Boutique Baby Series: Ribbon Tag Blanket Tutorial

You can buy Ribbon Tag Blankets in the store, but I figure, why buy one when I can make it with things I already have in my craft stash? Seriously, I already had all of the materials. So for me, this project was FREE~my favorite kind of project! Materials: 12×12″ square of Minky fabric (can […]

Pirate Birthday Party: Treasure Chest Cake

I can’t claim this idea from Family Fun, but I can point you to the video tutorial! A few thoughts: Making this cake was slightly frustrating….but then again, it could’ve just been me. My cake was a little too crumbly and caused me issues when I tried to frost it. Possibly humidity and summer heat?  […]

Pirate Birthday Party: “Shark-Infested Water” Jello Treats

What’s a Pirate Birthday Party without a little danger & suspense? How about some “Shark-infested Waters” on the high seas?! The “Shark-Infested Water” Jello Treats are super easy to make! This was one of Jonah’s favorite parts of his party…probably because he helped make them! You will need: Blue Jello (This treat takes two steps, […]

Pirate Birthday Party: Message-in-a-Bottle Invitations

I wanted something unique for Jonah’s Pirate Birthday Party invitations….and I think I was successful! These Message-in-a-Bottle Invitations were easy. The part that took the longest was collecting the Root Beer bottles since I’m the only one that likes Root Beer at our house. You will need: Root Beer bottles Invitation printed on 8 1/2 […]

Tutorial: How to Applique Without an Embroidery Machine

Ok, so I know that I have an embroidery machine to make most of my cute appliques for my Etsy Shop. However, I know not everyone has a fancy embroidery machine to do all the hard work. Fear not, my friends, you too can add a cute applique to clothing, pillows, or anything else you […]

Toy Story: Jesse Cowgirl Outfit

My niece’s birthday was last weekend. She’s a huge fan of Jesse from Toy Story and I was inspired to make her an outfit. Since I don’t have a girl of my own yet, I loved getting the chance to sew something extra girly for her present….I live vicariously through the little girls in my […]

Tutorial: How to Make a Knight Shield

Jonah and I have been having some knight adventures! He’s taken an interest into castles and knights after reading the book In the Castle by Anna Milbourne. As an extension of the book, we made a shield and pretended we were knights. Making a knight shield is really simple! How to Make a Knight Shield: […]

Mommy & Me: Portable Puppet Theater

Jonah and I have had some puppet fun this week! I got tired of our fancy puppet theater that kept coming apart and made up a portable, easily stored Puppet Theater with a science project display board. Now Jonah can play puppets whenever he feels like it, without Mommy having to get everything set up. […]

Lollipop Valentines: Easy DIY Cards for Kids

Are you looking for an easy DIY valentines for kids that are inexpensive and quick to put together? These DIY Lollipop Valentines are super cute and a cinch to pull together. The thing that took the most time for me was waiting on the pictures to print, so I could assemble these homemade picture valentines […]

$10 DIY Mannequin Tutorial

When I set up a craft table at a Breast Cancer Walk/Fundraiser to benefit my friend Candice a couple of weeks ago, I needed a way to showcase the Ribbon Ruffle Applique Shirts  and some other things that I make, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the solution. As I was walking the […]