Beads

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 →

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 →

Yesterday Pixie and Fairy had their dance recital. There was talent-a-plenty I can tell ya! This was Pixie’s first time on the big stage and Fairy’s third… a real professional! Both of the girls did great, and Pixie stole the show, with a prop mix-up, and her grace under pressure.Read More →

Materials: Felt pieces glass seed beads embroidery floss 3 12″ pipe cleaners florist tape pattern Directions: 1] Make copy of pattern. 2] Cut out pattern in desired colors. Inner Beaded section: 3] Mark the inner circle. 4] Using 2 strands of embroidery floss, bring thread up in the center ofRead More →

We have a brooch, we have a necklace, all that’s left is a bracelet! Here is a super duper easy bracelet that goes together in no time. With supervision, your 4 year old can help string the beads and your 8 year old can make their own! If you’re havingRead More →

For a young child’s bracelet 2 1/2″ diameter. Add more hearts and beads to enlarge.  Materials: small piece red wool felt small beads .7mm Stretch Magic elastic red embroidery floss heart pattern [1] Copy pattern. [2] Cut out 2 hearts for each heart on bracelet (I needed 4 finished heartsRead More →