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Etch a Glass Vase for Mom

by Marie on April 28, 2009

With Mother’s Day coming up, sometimes it’s hard to know what to get that lovely lady! So I’m etching a glass vase for my mom and mother in law this year, putting some fresh flowers in for their special day. (Mom, act surprised when you get one of these!!) Supplies for Etched Flower Vase: Etching […]

Jennifer, founder of Ellie Bellie Kids, is here as my guest today sharing a fabulous how-to for play time. This puppet theater will be the envy of the neighborhood. Bold primary colored fabric + tension curtain rods = transformation of a doorway into a stage for your child’s imagination. Don’t sew? It’s okay. I used […]

Take the Time to Recycle

by Marie on April 21, 2009

As Earth Day is tomorrow, it’s a great time to think of ways in which we can recycle, helping keep our Earth clean. I’ve come a long way toward recycling in my own home. I’ve always recycled pop cans or milk jugs, but until recently, I didn’t realize how many things can be recycled. Here’s […]

Lisa from Well Grounded Life is here sharing a fun craft for showcasing your kids. These centerpieces would make a great gift for upcoming Mother’s Day! I love family celebrations and parties.  One of my favorite parts is to think of creative ways to decorate that are personal, inexpensive and fun.  These are two centerpieces […]

As Easter is on it’s way, stitch this sweet card to cheer on the Easter Bunny as he hides his eggs! This pattern is fun to stitch and easy to make. It would be great to display in your home or give as an Easter gift to a loved one. Supplies: Everything is available at […]

Easy Hooded Bath Towel

by Marie on March 31, 2009

I’ve made each of my kids their own bath towel hoodie when they’re born, starting with my son 6 years ago. I make them one with their name on it and one with a fun appliqued shape on the back. These towels are super easy to make, needing only limited sewing know-how. And they make […]

When it comes to activities for kids and planning parties, I can say I’m pretty crafty. But for the life of me, I can’t decorate my house. I struggle with colors, theme, and design. I desperately need to decorate my front room, the room every guest sees. So I’m calling in some reinforcements, YOU. I […]

Are you wearing GREEN today? I hope so, I don’t want you getting pinched! Well, in honor of the color green, I’ve come up with a few links helping to give your home a touch of Green. Moss Topiary from The Inspired Room (pictured above) Green Metal Star from The Nesting Place Green Composting from […]

My son’s door was on it’s last leg. I don’t know how it got so loose, but it only took one more push for it to rip the screws right out of the door. We didn’t want to buy a whole new door, so I called my door expert sister, Nan, and she taught us […]

Make Your Own Pot of Gold

by Marie on March 7, 2009

As that lucky Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow can be tricky to find, we decided to make our own. With just a few supplies, you’ll have a fun centerpiece filled with gold. Supplies for Pot of Gold: pot – terracotta pot, or a black pot you may already have black paint […]

Back on the Quilting Wagon

by Marie on February 24, 2009

I had a goal last year to make one quilt a month. Well, I did good for the first 6 months, until I had a baby last June and all sewing stopped at that point. But now that my little snuggley baby has worked out a good napping schedule, I’m going to get back to […]

A Tribute to Fallen Mothers

by Marie on February 3, 2009

The Mother’s Day Project was formed to give tribute to Mothers who’ve fought and lost their lives in the Iraq war. Names of mothers have been submitted, stitched, and sewn, so we can remember them and their bravery. I first saw this at Portabellopixie and was so moved that I requested to stitch a Mother’s […]

Stitching Hearts on Snow Hats

by Marie on February 2, 2009

These fun little hats are super easy to embellish. With just a little yarn, they’re perfect for wearing on Valentines day or out in the snow. Supplies for Stitched Snow Hats: knit hat – usually found at Target, Walmart, etc. for $1. Yarn or Embroidery Floss large needle – my is a quilting needle size: […]

Sending Your Valentine a Card

by Marie on January 26, 2009

Here’s a few fun Valentine Cards I’ve made in the past for my sweetheart. These would be great to give to your loved ones too, both young and old. Heart Hand-Stitched Card Puzzling Valentine Card Pop-up Heart Card

Going Potty for Pennies

by Marie on January 22, 2009

We’ve tried lots of things to help my 3 year old daughter stay motivated to go potty on the toilet. She’s been trained for a while now, but was having accidents at least once a day, getting distracted by playing or just plain stubbornness! Well, I came up with this “Going Potty for Pennies” jar […]

I’m so happy to share the photography knowledge and skills of Jessica of Mom Shots! Her blog has great tips and tricks for taking photos of kids, something I need major help with. My kids can’t sit still, I have to take 500 shots just to get the one good one! So I’ve asked Jessica […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom again today. Come on over to Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday to see how I made these fun Snowman Stitched Cards. He’ll keep things frosty this Winter!

With so many fun things to make for the holidays, I’m posting some great ideas for giving a Handmade Holiday. Today’s Mama has done some research and found that many of you are cutting back the spending. If so, then hopefully some of these handmade ideas will help you save some pennies, while still giving […]

Santa Hat Stitched Card

by Marie on November 25, 2008

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s Sleigh is almost on it’s way. Here’s a fun Santa Hat holiday card to hand-stitch for your Season’s Greetings. Or check out the last year’s stitched card of the Christmas Tree. Either would be perfect to create for your family and friends. Supplies: Everything is available at your local craft or […]

Fall Acorn Crafty Magnets

by Marie on November 14, 2008

After leaf crunching and turkey making, there’s still a few projects we’re making for Fall. These Acorn Magnets are perfect for displaying the Fall craft projects the kids have made at school. Supplies for Acorn Magnets: acorns magnets – they now sell these strong neodymium magnets at Walmart or other craft stores, or you can […]

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