Crafts

DIY Tea Party Fascinators

DIY Tea Party Fascinators

In preparing for the Mother-Daughter Tea Party we had recently, we put together kits for the girls to decorate hats to wear at the party. I didn't want to leave the moms out, so I decided to try my hand at making a few tea party fascinators in case they wanted to wear...

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Lavender and Gray Diaper Cake

Lavender and Gray Diaper Cake

I created this simple, elegant diaper cake using lavender and gray ribbons and receiving blankets and bibs I made from coordinating fabrics I used on the baby quilt. The cake tied in well with the lavender and gray butterfly themed baby shower. How To First, I rolled...

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DIY Cotton Stem Bouquet

DIY Cotton Stem Bouquet

I love the white fields of cotton around here in the fall and just want to pull over, jump out and pick a bouquet. That would probably be stealing - besides, you can't really find a way to easily get over to those fields. But, I've been wanting a cotton bouquet for a...

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Quick Gift: Post-it Note Desk Calendars

Quick Gift: Post-it Note Desk Calendars

Here's a quick gift I made this past January for pioneer gifts. I made about 30 of them - mostly in Hindi - for the pioneer appreciation dinner. They would make nice gifts for teachers, or anyone - decorated to suit the recipient. They're quick, easy - and cheap!...

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Watercolor Cards Made Simple – Using Pencils!

Watercolor Cards Made Simple – Using Pencils!

I wish I had more time to make handmade cards - I think they make the message so much more special. Two years ago after the kids threw us a surprise 40th anniversary party, I decided I had to take the time to make handmade Thank You cards - to show our sincere...

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Camera Buddies for $1 – Get a smile from that kid!

Camera Buddies for $1 – Get a smile from that kid!

Shreya has never been very cooperative with having her photo taken. Even from the time she was a baby, it was hard to get her to smile. I saw these camera buddies on Pinterest, and decided to make a couple to try to coax some smiles out of her. They didn't really work...

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