I did it! I finally made myself a new purse. I loved my Eddie Bauer diaper bag, but I was ready for something a little prettier :) I found a pattern over a year ago and knew that this would be the one I would make myself SOMEDAY when I got a chance. It's so much easier to find time to make and sew things for my kids and other people. I bought a yard of fabric and used scraps of brown for lining. I had plenty left over to make this little bag to go inside to hold all of those things that end ... Read More about FINALLY! A new purse!
Or bunny cubes or bunny huts, because that's what they look like! These were fun to make with the kids. I just made a bunch of square sugar cookies and used royal icing to glue them together. Then the kids decorated them with necco wafers, jelly beans, mini marshmallows, etc. I love how they all turned out so unique. ... Read More about Bunny Houses!
Here is a fun springtime topiary that the kids helped me make this week. We were able to use supplies that we already had from around the house to make it a no cost project. I love those! Supplies: Styrofoam ball, dowel (you can see it has been used for something else before...same with the ball) Easter grass (we used the stuff made from paper) paint pot floral foam accessories. First, Aaron painted the dowel brown. Dallin cut the floral foam down to ... Read More about Spring Topiary!
The easiest way to have a cute framed chalkboard menu would be to just buy a cheap chalkboard at a craft store and put it in a frame! I'm sure there is an easier way than how I did it, but this was part of my no-cost kitchen makeover that I did. So I used what I had on hand. I had this old frame in our hall closet. I just painted it black to match the rest of the kitchen. I covered the glass from the frame in white contact paper. I used contact paper vs. card stock because it would ... Read More about Framed Chalkboard Menu Tutorial
Everything you love about Samoas cookies wrapped up in a delicious cookie bar! These Samoas Bars are rich and delicious. Toasted coconut, caramel, short bread, and chocolate! I was craving Samoas and was excited to try out this recipe! And wouldn't you know? Not more than 2 hours after I made these, my neighbor, across the street, called to say that my Girl Scout cookie order just came in....6 more boxes of Samoas headed my way! I am going to be sick of these little cookies very soon. I ... Read More about Samoas Bars Recipe: Better Than Girl Scout Cookies!
Church was cancelled a week ago so we did Primary at home with the kids! I asked Dallin the night before what he would like to learn about. He said that he wanted to learn about President Hinckley since he was his favorite prophet. Gordon B. Hinckley is the former president of our church. He was truly an inspiration and we just love him. When I was a teen he shared the "6 Be's" with us. I remember the talk and thinking that it was something that would become a standard with the youth. Be ... Read More about 6 Be’s Cardstock Busy Book Page
I saw a photo on a magnetic frame created with vinyl letters a long time ago. I looked on the web to see if there was tutorial somewhere and couldn't find one. Maybe there is an easier way to do this, and an easier way to get small sheets of metal, but this is how we did it. And by saying we, I mean Derrick and I. He did all the power tool stuff :) To begin, I came up with the dimensions that I wanted for the board size. This one is 9x10. I wasn't sure where to find a piece of metal ... Read More about Magnetic Frame Tutorial
We had some plaster of paris in our craft closet that had been in there for YEARS. So I thought we'd finally do something with it. I mixed it up and poured it into some small frying pans. I let it sit 5 minutes so that it could begin to set up. Then I sprayed the kid's hands with non stick spray and dipped them into the plaster. I also added a hole with a straw so that we could hang them. 24 hours later they were ready to paint! We used acrylic paint. The kids had fun customizing their ... Read More about Plaster Kiddie Prints
So this was my first re-upholstery project. I started small, lol. A friend gave this little couch to us recently, and while it was in excellent shape and super clean... it needed a make-over. It was the perfect size for Kaylee and we've been wanting to get her a little chair anyways. I bought a yard and a half of one of my favorite fabrics at Joann's and a can of Krylon Fusion spray paint (for plastic) at Walmart. I used the old slip cover as a pattern. The only tricky part with making the ... Read More about Little Sofa Makeover