On Monday, Meg of Elsie Marley wrote a wonderful post on creativity. She’s starting a series of creative assignments where she posts an idea and her readers respond with their interpretations of the assignment. The first assignment was to go into your Pinterest page and count out to yout twelfth most recent pin. Then, make […]
Make five little speckled frogs out of gumdrops and teach subtraction in a yummy way! Get the how-to on Disney Imagicademy!
Hello! Brain fart! I made this bowl weeeeeeeeeks ago, and apparently I never posted about it. So here it is! My crocheted and felted monster bowl. It’s actually up for sale in my sad, sparse Etsy shop. For some reason I get so stressed out about stocking my shop! I have wonderfully grand ideas, but […]
Hello, everybody!Today I am supposed to be bringing you a lovely round-up of Date Night dresses from Gia over at One Perfect Day, as well as a giveaway from her shop. Unfortunately, Blogger has had some issues and has temporarily deleted the post from yesterday and all of the posts I had scheduled, including today’s! […]
This year’s Halloween costumes were a little bit more simple than I usually do. Huck wanted to be a black cat (since this is what Dora the Explorer was for Halloween). Milo asked to be a robot. So Huck’s costume was very easy. I spent $5 at Target on the cat ears, nose, tail & […]
Hi everyone! I have been busy, busy, busy finishing up last minutes gifts and doing all the stuff that needs to get done before Christmas. The boys are so excited about it this year, which is getting ing me really excited, too. Last year Milo spent Christmas day pretty much eating wrapping paper, but this […]
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!
Check it out! A set of my finger puppet notecards is being featured in an Etsy Treasury! The list expires on Friday morning, so I grabbed the screenshot above for posterity. “The Treasury is an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery of handpicked items.” This collection, entitled colour my way was chosen by Zomo & Bara, features […]
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies 1 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 egg jelly or jam Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Sift together flour, salt & baking […]
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 […]
Jane from Buzzmills is back with another guest post for The Summer of No Pants! She did an amazing round-up of Embellishment How-Tos earlier in the series and today she’s bringing us a really cool project that is perfect for summer. She used a special fabric dye to make a sun-dyed skirt. So many possibilities with […]
In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You), I threw together a couple of quick Jedi capes for my guys. Real Jedi’s don’t need pants, by the way.
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. […]
I made the boys a couple of Responsibility Charts so that they can start earning an allowance. I was going to call them Chore Charts, but at ages 3 and 5, I am more interested in getting them to work on certain behaviors rather than do chores around the house. They also help keep me […]
For my first skirt, I took inspiration from Alisa Burke’s Petticoat Tutorial. I wanted a ruffled skirt with predominantly white and off-white elements. All of the fabric (except for the lining) was from my stash. The buttons are Vans buttons that were extras that came with a pair of my husband’s shorts. This is more […]
Here is my final skirt for the Summer of No Pants! This is a project I started over a year ago. I had already cut all of the pieces for Simplicty 2403, but after starting the bodice, I wasn’t satisfied with the way things were going and I set it aside and forgot about it. […]
If you have little guys like I do, you should run over and check out Made by Rae and MADE this month for Celebrate the Boy, a collection of tutorials, round-ups, giveaways and generally awesome boy-related crafts from around the Internet. Last year my Boy’s Tie from a Man’s Tie tutorial was featured in one […]
Jenny is back today sharing these sweetly fragrant Christmas cards. Here’s Jenny: Hi! Jenny from The Bush Crafter here! We have Christmas coming up and I wanted to share my latest idea for soft, bubbly, fragrant greeting cards with you. I will be sending these out to friends and family, really soon. And now […]
You’ve seen these here before, and I’m sure you’ll see them again! Felted ring bowls are one of my favorite gifts to make for a new bride and groom. In case you missed it, (because it happened before Pinterest was around!) I did a tutorial for these little bowls over on the Felt-o-rama blog.
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 […]
I read somewhere on the Alt Summit site that we should “think color, not costume” for the Clue party, so I thought I should add a little more blue to my Mrs. Peacock outfit. I think, though, if you’re gonna call it a Clue Party, you should have costume elements in there! Otherwise, why not just […]
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 wanted to share one of my all time favorite tips on painting with kids. I can’t remember where I read it, and I wish I could give credit, because it has transformed our paintings from muddy messes to modern masterpieces. And it’s an easy one. Ridiculously easy, and totally common sense, actually. When I saw it, […]
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!
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 […]
The boys costumes are finished! With a few days to spare, too! I’ll share pics of them in the costumes (*if* I can convince/bribe Milo to wear his), but in the meantime, here they are on the hangars!I want to see what you’ve been working on, too, so please share your work in the Handmade […]
There have been so many beautiful skirts and dresses entered into the Summer of No Pants Flickr Pool. If you haven’t checked it out lately, you should pop on over and see them all. Here are five of my favorite entries from the first two weeks of the challenge:mamaturtle made this dress from a pillowcase […]
If you have not joined the Google+ Community for SONP, then you are missing out on half of the fun! The community is where we all get to talk to each other and share our progress. It’s a great place to cheer each other on, ask for advice and to bitch when you realize that […]
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