Sew and Tell: We made some quilts!

Sew So I’m not sure if ya’ll know this about me, but I make quilts. Not regularly, but whenever I get the stitch itch. I learned how to make this particular pattern in one of my 7th grade classes at school and I’ve been making them for myself, family and friends ever since. They’re super simple to make but just a little time consuming. Over the years, my mom and I have discovered a few tricks and tools that have {Read More}

DIY Footprint Ornament {Baby’s 1st Christmas}

To help mark our daughter’s first Christmas, we decided to create a little keepsake that we can bust out each year and hang on the tree for all to see. Since we’re also trying to stick to our very strict budget for Christmas gifts this year, we made a few extra to give away to family. Handmade gifts are always a little more personal and special. We bought some round ornaments (on sale) from Michael’s over the weekend for this {Read More}

Cinnamon Stick Ornament

When it comes to making your own ornaments for the tree, it really doesn’t get any easier than this. All you need to put this together is a cinnamon stick, a few scrap pieces of fabric, a ribbon and some kind of strong glue (I used a glue gun) to attach the ribbon with. If you know how to tie a double-knot, then congrats…you’re already an expert at making these. That’s really all there is to it, folks. Bonus: They {Read More}

DIY Snowflake Ornament

This has to be the easiest Christmas ornament I’ve made. All you need are some pipe cleaners (preferably silver), scissors, and some festive ribbon. I started with 4 regular length pipe cleaners, I found the center of each and then twisted 2 into the shape of an X, and then twisted on 2 more in the shape of a +. I then used my finger to wrap the tip of each end piece around it to make the circles. The {Read More}

DIY Baby Headband {Video}

What’s up, Blogworms. I recently received an email regarding a pretty cool little video that my readers might be interested in. It’s The Stylish channel’s latest episode of The Mark Montano Project, starring YouTube celebrity and mom, What’s Up Elle. I’ve never heard of, well…any of the above. But I did watch the video and I think it’s worth checking out. Something a little different for your Wednesday evening that will be sure to get some of your creative juices {Read More}

6 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas + 3 bonus ideas

As many of you know, I’m a crafty gal. For the past 5 years, Daddy Dom and I have made our Halloween costumes. Here’s a little flashback for ya… 2009 I was a fish and Dominic was a fisherman. I bought a super cheap, black dress and spray painted silver onto it, in the shape of a fish’s body. I hand drew the scales and glued some pieces of shiny sequins. I found a green “seaweed” boa and painted scales {Read More}