This year I volunteered (or, rather, was volunteered 🙂 to decorate the door of Huck’s classroom for Teacher Appreciation Day. Since the classroom theme is a beachy/Hawaiian/surf thing, I decided to keep that theme for the door decoration: Mahalo means”thank you” in Hawaiian. I have to give full credit to my husband for the lettering. […]
Ah, Valentine’s Day. I always thought it was kind of stupid. But that is another one of those surprising things that changed once I had kids. Now Valentine’s Day is one of my favorites. I’ve come to embrace the cheesiness and syrupy sweetness of red frilly hearts, and I love the beautiful Valentines that my […]
I wanted to squeeze in one more quick non-sewing project before we go full swing into The Summer of No Pants! My latest fun project to do with the boys is to work on little Mini Books. Sometimes they work on the books themselves, writing stories and drawing pictures, or we use them for storing […]
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 […]
Are you guys excited? I can feel it! Let’s get started: Wrap your giftwrapping paper around the long side of your box until it covers the whole thing. Give yourself an extra inch or so of overlap, and mark the wrap where you will cut it. Move your box aside and line up the top […]
I’ve put up some cute finger puppet notecard sets in my Etsy shop! There are some Halloween sets available, too. Git’em while they’re smokin’ hot! By the way, Facebook Fans get free shipping, so Become a Fan if you’re not already one!
We celebrated Milo’s first birthday with a few friends on Monday. I decided not to go overboard this year. In the past I have done birthday parties on the weekend and invited friends, my two playgroups, their spouses and our extended family–easily a guest list of 50 people. Then I would make all of the […]
I have been checking out a lot of miniature portraits lately and was inspired to create one featuring my fatty fatty fatso cat, Babs.Babs is made of mixed media collage elements–mostly paper from my scrapbooking stash, but also some fabric, lace, beads and embroidery thread–carefully cut with an X-acto knife and gently glued down using […]
His and her Day of the Dead masks made from paper mache, acrylic paint, sequins.
Easter eggs fer hunting’.