Chain, Shell, Swarovski Crystal & Glass
Only four skirts in the pool this week, but what a lovely group it is! It looks like everyone is on board with bright, summer colors.If you click on a picture, it will take you to the Flickr page and a larger image. If you click on the link under a picture, it will take […]
My little niece had a birthday recently, and I made her a set of story rocks. I’ve loved this idea for a long time, but was reminded of it when I saw the gorgeous “Tell Me a Story” Story Stones from Crafting Connections. (By the way, they are two of the #creativemamas you should follow […]
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 […]
For Skirt #3, I took this pillowcase (purchased from Big Apple Vintage on Etsy):and turned it into this skirt:Quit looking at my butt! Now me and my boys are gonna have to whoop you!It is a very thin, sheer material, and so I lined it, but it is still pretty sheer. I plan on wearing […]
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Hi, everyone! This has to be just a quick post today. We had some very sad news over the weekend. My husband’s grandpa passed away. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, and he is missed. We will be spending much of this week with family, so the blog may be […]
This post contains affiliate links. Milo’s Harry Potter birthday party was this past weekend and it was a whole lot of fun. Most of the stuff I did was inspired by all of the amazing Harry Potter parties that came before ours. You can see my inspiration board on Pinterest if you want to see a […]
Another Christmas gift! I made this cupcake apron for my niece Mei Mei. I have made her an apple apron and a floral and polkadot apron, and no doubt I will make her more aprons in the future. I had some fun playing with my new sewing machine’s embroidery stitches on this one.My Wonderful Sponsors!Miranda […]
Huck is at the age where he is never “Huck” anymore. Call him “Huck,” and he will insist that he is NOT HUCK, he is Pinocchio or Mickey Mouse or Superhero Colors Mario.“Excuse me, who?” you ask. Superhero Colors Mario. We got the New Super Mario Brothers for Wii and Huck loves it when Mario […]
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I wanted to share this fun, easy gift wrapping project I did over the weekend. I had some silver tissue paper and silver fabric ribbon. When I tied the bow, I thought it looked like a robot in a bow tie, so I took a bit of brightly colored cardstock and a black Sharpie and […]
What’s that? Did I just wish you a Happy Halloween? On the 4th of July? Well, yes, as a matter or fact, yes I did! That’s because I’m already thinking about this October and The First Annual Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! Handmade Halloween Costume Contest!The title needs work.But the idea is a good one! Throughout the […]
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!
Hey there! You’re into making stuff, right? I mean, I’m guessing that’s why you’re here. Maybe you just like the shape of my typeface. Either way, I want to share some of my favorite artsy fartsy bloggers with you, and invite you to share your projects with us using the hashtag #creativemamas The Creative Mamas […]
Sending a handwritten thank you note is a nice way to show off your good breeding, but if you really want to impress someone with your impeccable social graces, a you’re welcome card is just the thing.I designed these simple little lovely you’re welcome notes and they are free for you to download here: You’re […]
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 […]
This weekend I will be hosting a 2-hour packaging and gift wrapping workshop at The Makery in Anaheim, California. In this class, we will learn techniques from start to finish for creative and professional packaging and gift wrapping. If you’ve followed this blog for awhile, you know that I am crazy for packaging. I even […]
Made these for my soon-to-re-open Etsy shop out of some left over bits of fabric.UPDATENow available in my online shop, Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! The Etsy Shop!
We’re continuing the Handmade Halloween Costume series today with Jenny from The Southern Institute of Arts and Crafts. Halloween is two weeks from today, and at this point a lot of you are thinking about scrapping the whole idea of making something handmade. Well hang on! Don’t run off to Party City just yet! This […]
Thanks to Bead & Button Company for sponsoring this post! Did you hear about the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014? Last year’s color was Emerald. Which, while lovely, never really suited my skin tone or my style.This year’s color is Radiant Orchid, and I’m stoked because that means we’re going to see this […]
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 […]
Look at this guy. He’s a pretty cute baby guy. A few years ago, I was the Matron of Meyhem for this baby’s mama. I made a pretty sweet cake topper for the happy couple from Shrinky Dinks, and now they’ve gone and made a baby! And what’s that in his lap? That’s a little handmade […]
If you have a free minute, I’d love it if you could answer a few questions in this little survey I whipped up. It’s only four questions, and your answers would really help me out. I’d like to know about bit about how, what and for whom you create projects, and get your feedback on […]
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 […]
I am honored to be the featured guest today in The Sewing Circle series on Thar She Sews! Grab a cup of coffee and then go on over and read my long, rambling interview where I go on and on and on about how great I am.And don’t stop at my interview! Krista is a […]
Ahh. Week 3 and most of you have petered out, it seems. Believe me–I get it. It took me until Saturday to finish mine, and I’m running the thing! But this is the LAST WEEK! Only one more left-you can do it!I did get two lovely entries from Venus de Hilo and Zom for Week […]
I’m running out of “rocking” expressions, so this is going to have to be my final Alt Summit post. I just want to tell you guys how my Design Camp (the whole reason I was able to attend Alt in the first place!) went and share a few pictures!ignore the typoI was a little bit nervous, […]
Today on Spoonful, I shared instructions on how to make this fun cardboard pirate ship inspired by Disney Infinity. After the ship was complete, there were a few left over cardboard pieces that we transformed into extra play accessories. For the first accessory, we took the extra cardboard piece that we cut out in Step 3: […]
I previously posted a couple of prototypes for my friends Cory & Natalie’s upcoming nuptials. They settled on minty green and chocolate brown for their colors, and I combined elements that they liked of the previous prototypes to come up with this final invitation. I am *almost* done making the order of 50, all that’s […]