I recently bought 9000 feet of kraft paper. It’s kind of like the duct tape of crafting supplies (it’s a craft project! it’s a drop cloth! it’s both!). We like to give the kids small gifts and treats on Valentine’s Day so this year I decided to make them sewn paper hearts with sweets inside.
A few years ago I purchased some unfinished wood beads on etsy with the intentions of making myself a teething necklace for Max. Fast forward six years and I can officially check the project off my list! My kids are past the age for teething necklaces, but I still love the look of knotted fabric and bead necklaces so I made me and Mollie a matching set. It was a quick project with a high forgiveness factor.
For this project you will need:
some long (24-36 inch) scraps of fabric (I used old blouses that don’t fit anymore)
I’m in love with everything that the artist Sarah Jane creates. I love the vintage style of the children she illustrates and I am especially in love with her line of fabric. I splurged and purchase six yards of her coordinating fabrics on fabric.com. I see two good things that will come from this purchase: 1) I will be forced to learn to sew (at least beginner projects) and 2) Each yard is was about $10 and I figure I can make two items from each yard, so at $5 a pop, I should end up with some inexpensive and (hopefully) adorable summer skirts and dresses for Mollie.
My first project was to make a pillowcase out of the “Magic Parade” and “Lucky Stars” fabrics I purchased. The pattern used a full yard of the main fabric, 9 inches of the cuff Continue reading →
One of the biggest thrills of moving out of our tiny apartment (think under 1000 sq ft) last year, and into our first house was finally being able to paint our walls, buy furniture from some place other than Ikea, and spend time focusing on the smaller details of decorating a home. I always loved these adorable pom pom curtains from Pottery Barn Teen and knew I wanted to try to integrate them into one of the kid’s rooms. But at $100 a pop (times 2!), I knew these particular curtains would serve as inspiration and weren’t going to be coming home with me. I managed to recreate the look for just $27 per panel.
We had a little downtime today while Mollie was napping so I occupied the boys by making these yummy Valentine’s Day Hershey’s hug treats. They were so good that it was hard not to eat them all as we were making them.
I have rediscovered my childhood love of shrinky dinks with my kids. We started with a few shrinky dink sets and have since moved on to designing our own on blank pages (like this). I also like making more useful versions that don’t just end up scattered around the Continue reading →
While I don’t like the way candy message hearts taste (I feel like I’m eating Tums), I LOVE the way they look! So classic. I made these editable wrappers that you can add your child’s name to, print, and wrap around candy heart boxes for an extra special Valentine’s Day treat. I used my transportation designs to create these wrappers, which can be found as wall art here. To personalize your file, just download the Continue reading →