This was a goofy gift I wrapped up for a friend’s birthday. Huck put on up this mask at the toy store and it made me laugh and laugh, so I had to get it. This is a great time of year to find cheap, silly masks, and they slip right around a package perfectly!
I can’t rave enough about today’s giveaway! I met Miranda R. Mueller when she was in graduate school for illustration with my husband at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Miranda’s work is, in a word, adorable.You just want to snuggle and pinch everything she draws.Recently, when my 2-year-old son, Milo, “moved in” with […]
Stephanie is here today to share a super cute and funny Valentine’s Day project that you can make with your kids! Here’s Stephanie:If you are looking for a non-cutesy valentines gift that even the kids can make, you only need one supply; Oven hardening polymer clay in your choice of colours and you can make […]
Are you guys sick of me talking about Alt Summit yet? Well, this is a fun, craft-related post about it, I promise! The big party this year at Alt is going to be a Clue-themed party! I think this is such a fun idea! Now, I think that the planners are hoping for a rainbow of […]
I’ll be at the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Show in Santa Ana this Sunday, November 25th. If you live in Southern California and you’ve never been to a Patchwork show, you should definitely come and check it out. It’s like being able to walk around Etsy. There are so many amazing vendors and it’s […]
A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law gave me an old necklace of hers that she was going to donate to Goodwill. Giant turtles aren’t really my thing, but I liked the color combination and especially liked the milky white beads. The necklace sat for a time in my pile o’crafty crap and today I finally […]
My niece was lamenting that she only had one apron! How sad! How awful! What a thing for a mere child to endure! So, for her 5th birthday, I whipped out this little number. She opened it in front of me via Google video chat, and she seemed pleased with it. She ran off immediately […]
It’s so easy to shop for myself, I wonder why others have trouble buying me gifts. This week’s Friday Find is for the crafters in your life–get them something besides a Michael’s gift certificate this year Also, I may be on hiatus for a couple of weeks here. My family (as in my WHOLE family) […]
In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You), I threw together a couple of quick Jedi capes for my guys. Real Jedi’s don’t need pants, by the way.
There is something about flipping the calendar from October to November that instantly puts me in the holiday spirit. I know a lot of people don’t like to hear holiday music until after Thanksgiving, but I say bring it on! And, anyway, if you celebrate Hanukkah, you’re likely already in full-on holiday hustle mode! Today Stephanie […]
Help! HEEELP! I’m stuck. I cannot decide which coat to make. I’ve narrowed it down to two favorites and I’ve decided to leave it up to the masses and let you guys vote for the one you think I should sew. Below are my two choices (in no particular order), and at the bottom of […]
Our Christmas tree is a 3-foot tall white tree. It was about $15 at Target. Having two little kids, I can’t commit to anything bigger and promise that the decorations will go down anytime before Valentine’s Day. It is decorated simply this year with some glass ornaments given to me by my mom and a […]
Alt Summit was gas, man. A real gas. So much of a gas that I haven’t been able to sit down and consolidate all of my thoughts about it into a cohesive post in the month that has gone by since I’ve been back. There’s so much to say about Alt…but I’m going to start […]
Welcome to Eat Make Grow Thursday! My favorite day of the week where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses.Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on both sites! This blog hop is a […]
There is still time to sign up for the Handmade Hair Thingie Swap. I searched the Internet for ten great Hair Thingie tutorials to give you some inspiration. Click on the titles below the pics to go to the tutes. Tea Time Rose and Feather Hair ClipDIY Posy HeadbandFabric and Button Hair ClipAnthropologie Inspired Headband Covered Button […]
I’m excited to share today’s Summer of No Pants guest post from Darcie of Mimi’s Mom. Darcie participated in SONP last year, and I loved so many of her projects, like this gorgeous Jamie from a lovely Alexander Henry print with a great ruffle finish. Today she’s sharing some tips for riding a bike in No Pants! Here’s […]
Oh, my goodness. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I haven’t been around here too much for a few weeks. My wonderful contributors have shared so many amazing projects, that maybe you haven’t even missed me! But I wanted to hop on here and tell you that I’m not avoiding you guys, or anything. […]
My jacket is done! It has actually been done for awhile, but I wasn’t happy with the pictures. I was going to re-shoot, but I finally decided that if I do that, I’ll never get any pics up at all. So here they are! Grainy and not so great, but you still get the idea […]
This year for Halloween Milo wants to be “a punching guy.” So I’m making him a Boxer costume. I searched and searched, but I had a really hard time finding a template for boxing gloves online, so I made my own and want to share it with you here. Please keep in mind that these […]
I love having a good weekend! Sometimes we make plans that seem like they will be fun, but end up being kind of boring and crappy. This weekend we had lots of Halloween themed fun times. On Saturday, we went to our playgroup’s Halloween party. On Sunday, we went to The Heritage Museum of Orange […]
I’m ready to share my second project in my Spider & Fly Party decor series for the latest round of the Cricut Design Space Challenge. These paper spider webs are very simple but they look really intricate and spooky when you hang them up in the corners of the room or in doorways.
I have been loving sheer cotton voile this season and I wanted to share a quick project I made from voile.When I bought the fabric I used for my fourth SONP dress, I couldn’t decide if I wanted the pretty floral print in the gray or the fuchsia. I kept walking back and forth to […]
It’s fall! It’s fall! Living in Southern California, it sometimes feels like the only season is summer, and it goes on and on forever. I know it is totally bratty to say this, but all that sunshine and warm weather can get a little boring. I drove down Pacific Coast Highway today to get to […]
I just uploaded a tutorial for these cute Monster Sleep Masks to Spoonful. Head on over for the PDF template and instructions to make your own. They are a really easy sewing project. Great for kids who are learning how to sew!
This post contains affiliate links. For my birthday this year my sister sent me a copy of the book What’s New, Cupcake? I got really excited about the book because it has all kinds of adorable cupcake creations and it doesn’t even pretend to offer healthy options. One of my favorite creations in the book is […]
Woohoo! We’ve made it to the last week of the Summer of No Pants sewing challenge! The first day of summer is this Friday, and then those pants come off for the next three months!To kick off our final week of sewing, my guest today is Mie of Sewing Like Mad. I got to meet […]
Today we are so lucky to have designer Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio share a tutorial from her book, Sew Serendipity. If you’ve never visited Kay’s Sew Serendipity blog, you should head over there and spend some time going through older posts for inspiration and fun tutorials! And if you’re planning on making skirts and […]
I read somewhere on the Alt Summit site that we should “think color, not costume” for the Clue party, so I thought I should add a little more blue to my Mrs. Peacock outfit. I think, though, if you’re gonna call it a Clue Party, you should have costume elements in there! Otherwise, why not just […]
I want to quickly share the boys’ first sewing projects. Milo (age 5, on the left) and Huck (age 7, on the right) have been asking me if they could learn to sew on my sewing machine for a really long time. The idea made me a little nervous, but they are very persistent kids. […]
Well, we made it! Today is officially the first day of summer, and the last day of the Summer of No Pants sewing challenge. Today is the day we take our pants off! And while I’ll be happy to get a little bit of my time back, I’m sad to see it come to an […]