Crafts

A collection of crafty ideas and how-to’s can be found in this section.

DIY Birthday Banner

So I’ve been experimenting with my Silhouette Cameo and today is my husbands birthday, so I thought why not make his banner with my new cutting machine.  So the last few days I designed and cut out the anner pieces, then yesterday I put it all together and hung it while he slept last night.  It was fun and easy to do. Even if you [...]

And Then There Were 3

I recently won a contest through JoAnn’s for a crafting contest they had in March.  With my gift card prize I purchased a Silhouette Cameo machine which I have been wanting to buy for months now.  I’ve been playing around with it to learn how it works and figure out how to make the things I want to make to sell in my Etsy shop.  So [...]

Say Cheese, Photo Magnets

In search of a handmade gift for the grandmas on Mother’s Day, I of course turned to Pinterest. I saw these super cute magnets and set out to make a set of my own (one set for each grandmother and a set for me too It was a very low cost gift and simple to make. You’ll more than likely have supplies left over so this is something you [...]

Buttons Buttons Everywhere

OK, this is my last button related blog, for this month at least.   I recently ordered some cute little wooden boxes that I plan to paint up and sell on Etsy.  For my first project I decided to use some of the buttons I have lying around and make a button box.  You can keep buttons in it, or something else.   I have a good friend who is a [...]

Sew Fun! Button Magnets

So I’ve been going through my button collection crafting up new ideas. This one is simple, but sweet. I took a set of buttons and made them into magnets. They’d make a good gift for the sewing fan in your life. Tip: Go with the heavy duty ceramic magnets (I found mine at Michaels). The regular ones don’t hold things. They will [...]

But(ton), I LOVE Daisies!

What’s your favorite flower?  Mine is hands down the basic white Shasta Daisy!  I do love variations (such as her sister Gerbera), but my true love is the delicate white petal and the bright cheery yellow center.  So, when I was trying to think of what to do with all of my wonderful buttons, I thought, why not make a daisy for my kitchen [...]

Ombre Trinket Box Upcycle

So my mom is getting ready to make the big move from my home town to my current town! I’m super excited to have her close, as are my littles. We’ve been helping Grammy look for a new place to live; but with that comes cleaning out the old to get ready to sell. So in the clean out process, we came across some goodies she was going to [...]

Fun With The Littles @ Lowe’s Build & Grow

As a SAHM, I am always looking for ways to have fun on the cheap.  In this search I discovered a great blog called Indy With Kids. They share so many great free/cheap events that happen in and around Indianapolis.   That’s where I learned about the Lowe’s Build & Grow program.  On some Saturday mornings they offer a free [...]

10 Fun & Easy Outdoor Play Ideas

Finally, winter is OVER! (sorry, if it snows tomorrow, it’s my fault) I for one, and my two boys under four, are so ready to get out of the house and enjoy the warm weather. It’s been in the 60’s and 70’s the last week and we’ve been outside ALL DAY, meals and all, every day! We are soaking it all and and LOVING it! [...]

#1 Fan! Go Team!

This one is for the little (or not so little) fan in your house.  Do they have a sports room or bar, or dare we say the ole Man Cave?  These sports themed letters are a fun way to show your love of all sports.  Make them in whatever sport; I plan to work up samples for Tennis, Golf, and Hockey soon.  Do a name, initials, a city or school.  [...]
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