25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

I really love bunny crafts. They are so darned cute. Something about the little fluffy white tails marks the beginning of spring. I used to make lots of these little guys when the girls were young, and stuffed them inside of their Easter baskets.  So it makes me super duper happy to write this blog post … all about bunnies, bunnies, and more bunnies! Now that the girls are older, I still get to sneak in some crafts for them.  (Hey, see #6 – the bunny mug!)   Continue Reading →
Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

For Christmas, our family makes homemade gifts for each other.  We’ve had this tradition for a long time, so I’m constantly on the hunt for a DIY, homemade gift that does not totally suck.  Like most teenagers, mine have some high standards.  I originally made these cute little key fobs during Christmas a few weeks ago for the women in our family (my kids as well as sister-in-laws, nieces, and friends), but I just haven’t gotten around to writing about it.  Key fobs are so easy to make!  This entire batch of key fobs took me less than 15 minutes. … Continue Reading →
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

I decided to join Tiny Sidekick’s Pinterest Challenge. This is where bloggers were challenged to create something that they pinned.  Since it is close to Easter, I went to search for Easter Bunny Craft Ideas.  I created this plush bunny, an easy Easter craft to make.  It’s such an easy to sew pattern!  Especially since it uses felt, which makes it very easy for little fingers (if you are completing this Easter project with children), or adults with fat fingers (like me). I traced the template and ironed it onto plush material.  Sorry for the blurry picture. 🙁 Here are all … Continue Reading →
Sewing Some Cute Little Purses Edition

Sewing Some Cute Little Purses Edition

I was going to do a different kind of post today, but then a sewing bug hit me last night and I heeded the call.  I saw my ratty old wallet and I needed something better.  Time to look for some purse patterns to sew! I did some research and I came up with these three wonderful little purse tutorials to help me create my own.  Find out next week what I created and for another wonderful giveaway in dedication to my daughter, who will be baptized this Easter. I actually wrote this blog post because this blog owner won’t … Continue Reading →
10 Awesome Projects for St. Patrick’s Day That Don’t Completely Suck

10 Awesome Projects for St. Patrick’s Day That Don’t Completely Suck

Here’s another round up of cute ideas for the Luck O’ the Irish! 1. Clover Headband 2. Growing Shamrocks from Martha Stewart 3. Shamrock Hair Clips from felt 4. St. Patty’s Day T-Shirts really cute for going out with the buddies on the luckiest day of the year 5. Decorate in Green Bottles this is really fun for any time of the year and I have some old wine bottles that could really use a facelift 6. Rainbow Stache Bag I just simply love this 7. Chocolate Mint Brownies Yum — enough said 8. Interchangeable Holiday Picture Frame 9. Key Lime … Continue Reading →
Making a Bag Holder

Making a Bag Holder

I love short sleeve tops because they are so versatile.  I wear them the entire year with shorts, jeans, or skirts.  If it’s cold, I throw on a sweater or a scarf on top to complete the look.  But since I’ve been doing so many blog posts about refashioning tops into short sleeves, I thought I would do something different today. Remember this top? I ended up with two sleeves. I don’t have any photo instructions this week, but I thought I would just pass on a nice tip.  These make great bag holders!  And you know you have a … Continue Reading →
Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

Apologies because this post is coming a day early, but I wanted to get it out in time for Valentine’s Day.  Last week, I showed you how to make cute little heart pockets for the ones you love, but I can’t let those little bits and pieces of the USPS Postal Mailers go to waste, so I am making some cute cupcake picks to use them up.  Those mailers make for wonderful craft projects, so be sure to recycle them into something special.  (Just don’t go pick up the free ones from the post office – use them after they … Continue Reading →
Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Pocket

Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Pocket

USPS Postal Mailers make for wonderful craft projects, if you get one mailed to you.  So instead of throwing them into the recycle bin (yes, you can recycle those mailers), try upcycling them into a cute Valentine’s Day Heart for your kids.  You can also make all sorts of recycled, repurposed, or upcycled crafts from these guys.  Tough and strong, they are made to go through some abuse by mail carriers.  Please just remember to recycle them after you use them! Start by cutting them up so that you can use the white space.  I used 6 mailers for my project, … Continue Reading →
Homemade Baby Wipes

Homemade Baby Wipes

Betsy over at DIYNaturals made these Homemade Baby Wipes that I really like. This is a really useful idea even if you do not have a baby because our house uses lots of baby wipes for various things, like cleaning off TV and computer screens, wiping off feet, and even personal usage.  I went around and collected those awesome plastic Folgers coffee buckets to use as the “out” bucket, and used up an old baby wipes tub as the “in” bucket.  Score! With love, Follow me on Pinterest! Let me know what you think in the comments. Continue Reading →
Family Calendar Gifts – 2013 Jewel Case Template

Family Calendar Gifts – 2013 Jewel Case Template

I found a great Photoshop template to make a family calendar.  This makes a fun, frugal homemade Christmas/holiday gift idea using a jewel case.  For my 2013 calendar template, I featured all the members of the family in one calendar.  My husband was great and printed out all the pictures, and the kids and I cut them out and inserted them into CD jewel cases.  You can find CD or DVD jewel cases (if you don’t already have a hundred of them lying around) at any office supply store, right near the blank CD’s. I was lucky enough that I … Continue Reading →