The Perfect Mother's Day Gift - A Mommy and Me Journal

[Editor's Note: As a mother recently obsessed with scrapbooking and art journaling I was particularly interested in a post about a Mommy and Me Journal on Delia Creates. The concept is that you go back and forth with your child taking turns journaling, kinda like having a pen pal in the same house. Delia shares her journal with a second grader and a 4 yr old. My daughter is 4. I sit and work on my scrapbook and she sits beside me working in her journal adding stickers and doodling pictures. We can't write notes to each other yet, but we are working up to it and I can't wait. - Jen]...more

Owen's Flame Shirt

So, I'm packing boxes instead of sewing for Kids Clothing Week. boo hoo. But, I have this shirt that I originally posted as part of Me Sew Crazy's K.I.D.S. series that fits the bill.... :) __________________________________________ I absolutely love this series and was thrilled when Jessica asked me to play along this round. Creating with my kids is something I love to do and am always ...more

Outfits for Em

You might remember me posting THIS cool shirt Heather from Well Crafted made for Owen, for the Handmade Kids Clothing Swap. I was so honored to be apart of such a cool group of ladies and was thrilled to be Kristin's secret sewing designer. I got to write a bit about what I made for Skirt As Top's daughter, Em, but I wanted to elaborate a little more and show you some close ups. :) ...more

Emmie's Outfits

You might remember me posting THIS cool shirt Heather from Well Crafted made for Owen, for the Handmade Kids Clothing Swap. I was so honored to be apart of such a cool group of ladies and was thrilled to be Kristin's secret sewing designer. I got to write a bit about what I made for Skirt As Top's Emmie, but I wanted to elaborate a little more and show you some close ups. :) Before we ...more

Kids Create: Vinyl Lacing Cards

Today, I've got a fun twist on a common kid craft. Instead of using a hole punch to make paper lacing cards, we're using an eyelet tool to make vinyl lacing cards! It doesn't take much. Some vinyl or leather scraps, some scissors, some string/yarn/shoelace, etc. If you don't have vinyl scraps, you can pick some up for pretty inexpensive at Jo-Ann or even cut up an old leather purse! ...more

Kids Create: Vinyl Lacing Cards

Today, I've got a fun twist on a common kid craft. Instead of using a hole punch to make paper lacing cards, we're using an eyelet tool to make vinyl lacing cards! It doesn't take much. Some vinyl or leather scraps, some scissors, some string/yarn/shoelace, etc. Oh and of course, you need a snap/eyelet punch tool like this one here. Cut your vinyl or leather in the shape you desire. ...more

Sharpie Art Shirts (+ more T-shirt Inspiration)

Hola! :) After I saw See Kate Sew's Project Run and Play All-Stars look from the first week, I just had to make a copy cat version of that cute shirt! I think she screen printed hers (which I really want to learn how to do) but I simply used good old fabric paint and freezer paper stenciling. I didn't stop there though. I grabbed a half dozen blank summer tees at the store and dolled those up...more

Black-Eyed Susan Pom Flowers

Today, I'm bringing home a tutorial I shared over at Welcome to the Mouse House last month. It's another pom pom  project, in case you haven't had enough. ;) ____________________________________________________ One of the best things I love about crafting is making useful stuff. I like to maximize my time and efforts by making things that will be worn or used for a long time. But sometimes...I ...more

My New MOO Business Cards

A while back MOO, contacted me about reviewing some of their business cards. I had been putting this off for years. I just didn't think I was legit enough to require one.  Well, I decided to get over that and go ahead and be legit. ;) Create MOO Business Cards using your own photos or designs. Upload your text and logos to create cards as unique as your business! (Thanks MOO for ...more

Southern Fabric Giveaway Winner!

Morning! We have a... Congrats to Jeri, who said "I liked southern fabrics on FB too."  Please respond to my email to claim your prize. Hope you all are having a great Monday. :) ...more