October 2011


Anthropology Inspired Sweatshirt

I always hit the sales rack at Anthropology and I almost bought this sweatshirt until I realized how simple it was to make (plus it was $60 - and that was the sale price!). Read on for instructions on how [...]


Drawing Tutorial – Covered Bridge with Fence Row (ages 7 – 10)

This drawing helps with teach kids about perspective and disappearing point.  It will be easy for a 10 year old, but challenging for ages 7 and under. Here is another tutorial: How to draw a Pumpkin: ages 5 - 9. [...]


Halloween Macarons!

I had the pleasure to visit Amanda's kitchen from Kevin and Amanda and make the most delicate, delightful, decadent desserts ever - a Macaron! The name doesn't describe how heavenly they are...and we made them fun by decorating them for [...]


Fairy Princess Ballerina Costume

Em couldn't quite decide between Princess, Fairy and Ballerina costume, so I made a mixture of them all :) Here is her Fairy, Ballerina,  Princess Costume with Wand and Hair Accessories. For the costume I followed the Butterick B5545 pattern [...]


Hand Painted and Embellished Pillow

I had previously posted the following 2 pics on Facebook and Twitter: did you guess what they were? They became a one of a kind, hand painted and embellished pillow.  Painted with acrylics, and embellished with a tie-dyed flower.  Read [...]


Halloween Vinettes

I have as many Halloween decorations as I do Christmas decorations. Usually I decorate my breakfast room with Halloween stuff, but this year I extended beyond the breakfast room.  CHECK OUT THE DINING ROOM SPIDER DECOR My mom made this [...]

>Craft Supply Shopping – Tips and Coupons

>HOBBY LOBBY, MICHAELS, JO-ANN - I LOVE THEM ALL!!!  The trick to getting a good deals on Craft Supplies is to be prepared! I visited two stores this morning, Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann Fabrics with a list of what I needed [...]


Treasure Box – Storage for Spare Change

The busiest room in the house...My laundry room is the first room, you walk into from the garage. It is the drop off place for many things: shoes, hats, jackets, socks, laundry, purses, leashes etc. Check out the Pretty Treasure [...]


Bird Halloween Costume

The LilMan was flipping through a party store catalog and saw a picture of a black bird, and declared "I want to be a black bird for Halloween! Can you make me one?" Click here to see how I made [...]

Glow in the dark spider balls for Halloween

Glow in the Dark Spider Balls

HOW SUPER COOL ARE THESE!!! This is probably one of the easiest crafts I've done and I even got the kids involved. Check out how to make a really neat Halloween decoration! // Pin It What You'll Need String/Yarn Elmer's [...]


Make Ruffle Pants from an Old T-Shirt

Em will have the need for me to fix her clothes so they are more fitted, so I'm learning to fix things now.  She is almost three and these jeans I bought her at 18 months, except for the length, [...]