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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…

Re-using Handmade Birthday Decorations [happy birthday, E!]

When my oldest turned three, I went on a little birthday decoration making spree. I made him a crown. I appliqued T-shirts with threes on them. I even made a no-sew birthday banner. In the past two years,…

The Easiest, Coziest Pillow Cover Ever: a Tutorial

Sometimes life is funny… like how you blog about listening to your body and taking more naps. Then you come down with the stomach flu and have to stay in bed all.day.long. Funny or … not so funny?…

Handmade Costume Series – an Upcycled Elephant Tutorial!

Last year, I had the privilege of being part of Andrea’s Handmade Costume series. It was so much fun [you can see my tutorial from last year here]. I’m so happy to be over there again this year, sharing…

Dress to Skirt Refashion! [A little tutorial]

Refashion. Upcycle. Thrifting. These could quite possibly be some of my favorite words ever. EVAH. So when I walk through a thrift store, I tend to look with a “what could I do with this?” kind of eye….

Short to Long Sleeves – a Quick and Easy Tutorial

Short to Long Sleeves – a Quick and Easy Tutorial

Truth be told, long-sleeved shirts get much more wear around here than short-sleeved. While our summer season isn’t very long [insert sad face here], we do have a great spring and fall. So when I found a grey…

Wool Cover Tutorial: Guest Post on Under the Apple Tree!

Happy Leap Day, friends! I’m guest posting over at Under the Apple Tree today. I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make your own wool covers for using over cloth diapers. If you’re a cloth diapering family, you’ll…

Simple Hair Band Flowers: a Tutorial

Alright, last-minute-gift-makers… here’s another easy gift for you to make today.  This one is super fun, and can be done while you’re watching your favorite Christmas movie or even riding in the car.  Simple hair band flowers, made…

Hey, hey, it’s a monkey!

Happy Halloween! While many of you still have festivities to come tonight, we have already gone trick-or-treating, and we have the loot to prove it [that is, the candy that hasn’t already made it into my belly…. mmmm]…