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 […]
This year’s Halloween costumes were a little bit more simple than I usually do. Huck wanted to be a black cat (since this is what Dora the Explorer was for Halloween). Milo asked to be a robot. So Huck’s costume was very easy. I spent $5 at Target on the cat ears, nose, tail & […]
More needle felting! I find this craft to be rather soothing. It’s one of those thing where I can just get into a zone and jab, jab, jab at the wool until I form something I like. Mostly, I have been making little needle felted eggs. My little egg family are likely destined to become […]
We had a really great question pop up on the SONP Flickr discussion board last week. Sew and Sew Much More asked:Ok, so I’m just going to put this out there. Please forgive me as I’m not trying to be rude at all. I just need tips/advice on skirt wearing. I’m a bigger gal (14/16) […]
It’s time for another Milo Makes! For this project, Milo wanted to try printing with plastic Easter eggs. I know. It’s June, but we have those thing around the house all year round! This one required some adult supervision, but he had so much fun experimenting with the plastic eggs and different ways that he could […]
These are the Christmas stockings I made for us this year. They still need names on them, but I haven’t decided how to do that yet. It gives me a project for next year, I guess! Made from Eco-Felt, recyled from plastic bottles. Yay, earth!
This weekend we celebrated Huck’s 4th birthday party with a Star Wars theme. There were about 20 kids, give or take, and a 7 foot tall Darth Vader to boot. I have to say, in the future I think I need to plan all of my parties around themes that my husband will really get […]
I am in charge of Easter dessert today, and I chose a recipe for Pineapple Carrot Cake from my brand new cookbook, Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Fresh Cream, Sugar-Packed, No-Holds-Barred Baking Book. I frosted it with the Cream Cheese Frosting from the same book, and seriously, I have never had a creamier, silkier, richer tasting frosting. […]
Ever since I made William and Harry, I have been wanting to make more chewy celebrity softies. Who better to cut teeth upon than Robert Smith? He comes with booties and is available here on Etsy.
This is a recipe I came up with while trying to clear out my refrigerator and pantry. And even though that sounds kind of bad, it came out really yummy.spinach, artichoke & bacon soupingredients:2 tbs. butter1 medium onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, crushed & roughly chopped1 (6 oz.) bag fresh spinach1 (6 oz.) jar marinated, quartered […]
My first guest this morning is Lissa from Lissa’s Fripperies. Lissa likes to make softies for her sons and brothers-in-law, although it is always a challenge to make a new robot or dinosaur. She also tries to sew each of her boys a couple of button down shirts every year. She grew up sewing with […]
And the Big Winner of the Save My Booties contest is:MIRANDA!Congratulations, Miranda! I always knew you were a winner!Thanks to everyone who participated. All in all, nineteen of you wrote to your congresspersons on my behalf, which is about fourteen more than I had expected! I am deeply appreciative to those of you who took […]
Huck’s birthday is this weekend, and of course we are going to have it at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney. The store was recently remodeled and it is so super amazingandweloveitsomuchOMG! One of the cool things they added with the remodel is a private room on the second floor that has glass windows all […]
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I hope that as your read this, your bellies are stuffed with pie. Caila returns today with another basic sewing tutorial that can have so many uses over the holidays. The drawstring bag! I love her suggestion to make a bunch of them to hold Advent treats. And I also love […]
Summer is starting to wind down here. I walked out the door this morning to bring my boys to school and felt the first chill of the approaching fall season. Only a few weeks left of skirt weather! Today, Amy Christie of This Heart of Mine is my guest for the Summer of No Pants. […]
Last month I put out a call to do a craft swap with me. The rules were simple and the item swapped had to be small enough to fit into a 6″x9″ bubble mailer envelope, take less than 3 hours to complete and cost less than $15 to make.The first item I received was from […]
An old boxy t-shirt, cut-up and tailored to fit. Inspired by the book Sew Subversive by Melissa Rannels, Melissa Alvarado & Hope Meng
Remember our Angry Gourds? Well, we made them too soon, and they started to rot. So we set them up and played a real game of Angry Birds. Kind of. No slingshot, or anything. It was still pretty fun/gross! Here’s the video: Oh! And I should share my last-minute costume with you! If you follow […]
Like many of you, the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary has left me tearful, heartbroken and uncertain of how to help. How do I reach out? Giving money to a charity doesn’t feel like I am doing enough. And then this morning someone reached out to me about a project called Capes for Kids. She […]
This big kaleidoscope is a fun science project and it’s great for kids who have trouble closing one eye to look through a small tube. Get the full tutorial on Disney Imagicademy.
Thank you to National Geographic Kids’ Animal Jam for sponsoring this post! In case you missed my previous post about National Geographic Kids’ Animal Jam, it’s an online playground where kids can create a character, play games, and have adventures, all while learning about the natural world. When you first start your Animal Jam adventure, you’ll meet […]
These cute little monster baby booties are handsewn and made from felt and ribbon.
I’m excited to be a part of the Cricut Design Space Star™ Challenge! In case you haven’t heard, Cricut is looking for their next designer for their awesome library of projects for the Cricut Explore. I received a Cricut Explore a few months ago after I attended a dinner sponsored by Cricut during Alt Summit Winter. […]
It’s October! It doesn’t really feel like October yet in Southern California. Of course, it is Southern California, so all the seasons feel the same. Nonetheless, I am trying to get into the Autumn spirit of things and have dutifully purchased my Custard and Apple Cinnamon scented candles, and the ingredients for Ginger Pumpkin Quick Bread […]
I am so excited to have my first guest blogger join us today for my Handmade Halloween Costume Series. Paige blogs over at Final Clothes-Out, and today she’s sharing an amazing faux corset tutorial with us. This one of thise “that’s so simple, why didn’t I think of that?!” tutorials that can be used for […]
Here are the tutorials I did for Spoonful this week: Permanent Marker Watercolor T-Shirt Haunted House Tissue Box Cover Is it too early to make Halloween crafts? It’s practically September, right? Which means it’s practically October, which means Halloween is just around the corner! Practically… Join me for The Classic Tailored Shirt Sew-Along, August 26 […]
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” […]
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 […]
A lenticular is an image that appears to change depending on the angle from which you look at it. You can make your own lenticular like this one inspired by The Haunted Mansion! Visit Disney Imagicademy for the full tutorial!