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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.  The 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 […]

Dinosaur Costume

Dinosaur Costume

My oldest is totally in love with dinosaurs. The baby follows along and has fun playing dinosaur too. This year for halloween they are both going to be dinosaurs! I already made some dino tails, so to complete the outfit I made them some dino […]

Dino Tail for Pretend Play

Dino Tail for Pretend Play

A while back, Running with Scissors had a great tutorial on making a Dino tail.  I saw it and immediately bookmarked it.  The day finally came when this project seemed perfect for my 3 year old, who is a dinosaur whenever he is not being […]