Today’s Summer of No Pants guest is the incomparable Ari of Max California. Her geeky, unconventional style somehow always manages to look incredible. Together with the equally funky Sew Chibi, she hosts Sew Geeky, which is the best handmade series of geeky themed stuff for kids and grown ups out there! I couldn’t wait to see what she’s […]
I kinda felt like I was cheating with my last skirt being so easy, so I squeezed in a bonus skirt this week that I have been meaning to make for a long time. My bathing suit is a very bright red with white polkadots, and I have been wanting to make a cover-up wrap […]
The Judges! Choosing a winner for The Summer of No Pants 2013 was no easy task! I was lucky to have these wonderful sewists, bloggers and friends join me in the tough process of narrowing down the entries and choosing a winner. The 2013 SONP Judges are: Abby of Sew Much Ado ~ Abby’s sewing […]
Today I have my good friend Marissa stopping by for the Summer of No Pants! I recently participated in her Happy Harry Potter series with my Harry Potter’s Library Printable Book Spines, and today she is here to share a dress refashion with us. Marissa is wonderful at quick-and-easy projects you’ll actually want to wear. You may […]
These adorable pom-pom climbing spiders are a simple mechanical toy. They climb up and slide down the strings. Get the full tutorial to make your own on Disney Imagicademy!
My father-in-law, who is an enthusiastic consumer of oranges, sent us home this weekend with a massive bag of oranges picked from their neighboring groves. They are juice oranges, so they burst apart and the sweet juice drips down your arms if you attempt to peel and eat them. You have to hover over the […]
Go vote for my Scrap Buster Tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew right now!It is “Making a Yo-Yo Necklace” in the FIRST poll box (Group 1). The easiest way to find it is to use your browser to Search or Find on Page (Ctrl + F) the words “Making a Yo-Yo Necklac” (they forgot the “e” […]
My second guest for SONP is Kelley from Casa Crafty. I discovered Kelley’s blog during the last SONP. Every week, I would go through the skirts and dresses posted in the SONP Link Parties and Flickr pool and choose a few to feature, and every week I would click on her projects. So this time […]
I just wanted to remind you guys to enter my Giveaway. It ends on this Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 11:59PM PST.AND, if you want one more entry into the pot, tweet about the giveaway. I’ll even make it easy for you, you can cut’n’paste this right here:Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! @stinky_crafter is giving away a […]
I am honored to be the featured guest today in The Sewing Circle series on Thar She Sews! Grab a cup of coffee and then go on over and read my long, rambling interview where I go on and on and on about how great I am.And don’t stop at my interview! Krista is a […]
Another velour baby jumpsuit.
Enter here to win the Crayon Monster Art Tote that I made for my Celebrate the Boy! tutorial. HOW TO ENTERTo enter the Crayon Monster Art Tote Giveaway, you can either:1) Visit Stinky Boy! on Etsy, then come back here and leave a comment letting me know what your favorite item is in the shop. […]
Last weekend I had the fun opportunity to teach a needlefelting workshop at the Craft Happy one-day crafting retreat. My students said the same thing time and time again. First, that they were intimidated to try it. Then, about halfway into the class, that they were amazed at how easy it was! On Spoonful today I […]
I made this felted bowl back in December for our office Secret Santa gift exchange. I was inspired by several organic textile pieces I had seen on Pinterest, and I wanted to make something from felt with a snakeskin-like texture and stark black and white contrast. I started the bowl off with a wet felted […]
Ta-daaaa! My fourth and final dress for The Summer of No Pants 2013! This was actually the first pattern I bought for SONP, but I waffled back and forth so many times on what fabric to use. I didn’t want a solid color, but I shy away from overall patterns for dresses. I loved this […]
My guest post is up on luvinthemommyhood. It is a full tutorial on my Macho Men Coasters.Please go check it out! Many thanks to Shannon for having me on her blog!
Welcome to this week’s Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to […]
Hey, guys! I figured that since so many of you are nice enough to display my badge on your blogs, I should find a way to link back to your blogs, too. So, if you are participating in the Summer of No Pants Skirt Sewing Challenge, please feel free to add a link to your […]
Here’s another cool embroidery idea from Kelley! I laughed when I saw it because I just re-upped my mobile contract and got a brand new Galaxy 4 (my Instagram pics are gonna be soooo much better from now on!) and last night I was sick of myself for looking at so many cases and not […]
Everybody, please say “Hello” to Megan! Megan is one of the first friends I made when we moved to California from Savannah, Georgia. She is a crafty mama and she recently opened an Etsy storefront selling beautiful, handmade Waldorf-inspired dolls. I recently asked Megan if she would mind telling us a bit about her dolls […]
I found this shirt on sale at Target for $2. I did a freezer paper print of an airplane and clouds, and then drew around the plane with a fabric marker.
As promised, here is a tutorial for a cute Lego bracelet a child can make him or herself. With a little bit of pre-preparation, this would be a fun activity for a Lego themed birthday party where a child could make his or her own favor. I used a 4×6 bump plate, but I think […]
My next guest today is blogger and photographer Stacey Winters. She is presenting a sweet collection of vintage finds. Here’s Stacey:photograph by Stacey Winters Hello! In my closet you will find an array of some very pretty dresses and skirts, unfortunately they don’t make an appearance as often as my favorite jeans. When I found […]
Today I’m sharing a quick and easy project using the Cricut Explore™ (affiliate link) for the Design Space Star Challenge. To make these wood leaf shapes, I scanned some leaves and them converted them into vector shapes in Illustrator. Then I saved it as an SVG file and brought it into the Cricut Design Space […]
If you are reading this while wearing pants, I want you to take them off right now! It’s time for The Summer of No Pants 2014! <<— You can follow that link to get everything you need to know for this year’s handmade style challenge (Hint: You don’t have to know how to sew this […]
Huck started preschool today. And Milo is napping. So here I am, with a full two and a half hours all to myself!His preschool is not the one we were originally going to go with, but we ended up with an offer we couldn’t refuse. My husband’s cousin works for Autism Partnership in their Social […]
***SWAP IS CLOSED*** Earlier this year I loudly declared that I would swear off pants and wear only skirts all summer long. I kicked off that resolution with The Summer of No Pants Skirt Sewing Challenge in which myself and a handful of dedicated sewists took to making one skirt per week for four weeks. […]
Hello! Hello! Hello!Have you missed me? I haven’t been so great about updating here because I had kind of a crazy, exhausting month. My husband is in the bike industry, and it was trade show season, so he would be gone for a few days, home for a few days, gone for a week, home […]
I want to take a quick break from craft blogging for a moment to tell you guys about a really wonderful thing my friend has done. Melanie and I met when our oldest children were just a few months old. We joined the same local mommy Meetup group and we hit it off right […]
Today we’re welcoming Stephanie from The Crafty Kitty to the Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! creative team! Stephanie has an amazing eye for incorporating her kids’ artwork into her projects. When I saw her tutorial for making fabric prints from your kids art, I knew I had to have her join us over here. Her first post […]