DIY

make it: handknit wool roving cushions

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Birdie and I were knitting yesterday, and boy did it feel good to knit side by side! I’ve taught her the basic knit stitch a couple of different times over the past year or two, but I wasn’t sure it really sunk in. Well today, she was on a roll, doing it all by herself with just […]

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making paper dolls with hipfits

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You know me, I love paper dolls. So many ways to dress them up, and so many creative ways to draw and illustrate them too. So when HipFits was looking to collaborate, I knew we had a match made in heaven! HipFits creates super sweet backpack hangers that you can collect and accessorize. Used to […]

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make it: July 4th paper crafts with Cricut

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I know, I’m just barely getting into the summer swing of things, and already we need to think about the 4th of July? Hey, it pays to be prepared, right? Especially when it means we get to make fun projects like these. Uncle Sam’s Top Hat I’ve created 3 fun paper projects for Cricut that are […]

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father’s day questionnaire – free printable!

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Kids say the darnedest things. I have always wanted to do one of these Father’s Day Printables with Birdie. I’m hoping that, at 6 years old, she’ll still have some funny answers. Now that I finally made one for us, I figured the least I could do is share it with all of you (even if […]

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round about: bouncy borax & apron faces

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Due to some unfortunate problems with some links I once posted in this weekly round about, I’m changing things up a bit.  Things are going to shift – at least for now. Let’s try a round about of crafty DIYs that tickled my fancy throughout the week. I’m always finding new things I want to try, […]

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worth 1000 words: painting all the sticks

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Maybe this summer I can convince Birdie that painting all the sticks is a worthwhile project. I really really hope so. Or I may have to do them all myself. Image thanks to Molly Goldberg.

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Cricut, Smallful & your crafty afternoon

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I’ve been madly working behind the scenes on the most amazing new partnership. I’ve teamed up with the team at Cricut to create some amazing new projects for your Cricut Explore One™ and Cricut Explore Air™ machine. (and, if you don’t have a Cricut, most of the projects include instructions to make them on your own as […]

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make it: extra special paper crowns

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Finally! I’ve been trying to get these done for a month now (one too many projects in the mix!). But at last, we have the modern crowns I’ve been wanting to share with everyone! Got a birthday party coming up? Get the set of 4 crowns and let all the kids pick their own style. […]

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it’s not Sunday, but mlle dimanche doesn’t care

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Ah, little French dolls. With cozy hats, hand-knit sweaters, pouty little lips, and strappy ballerina shoes. That’s what you get with a Mademoiselle Dimanche Doll Kit. (and yes, Dimanche means Sunday, hence my post title!). If you want a new craft project to start out with this summer, I highly suggest one of these. Each doll kit […]

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featured: willow & stylo magazine

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My sweet little Willow is super excited about her summer wardrobe. Honestly, if I could magically find a way to snap my fingers and wake up to a closetful of her clothes, I’d be happy too! Luckily, all you need to do to get ahold of Willow’s wardrobe (and lots of playtime fun) is head over […]

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worth 1000 words: watercolor plates

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I can’t believe it. You can actually make. these. Drop everything and get going folks – I think I may need to make a complete set. See the DIY Watercolor plate tutorial via Fall for DIY.

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Smallful debuts in Mollie Makes Magazine

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Guess what?! Mollie Makes included Smallful’s Fantastical Fox Mask in their most recent issue – Issue #53 to be exact. It’s not a huge feature, I’ll give you that, but it’s still pretty amazing to know I can go to the bookstore and see my little creation on the pages of a real, honest-to-god magazine. And […]

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it’s almost may day – just in time for this printable

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When you were little, did you celebrate the first of May with a neighborhood game of ding dong ditch, leaving May Day baskets with candy and flowers hanging from the doorknobs of the homes in your neighborhood? I can still remember the invigorating feeling of running pell mell back to my house before anyone saw […]

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your new weekend project?

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Ok, I think I may have a new obsession. Flipbooks with cutouts? All you might need is a hole punch? Maybe if we start simple with a dot moving from one side of the page to another, we can one day graduate to something as grand and mesmerizing as this? These Hole Punch Flipbooks are […]

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make your own crumple bear

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Yeah, there are DIY kits out there to make your own stuffed bear, but none of them are as innovative as this one. Why is that? Well, ok, I suppose you could take the templates included in the Crumple Bear kit and use them to cut and sew your bear from fabric. But what makes it […]

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