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Felt Pocket Easter Eggs

Felt Pocket Easter Eggs

Instead of buying plastic eggs this year, I made these lovely felted easter eggs with a pocket. I don’t like to give my kids too much candy on holidays, so when we hide eggs for easter only 2 pieces of small candy goes into each […]

Altoid Mint Tin: Dinosaur Land

Altoid Mint Tin: Dinosaur Land

  It was so fun to create these mini dinosaur lands using Altoid Tins. Using felt and embroidery yarn, it is very simple to create a wonderful dinosaur land. The two I made for my boys has a volcano, palm tree, fish pond, and shrubs. […]

Child’s Dishcloth Apron

Child’s Dishcloth Apron

  For painting, crafting, baking, messing… these incredibly simple aprons are durable and ridiculously simple to make. They wash well and are a great way to re-purpose old dish or bath cloths. Fold the dishcloth sides at one end and pin. Make sure there is […]

Felted Travel Road Mat

Felted Travel Road Mat

Felt is so amazing. I’ve been a little obsessed with sewing with felt. No need for hems, no stray threads. The felted travel road mat is wonderful for taking along on trips, quiet playtime at home, and perhaps even airline travel! I used embroidery thread […]

Altoid Mint Tin: Jumping Spider

Altoid Mint Tin: Jumping Spider

  I enjoyed making Altoid tin Kitty so much I wanted to making another Altoid tin critter. My oldest child loves spiders and snakes and recently celebrated a birthday. As a special gift, I made him a jumping spider habitat. The look on his face […]

Altoid Mint Tin: Kitty Cat

Altoid Mint Tin: Kitty Cat

  I saw something like this on pinterest and just had to try making it. Since I’ve taken up needle felting, I made a needle felted kitty. Kitty has her own string of fish to eat, a bowl, a small ball to play with and […]

Gift for the Sibling of a New Baby

Gift for the Sibling of a New Baby

  When our friends welcomed their second child earthside, we were so thrilled for them, and celebrated despite the physical distance. We all love to shower a new mom and baby with gifts and help. It is one of the best moments in life, meeting […]

Plush Forest Mushrooms Tutorial

Plush Forest Mushrooms Tutorial

It is mushroom mania in our house. In Hawaii, mushrooms are imported from the mainland and are about twice the price, and often not as good because of their journey. There is a local mushroom grower on the Hamakua coast that produces the most meatiest, […]

Felted Watch for Pretend Play

Felted Watch for Pretend Play

I nabbed this idea here almost a year ago. Rummaging through my pinterest for ideas to make a birthday gift for a little friend turning four, I thought I’d give this a try. It certainly isn’t as refined as the original idea, but the kids […]

Pirate Treasure Hunt: Everyday Fun

Pirate Treasure Hunt: Everyday Fun

We have been incredibly lucky in Arizona with extended cool weather this spring. ┬áThe boys have been playing outside nearly all day long and we have all enjoyed the backyard, walks, and every outdoor adventure we can squeeze into the week. But I know the […]