I love crafting blogs and tutorials. I am eternally thankful for the people who take time to make them. Because…look what I am capable of, with a little guidance! I used the tutorial at Ruffles and Roses. The math only looks complicated, but if I can figure it out, you certainly can! I didn’t Carry on!
I saw a fabulous idea for an Advent calendar on Pinterest, so I made it. You make little cards from cardstock and fold them over ribbon stapled to the back of a picture frame. I just so happened to have a frame that was newly glass-less, so I was all set. You clothespin the cards Carry on!
I saw an adorable elf hat pattern in a knitting book. I knew I just had to make it for my one year old sweet boy. Only it had me making cables. I’ve never done cables. I’ve been knitting for about two years now, but I’ve never done cables. Or color changes either. Or anything Carry on!
When I find something that I love, I feel compelled to share it with others who may love it too. While messing around the other day, I ran across an Etsy store called Smart Bottom Kids (and with a name like that you know it has to be good right?) The shop owner, Darcy, puts Carry on!
http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/ FOR TODAYOutside my window…frosty I am thinking…I should really be in bed I am thankful…to spend time with my brother and new sister From the learning rooms…elving and Advent In the kitchen…Chicken tortilla soup was a big hit tonight. Not a smackeral left I am wearing…a bright striped sweater jeans striped socks and Ugg Carry on!
A little powdered tempera paintA little ice A little hand A little attitudeA little messOk, a big messA little taste… A little colorA little smirk A lot of fun!
Kid #3 had Birthday #1 in the Farm Fresh Birthdaypalooza.Grandma brought over yummy chocolate cake. The frosting was a huge hit, as was my Farm Fresh Homemade Vanilla.Brielle had all she could do to restrain herself and not open ALL of Cadrian’s presents. She loved this puppy that blew bubbles from Grandma and Grandpa. And Carry on!
The original directions included fairies that looked like this: Ours turned out a little differently… But since the girls haven’t stopped playing with them since we created this wizened old looking creepy …ahem… interestingly unique version of the craft, I’d guess my children aren’t warped or scarred in any way.
Right?This was my first attempt at embroidery or appliqué or whatever it is I did here. The heart patch on the back? That’s because I accidentally sewed the back to the front and made a hole when I took out the stitches.I hope it really is the thought that counts because I don’t have time Carry on!
Don’t even get me started about the number of stitches I had to take out to make these dresses. Or the mistakes I couldn’t fix which I won’t point out to you. But I really LOVED the challenge and am really starting to enjoy sewing (now that I have several attempts projects under my belt). Carry on!