I had a list in my head of handmade gifts I wanted to make for my toddler, Anneliese for Christmas this year. Then I kept adding to it, so I had to jot it down on paper, but after a bit the list was quite long, and some of the projects were a bit complicated for
It takes more planning. More time. More setup and cleaning afterward. It takes attention and effort to teach them skills and techniques.
But it’s worth the extra effort.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. During our monthly blog-related trip to Dollar General, I thought I was scoping out the seasonal aisle for autumnal craft ideas. But when the assignment hit my Social Spark account, it turns out it was
I’m teaching my 2 year old how to sew, and from the way she was dancing around today singing, “Pupple em-boy-dee! Pupple em-boy-dee!” I have hope that someday my daydreams of crafting together will come true.
When my daughter was a wee baby, I discovered the awesomeness of baby leg warmers. All of the cuteness of leggings, but with SUPER-easy diaper changes. But when fall and winter brought chillier weather, and she needed socks on all the time, I wondered why I couldn't find baby thigh-high socks anywhere. (There are only
I’ve had this project in mind for ages, and finally HAD to make it. I had casually mentioned to Anneliese one day that I was going to make her a stove. Every day after that, she would tell me as she played with her toys, “Mama make stove!” So… she knows how to get me
I won’t even tell you how long I’ve been meaning to do this project. But if you take a look at my old ironing board cover, I’m sure you’ll be able to take a guess. (*cough*Forever*cough*) There are tutorials out there for how to re-cover your ironing board, including precision-tracing, ironing everything, measuring out
The houses here on base NAS Lemoore have so much storage space. I love it! I decided to turn the empty half of the laundry room into a craft area a while back, instead of just using it to store rubbermaid bins of holiday decorations or something. I planned out the shelving and desk, and
Aaaaages and ages ago, Urban Outfitters used to make “tapestries” which were really like awesome hemmed pieces of huge fabric. They still make “tapestries” but now instead of being like regular printed fabric (with a smaller pattern), they mostly have one giant panel printed on them. I wish they still made them the old way.
In an effort to brighten up the kitchen and dining room, I decided to bring in yellow and white, and trade our dark dining furniture for something lighter. We sold our dark wooden table (which was wonderful, but very big in our space here) and got this light-colored one from Ikea (and the place mats
As part of my nesting/reorganizing projects, I bought new towels for both bathrooms. The others were from when I was in college, and some from when The Guy and I first got married. Getting a bit old… And I was tired of the color. I decided to do Anneliese’s bathroom in her “signature” color combo,
A lot of people I know have a pajama tradition for Christmas. Usually it’s a gift that each child can open on Christmas Eve – brand new exciting pajamas! I think most years my mom made my sisters and me matching pajamas, and I think the handmade-ness of it is kind of special. There’s nothing