General Craftiness
Tutu for You

Tutu for You

I don’t know what it is about little girls and tutus, but they are just cute.  Fortunately, they are pretty easy to make as well. (Dogs could really do without them, but I needed a model.) What You’ll Need: 3/4 inch wide no-roll elastic (2 inches shorter than waist measurement) 2 rolls of tulle (25 yards...
Cylon Pumpkin

Cylon Pumpkin

This was a joint project with my husband for Halloween.
Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath

I love fall. It is my favorite time of year and it is also the start of decorating for the holidays! No offense to Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, but there is only so much decorating you can do for those. Halloween is coming and here is an easy way to get...
T-shirt Roses

T-shirt Roses

More fun with glue guns! I’m definitely on a kick with flowers and glue guns. This project is inspired by the blog called Matsutake that I discovered through Pinterest. I was frankly a little surprised how great these turned out looking considering they were just discarded t-shirts a few minutes prior. These are quick and can...
Flower Bib Necklace

Flower Bib Necklace

This is really the simplest thing to make and just looks lovely. I’ve seen a few of these bib necklaces on Pinterest and elsewhere and decided to use some of the same methods from the feathered headband to make one for myself. The trickiest part of this is finding the right flowers or other notions...
Feathered Headbands

Feathered Headbands

With all of the hub bub with the Royal Wedding, Easter and the Kentucky Derby, hats, fascinators and feathers are definitely in the air. I guess I’m not a slave to fashion because I didn’t even really notice the trend until recently, but it looks like girls have been putting feathers in their hair with...
Felted Peeps

Felted Peeps

I originally saw felted Peeps in a Craftzine article and thought they were just too cute. I’m not a Peeps fan myself, in fact my husband wants to explode the ones I bought like another article in Make. The felted ones will survive though and are super easy to make. You will need: 2 ounces...

Sublime Embroidery

I began doing embroidery in my teens and it is something I’ve just recently started going back to. There are so many cool patterns out now and some of the coolest are coming from Sublime Stitching. This small company out Austin is bringing embroidery back in a big way with their irreverent patterns and kitschy...

Woolpets

As the needle felting obsession continues, I’ve bought a couple of the kits from Woolpets and I love them. The kit comes with all of the wool and notions you will need including very thorough instructions with pictures that guide you every step of the way. If this is the first thing you have felted, you...

Video Games + Craft = Win

Video games aren’t just for kids anymore and they certainly aren’t just for socially challenged boys anymore either. One study by the Consumer Electronics Association discovered that 65 percent of women in the 25 – 34 age bracket play video games. That has led to more games for females and crafting is being incorporated into some them....
Happy Felted Valentine's Day

Happy Felted Valentine’s Day

I recently took a class on needle felting and it is quickly becoming a new obsession of mine. What I love best about it is that there is no special skill required and someone can start out doing something pretty complicated in the beginning and it gives you instant gratification. All you have to know...

Happy Groundhog Day

When I was a child,  I ended up in the hospital for Valentine’s Day a few times and it turned me against the holiday. I had my tonsils and my appendix taken out on Valentine’s day (different years and operations) and was admitted for a kidney infection once, too. Add to that all of the sadness and...