I love when I can take a little bit of fabric, a short amount of time, and come up with something that can brighten up a space. When I got sick of looking at my plain, black mouse pad, I decided to sew up a new one that would bring a little color and fun to my desk. … Continue reading DIY Reversible Mouse Pad: a tutorial
I recently had the fabulous opportunity to play with some awesome painting supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts. I had about a bajillion different ideas, but when I came across these large tin buckets, I knew it would be the perfect canvas. You'll love how easy it is... 1. Press the self-adhesive stencils to your tin. … Continue reading Painted Gardening Tin: a Tutorial
My three-year-old is really into letters right now, so we're working on recognizing his name. Yep, that's the teacher in me... giving my kids educational toys for Christmas. And I know that the nerdy, educational parent part of you wants to help your littles learn their letters too! Supplies: Three coordinating fabrics Chalk or water … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Name Bean Bags Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY! [giveaway is now closed]
We're already halfway through our gift series, Boys Will be Boys, so Handmake Their Toys! So far in the series, I've shared a lot of tutorials for toys your little boys are sure to love. [well, mine are sure to love them anyway!] But sometimes you want to be a little more practical with your … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Soft Soled Baby Shoes Tutorial and FREE Pattern!
Welcome back to Boys Will Be Boys, so Handmake Their Toys! Today I have a tutorial for a game that even the youngest boys can play. Bonus, it's a game that doesn't make any noise. [not that I can promise anything about your kiddos...] Supplies: Two different materials - something sturdier than quilter's cotton is … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Fabric Dominoes Matching Game and a Pattern Giveaway! [this giveaway is now closed]
It's another day of our gift series, Boys Will Be Boys, so Handmake Their Toys! Today's tutorial is sure to win over the hearts of any boy who has a love for Star Wars. Or turning things into a weapon. And for you, the lovely handmade gift maker? An easy sew, but one that your … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Cloth Light Saber Tutorial
Being a stay-at-home mom is one of the most amazing joys I have had in my life. I have known since I was young that this is what I wanted to do. Especially since the journey to meet my littles hasn't always been smooth. But even though I know that this is what my God … Continue reading I am Complete.
So, if you read my blog pretty much ever, you'll notice I'm a big upcycler. As evidenced here or here or here or here or here or here.... just to point out a few. Because there are more! There are a lot of reasons I upcycle... I love that I can re-purpose something that would … Continue reading An Upcycled Christmas