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you can knit without needles

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I love to knit. It’s one of the most zen crafts I’ve ever done, and it really is the thing I turn to when I need to relax. Plus, I love that I can follow someone else’s vision and turn out amazing projects with a little less thought than my usual approach to making things. […]

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Make Your Own Nature Dolls

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I just had to share this adorable – and quick – crafty nature project from Mer Mag today. She even provides the printable download so you can use the same enchanting little illustrations – 3 of them! – with your own nature finds and flower petals. Such a perfect way to hold onto Summer’s last […]

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A Frightfully Fun Monster Candy Wrap Printable

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I’ve just finished this sweet printable for a project, and wanted to share it all with you toute suite. Especially considering, you know, that Halloween is on its way. It’s the perfect size to wrap around all kinds of fun-sized candies. Give them out to your teachers, your neighbors, your relatives, yourself. It’s ready and […]

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worth 1000 words: diy giant beads

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This is a tutorial you can’t fail, and the results are so much fun for kids and grown ups. I need an afternoon off so we can make these asap. Giant Beads tutorial via Babble Dabble Do.

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egyptian printables: from mummies, to king tut, to hieroglyphs and more!

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One of the coolest things about my 6 year old is her absolute obsession with Ancient Egypt. For the past year, she loves watching documentaries on it, reading about it, learning about it, dressing up as an Egyptian (anything gold will do!), and making Egyptian things. We even found an Ancient Egypt themed summer camp […]

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back to school: decorate your lockers with these DIY printables

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It’s Back to School season! For some of us, that’s a cause for rejoicing, and for others, it’s alot of dread. Plus, of course, the usual feelings of where did the summer go? Well, I’ve got a little something to make your back to school prep more fun. A cool set to decorate the lockers […]

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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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