This is a pair of booties that I made for a very special little girl. Her nickname in utero was “Squirt,” hence the squirty octopus theme.I love this color combo. This is also the third pair (camera was out of commission for the first two, sorry!) of booties that I have done in this style […]
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 […]
Today’s giveaway item comes from Hot Pink Chick. Bonnie, the shop owner, creates jewelry and hair accessories that possess both a modern simplicity and vintage, romantic style. The results are pieces that are elegant enough for a bride, but hip enough to pair with jeans.Hot Pink Chick is graciously offering a rose flower cabochon in […]
This post is sponsored by Little Acorns by Ro If you have spent any time on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen these awesome growth charts that look like giant rulers. I love that they are both beautiful and functional, and have the potential to become treasured heirloom pieces with your children’s heights carefully marked off over the years. […]
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” […]
I love it when I stumble upon some old, unfinished crafty thing I did and then forgot about for years. I made this embroidery sampler after checking out a library book sometime in the early aughts. Maybe 2002 or so? Wow, was that a decade ago?? Indeed, it was! Anyway, this was stuffed into a box […]
Here are Huck and Milo in their completed costumes! Well, mostly completed. I think I may draw some muscles on Milo’s shirt. I wasn’t sure if he would ever put the costume on, so I sort of got disheartened and didn’t finish it. Huck will of course have a sword, hook and eye patch, but […]
My guest today is Jenilyn from Grits and Giggles. I first visited Jenilyn’s blog during this year’s Summer of No Pants where she wrote some great tutorials on the skirts she made for the challenge. I am excited to have her share a tutorial with you guys today for a super cute giraffe costume for […]
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 […]
My niece’s self-portrait translated to fabric applique and marker.
You know how sometimes you meet a woman and she just has a presence about her? I met my next guest poster at Alt Summit and was struck by the way she carried herself with such grace and class. And she had the most amazing style! When she told me her blog was called The […]
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 […]
Visit Spoonful today and check out my paper finger puppets. You can download a free pattern to make this cute ninja or a sweet ballerina from craft supplies you probably already have in your stash. See you over there!
The Long ladies of Marie-Madeline Studio are offering one lucky reader their original pattern, The Street Fair Skirts and enough fabric to make one! This classic skirt pattern gives you endless style options! With an A-line shape that nips the waist and slims the hips, our street fair skirts flatter every body type. Optional pockets, […]
Since I posted the capes I made for Milo’s preschool earlier this year, I’ve had a few people ask me for a tutorial. I never made one because I thought the blogosphere was a bit oversaturated with cape tutorials. But folks continue to ask, and so the masses must be appeased! Capes for Kids Capes for […]
Altitude Design Summit 2013 is over, but I am still feeling it! It was amaaaaaazing! I feel like I connected with so many people, and my mind will not stop spinning with ideas. This was my first time at Alt, and in traditional Marigold Style, I went overboard preparing for it. I’m glad I did, […]
Did I say I was going to be better about posting my Spoonful stuff on here? Hmm. Well, here’s a BUNCH of them! R2-D2-Inspired Hot Water Bottle Cover This one includes a free printable template! Rags to Riches: Cinderella-Inspired Flip Doll Diversity Dough Add Elbow Patches to a Sweater And with Valentine’s day coming up fast, […]
I’m over on Skip to my Lou today for the Fun Kids Crafts series. I’ve used upcycled materials to make a hipster toy camera with a changeable “digital” photo display. Kids can switch out the photos in the back as they pretend to snap photos. Pop over to Skip to my Lou for the full […]
When we moved from SoCal to Charlottesville, VA, we took in some of my parents’ old stuff that had been sitting in storage for many years. And when I say “some stuff” I mean about 7,000 lbs. of furniture, Christmas lights, kitchen supplies, china, crystal, Turkish rugs, all of my family albums, etc. We still […]
I got this idea that the boys needed a teepee. Kind of silly, really, considering that we live in an overstuffed 1000sq ft. apartment with no back yard. (And I’m probably exaggerating a little when I say 1000 sq ft.) But, Pinterest! You know? Yeah. You know. So I found a nice teepee tutorial and gathered […]
I just love this photo of my boys, and I love it even more on wood! I used my inkjet printer and a few everyday craft supplies to do it. Check out the tutorial on Spoonful for the how-to. Thanks to HP for sponsoring this post!
Megan Nielsen is offering one lucky reader a PDF pattern of her beautiful The Rie Dress.The Rie dress is a swing mini dress with a lace yoke. It is a loose fitting dress, that is free flowing from above the bust – which makes it unbelievably versatile. It can be belted, worn loose – and […]
I saved the easiest for last! These skirts are all simple to sew projects–great if you are short on time, or new to sewing. Today is my last day of sharing tutorials. I have updated my sidebar (you’ll have to come on over to the real blog if you’re looking at this through a feed […]
I have one last guest post up for you guys over on An Austin Homestead. This time it is for my mom’s Pancit recipe. Pancit is a Filipino dish of veggies and noodles and sometimes meat. There are probably thousands of regional variations on this dish, but this one is the best. If anyone wants […]
Milo is a maker. The kid is constantly coming up with arts and crafts projects. I don’t prompt him at all. He just goes into his art supplies and he goes for it. I love it! He’s been asking me for his own blog for awhile now. However, since he’s a barely-reading and writing, not-quite-6 […]
My final project for this month’s Cricut Design Star Challenge is this paper cut with the first line of Mary Howitt’s poem The Spider and the Fly: A Fable that can be used as part of the decor in a Spider & Fly party. “Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly; […]
Last week I mentioned on my Facebook page that I had another sew-along brewing. I got the idea after making Huck’s Halloween costume this year and realizing that I can actually make a pretty good lookin’ garment with a decent pattern and some some patience. His costume was definitely more work than my usual slap-dash, naptime sewing jobs. […]
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 […]
An apron for one of the little girls in Huck’s playgroup.