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Flax & twine: Finger Knitting How-to. You know how I just wrote about how I like getting a handmade gift more than just about anything.

flax & twine: Finger Knitting How-to

Well, this is anything. Sitting on the couch on a lazy Sunday, knitting with my kids . . . that beats gift-getting for sure. It is a gift itself. We just sat there side-by-side, for about an hour, feeling the warmth from each other’s bodies, listening to music from my computer and basking in each others company as the sun streamed through the windows. Pajama Eaters – The Tutorial. There are few new additions to our household.

Pajama Eaters – The Tutorial

Each of these helpful and huggable creatures lives on a small bed, and has quite an appetite for clean-but-not-squeeky pajamas. We feed them every morning and they give back the jammies at night. Isn’t that nice of them? 04.jpg (JPEG Image, 304×400 pixels) 03.jpg (JPEG Image, 254×400 pixels) Make something monday. A friend of mine was teasing me at the park last week that I might need to break down and get a binky clip for Josie because I have been bending over to pick hers up and clean it off like every thirty seconds now that she is much more verbal and into playing with it.

make something monday

I was inspired to create this super simple crochet version - aka the fastest little project ever! Like a fifteen minute baby shower gift here folks and under five big ones too! If you don't crochet this would be the perfect first project to get you started! All you need are some mitten or suspender clips a crochet chain about 18" long a crochet flower I used this easy tutorial HERE and a button. After you make an 18-20" row of chain stitches you want to fasten it off and then fold the long piece in half so that the two end tails are together. Now to fasten the flower your going to want to bring one of the long tails from the chain piece through the center hole of the flower and then up through the shank of the button. Pimpade hörlurar – Craft of the Day, pimped earphones. 12 Coolest DIY Crafts for Boys. Let’s face it…it isn’t easy to find crafts to grab the attention of the typical little boy, much less one that results in something that will spark their interest.

12 Coolest DIY Crafts for Boys

Here are twelve awesome crafts that will ignite the creative juices of even the most spastic little guy. nggallery id=’121419′ Catapult Paper Airplane Launch paper airplanes like never before with this DIY tutorial from Mini-eco. Soft Rock Guitar This awesome DIY guitar from Craftzine is soft, flexible and ready to rock! Rocket Man Blogger Kelly Crawford provides detailed instructions for creating this rocket powered craft. DIY Tutorial Links • Catapult Paper Airplane – Mini-eco. The ‘MISTER’ Make It and Love It Series: Making Crayons. I’m sure glad this husband of mine planned ahead with me and busily created some projects with the kids a couple of months ago.

The ‘MISTER’ Make It and Love It Series: Making Crayons

It was fun to see him in action with the kids, while I took the pictures. He has been a fantastic guest blogger while I’ve been munching on a newborn. However, I should have taught him how to edit and upload pictures and text. Ha! Did you see the other two MISTER Make It and Love It posts, found here and here? Thanks Steve, for taking over the content of the posts for the last week or so, while baby and I have been re-cooperating. Father’s Day: Candy Filled Tie Pots. Yay for Father’s!

Father’s Day: Candy Filled Tie Pots

Growing up, my dad worked at an office job. Christmas Advent Calendar Shadowbox: Using the Silhouette (Plus DISCOUNT) I know, I know…….it’s not Christmas yet.

Christmas Advent Calendar Shadowbox: Using the Silhouette (Plus DISCOUNT)

Or really even time to start the Christmas decor. Because Thanksgiving is first. And there’s still more autumn weather to enjoy. (Both of which I enjoy. Oh my word, I can hardly wait to slice into some pumpkin pie.) But, in case you want to get a head start on Christmas, gather some supplies, and take advantage of a good deal going on right now……….you may want to take a peek at this. The BEST Play-Dough Recipe. Have you ever made play dough and it just fell apart??

The BEST Play-Dough Recipe

Well… not this time. This recipe will make play dough that is seriously the closest thing to store-bought you’ll ever make. No falling apart or drying out (as long as stored in a sealed container). It will last up to 6 months.The secret to this recipe?? Two things: First, Cream of Tarter… it’s what helps the dough stay together. and Second, not a lot of salt… all that salt dries out your dough!

Ready to make it? Ingredients: 1 C Flour 1 C Water 1/4 C Salt 1 TBSP Vegetable Oil 2 tsp Cream of Tarter Food Coloring (actual coloring or a kool-aid packet will do) Sparkles (If you wanna be a fun mom!) Pour in all ingredients. Stir until everything is mixed well. Once the mixture is (mostly) clump free. Stir. Stir, Stir Stir.Just keep stirring until the Play Dough is formed.

Remove from heat, and knead by hand. Once cooled it’s ready to go.