For the past couple of years I have been bringing my herb cuttings indoors to dry for use over the winter, but this year I decided to take it one step further and add some foliage and flowers to the mix in the hopes of making my own potpourri. Anyone ever done this before? Tips… Continue reading Drying Herbs & a Colonial Recipe
What do you do when your best friend gives you a bunch of dried lavender stems? Why you make hanging sachets of course! Cute right? How do you get one you ask? Get someone to make them for ya! Only kidding! Jeez... It's almost Frrriiiddddaaaayyy!!!!! Lighten up! Okay, Sew up a few little fabric squares… Continue reading Lavender Sachet DIY
You just finished off that last box of cereal, your trash is full, and the recycling doesn't come for two more days.... What on earth do you do with that cereal box? Well you send it to somebody else that's what! No, not the whole box silly...that would be weird! But this is not weird. This… Continue reading Post Card Fun!
If you ever find yourself swimming in water in your laundry room due to a broken washing machine, turn off the power, suck out the water, buy a new washing machine and smile....because now you can make yourself your very own fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows using the washer bin from that danged 'ol… Continue reading DIY Fire Pit
This idea came out of the need of a storage container for a set of Tonka cars I bought for my nephew..'Hi Cruz'! It was really simple to do. I just drew on a few buildings, colored them in, then painted over them with a decoupage glue! *The glue was just so it would be… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 3 (Oatmeal canister = toy storage)
These dolls, I'm hoping, will help keep Nora's attention on the soccer field, in the car on long trips and even at church! Because they are only fabric & felt they should make for...dare I say it...QUIET play! The dolls have a velcro circle sewn on as do the dresses, that way Nora can change… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 2 (Felt/Fabric dolls)
I started this project because I wanted to make something homemade for Nora for Christmas. It was inexpensive, easy and fun...I do believe she'll have fun playing with these and they make for an easy on-the-go toy as they have their own carrying case! All it takes to make them is popsicle sticks, markers/colored pencils,… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 1- Retro stick girls!
See these dresses? Like them? Nora was outgrowing her shirts and I couldn't find any cute..cheap...dresses for her, so I used leftover fabric to make these scrap dresses! I also made the little fabric braided necklaces too...because girls just love accessories! I thought about selling these on ETSY... What? You'd be interested in them? Well.....… Continue reading Scrap dresses!
The kids needed Easter baskets...... I have no money....... We have lots of newspapers...& duct tape....& imagination... That's how these paper Easter baskets came to be! Want one of your own? 1. Grab a section of the newspaper 2. Fold in half & staple up the sides 3. Slap a piece of good 'ol duct… Continue reading Recycled Newspaper Easter Baskets!