Crafts category

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 23

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) A few years back I collected a bunch of pinecones to use as Christm...
    Nov 21, 2014 1 Comment

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 22

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) Some of you might remember that this past Easter I did an antiqued ...
    Nov 14, 2014 1 Comment

  • Project: Travel Activity Bag

    Some friends of mine were heading out on their Foreign Service assignment across the globe. They were flying to Hanoi with two kids under four. Here they are, all locked down and ready to roll. Daunt...
    Nov 13, 2014 8 Comments

  • Project: Wool Felt Ball Necklace

    I fell madly in love with this package of wool balls. Who wouldn’t? Aren’t they delicious? I started sorting them into color families and thinking about stuff to do with them. First up, ...
    Nov 06, 2014 3 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #22 – Paper “Chinese Lantern Plant”

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were to make something using the colors of fall. I was also inspired by a plant I often see in flower arrangements this time of year, the Chinese Lantern. I had actual...
    Nov 04, 2014 7 Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 20

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) Sometimes the idea for a Christmas ornament comes from the stranges...
    Oct 31, 2014 2 Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 19

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) Last weekend Matt and I were at the Mall of America Christmas shopp...
    Oct 24, 2014 4 Comments

  • Proud Knitter

    Is this the look of a knitter proud of his first finished project or what?! This is my 9-year old nephew Chase showing off his three-color neckwarmer. Chase asked me to teach him to knit back at East...
    Oct 20, 2014 3 Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 18

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) For this week’s ornament we are taking a plain Christmas ligh...
    Oct 17, 2014 2 Comments

  • Project: Foil Friends

    Here is a great project that you will BOTH enjoy doing. I offer Foil Friends. Supplies: sheets of tin foil marker (such as Sharpie, to make the lines) scissors Tear off a sheet of foil. You donR...
    Oct 15, 2014 No Comments