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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 »

Make Your Own Indoor Fairy Garden

fairy garden house decorations

A friend of the girl’s was having a fairy-themed birthday party over the weekend, and I thought it would be fun to make her a fairy garden kit for her present. As I was thinking about it, I knew I needed to make one for the girl, too, because I was sure she would love it. I was right. As ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Crocheted Scarf {Iron Craft Challenge}

crocheted scarf pattern

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was making something inspired by the Olympics. I’d already done a knit hat earlier in the season and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do until I thought about all the red, white and blue yarn I had lying around. (I had extra red from the Christmas stockings and blue from the ... Read More »

Valentine’s Homework

tissue paper heart

The girl was home sick from school a couple of days last week, and I was trying to come up with things to amuse her (because she is the least-sick sick kid you have ever seen in your life) so I was casting around for some Valentine things for her to do, since she’s pretty obsessed with the holiday right ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Storage Pouches {Iron Craft Challenge}

clean drawer

The Iron Craft challenge for this week had to do with organizing a space and/or making something to help you organize a space. I knew immediately I needed to tackle my needle drawer; you can see why. This is the top drawer of a filing cabinet, and what it looks like spread out all over my desk. I’m the worst ... Read More »

Open-Ended Valentine’s Day Crafts

found object valentine person

The other day I went to Target for the first time in a while, and though I was rather determined to stick to my list, I could not resist all the cute Valentine’s stuff in the dollar spot. I spent $7 on some plain red cards, paper stickers, felt stickers, puffy stickers, glittery heart shapes, stick-on gems and sticker-backed ribbons. ... Read More »

Peg Dolls: An Easy, Collaborative Craft

peg dolls

Note: link is affiliate link I had every intention of making the girl some peg dolls for Christmas. I actually started them, getting so far as painting the heads, drawing on faces and making/painting hair onto them. Then the girl noticed them on my desk, said she thought they needed arms, and that was the end of me wanting to ... Read More »