I had a lot of fun hosting my very first class at The Makery in Anaheim, CA! If you missed it, I’ll be teaching that Baby Booties & Soft Rattle class again on Sunday, November 18th from 11am-1pm. Next week I’ll be hosting a super fun workshop showing you how to transfer a child’s drawing onto fabric using […]
An apron for our friend Kat’s second birthday.cotton fabric from Alexander Henry and Robert Kaufman.
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 […]
Oh, we made it to Friday! I hope you managed to get out of your pants this week. Today we have Jenny from The Southern Institute, who spotted a crazy deal and ran with it! Here’s Jenny: Hello, everyone! I’m so excited to be wrapping up this week of SONP 2014. I’m one of those […]
April Fool’s Wormy Apple Here’s a fun April Fool’s prank to play on your kids: Hollow out an apple and stuff it with gummy worms! Get the step by step on the Spoonful blog. I’ve been slacking a little with adding my latest Spoonful projects and round-ups here, so here’s a list of the ones […]
I got a little bug up my butt to make a bunch of pocket tissue holders. They’ll be up in my Etsy shop (which has nothing in it right now, so don’t even bother 🙂 in the next day or two. These will make great little stocking stuffers at just $5 a pop! I’ll let […]
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 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!
When I saw MerMag‘s mountain pillow tutorial on Design*Sponge, I knew I needed some mountains on my couch. I started looking at bunches of other variations on the theme on Pinterest, and I pinned a few of my favorites on my Home Design board. Check it out, if this idea tickles your fancy!
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 […]
I made another project using precious metal clay! This time I made a silver ring and “embroidered” a geometric gem design onto it. I just love this ring! It was a bit tricky to make because the clay shrinks 8%-9% in the firing process, so I had to size it up when it was in […]
Stephanie from The Crafty Kitty is back today with an eco-friendly textile project! I just melted when I saw the beautiful, dusty autumn pastels she pulled from onion skins, avocados and black beans. I know it is still September, but I am always on the lookout for “grown-up” gifts that kids can make for the […]
Some friends of ours recently bought their first home, and I wanted to give them a personalized housewarming present. Of course, I waited until the last minute, so I had to come up with something cute, but simple to make, and the idea for these coasters was born! I really like the way the Daddy […]
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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 […]
Gather up some leaves on your next nature walk and use it as an opportunity to discuss color, size and shape wit your child. Read more about how to press and preserve freshly fallen leaves and fall leaf sorting on Disney Imagicademy.
Good morning! We’re halfway through the last week of SONP. Eep! My first guest his morning is Nicole from Cicely Ingleside. Have you seen all of the tulle skirts and dresses popping up lately? Nicole is here to gve us the lowdown on this trend. Here she is: Hello from the foggy and windy island […]
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!
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. […]
I wanted to squeeze in one more quick non-sewing project before we go full swing into The Summer of No Pants! My latest fun project to do with the boys is to work on little Mini Books. Sometimes they work on the books themselves, writing stories and drawing pictures, or we use them for storing […]
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!
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 […]
I finally finished my first top for Made By Rae‘s Spring Top Week! I don’t think this top will be winning any contests, so to speak, but I think it’s pretty good for my first attempt at sewing a top for myself. I had half a yard of this brown knit material and I managed […]
Hello! Hello! I’m here! Right here. If you want to blame anybody for my long absence, you can blame this guy:He has been throwing absolute fits every time I sit on the computer. He starts shoving his hand under my butt and yells at me to GET UP NOW, MAMA! He does not like competition […]
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.
Did yesterday’s skirts hook you in to my Summer of No Pants Challenge? Or are you too sophisticated to indulge in ruffles? I’ll get you sewing yet, my pretty.Today we are looking at Pencil Skirts. Again, click on the titles to take you to the patters and/or tutorials: Long Pencil Skirt by retretretretretret on CraftsterThis […]
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 […]
In 2011, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to not cut my hair (other than split end trims) for the whole year. This was a major thing for me, because I get easily bored with my hair, and I change my style often (and usually drastically) on a whim. It took a ton of […]
Play with your food with this marshmallow memory game! It’s the perfect game to play right before enjoying s’mores 😉 Get the tutorial on Disney Imagicademy!
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 […]