DIY Reversible Mouse Pad: a tutorial

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

Painted Gardening Tin: 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

Boys Will Be Boys: Name Bean Bags Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY! [giveaway is now closed]

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]

Boys Will Be Boys: Soft Soled Baby Shoes Tutorial and FREE Pattern!

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!

Boys Will Be Boys: Fabric Dominoes Matching Game and a Pattern Giveaway! [this giveaway is now closed]

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]

Boys Will Be Boys: Cloth Light Saber Tutorial

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

I am Complete.

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.

An Upcycled Christmas

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