Toddler Craft – Paper Plate Bird

We are part of a group that does toddler craft exchanges (see what I have made for past exchanges here and here). This month has been so crazy and the exchange totally snuck up on me so I had to pick something easy. What you need: Paper plate - cut in half Hole punch Pipe cleaners Feathers Markers, crayons, or paint Eyeballs Glue Construction paper I based this bird off the Pigeon craft we did for Evie's party, but added a little extra to the project like feathers and legs! Use your markers, crayons, paint, or whatever else you'd like to decorate ... Read More

Try it Tuesday – Sharpie Mug

I mentioned that this year I put Evie to work making Christmas gifts. One of the things she made was a Sharpie mug, which I've seen floating around Pinterest for months now. There are so many different tutorials, but they are all pretty standard, here's a good one from Somewhat Simple. A Beautiful Mess has a cute version too. This was actually a recent Try it Tuesday project over at Trends with Benefits, the Try it Tuesday pioneers! We went to Michael's and she picked out pink, purple, and blue Sharpies for this mug for her grandpa. They aren't the most manly ... Read More

Works in Progress

Last night Josh and I went and saw Hugh Laurie in Chicago. He was fantastic live and the musicians in the Copper Bottom Band were incredible. I haven't actually completed any projects in the past few days, so here is my current list of things I'm working on (and a few things I plan on starting soon!) First up is my iPhone case, I'm really excited about this one. Josh got me one years ago and I could never decide what I wanted to stitch so I didn't ever do it, and now it won't fit on my current phone. I was determined to avoid doing that again so I made a decision ... Read More