Monday, March 9, 2015

Well Hello there!

 It has been a while since I have posted anything ... and I am determined to catch up!
 I recently took a month off to drive with my oldest daughter to Seattle, Washington, where she will take up residency and start school. Soon, I will be traveling to Michigan to visit my youngest who moved to also attend school. So now I am considered to be an EMPTY NESTER!
What does that really mean? Well... I am still trying to figure it out. I have redone the two rooms my girls were in, and almost ready to transform our former game room into an office for my husband.
So as you can see, there are lots of changes going on around here.
I am determined as I said to catch up on projects and other things that have been avoiding due to priorities-my girls.
I have lots of pictures to post and lots of items that are available at Grammy's House, formally known as Party At My House located in Brandon off of Parsons. You can also visit my facebook page online craftsbydarlene/
Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to a fun filled year and lots of crafting!


Friday, July 4, 2014

New Items daily!

Come check out Party at my House off Parsons in Brandon for a great selection of items! Also.. you can find me at Sassy & Classy Consignment Boutique in Brandon off Hwy 60, where I  work and I'm  putting some of my latest work. You can always contact via email at !
This adorable little chest measures about 8 1/2 inches tall 6 1/2 wide and about 3 3/4 deep. It is now available email if you are interested! The color is a teal with cream undertone. Would make an adorable addition to any room!
This piece, which is probably my favorite saying is now available at Classy & Sassy Boutique. It measures approx 10 X 22. Color is black with cream undertone.
Thanks for stopping by.. there is SO much more at Party at my House.. so don't forget to stop by!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Stuff!

Don't forget to check out my facebook page  Crafts By Darlene and come back here to see the latest designs available. I have inventory at PARTY AT MY HOUSE in Brandon off of N. Parsons after the RxR tracks on the left. Make a left at the light. I have a wide variety of items! All can be personalized with your name!
                                                   9 X 11 Blue/off white Brave sign $20.00
                                        Every kid will want their picture in a cool frame like this!
                                      Name Signs personalized with YOUR spelling of your name!
                                           Great personalized items Variety of colors available.
Awesome house warming gift of Anniversary gift. Can do Name and Est. Date also!  

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Items just arrived!

I just dropped off some more great gift items at  Party at my House in Brandon off of N. Parsons! Go by and check them out!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Big News

My new products are now being featured at "Party at my House" in Brandon, Florida! I can't wait to expand with more designs, colors and variety of products. If you are in need of  something more custom, say your child's name, cheer leading team, football team etc,  please let me know, I will accommodate you as much as possible!
Here are just a few designs you will see at Party at my House .. 

Make sure to stop by Party at my House located on N. Parsons just after the railroad tracks on the left going north. Need something custom made? Simply ask Jaime for the form and she will get you started! You can also email me anytime at and make sure you put SPECIAL ORDER in the subject line! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Under Construction

Hello Everyone.... My life is "Under Construction" and I will be changing several things personally and professionally. The month of April has new and exciting things happening and you won't want to miss it! Check back soon for all the details!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Close To My Heart

After much long debate, I have decided at the end of December to become inactive with Close To My Heart. It saddens me, but with recent family health issues, I have decided that I need to concentrate on helping out with family members. If you are in need of anything between now and then, you can still visit my website until Dec. 31, 2013. I appreciate all of your support over the last year and a half and look forward to continuing my crafting adventures on my own.
If after the end of the year you find yourself in need of product, please contact me and I will put you in contact with a reliable consultant. Thanks again for your support. Have a Very Merry Christmas and  a Happy New Year.