Additional Crafts & How Tos (Page 5)

A shank is a metal, plastic or thread column used to hold a button away from an item, making the button loose and easier to button. It also strengthens the button making it a great choice for buttons that take a lot of stress, like at a waistline. This isRead More →

In the mid 70s I was in college majoring in Home Economics. No, actually, Michigan State University was on the cutting edge, and it was no longer called Home Economics but rather Human Ecology. They prided themselves on NOT being a college content with simply teaching “stitchin’ and stirrin’” butRead More →

The kids and I have spent some time playing with these really cute paper dolls from The Toymaker. It is a lovely site with lots of free Paper Toy Patterns… worth checking out. The Tiny Littles Paper Dolls have some very cute Halloween Costumes. My kids’ favorites were the fairyRead More →

This week’s Unplugged Challenge theme was Trees. I had been wanting to try the Freezer Paper Stencil T-shirts for awhile now and leaves seemed like a fun inspiration for the design. We started by going on a leaf scavenger hunt. Each of the kids gathered 5 leaves with completely differentRead More →