tutorial tuesday

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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Car Organizer Tutorial

January 24, 2012

One of my dearest friends has the most fabulous sense of style.  She likes gifts – nothing perfect, just thoughtful. She spends so much time driving I’m almost convinced she lives in her car. She’s constantly going to job sites and all her papers and stuff are often thrown around in a hurry to get [...]

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Applesauce Ornaments

December 5, 2011

We’ve been doing Advent activities and one of my childhood favorites is Applesauce Ornaments! It’s an easy activity and it makes the house smell WONDERFUL! Want the recipe? Here you go! Applesauce Ornaments 1 cup applesauce 1 cup cinnamon so, equal parts of applesauce (I use unsweetened) and cinnamon! Mix together into a dough. Roll [...]

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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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The Tutorial Tuesday Fail.

November 22, 2011

Do you ever get an idea in your head and you immediately imagine how amazing it would be? Enter the dress. I had this idea to make a smocked toddler holiday dress.  It would look vintage and classic and she would look like a beautiful and perfect little girl. People would see it and ask [...]

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Tutorial Tuesday (on Wednesday): Simple rag wreath.

October 12, 2011

I made this yesterday and I couldn’t WAIT to share it with you!  I didn’t take pictures of it step by step like I would a “real” tutorial, but I’ll tell you how I made it so that you can easily make your own! Here was my old fall wreath: Pretty good for my first [...]

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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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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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Tutorial Tuesdays and a few random thoughts

June 6, 2011

It’s summer. Well, sort of.  Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but we typically think of summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day… I digress. Like I said, it’s summer. I made a decision today about Tutorial Tuesdays. Because it is summer, I am spending a lot more time outside the house – working [...]

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