Apparel

Wire headbands are a great way to add color and flair to your wardrobe. These functional hair accessories are easy to sew and fun to wear. My girls have enjoyed going through my fabric stash to whip up a new fashion accessory in a matter of minutes. Follow along to learnRead More →

Today we are going to learn how to make these traditional tied friendship bracelets. Food Allergy Awareness Friendship Bracelet Project Making these Friendship Bracelets was actually a homework assignment for Fairy. It didn’t dawn on me that I should blog about it until after we had completed several of theseRead More →

Sources for all the photos shared can be found HERE. Putting together these composites has become a new passion of mine. Why share just 1 thing when I can share several… or in this case 20! I didn’t plan on sharing 20 hair accessories. For some reason I usually like toRead More →

Several weeks ago I was perusing the internet as I am inclined to do, oohing and aahing over this and that, when I happened upon a scathingly brilliant idea! If you don’t get The Trouble With Angels reference, let’s just say I thought the idea was brilliant! I was over atRead More →

Sources for all the skirts can be found HERE. When Michelle was a little girl, I could not get her to wear a dress or skirt. (Remember that family?) I’m not sure Michelle and I ever had an actual argument, but the closest we ever came is when I insisted sheRead More →

Last week the girls’ dance studio ran a coolest bun contest. We saw some truly crazy buns that looked like cupcakes, birds’ nests, and monster faces. Then there were some really pretty designs with fancy braids, hair twirled into flowers, and such. Every day before dance, the girls had meRead More →

I remember a time when jeans were my go-to, super comfy, wear all the time wardrobe staple. Maybe this was because I spent my high school and college years sporting the 90s “grunge” look with loose, carpenter jeans (that were actually made out of cotton), flannel shirts, and generally comfyRead More →

  A few years ago I wrote a post called The Song of a Scarf in which I showed how I spun, dyed, and knit a scarf from beginning to end. It included a pattern for a simple bias scarf. That Christmas, I made a variation of that scarf asRead More →

This week my Fairy-Girl will be hitting double digits. We were lucky enough to celebrate her birthday along with her little cousin’s 4th birthday this past weekend. She got some amazing things, including the top two items on her wish list, a gym mat for acro practice and most importantlyRead More →

I had some yarn left over from making this Tooterphant. It is NOT my pattern. HERE is the link to the Etsy shop where you can purchase the crochet pattern. HERE is the link to my blog post where you can find more photos of the Tooterphant plus directions for adding felt eyes. Read More →

My girls and I are loving these super easy to make Stretchy Bandana styled Headbands. They are perfect for playing outside in the summer. They keep your hair out of your face and the sun off the top of your head. They take just a bit of fabric and aboutRead More →

Over the years I’ve probably made 1,457 baby quilts. Yeah, so I might be exaggerating a little bit, but seriously, I’ve made a lot. I have a favorite pattern, which I will be sharing soon, that is a quilt-as-you-go blanket and it is super easy to make. It begins byRead More →

I need a new bag. I tend to wear my bags until they beg to be retired, and are allowed to sit on the shelf with my other retired bags, where I imagine they talk about the good old days, share battle scars and wallow in the peace and quietRead More →

Recently, I’ve been thinking about button bracelets. My Grandma Pearl use to make them back when I was a child. They were these big, bulky things, crocheted with gold buttons. Although I learned much of my crafting from Grandma Pearl, I did not share her enthusiasm for button bracelets. JumpRead More →

Snow, snow, and more snow…. but mostly cold. How to hold off cabin fever… keep your hands (or more importantly your kids’ hands) busy. Fortunately most of my kids’ Christmas gifts were activity based and as this winter has keep us mostly indoors… we have greatly appreciated all the craftyRead More →

Making rolled paper beads is so easy, and they turn out so beautiful, that you will find that you can easily get addicted to this nifty past time. What do you do with the beads when you are done? Anything you would do with any other beads. The durability of theRead More →