New Website

I have been rebuilding my website: www.thefamousstacie.comand I am ready to announce it to the world! I am going to move my sewing and cooking projects over there and keep daily life, kiddos and some crafts etc... here. I am hoping my website can link all my places together: YouTube, Twitter, Zazzle, Create Space and Blogger into one nice neat package! Please come visit me at the all New www.TheFamousStacie.com...more

Felted Wool Finger Puppets

For this project, you will need bowl of hot, slightly soapy water, a bowl of cold soapless water, carded wool, scraps of 100% wool felt, a needle and thread, warm water and warm hands.  As posted previously, carded wool (or “wool roving”) can be purchased at local farms, craft stores o...more

following the LEADER

We live in West Africa with three boys under the age of 5 who officially belong to us, two teenage [American] girls who wanted to live with us, and one 12 year old [Nigerien] boy who is just passing through on his way to an American adoption. We love to travel, feed the hungry, learn new languages, do art with local kids, teach music to small children, had a pet monkey, find time to quilt, make dinner from scratch, foster local kids, raise chickens (or feed the neighborhood cats), and love the wide world all around us....more

Book Review: Little Green Dresses

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Getting Crafty for Easter - A DIY Wreath You'll Hop For!

its really fun to make crafts on special occasions, the kids will also love to help. more

The Hostess with the Mostest Contest

The Hostess with the Mostest is giving away a free apron of your choice in the Hostess with the Mostest Contest!...more

Blogging and Etsy Shop Changes

I'm the most fickle person.  I have been flipping back from blog to blog and shop to shop.  Hopefully, I have found my niche now.  I have returned to my original blog at www.mademydayblog.blogspot.com and an Etsy shop focusing on embroidery and patterns at www.mademydaycraft.etsy.com.Sigh.  It's very late, and I may have returned to my night owl ways. ...more

National Craft Month: Finding Inspiration

It's National Craft Month!  Yippee!!  Now what? Have you got a list of projects that you are dying to work on or are you just wanting to try something new?  Are you interested but unsure where to begin?  Are you just overwhelmed by the shear thought of attempting a creative project?  Are you always telling yourself you are not creative? Well – first of all, we are all creative, in different ways, but we all have a way that we creatively express ourselves, so scratch that reason right off of your list. Now, maybe what you need...more