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Sew an Easy Blanket out of Old Recieving Blankets

receiving blanket blanket

I don’t know how we ended up with so many receiving blankets when the girl was a baby. She was a preemie, so we swaddled her for a long time to help keep her warm, but the number of little cloth blankets we had still borders on the ridiculous. When she was too old to use them any more, I ... Read More »

Making Paper Bag Puppets (Your Own or With a Kit)

playing with paper bag puppets

I like to give the girl crafty gifts and I have a lot of things on her wish list that are craft kits and other things I think she’ll like but that are kind of special because we don’t use craft kits all that often. This year someone bought her the ALEX Toys Paper Bag Puppets Kit (that’s an Amazon ... Read More »

Getting Back to Craft

finished art

While I was working on the book, I was only knitting (and doing some little crafty things with the girl, but nothing too planned). Now that I’ve been done with the book for almost a month, I’m still mostly just knitting. This tells me that I made a savvy career move and actually do like to knit, not just when ... Read More »

Go Back to Basics When You’re Busy

making paper flowers

You might have noticed a distinct lack of posting lately, and I’m going to let you know right up front that’s going to be the norm for the next six weeks or so. The book is due Sept. 1, and there’s still a lot to do. All my creativity is going to it rather than coming up with fun things ... Read More »

Painting with Frozen Watercolors

watercolor handprint

The other weekend husband was going out of town, and it was one of those uncharacteristically hot spring weekends, so I wanted to have something fun and special planned that we could do in the heat. We didn’t need it then, because we stayed much longer at a birthday party than we probably should have, but this past weekend was ... Read More »

Accidentally Cool Watercolor Marker Art {Kid Craft}

rained on art

The girl made this butterfly at school. Clearly it was coloring and cutting practice, because each part of the butterfly was supposed to be colored a certain way, then cut out and glued onto the tube. She loves it. So much, in fact, that she slept with it under her pillow a couple of nights. The wings are a little ... Read More »

A Cardboard Castle Art Display {Kid Craft}

found object castle

When you leave things lying around the house where kids can access them you never know what will happen. I have written before about the girl’s found object constructions, and I love that she keeps doing them and it’s completely self directed. This latest one happened while I was still in bed writing my morning pages and she was up ... Read More »

Make Your Own Plant Markers {Kid Craft}

garden tag kid craft

We’re doing our first real garden since the girl was born, and she’s pretty excited about it. We bought a little raised bed kit and have lettuce, broccoli and strawberries — all things she will eat — so far, as well as some flower seeds that didn’t fare too well in the last cold snap. She also has this book, ... Read More »

A Simple Way to Spring Clean Your Air

essential oil air freshener

This is one of those ideas I found on Pinterest and now that I’m looking again I see it’s all over the place, but I think the pin I first saw for it was from Tidy Mom. Now that spring is here we’re all looking for ways to clean our spaces and to make them seem a little fresher, too. ... Read More »

Learn Serging with a Free Class from Craftsy

serger craftsy class

Note: I’m an affiliate of Craftsy, but I have also taken classes from the service and love it. So there. One of my big goals related to crafting for a couple of years now has been to learn how to use a serger. I’ve actually had a serger that I bought myself as a Christmas present a couple of years ... Read More »

In Which I Pretend to Know How to Crochet {Iron Craft}

crochet a flower

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something with string. Since knitting is my job, I usually try not to knit for these challenges, because I want them to be fun and to be something different from what I usually craft. I’d been reading the super fun book Arne & Carlos Knit-and-Crochet Garden and the crocheted flower coasters caught ... Read More »