52

    Do you have a facebook page?


  39. RUTH
    May 12, 2015 @ 06:11:33

    Noticed you mentioned an Etsy store but can’t find a link to it–can you direct me? Sorry if I’ve missed it but have been on your site for about 2 hours now and think I might have gone “screen blind & dumb”. πŸ™‚


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      May 12, 2015 @ 07:59:39

      Oh man, I’m sorry Ruth, I’ve actually shut down my Etsy store! I had it up an running til about 6 months ago and I finally shut it down because I was just too busy with other things. I hope you didn’t go nuts searching for it. Thanks for visiting my site and hope you have a great day! πŸ™‚ ~maggie


  40. Candee
    May 17, 2015 @ 12:38:38

    I just found your blog and signed up my email. You have a very creative mind-loved everything i’ve looked at!


  41. Cherose
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 22:29:37

    I am so inspired by your blog giving me ideas that are so useful, i am a fan of arts and crafts and hope i can’t wait to start working with it from home while caring for my three kids, as a hobby and can be an additional source of income while enjoying the passion! 😊 thanks a lot for sharing!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Jun 02, 2015 @ 08:18:26

      You’re welcome and I am so glad you’ve found some inspiration and ideas you’d like to try. I bet you have your hands full with 3 kiddos, so maybe this will be a fun stress-reliever for you! hehe. Thanks and have a great week! πŸ™‚ ~Maggie


  42. margie
    Jun 09, 2015 @ 12:57:55

    ok I just joined!! Love, love your ideas:)


  43. Linda
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 09:50:31

    Just found your awesome blog, and have been reading over some of your ideas and directions. I am so pumped to get started on them, but not at home right now. Thanks for sharing your craft and I hope to be able to do them as well as you have. Can you tell me how to “Like” you or “follow” you, have been trying to figure it out, so I can have you on my pinterest list. Thanks Linda


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Aug 01, 2015 @ 11:49:46

      Hi Linda, thanks so much. I hope you find some projects to try and enjoy. You can “follow” my blog by clicking on the link that says follow on the right hand column. Everything that is on Pinterest from my site are posts that other people have pinned so I don’t really have a Pinterest account for my crafts. I am honored you want to follow me and sorry for not posting in a while. I am a major crafty slacker lately. Hope you are having a nice summer time so far and let me know how the projects go if you decide to give them a whirl! maggie


  44. Deb Pelton
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 11:33:21

    Super and economical crafts! Since I’m newly retired, last month, and I now have lots of time and not so much denero, this is the perfect site for me. Keep up the creative thinking and super ‘splainin’ Lucy!


  45. Danielle
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 17:11:21

    Hi Maggie! I just love love your stuff! I was wondering where do you get your folding rulers at that you can sell them for only $4.00 WOWOW how do you do that?!?!?


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Sep 16, 2015 @ 08:09:51

      Hi Danielle! I used to get those folding rulers at a dollar store in Oswego, NY that is no longer open. They also stopped carrying them a few years ago and I was SO bummed. They were really nice rulers for only $1! Now I just look for them at garage sales or where-ever….it was just one of those lucky finds! ~maggie


  46. Becky
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 21:47:46

    My mom and I make this grunge as well and we have found that the mod podge works all the same watered down and you get more bang for your buck! πŸ™‚


  47. Dawn
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 09:44:16

    I just ran across your site here and I LOVE IT!!!!! I love all the great ideas you have.


  48. michelle stailey
    Oct 18, 2015 @ 02:56:38

    WHAT’S your link to your website?
    You are awesome to share with others, so we all can have our own homemade crafts! Thank You!!!!


  49. Krista Kemp
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 18:58:55

    Maggie, I have nominated you for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Do not feel obligated to participate. For details regarding this challenge, visit: https://fromfoodstampstoafuture.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/3-day-quote-challenge-day-3-2


  50. Robin
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 21:07:03

    I just found your site this evening and have enjoyed looking at everything!!! You are so crafty and talented. Thank you so much for sharing how to do things. You really are an inspiration!


  51. bluebirdchris
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 16:04:19

    Hi! I just found your blog after clicking over here from Pinterest. You have given me a ton of inspiration and I thank you! I have a bookcase at an antique mall, I’m also a crafter and crocheter and have been trying to think of more things I could craft to put in my case. My crafting and artsiness have kind of been on the back burner of my life and that’s something that I am trying to change. So it’s fun to see how you are making it work in your life. My wordpress blog is not something I keep up to date but maybe I should. The one I started last year is called http://bluebirdinthepines.blogspot.com/. I’ll be hanging around your page. πŸ™‚


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 01, 2015 @ 16:34:29

      Thank you for your nice comment Bluebird Chris! I am glad you have found a little inspiration here. I go through little spurts of motivation and have been itching to do some crafty projects soon…it is definitely hard sometimes to find the time. I will be sure to check out your blog as well. I love blue birds, though there are not many around where I live (upstate NY)…or if there are, I don’t ever see them. I have one indigo bunting that hangs around my feeder from time to time. Boy is he pretty. Well thanks again and Happy Fall to you and yours! ~maggie


  52. Joyce
    Dec 04, 2015 @ 11:14:19

    Your blog is so wonderful! I’ve really enjoyed looking through it and getting new creative ideas for crafts! I’m currently a 4th-year Biomed Photo student at RIT also specializing in ophthalmic, and I would love to speak with you about more of your personal work and how your experience in the field has been! Please feel free to email me if you’d like to talk at any time! Keep up the wonderful work πŸ™‚


  53. Jennifer B
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 02:26:11

    I typically do not follow blogs – but . . . I might start now! Very creative lady you are. Blessed today by your willingness to stop and share!


  54. Robin S.
    Jan 30, 2016 @ 17:39:34

    I came across this blog on Pinterest and have spent the last 3 hours just drooling over the creativity! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! Also, I noticed…..I think we might have the same sense of humor……


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Feb 04, 2016 @ 11:36:44

      Hi Robin, thanks for your kind comment! I really want to get back into regular crafting but life’s got me so dang busy these days, hence I haven’t posted in a while. I like to think I have a good sense of humor…life would suck pretty bad if you didn’t laugh once in a while!!!


  55. Benedikt B
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 06:01:51

    Hi Maggie! I’m a biological scientist working on tracheal cells in fruit flies, which bear a striking resemblance to retinal blood vessels (as you can see in disappointing quality at this link – unfortunately, we don’t have skilled photographers like you in the field πŸ™‚ http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~kaychiu/Trachea%20terminal%20branches.jpg)

    I’d like to use your picture linked below in future presentations at conferences to illustrate the relevance of tracheal research to humans. Would you give me permission for this?


  56. Erin McGlumphry
    Sep 17, 2016 @ 01:54:59

    I am glad I found these comments. I was honestly worried about you! I hadn’t seen any posts for awhile I was starting to wonder. Glad to know you are ok. Thanks for the ideas!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Feb 05, 2017 @ 11:19:32

      Hi Erin, sorry I am just seeing this comment now! Thanks so much for your concern! I have been ignoring the blog for a while and haven’t done any crafting at all lately…just been too dang busy. I really miss it though. Maybe some day I can get my mojo back and start up again. Hope all is well, and thanks again!!! πŸ™‚ maggie


  57. Cindy
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 10:31:15

    Miss your blog posts. Hope all is well.


  58. heather m
    Nov 26, 2016 @ 22:44:52

    Hello do you have a Twitter account? I love your blog πŸ™‚


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Feb 05, 2017 @ 11:12:35

      Hi Heather, no I do not have a twitter account. I am sorry for the delayed reply too…I haven’t been doing much crafting or blogging lately. Too busy…but I do hope to get back to it eventually. Thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚ maggie


  59. Pam Ryan
    Mar 21, 2017 @ 11:03:01

    I was wrapping a few plastic candy canes with homespun the other day and realized I’ve not noticed a new post from you in a while. I hope that you are so busy having a wonderful time that blogging has fallen off your “to do” list.” You’ve inspired me several times with terrific ideas. Wishing you the best!


  60. rose hendershot
    Apr 22, 2017 @ 20:27:59

    Hi Maggie! I have missed your post!! Hope you have been well and I will keep checking back!! Take care!! Rose


  61. Lesa
    Oct 13, 2017 @ 21:11:19

    Hi Maggie, I also work with eyeballs during the day (you caught my eye) like doing crafting at night when I get home at a decent hour)! Just started to scroll down, couldn’t help but smile seeing all the crafters that are working in the eye field. I am going to make something tonight, just not sure what? Kind of tired, I have been on injections all week and I’m a little tired but always feel better after a small home made craft! I work out of Pittsburgh where are you from? If you don’t mind me asking.


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Oct 26, 2017 @ 11:51:55

      Hi Lesa! So sorry for the delay getting back to you. So you’re an eyeball chick too! I work in a retina office in Rochester, NY. Injections days are always the busiest for us too! Ugh. Thanks for your comment and I am glad you stopped by to check out some craft projects. They are such a great stress reliever. I am itching to do a new project myself but haven’t come up with anything yet. Well have a great weekend! πŸ™‚ Maggie


  62. Tina Thomas
    Jan 07, 2018 @ 10:54:23

    Hi I see on photos of your craft booth, there are snowball heads in a bowl for $ .75, do you have a tutorial on how to make them?



  63. Karen
    Feb 20, 2019 @ 21:38:11

    Help! I am desperately looking for the LARGE foam letter stamps you used in a primitive sign project.
    Do you remember where you got them?


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Feb 22, 2019 @ 08:44:47

      Hi Karen, to be honest there was no specific place I got them…the ones I have I’ve found randomly online! They are really hard to find!!! I got mine after googling “large foam alphabet stamps” and just looking around online. I’m sorry that’s not much help. Small stamps are easy to find but the large ones are really scarce!!! Good luck on your search! Maggie


  64. AMC from Louisiana
    Aug 04, 2020 @ 21:34:13

    I found your website looking for some primitive crafts. I LOVE your ideas for everything! You are so creative and your instructions make it seem fun and easy. Can’t wait to dive into crafting some. Thank you for sharing!


  65. Candy
    Nov 15, 2020 @ 22:39:51

    I just did my very first craft show yesterday and made $200. I live your Doller Tree craft ideas. I’ve done some as well. Would you be willing to share what price you ask for your creations? Thank you so much for sharing your cute and wonderful ideas!
    PS I’m having a hard time coming up with a business name. “Candy Cane Ceafts and More”
    My husband thinks it’s cute. If you have any suggestions on how to pick a name I would appreciate it.
    Thank you again and God bless.


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 16:05:24

      Hi Candy, congrats on doing your first craft show and making a few bucks!!! It’s fun to see your hard work pay off and see people enjoying your crafts. Moving forward if I am planning on selling the items I am making at a craft snow, I will be sure to list the prices that I plan on selling them at. The last thing I made that I intended to sell (but my craft show was cancelled) were the wood slice ornaments and I was going to price them at $2.00 each, maybe $2.50. I try to be on cheaper side, because in my experience smaller items sell better! I LOVE the name Candy Cane Crafts!!! So cute with the “cane” added in. I guess picking a name would depend on what types of items you make/sell. If you did mostly primitives, you could do something like “Candy Cane Primitives” or if you wanted something more generic just go with “Candy Cane Creations” or “Candy Cane Crafts” like you had said. I am sure whatever you come up with will be great! Thanks for following along and have a Happy Fall! πŸ™‚ ~maggie


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