tutorial: tiny book ornament

Remember how I told you we made paper ornaments at the Harvest Festival a couple months ago? Remember how I made that great little video tutorial of how to make the Paper Ball Ornament?

Well. Get excited. We also taught how to make a Tiny Book Ornament.

What’s that you say? You want to make one too?

Ok!

First watch [...]

Polka Dot Cupcakes

I wanted to make a special treat for my son’s Destination Imagination team for the day of competition. Their challenge was centered around the colors of the rainbow. My little mama heart was ready to burst watching them perform their skit they came up with all by themselves.

Anyway.

I almost made rainbow cupcakes. Then I almost made [...]

dressed up oatmeal (aka granola)

My family loves oatmeal.

And therefore, they also love granola.

Here are my favorite recipes for homemade granola and granola bars.

Homemade Granola

I got this recipe from my friend Laurel (Hi, Laurel!). It’s awesome. And the great thing about granola is you can put anything you want in it. Listed below are the ingredients I always use.

5 cup old [...]

a little bit of pink

I need some pink every once in a while. This time, the mantle got it.

I keep our board books in the banana crate and puzzles in the basket. This is the temporary barricade so Owen won’t eat the rocks out of the fireplace.

I couldn’t resist these fuchsia mums at Kroger. Could you?

I suggest every one should [...]

tutorial: paper ball ornament

A newly acquired friend, Sara of Craft Snob, asked me to participate in her Ornament Parade. This is the tutorial I shared over there.

This paper ball ornament is quick and easy. You can make enough of these for your entire tree in about an hour! And it’s a great project for your kiddos to help with. [...]

tutorial: thanksgiving bunting

Hello! Today’s tutorial is from my amazing sister-in-law, Katie. She is the mastermind behind the easy autumn centerpieces, the burlap mat, and the embroidery hoop ornament. She is one of those that every thing she touches, she makes beautiful. Thanks to Katie for sharing this tutorial!

ps – click on any of the images to enlarge

tutorial: map fold (or pop-up fold)

Hello, hello! Remember how last week my tutorial photo session did not go as planned? Well, I planned ahead and pulled through this time.

All you need is a piece of paper. I’ll wait here while you go grab one (out of your printer). Seriously. It’s that easy.

Let me introduce you to the map fold (aka the [...]

tutorials: a round-up

image from the autumn leaf garland tutorial

 

Yeehaw. It’s a round-up.

I went to the park yesterday (thanks, Les!) instead of getting my tutorial put together so then when Chris came home from work and helped me photograph something on the fly, it was just too dark. So. We ate dinner. I will get organized and [...]

tutorial: stab binding

Three cheers for Tuesday!

Today’s tutorial is a traditional bookbinding stitch that is used for sewing together single sheets of paper (as opposed to signatures). So before I get started, let me assure you that this is a very handy stitch to know. Think of all the school projects you can now start sewing together instead of [...]

tutorial: family night magnets

I love my family.

In our house, Monday night is Family Night. We don’t schedule any other activities or sports. We spend time together — singing, praying, teaching our children about Jesus, eating yummy treats, and usually playing a game of some sort. Family Night keeps our faith strong. And it’s fun.

We share the responsibilities…  Which means [...]

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