So I haven't posted any crafting posts lately, and they seem to be popular, judging by my stats (not that I keep track of my stats but they are fun to look at once in a while). Please note - I'm simply sharing the crafts that have caught my eye and ones I would totally … Continue reading Family Fun: To Your Heart’s Content
I don't know if it's because I'm on a diet (sort of) and haven't been eating the junk food like I used to, or if I'm just hungry (actually, when am I NOT hungry?), or what, but I saw these cookies on Family Fun and my mouth started drooling. Can't you just SMELL these?? Umbrella … Continue reading Family Fun: Classic Cookies Never Go Out of Style
On a diet and losing weight. I'd tell you, but not yet. My clothes are much less snug. Internally, I feel clean and healthy. My hunger pangs are subsiding. I'm going to look freaking hot. I live in a fantasy land. Don't you even agree with me.
I do not, I repeat, I DO NOT have a green thumb. I can't grow stuff to save my life. And I confess, the thought of putting my hands into the dirt and, well, getting dirty, is not very appealing to me. However, I like plants, I love flowers and I think it's uber cool … Continue reading Friday Craft – Watch Your Garden Grow
Quadropus Got a single glove and no hope of finding its match? Some easy sewing will transform it into a four-legged octopus. Materials Single glove Needle and thread Dry rice Hot glue Large pom-pom Buttons Wire Ribbon Felt Instructions First, tuck the thumb inside the glove and use a needle and thread (an embroidery needle … Continue reading Friday Craft: Quadropus
Knit Wits Turn gloves into palm-size pals. Materials Knit glove Needle Thread Yarn Scissors Rubber ball Buttons Mini pom-pom Rice Instructions Tuck the ring finger of the glove into the palm and stitch the hole closed. Fill the glove (all but the cuff) with rice and tie it off tightly with a piece of yarn. … Continue reading Friday Craft: Knit Wits
iScarf This funky scarf has a pocket for your MP3 player, letting you rock out to cool tunes while keeping warm. Materials Polar fleece Embroidery needle Embroidery floss Pom-pom balls Fabric glue Instructions Cut a piece of polar fleece into a long rectangle (ours is 7 inches by 38 inches). For the pocket, cut a … Continue reading Friday Craft: iScarf
Hot Cocoa Candle Get a jump on April Fool's with this yummy (looking) treat. A simple technique creates the whipped cream; brown dye gives the cocoa its luscious color. Dude, remember, never leave candles burning unattended or near unsupervised children. And wet your match down before throwing it in the trash. A friend of mine … Continue reading Friday Craft: Hot Cocoa … Candle?
How freaking cute is this?! Fleece Hat This soft and cozy cap is just the gift to give for fighting brisk winter weather. Materials Tape measure 1/2 yard fleece fabric Scissors Needle and thread Buttons, appliqués, or felt pieces for decoration 1 yard decorative cord Instructions First, determine the size of the hat. (To avoid … Continue reading Friday Craft: Fleece Hat