crafty

Why I’m crazy and cloth diapering this time.

January 22, 2013

If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would cloth diaper, I would probably laugh in your face. However, back then I was on the fence about breastfeeding, would have never considered co-sleeping, and wouldn’t have given attachment parenting a second look. Having a kid does things like that to you. You [...]

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Family, fun, and frivolous fall!

September 18, 2012

Fall is the season where I finally begin to venture out again. The heat is beginning to dissipate, the days are cloudy just enough to break up the monotony of the sun, the longer sleeves and cardigans get moved up to the front of the closet. Here is what I’ve been up to lately. When [...]

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Tutorial: Recovering a Lampshade

September 16, 2012

My grandmother likes projects. I think I get it from her. She’s constantly redecorating her house, and lately she’s been tired of the red bedroom she has and she has recently opted for a black and white theme. It’s very Parisian.  I also inherited another thing from her — never pay full price for anything, [...]

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A sign for B’s room – free printable!

August 6, 2012

I really wanted a new picture for B’s wall without spending a lot of money. I decided to make one in Photoshop and then print it out via Shutterfly or another company. (Hopefully I’ll get motivated to print it soon!) I thought about using a Bible verse that dealt with something along the “You are [...]

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Tutorial Tuesday: Advent Calendar

November 29, 2011

Okay, so I posted this over at The Paper Mama a few weeks ago.  Now, I think it’s a good time to post it here, but if you are looking for any amazing crafts and good ideas for Christmas, you should totally go look over at her blog.  Not only is she wonderful (and her [...]

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Tutorial Tuesday: Homemade Laundry Detergent

October 4, 2011

My soul sister Heather over at Another Ten Miles recently shared her adventures making laundry soap and dishwashing detergent.   It’s been a wee-bit of a money stretching week and I am ALWAYS looking to save a dollar here or there! I’ve heard about homemade laundry detergent before, but I have to share with you [...]

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Adventures in Play Dough Land

September 19, 2011

Today I decided to bite the bullet and make some play dough for the munchkin.  I had a few reasons why I didn’t want to include play dough in this house, mainly because I liked the idea that playing with play dough was reserved for our trips to Stages and I didn’t want a mess [...]

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Tutorial Tuesday: Mesh Bath Toy Bag

September 6, 2011

Tired of having bath toys EVERYWHERE? That’s me. Too cheap to go buy a fancy bath toy holder? That’s me too. So, I made one! I’ve been looking at making one of these for a while, and I just haven’t gotten around to it.  I also haven’t stumbled upon the mesh fabric that Ashley from [...]

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Tutorial Tuesday: How to make an Osnaburg Wrap

August 16, 2011

Woohoo! A Tutorial Tuesday! I was laying here in bed, thinking about all I need to do this week, and I thought “I need to post about the wrap.” So, here I am! Here is a “tutorial” for making an Osnaburg wrap.  It’s totally not hard. At all. However, when I was looking online to [...]

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The little everyday wishes.

August 15, 2011

I am thankful for what I have.  I really am. We have a roof over our heads. An awesome landlord who is beyond good to us. I get to do what I love to do every day (although I whine about it too much). Still, I have a wish list a mile long! ~I wish [...]

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