Jan 31, 2011

Easy to make- Rainbow Necklace

I love this great dress-up/ teething toy, easy to crochet

Jan 26, 2011

DIY - Studded Ballet Slippers

Spring Bed Garden DIY Project

Add a little bit of color with this handmade night light.  
Super sweet. 

Toddler Slippers - Crochet Pattern

Thanks Lisa at Good Knits

Where To Go To Learn To Make A Papier Mache Folk Art Doll

Folk Art, papier mache dolls from the 1700's and 1800's are fascinating to me.   I love the forgiveness of the process.   The paperclay as well as the painting of the doll head can be reworked, changed, redone over and over again.   If you are interested in the process of this wonderful art here is a list of resources. 

Jan 25, 2011

Big Sister Gift Idea for New Baby

Nothing's sweeter than preparing for a new little one's arrival.  Including older children in the preparation and celebration makes it extra fun!   Mama's Doodles has this simple idea that's super easy for kids.   All you need is fine grit sandpaper, crayons and a baby T-shirt.

Visit Mama's Doodles for the simple 6 step instructions.  Oh so sweet!

Jan 23, 2011

How to Make Shrinky Dinks from Recycled Plastic


Permanent Markers,  #6 clear plastic, and an oven you can make your own Shrinky Dinks.   A super fun activity to do with kids of all ages.

Look for this #6 symbol on clear plastic, such as containers for take out food.

Skip to my Lou has complete and thorough information and directions.   A Family Fun Project!

Jan 21, 2011

Turtle Pincushion - Pattern and Sewing Tutorial

This is the cutest pincushion I have found!   

Flip him over, needles, thread and scissors stow-away inside.

He has a magnetic flipper for those stray pins!

Here's the Link -  Craft Passion has the Free Pattern and Sewing Tutorial!

DIY Woven Rag Rug

Turn your old bed sheets into a new Woven Rag Rug.   

I love the look, texture and colors!   Love this and can't wait to give it a try.   This technique would make lovely table placemats as well!

Here's the link at Craft Passion for the Woven Rag Rug Tutorial

Owl Key Chain - Pattern and Tutorial

Clever idea - If you're really good at loosing your keys, like ME, this may be a clever and cute way to keep track of those pesky keys!   I love owls and I love this.   

Craft Passion has the free pattern and tutorial.

Little Girls Apron Dress

Super cute girls apron dress.  The complete pattern and photo tutorial can be found at Every Day Chaos.

Apron Patterns and Tutorials

When I cook, clean and create I am super messy!   I love to wear an apron.   After visiting my local fabric store and seeing the price of an apron pattern I decided - I'd have a look online.
Well, here's a few from Sew 4 Home, completely free and just for you!
 Just click on the link below each pattern.


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