Here they are! Stockings are done and hung by the chimney with care. We are having a minimalist Christmas this year – what with all of our stuff still stuck in California and now not slated to get to us until probably January. Probably. Who knows?! But I was informed that stockings were “one of […]
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 […]
This is a quick little project I whipped out for Huck. He needed a snack sack for summer school. It is a little smaller than a regular lunch sack-just big enough for a juice box,a pack of animal crackers and a clementine. It has a little strap on the back (that matches the lining) that […]
I have been awful about sharing my latest posts from Spoonful here! Here are my latest projects and round-ups since the last time I updated! Click on the photos or titles to see the full posts and how-tos! Fill-in-the-blank Mother’s Day Poems These fill-in-the-blank Mother’s Day poems will melt mom’s heart (and make her giggle). […]
For Huck’s Nintendo-inspired 9th birthday party, I wanted to make a real-life Power-Up Panel Punch Board just like the Power-Up panels found in the Super Mario Bros. Mushroom Houses. We did this instead of a pinata, and the prizes were the party favors that the kids took home with them. We saved this game for […]
Huck is studying bats in school. He absolutely loves telling me everything he knows about them, and on Wednesday he brought home a book he checked out from the school library all about bats. The book lists common misconceptions about bats, one of which is that they, “sometimes get entangled in women’s hair.” That made […]
I am a BIG fan of donuts and I have been wanting to make some myself for a long time, but it always seemed like a lot of work for something you can buy so cheaply. Then, I found a recipe online that seemed like it would be easy, and this morning we tried them […]
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I bought a bunch of fabric for the skirt challenge that I didn’t use, so I decided to take a shot at making a dress. This one is my own design-no pattern, no single source of inspiration. My original idea was to have a small calico print on top and a larger print on bottom. […]
These items are currently available in my Etsy shop. 100% of profits from these sales will be donated to the effort to repeal California’s Proposition 8. Please visit this post on my personal blog, Hot Air, to read about my decision to be a “craftivist” for this cause.If you wish to purchase an item that […]
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 […]
Wow, you guys are super fast! The swap is now closed! I will be swapping with:1. Kris of http://www.everywhereorange.com/2. @JaxOrganics of http://www.jaxorganics.posterous.com3. Amanda of Beetle Britches4. Jenny of http://handsfullofhappiness.blogspot.com/ 5. Shannon of http://bubbaandpooks.blogspot.com/ Thank you guys! I am finishing up my questionnaire and will be contacting each of you via e-mail later today!
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!
Random.org chose lucky number 19That’s you, Coffeedog!Congratulations! Argus will fly off to his lovely new home this week.Thank you to everyone who participated!
We recently had some friends (twin boys) turn 3-years-old. Their mama is very crafty and always puts a lot of time, thought and care into entertaining. We were super excited about their monster-themed birthday party, but unfortunately The Dreaded Snots invaded our house and we were forced to miss the party. Boo!In between wiping noses, […]
With Halloween coming up fast, I’ve noticed a lot of cute pettiskirts in costume shop windows. I got it in my head that I had to make one for our friend Marianna, who just turned one. I was actually going to make a whole fleet of these for every little girl I know, and Marianna […]
One of my favorite pieces of jewelry that I have made are the Lego stud earrings I posted back in April. They are so simple and fun, and I love that they are made from Legos!. So I started looking around my house and I got to thinking about the big tub of Perler beads […]
I have been busy, busy, busy this weekend gathering up inspiration, tutorials and tips for the Summer of No Pants Skirt Sewing Challenge. Every day this week I’ll feature a different style of skirt and a Sweet Hot Tip to help you along the way. Today’s skirts are all in the Full, Flowy and Fluffy […]
I love this sewing tutorial for ice skate totes that Kelley brings to us today! Since we moved to Virginia, my whole family has been excited about a whole new world of winter fun and activities. When Kelley brought this idea to me, I thought, “Ice skating! Yes! We must try ice skating!” What’s funny […]
A friend of mine is a big fan of Pride & Prejudice, so I couldn’t resist buying this book for her 2-year-old girl’s birthday:It is a beautifully illustrated counting board book that uses elements from Pride and Prejudice (2 rich gentlemen, 3 houses, 4 marriage proposals, etc.). I loved the shirt Elizabeth wears with “I ♥ Darcy” cross-stitched across the […]
We have made it halfway through summer, and then some! I have managed to wear a skirt *almost* every day. I went ahead and opted for shorts when we went camping last month, and there have been a few days that I never quite made it out of my pajamas, but otherwise I’ve managed to […]
This post contains affiliate links. When I found a bag of my mom’s strands and strands of vintage sequins, I wanted to wear them just as they were. I tried stringing them a few different ways, but using wire was ultimately my favorite method. Sequin Bangles Tutorial You will need: Sequins (You can also search for […]
Welcome to The Summer of No Pants!That’s right! It’s finally here! All of my amazing guest bloggers will begin posting today, stuffing you full of skirt and dress inspiration. I gotta have you pantsless by the end of this post! But before you start unbuttoning your jeans to welcome my first guest, I want to […]
This is a project that has been in the making for a very long time. My friend Sara is getting married in less than a month (!) and she has honored me with the title of Matron of Mayhem. She asked me to make their cake toppers and I wanted to make something that was […]
Ahhh! So much Halloween stuff is happening on Spoonful! Over the past two weeks I’ve done a couple of fun Halloween makeup tutorials, Tinker Bell-inspired costume goodness and Frankenbirds. Click through the photos for the tutorials. Enjoy! Easy Werewolf Make-up for Kids Disney Villain-Inspired Eye Makeup No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt Tinker Bell-Inspired Trick-or-Treat Pail Haunted […]
I recently did a swap with Miranda from An Austin Homestead. Miranda is a chickeneer (I have no idea what to call people who raise backyard chickens). She had admired a felted chicken I made awhile back, but I had already given that one away. So I decided to make her one that doubles as […]
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 […]
Happy Monday, everybody! Today my guest blogger is Gia from One Perfect Day. Gia’s round-up of gorgeous Date Night Dresses was supposed to go up on Friday morning to inspire your weekend wardrobe, but Blogger’s crazy outage lost part of the post, and I had to postpone until today. But at least now you can […]
It is time for the Sew Fab Pattern Sale (affiliate link)! If you’ve never heard of it, Sew Fab is an amazing collection of PDF patterns at 80% off the retail value. You get 19 patterns plus a free bonus pattern for just $29.95. I was asked to review the Laurel Dress or Tunic by Greenstyle Creations. This […]