Being Creative Every Day
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I am a happier person when I can make the effort to do something creative every day.   It could be knitting, crochet, drawing, painting, helping my kid build a robot out of clay….  anything really.   I don’t think … Read More

ISS Hat!
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What do you do when your kid won’t wear a hat unless it has the International Space Station on it? This of course: I”m pretty happy with how it came out.   The hat was made with leftover black worsted … Read More

Felt Playfood Carrots
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I finally got a few more carrots made and decided to put them up on Etsy as a made to order item.    I have both “regular” orange and multicolored ones you would find at a farm stand.   Check … Read More

Kid’s Popsicle Stick Catapult Building Activity Kit
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My preschooler loves doing science activities.  One of our most recent was a popsicle stick catapult.   The goal was to make one we could do together that worked well enough without needing glue or other messy materials.    At age 4.5, … Read More

DIY Pokeball Storage Pillow with Zipper
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The only Christmas gift I made this year has been a stuffed Pokeball storage pillow with a zipper for my Pokemon obsessed nephew. I found this great free PDF pattern by SewDesuNe on Deviant Art aka https://cholyknight.com The 24″ large … Read More

Dinosaur Angel Christmas Tree Topper
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No Christmas tree is complete without a tree topper.  As a kid, we always had an angel but in my house, that’s a little too standard. I found this Raptor at Toys R Us while Christmas shopping and the idea … Read More

Galaxy Christmas Tree Skirt DIY Sewing Project
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For years I’ve complained that I don’t have a tree skirt that properly fits around the tree stand.  My oldest wants a space themed Christmas Tree and we came up with the idea of making a Galaxy Christmas Tree Skirt. … Read More

Planet Mars Halloween Costume
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This year we decided to go with an outer space inspired theme for our Halloween costumes.   My oldest decided that the baby would need to be the planet Mars. I think this turned out pretty well. (Modeled by the only … Read More

Halloween – Cardboard Space Shuttle
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Halloween is my favorite holiday.  This year I saved myself a lot of trouble by buying my son’s astronaut costume.  Of course that just freed me up to turn the wagon into a space shuttle.   I didn’t write up any … Read More

Viking Hat
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Babies smash things. They make demands.   They stomp about and throw cups.  He NEEDED a viking hat. I could spend days trying to come up with something on my own but never be quite as happy as I am with … Read More

Hexagon Afghan
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Ok, I’ll admit it.   The previous post about a scrap yarn afghan?   It got UGLY and I ripped the whole thing out. Instead, I found a pattern here at Crochet in Color for a hexagon scrap yarn afghan. I’ve altered … Read More

DIY Macrame Patio Chair Before and After
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This summer I finally decided to work on my DIY Macrame Patio Chair.  The plastic woven backing began to deteriorate but the metal frames were fine.  Falling through the back of the chair wasn’t acceptable and I didn’t want to … Read More

Toy Bags with a Window
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Projects are taking me forever to complete these days. My most recent accomplishment is this draw string toy bag with clear vinyl window in the middle.   I’ve been on an organization kick and the cardboard boxes being used for … Read More

Acrylic Painting 101
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I’ve always wanted to learn how to paint but it has taken a back seat to everything else.   Of course the perfect time I decide to start is with a new baby……    15-30 minutes a week happen if I’m … Read More

Scrap Yarn Afghan
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I’m trying to simplify my stash of craft supplies and that means being honest about what I am unlikely to use. I have so many half skeins or less sitting there. Really – how many balls do I need to … Read More

Knit Boobs
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I recently made a pair of knit boobs. Yes they have a purpose and yes, I decided to put a nipple ring in one of them. Check out www.knittedknockers.org to find out more and get the free pattern. These were … Read More

Felt Airplane Runway
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     Apologies for the awful iPhone quality photos.  Here’s a very quickly created airplane runway.   This was all done last minute from felt I had in the house.   You can see that my stripes are not perfect in … Read More

Cigar Gloves
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  Here’s a quick post! I just finished up a pair of “cigar gloves” for myself. No, I don’t smoke but these are ideal for still pulling a card out of a wallet or using a phone. Here’s the free … Read More

Extra Long Baby Mittens
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Ive been working on these mittens. The pattern is available as a free Ravelry Download Here by Helena Sweet Knits. Although they are small, they take some time with fingering weight yarn.   I’ve made the cuffs extra long so … Read More

Baby Security Blankets
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I’ve finished up 2 security baby blankets this week.  (I like having a spare). They are super easy and done entirely in half double crochet out of Homespun yarn found in Michael’s.   It’s super soft and squishy and 100% … Read More

Trenton Art All Night
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This post is over a month late.   One project I scrambled to finish this summer was a pen and ink drawing for a local art show – Trenton Art all Night. I don’t consider myself an artist but last … Read More

Home Made Nursing Cover
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With baby #2 due in a few months I decided a nursing cover should be a simple project. I found a great, free pattern by Craftaholics Anonymous here. This should be an easy project even for a beginner!  I spent about … Read More

Kid’s Jet Pack
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  My nephew is obsessed with rockets so I decided that he and his cousin needed jet packs.   There are plenty of tutorials online but I wasn’t thrilled with the construction of any of them. I wanted to put … Read More

Felt Brownie and Ice Cream Sundae
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After much trial and error, I have completed my felt brownie with ice cream pattern.  (complete with chocolate sauce and a cherry) It is now published on Etsy here!    I tried really hard to give the top of the brownie … Read More

Bean
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I’ve been terribly negligent with this blog lately.   A lot has been going on outside of crafty stuff! My last finished project was commission from graduate student, Melisa Ozkan (melisazozkan.com). Here is the original image vs. the finished sewed creature. … Read More

Free Felt Chocolate Chip Cookie Tutorial
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Happy Friday!  I’ve decided to post some of my simpler patterns as free tutorials! Lets start with a chocolate chip cookie. Materials: Tan felt Brown felt Tan and brown thread A small amount of polyester fiber fill stuffing     … Read More

Copeful Characters
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I’ve been busy with everything but playfood creation. Here are some plush characters I sewed for the lovely and talented Megan Daley for her grad school project, Copeful. The characters and all Copeful related items are copyrighted in the name … Read More

Tractor Fabric Pillow Case
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I moved my son up to his big kid room and this project helped get my farm obsessed little man excited. Tractor pillow case! A friend recently made an envelope-style pillow case for the couch.   I liked it so much that I … Read More

Road Scarf
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It’s been freezing here this winter and I didn’t want to take the time to knit a scarf for the kid.   Here’s the road scarf I created from fleece instead. Vrrrrooom! Kits are now available on my Etsy shop. … Read More

Etsy Shop is Open!
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It’s official!  My Etsy shop is finally open.   We will see how it goes.   If an occasional sale can cover my listing fees, i’ll keep it going. Check it out! 

Felt Brussel Sprouts
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My pattern for Brussels Sprouts with stalk is finally finished and posted on Craftsy!   This one has taken me the longest with numerous failed sprout designs that I was discouraged with.   I’m happy with my final result!  What … Read More

Felt Play Food Carrot
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My Felt Carrot pattern is now available on my Craftsy page.   Check it out here. Update:   The Etsy shop is now open! Carrot PDF Pattern on Etsy Carrot DIY Kit on Etsy

Felt Strawberry
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  I finished 1 felt strawberry!   I am documenting the steps and I don’t plan on posting a finished pattern until I have all the parts of a fruit salad in order. I’m thinking about including: – Whole strawberry … Read More

Felt Beet Play Food
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My accomplishment of the weekend has been photographing my felt beet and getting the pattern on Craftsy. Update:   My Etsy Shop is now Open! Felt Beet Pattern on Etsy Felt Beet DIY Kit on Etsy

Felt Turnip Finished!
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I finally finished my felt turnip and the pattern to go along with it! Check out my pattern here on Craftsy! Update:  The Etsy Shop is Open! Turnip PDF Pattern on Etsy Turnip DIY Kit on Etsy       … Read More

Felt Watermelon
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My first pattern is available for sale on Craftsy! Check it out:  Felt Watermelon Pattern on Craftsy   This was a lot more work than I anticipated.  Even simple patterns take a ton of time and thought to clean up … Read More

1920’s Ruffled Baby Hat
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I’ve slowly been tweaking my pattern for a 1920’s inspired ruffled baby hat.    I love the green and pink combination and this time, I’ve added some ribbing to the middle to help make it snug.   I’m toying with … Read More

Facebook Picture
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After much trouble, I finally have a facebook picture I can live with for now. Thanks to HappyCeci at Deviant art for the anime faces and to PicMonkey. I call him “LemonDerp”.  

Felt Garden Box
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I wish I could take credit for the this project but the inspiration comes from this post from A Beautiful Mess.   What a great idea.   I did things a little differently by capping the ends of my bolsters. The … Read More

Felt Turnip Root
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I’ve been working on my own felt turnip pattern and I’m not loving how this root has turned out.  Not only was it overly complicated but it just doesn’t look good. Oh well.  I have another simpler idea.   The … Read More

Felt Watermelon
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I made this watermelon as I went for my watermelon obsessed nephew for his birthday and I love how it turned out. The pattern is dawn, scanned and finally up on the Craftsy Store Here.