background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Nature Color Hunt. This is so simple to make, and can be used over and over again. Learning colors in a book or while using paints isn’t bad, but when you are able to go outside and find colors in the natural world there is a spark! I was overjoyed to see my son yell “Look mama flower is yellow”. I love bridging learning from inside to outside and incorporating all different ways to learn into one activity. Gather your materials. We used a baby food freezer tray but an ice cube tray, or egg carton among other things would work well. DIY Water Table. Water tables are not cheap, a pain to store if like up you have short warm months, and for people in smaller houses, condos and apartments bulky even if they are being used. So this is an easy and fun way to play with water with simple toys and tools that can be used for other things as well. The bike helmet is optional. Gather your materials.

You will need a plastic bin ( I got this one in the dish rack aisle at Walmart for under $3, some fun beach type toys like this water mill which I love because it is so dynamic and was bought at Target for $1.99, then a turkey baster, a silly funnel and measuring cups from my kitchen. Also water ! For more fun add ice cubes and/or bath toys. Who Sank the Boat? By Pamela Allen is a funny little story about a group of animals trying to get into a little rowboat without capsizing. Big Red Tub by Julia Jarman is a silly tale with really great little subtle details. Water by Tara McClintick a preview can be read online here on memetales . {Valentines day} pixelated popup card. I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}.

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card

DIY Stationery and Cards! If you have a small budget for your wedding, one major way to cut expenses is to DIY!

DIY Stationery and Cards!

Today I’ve rounded up a group of super fun DIY projects that would make for some FABULOUS wedding stationery! 1. Stamped Celery Flowers – These floral stamps made with celery are unbelievable! Who would have thought that this healthy snack could be used to make stationery? Certainly not me! 2. Photo Credit: A Day in My LifePin it 3. Photo Credit: Design SpongePin it 4. Photo Credit: Li’l MagooliePin it 5. Photo Credit: Design SpongePin it 6. Photo Credit: Make Grow GatherPin it 7. 8. Photo Credit: Little Birdie SecretsPin it 9. Photo Credit: MarthaStewart.comPin it 10. Photo Credit: MarthaStewart.comPin it. Handmade Envelopes. Star Wars Snowflakes. How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial)

I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort.

How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial)

For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing. Here is a tutorial to make pencils that is so ridiculously easy I’ve made 10 pencils since the idea came to me yesterday! Enjoy. Paper: I recommend using 6″ origami paper. Wedding Ideas: DIY Stationery and Cards!

Handy Tricks

Good School Ideas. Honestly WTF. Felt Flowers. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk. UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with all new photos and better instructions and it is available as a pattern in my pattern shop.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk

The free tutorial for personal use is still available below! I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts.

First, download the pattern file HERE. Cut from main fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles 1 tab.


Bracelets. Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree. Hello fellow crafters!

Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree

Tristin and I were invited to be today's featured guest blogger over at Everyday Mom Ideas! We were thrilled with this wonderful opportunity, and wanted to share with the readers over there one of our trees from the collection we're currently doing. This second tree is very similar to the first one. I'm sorry! I promise, the next ones will be more diverse. Paper Dahlia. Even if it's not dahlia season just yet, you can still channel this flower's intense color and festive attitude here and now.

Paper Dahlia

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2010 For these eye-catching favor pouches, we used bright tissue paper to create a pattern that mimics that bold beauty, then tied on a tag bearing planting instructions, and verdant ribbon to pose as leaves. At home, guests will peel back the petals to reveal a dormant dahlia bulb brimming with potential and just waiting to take root.