Category: Tutorials

Quick Floor Mat, DIY

I’m not saying that my daughter is high maintenance, but like every other kid she wants something the second she sees it. Last week we were out running errands and she spotted a furry little carpet that she just had to have. I said…

The Owl Bag

I find the week after a holiday to be the most disrupted. I cannot figure out what it is about that one extra day of “free time”, but the four that follow are so disjointed that it’s hard to fall back into our well…

Fondant Roses

There really is no reason for this post other than I wanted to make a visual tutorial. Fondant used to be available only to cake decorators, and only the most skilled could figure out its strange and complicated ways… but that’s really not the…

A Sweater Coat

Here’s the pattern.  I really wanted my daughter to have something that I made her – I’ve sewn her some doll clothes, and knit her a shawl, but I wanted her to have something in her wardrobe that really got some use, so I settled…

A Teachers Treat

This past year I’ve had the opportunity to watch Jasmine fall in love with arts and crafts, and I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of finding crafts you can do with a child. One afternoon we went to the dollar store and spent a few…

DIY Flame Pots

  Greg and I had two large flame pots for our deck, big sturdy things that took up a ton of table space, but they looked great. That is, until they got left outside and the first snow fell. A little cold air and…

Cabled Purses

I love accessories, I love crafts, and I love making things so when I found the pattern for this purse I just went nuts :). The pattern knitted really fast, I could probably knock off two of these a day if I wanted, but…