My next guest today is blogger and photographer Stacey Winters. She is presenting a sweet collection of vintage finds. Here’s Stacey:photograph by Stacey Winters Hello! In my closet you will find an array of some very pretty dresses and skirts, unfortunately they don’t make an appearance as often as my favorite jeans. When I found […]
I posted this super quick beginning sewing project on Spoonful yesterday. It is made from felt, and takes just a few quick stitches and snips to make a travel version of the classic game of tic-tac-toe. The game board doubles as a pouch to hold the X and O game pieces. Click through for the full […]
Beginning in August, there will be some changes around here! My role at Spoonful will be changing a little bit, and I will be doing 100% original craft tutorials. I used to do a mix of original crafts and round-ups of projects found around the web, but now I will be doing three original craft […]
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!
If you are reading this while wearing pants, I want you to take them off right now! It’s time for The Summer of No Pants 2014! <<— You can follow that link to get everything you need to know for this year’s handmade style challenge (Hint: You don’t have to know how to sew this […]
This post is part of the Shorts on the Line sewalong. Shorts on the Line 2014 is sponsored by: Britex Fabrics, Hawthorne Threads, miss matatabi, and Soak Wash. Hosted by imagine gnats, small + friendly, and Kollabora. When Rachael from imagine gnats and Carla from small + friendly invited me to join in on their summer sewalong Shorts on the Line, I wasn’t […]
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. […]
My friend Bev from Flamingo Toes is joining us today for The Summer of No Pants. I love her blog because she is just so darn good at everything that I always go away with a head full of inspiration. Today she found 19 fabulous skirt refashions for us. Visit Flamingo Toes for the full post!
This post contains affiliate links. Last year, I made Mini Piñata Dancing Girls for Cinco de Mayo. This year, I wanted to make some fellas for the girls, so I made up a Mariachi Band! Aren’t they fun? You can fill them up with candies and punch through the bottom to get the treats and candies. Get the […]
Sometimes all a dress needs is a little help in the right direction. My post yesterday about peer-to-peer closet shopping stemmed from research I was doing to try to get rid of this dress: Photo by Justin Hackworth, who was a great sport when I gave him a hard time about ignoring me at previous Alt […]
My second dress is from a pattern I drafted from taking Paul Gallo’s Fashion Draping Class on Craftsy. I was really excited to take this class because I have had a dress form for a long time, but I’ve never used it to it’s full potential because I just had no clue how to drape. […]
Woo-hoo! That’s it for the Inspiration portion of the Summer of No Pants! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of my guest bloggers for all of the hours spent putting together fantastic tutorials, scouring the Internet for inspirational round-ups, and reviewing patterns for my readers. And special thanks to the SONP sponsors for […]
My friend Mandy got married on Saturday! I really, really wanted to go to her wedding, but we had a few big financial hits over the past couple of months (blew a couple of tires, major dental work–those kinds of fun things!) and we just couldn’t swing the extra cash to fly out. So, like […]
Today I have a real, live pro-fessional costume maker for you! Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings has visited here before with an upcycled dress tutorial of the Summer of No Pants and a crazy Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake recipe (yeah, you should definitely check that one out). Today she’s going to share some tips on how to […]
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 hope you know by now that if you are looking for healthy recipes, I’m not the person to come to. Check out Spoonful today to see my S’mores Pancakes!
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 […]
I decided to make homemade Halloween costumes this year. Huck as a matador and Milo as a bull. For el Matador:The inside shirt is a simple white button up dress shirt. I made the jacket from a pattern (New Look 6398), cutting it off just under the waist and not putting on the pockets. Since […]
Spoonful recently partnered with Pillsbury to take some classic Pillsbury recipes and have some of the Spoonful bloggers add our own twists to them. I was tasked with altering the recipes for Crescent Mummy Dogs, Cat Cookies and Chomping Monsters. This was such a fun assignment! Check out what I made below and click through the […]
Good morning, No-Pantsers! Welcome to Day 2 of The Summer of No Pants! I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! My first guest is Sarah E. White. Sarah is a is a professional crafter, writing mostly in the knitting genre for sites at About.com and CraftGossip.com. She also writes on her personal blog, Our Daily […]
Thanks to Bead & Button Company for sponsoring this post! Yesterday I shared a tutorial for making a bib statement necklace with buttons. I love the wood buttons for daytime, but Bead & Button Company also had so many pretty, sparkly pieces that I just had to make a more glamorous, evening statement necklace as well! This […]
This is a fun project that came about when my husband put a plastic cake dome over his face. I used the plastic dome of a store-bought two-layer cake, which was a bit too tall for this project. I show you how to cut it down in the first few steps. A single-layer cake dome […]
Good morning and a Happy Cyber Monday to you all! Now that you’ve had a chance to digest that Thanksgiving meal, it is time to start thinking about gift giving! Are you taking the Handmade Pledge this year? Buy handmade, give handmade, and ask others to do the same for you. Because, really, who needs […]
Stephanie has a really fun one for us today! I think kids would love to get in on making a card like this! Here’s Stephanie: I thought I would add a little “geek” to our greeting cards this year, and add a simple circuit to create a light-up reindeer! Supplies recycled card blanks and envelopes […]
It was supposed to be my 4th of July dress, but since we left for a nearly 2-week vacation on the 5th of July, I spent the 4th doing laundry, packing and cleaning instead of watching the parade, eating barbecue and blowing things up. I probably would have dripped barbecue sauce all over it, anyway. So […]
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, […]
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!
My kids love silly straws. Crazy straws? Whatever. The point is, my boys love them, but if you put them in anything but water, they get gross pretty quickly. Milk is the worst. Then, one day, I had a light bulb go off! Chenille stems would be perfect for shoving down in there and scrubbing […]
There is still time to sign up for the Handmade Hair Thingie Swap. I searched the Internet for ten great Hair Thingie tutorials to give you some inspiration. Click on the titles below the pics to go to the tutes. Tea Time Rose and Feather Hair ClipDIY Posy HeadbandFabric and Button Hair ClipAnthropologie Inspired Headband Covered Button […]