I recently went on vacation and overall we planned rather well. We didn't end up bringing many things we didn't need and we only forgot to pack a couple of minor things. Part of that planning was figuring out how many books to bring, something that BlogHer's Facebook community helped me with. It was a screen-free vacation so I only packed paper books. As I settled into a lounge chair on the first day of our vacation I realized I had made an error. I had not packed a bookmark....more
While I was on my making things for me kick, I finally squared away an essential piece of my winter wardrobe. I have what can charitably be called quite a big head. I also have wavy hair that can tend towards huge and frizzy. Finally, I am always freezing. This means that a winter hat is necessary, but always risks making me look terrible and ruining my hair....more
This Christmas I made several gifts for the little ones in my family. One of the things I made was a felt dinosaur play mat. I kept track of the process so I could share some tips with you, and a PDF set of templates. There are multiple posts for dinosaur play mats out there, but most of the ones with templates are for little ones. I must say mine is nice and big, and the templates make it easy to crank it out. This is how I did my DIY dinosaur felt play mat.
It's once again that time when I share with you my latest layout creations. I have actually been really busy lately creating layouts. However, since some of them were for yet unreleased products, I can't show you them just yet. I do have two layout creations that I am excited to share with you today.
Sometimes it costs as much to package things as to make them. I'm always looking for creative ideas that will help save money. I have learned recycling is the crafter's friend...Behold, thank-you note envelopes! Perfect for earrings, smaller bracelets, necklaces, and more. ...more
Featured Artisan ~ Grahams Bazaar This week meet Sebnem and Darral, a husband and wife team from Canada. How can you not love their creative shops, particularly when their motto goes something like this: 'We live to discover, create, share and love ♥ We enjoy laughing, loving, learning -- LIVING!'...more
I teach Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. My Kindergarten classes have reading buddies a couple times a month with a grade 2 and a grade 2/3 split class. I wanted to do something for buddies that had to do with Valentine’s Day, so naturally I headed on over to Pinterest....more
Hey everyone, I just wanted to say a quick hello and show you this cute Be Mine! Valentine's Day Card I made.Supplies include white cardstock for the card itself, pink heart patterned paper, Be Mine! journaling block and heart stickers....more