I just had to share this, as it was inspired by my last project.by Huck, age almost 4Family portrait: Upside-down head Daddy, hobby Mama, upside-down head hobby Huck and six-eyed hobby Milo
We recently had some friends (twin boys) turn 3-years-old. Their mama is very crafty and always puts a lot of time, thought and care into entertaining. We were super excited about their monster-themed birthday party, but unfortunately The Dreaded Snots invaded our house and we were forced to miss the party. Boo!In between wiping noses, […]
Okay, first I want to promise that this isn’t going to turn into a blog about blogging! I have some really fun projects lined up to share with you, if only the sun would come out and I could take a few photos! In the meantime, I just had a great experience at Alt for Everyone, […]
Last month I put out a call to do a craft swap with me. The rules were simple and the item swapped had to be small enough to fit into a 6″x9″ bubble mailer envelope, take less than 3 hours to complete and cost less than $15 to make.The first item I received was from […]
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 […]
These mini gravestones make a spooky addition to a fairy garden or Halloween terrarium. Get the tutorial on Disney’s Imagicademy.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Kelley returns today with a fun take on bingo. This would make an easy handmade gift for the kiddos. It would also be a great travel game to bring along on your next big road trip. Here’s Kelley: Hello to all the Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! readers. I’ve got a little after Halloween treat for you! […]
This post contains affiliate links. When I found a bag of my mom’s strands and strands of vintage sequins, I wanted to wear them just as they were. I tried stringing them a few different ways, but using wire was ultimately my favorite method. Sequin Bangles Tutorial You will need: Sequins (You can also search for […]
I’ve had a few comments lately asking me if The Summer of No Pants is a go go, and, sadly, the answer is a no no. I just couldn’t pull it together this year. I started working on it a few times, but it takes many hours and a big commitment on my part to coordinate […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 love this sewing tutorial for ice skate totes that Kelley brings to us today! Since we moved to Virginia, my whole family has been excited about a whole new world of winter fun and activities. When Kelley brought this idea to me, I thought, “Ice skating! Yes! We must try ice skating!” What’s funny […]
Our Christmas tree is a 3-foot tall white tree. It was about $15 at Target. Having two little kids, I can’t commit to anything bigger and promise that the decorations will go down anytime before Valentine’s Day. It is decorated simply this year with some glass ornaments given to me by my mom and a […]
Hiya hiya hiya! I thought I should check in since it has been a loooong time since my last post. I have a computer virus that is driving me crazy and only seems to really affect me when I am online. So I’ve been *mostly* offline for a couple of weeks now! I actually read […]
Ta-daaaa! My fourth and final dress for The Summer of No Pants 2013! This was actually the first pattern I bought for SONP, but I waffled back and forth so many times on what fabric to use. I didn’t want a solid color, but I shy away from overall patterns for dresses. I loved this […]
I want to quickly share the boys’ first sewing projects. Milo (age 5, on the left) and Huck (age 7, on the right) have been asking me if they could learn to sew on my sewing machine for a really long time. The idea made me a little nervous, but they are very persistent kids. […]
A friend of mine is a big fan of Pride & Prejudice, so I couldn’t resist buying this book for her 2-year-old girl’s birthday:It is a beautifully illustrated counting board book that uses elements from Pride and Prejudice (2 rich gentlemen, 3 houses, 4 marriage proposals, etc.). I loved the shirt Elizabeth wears with “I ♥ Darcy” cross-stitched across the […]
Holy Smokes, you guys! I can’t believe there were so many entries for my lil’ old Crayon Monster Art Tote. I’m humbled and flattered by your participation. And it totally makes me want to giveaway more of my own stuff, so keep an eye out! Our BIG WINNER is …Lenetta @ Nettacow!Congratulations, Lenetta! I will […]
An old boxy t-shirt, cut-up and tailored to fit. Inspired by the book Sew Subversive by Melissa Rannels, Melissa Alvarado & Hope Meng
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!
I meant to post this earlier, but Steve has been holding the camera hostage at work for the past several days. This is a cute toddler backpack that I made for our friend Joshua’s first birthday. He’s probably a little too little to wear it, but I figured that he’ll be ready to stuff it […]
Ever since I made William and Harry, I have been wanting to make more chewy celebrity softies. Who better to cut teeth upon than Robert Smith? He comes with booties and is available here on Etsy.
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!
Here are some rocket ship baby booties I made for a new little guy! I just love the way these came out! Of course, I used my favorite metallic fabric paints, Jacquard Lumiere (affiliate link), for the moon and the rocket booster flames. The rocket and moon are simple iron-on appliques, and the star and cloud […]
We exchanged Valentines at work this year, and I wanted to do something really fun and cheesy for my all-female office. I decided to take some pick-up lines and make some Ryan Gosling-style “Girl…” valentines. I designed 20 cards and printed them on some nice matte presentation paper. I cut the cards […]