Crafts Archive

On-the-Fly Pillowcase Top Not-a-Tutorial

One of the ways I like to learn things is to kind of get myself in over my head and see what happens. Last week’s Iron Craft challenge, which I totally missed, was to

Notions: Outdoor Play and Nature Crafts

I read a lot of crafty blogs and have a lot of craft and kids activities come through my feeds every day, so I’d guess a lot of these Notions posts are going to

Easy to Sew Cloth Napkins

We have used cloth napkins for years, since before the girl was born. I like the fact that we aren’t throwing away as much paper, and it adds a little cuteness to the table

Mixed-Paper Collage Bookmark

I’m a day behind on the Iron Craft Challenge this week (because it was book launch day yesterday), but the idea was to create something using words. The first thing I came up with

Sewing with Kids: Getting Started

The girl, who is almost 6, is super interested in all sorts of crafty things because that’s her life. She’s long wanted to learn how to knit, and before her interests turned toward astronomy,

How to Embellish a Canvas Tote Bag

I don’t pay a lot of attention to Klout, the website that gives people scores based on their influence (as of this writing I’m at 63, though I don’t really know what that means).

How to Make Plastic Egg Maracas

This craft came completely from the mind of the girl, inspired by something she saw at school. She was telling me all weekend that she wanted to make maracas out of plastic eggs with