As our home renovation project of doom is coming (hopefully) to a close I have been thinking about what I've learned from this whole experience. When we moved into our new-to-us home two months ago with only our three kids, a few bags full of basic necessities, and a plan...leaving all other worldly possessions in storage...we thought we knew what we were doing. Boy were we wrong. However, I think we have gotten a lot accomplished in those two months...in that time we have repainted ... View the Post
DIY Wardrobe Makeovers Book Review
One of our good blogging friends, Suzannah from Create/Enjoy (formerly Adventures in Dressmaking) has written a book and we are so excited for her! You probably know that she is one of the queens of refashioning and she has outdone herself with her new beautiful book. Just look at some of the amazing projects in it... ... View the Post
Shoe Jewelry: Decorate Your Keds!
Today we are talking about Shoe Jewelry so you can decorate your KEDS! Keds seem to be all the rage this summer and my girls have jumped on the bandwagon. Which is fine by me...I grew up wearing Keds and love that they are making a come back! Grace and I actually made these "shoelace bracelets" a few weeks ago. We had a rare afternoon to ourselves and we went shoe jewelry crazy! ... View the Post
Easy Fabric Bookmark
Do you need a fast and simple gift? Well, these easy fabric bookmarks are a little handmade touch to go with a store-bought book as a gift and are so cute sticking out of the side. And I love them because they won't damage a book! They are perfect sewing project for any age and are also a perfect scrap buster for tiny pieces of fabric that you have left-over from other projects. Hannie helped me with this one and the only part I did was the top-stitching (mostly because she had a friend ... View the Post
Handmade Christmas: Easy Gift Necklace Tutorial
Last year for our neighborhood craft morning, I did these easy gift necklaces. The supplies cost well under $5 dollars (way more if you buy in bulk) and would make a great gift for any girl, teen or friend this holiday season. If you are searching etsy for supplies you are going to search under "necklace blanks" and the supplies will pop up. These are the 1 inch squares in silver. You can order the necklace and the glass piece as well as the necklace chain from lots of places. And the paper ... View the Post
A Witch in Training….
I am so close to finishing up costumes. Well, one costume that has taken me forever. I keep second guessing myself...but I am now seeing the finish line so I WILL show you on Friday. ( I just need an hour or so with my glue gun to finish up the props and we are set!) And the other two costumes....they were store-bought. Which at first made me sad. I really wanted to continue the handmade tradition. But I have since gotten over it....it's not the end of the world and it's what they wanted. ... View the Post
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