Whether it’s Christmas, Halloween or some other holiday I love making my nieces fast handmade skirts. But what do I do for my own baby boy? Enter the Handkerchief Scarf.
Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. Let’s be honest boy wear is usually quite a bit more time intensive than a quick elastic w
Our 5th annual Christmas Wonderful series has officially begun! We have an amazing list of bloggers who will be sharing Christmas ideas to make Christmas Wonderful. First up is me sharing one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Simple And Easy To Make Santa Sacks!
How would Santa
The holidays can be a wonderful time of year but they can also be stressful! We all want ways to simplify our holidays without giving up our fun family traditions. One of our favorite family traditions is using Santa Sacks. Not only will it save Santa’s sanity on Christmas Eve, the Santa Sacks
Looking for ways to encourage summer reading in your house? Don’t stress. Break it down into 3 easy steps: Great Books, Neat Places to Read and Rewards. Now I can’t guarantee that your child will come screaming with delight at the idea of sitting down and reading a book right away (if ever). But if
I’ve been slowly entering into the world of making my own blinds and curtains. For the longest time I thought that I just didn’t have enough knowledge to make decent window treatments. Then one day I got brave and tried my hand at window toppers for my family room. That was it. I fell in love! I lov
Oh my word! These animal hooded towels are too stinkin’ cute! Amber over at Crazy Little Projects creates easy-to-follow tutorials for the most adorable animal hooded towels you’ve ever seen. With a new tutorial monthly, the possibilities are amazing! Amber says, “These towels take maybe 30 minute
Maybe you’ve been searching and searching to find the PERFECT bedding that matches your creative vision. Or perhaps you just want to give a room a personal touch. Or maybe you’ve decided that you want to start quilting but you just aren’t sure how to start. This Quick and Easy Rag Quilt just may b
The glider….it’s such a key element in any nursery. It’s where you soothe your newborn. It’s where you sit for those midnight feedings. And later it will be where you snuggle and read together. I can definitely understand the strong desire to have a glider in a nursery! But new gliders come in s
DIY Quick Floor Pillow is just what your kids need! Floor pillows are a great addition to a nursery, kids room or playroom. They are soft and so incredibly welcoming to children. You just may find your child curled up with a book or quiet game with one of these pillows. Yes…I said “quiet”! It co
Any kid would love this hallway puppet theater. Use curtain tension rods to hold up the fabric makes for a fun play structure. Easy to set up – easy to take down. It’s a clever idea from a clever gal. Lier of Ikatbag shares how to make this totally cute doorway/ hallway puppet theater that looks l
How adorable is this Dino Hooded Towel from Crazy Little Projects? I am obsessed! Such a fun DIY to do yourself rather than spending the crazy amounts of money for the ones in stores. All you need is 1 bath towel, 2 hand towels, some black and white fabric and you are in business! Any child would
Throwing a ballerina birthday party soon? Or have a ballerina in the home? This cup idea from Icing Designs is an adorable way to add a ballerina tutu to a mason jar. Simply wrap some elasticized pink ribbon around the top of a mason jar and ta-da! You now have a ballerina tutu mason jar! The pol
March is crafting month and I’ve been busy! I showed Marissa ( my sons darling girlfriend) how to make these ABC felt magnets. This was her first time making these and first time doing the blanket stitch. As you can see, she did a great job! Wouldn’t t a full set (a-z) make a great baby shower o
These diy Black Forest Felt Antlers are great for a little kids room. All you need is brown and cream felt and some stuffing. An easy diy to add some decor to your kids room. You can find directions at One More Mushroom. Its these little crafts and details that can really make a room one of a kind
Sunshine. Lollipops and Rainbows shares this too cute Mr Potato Head Quiet book. This tutorial shows how to make a quiet book out of felt. All the accessories for Mr Potato Head such as the different noses, mustaches, eyes, lips, hats, purses etc make me want to play with this felt book. We’ve all
A big welcome to our newest contributor – Mariah Leeson of Giggles Galore! Mariah has such creative parties and her blog is chock full of wonderful ideas. I’m super excited to have her as one of our Design Dazzle contributors!
I love celebrating and one of my favorite decorations to incorpora
Need a simple and inexpensive DIY Christmas gift? Make an embroidery gift kit using the Cricut personal cutting machine. How do you do that, you ask? Well, it’s simple – Cricut markers are perfect for making an embroidery transfer on fabric. I LOVE this idea! If you have a Cricut machine, get yo
Family Tradition: Santa Sacks! Can you believe Santa has never left wrapped Christmas gifts under the tree in our home? The reason? Santa Sacks! Santa Sacks have been a tradition in my family for decades. What are Santa Sacks? They are reusable fabric gift sacks that are slightly larger than a pil
Fleece is an inexpensive and easy to work with fabric. Just how cute are these fleece flower pillows? Laura from Come Together Kids is a “fleece addict”. She has full instructions on how to make these simple flower fleece pillows. Most of the pillow was put together using a glue gun…how cool i
Santa has never left wrapped Christmas gifts in our home. Santa Sacks have been a tradition in my family for decades. What are Santa Sacks? They are reusable fabric drawstring gift sacks that are larger in size than a pillowcase. On Christmas Eve our kids leave their very own empty Santa Sack
Great sewing tutorials: one shows how to sew a nursing cover and the other shows how to make a crib skirt.
Easy to make rose pillows. Aren’t these sweet? Pillows are completely made of felt and are perfect girly accent pillows.
Complete step-by-step rose accent instructions.
Here’s the ruffle idea…
I’m loving this ruffle neck onesiemade with kn
Are you kidding me? This completely adorable playhouse has a welcome mat, picket fence, striped awning, chalkboard sign, flower box, candy store and more…. and it’s completely handmade!!! The uber talented Lier has done it again – she made this playhouse tent and now is impressing me again with he
To think that these Mary Janes “almost” make me want to have a baby again. These are too stinkin’ cute! Such a fun sewing project for a seamstress! Pattern sold here.
Oh my – imagine these on a little dude or dudette! Pattern sold here.
These soft fabric cubes were made by Esther of London Mummy. Such a great play toy for babies and I’m loving the vintage-feel of the fabrics. I enjoy seeing all the vintage type fabrics that are now available to make such wonderful projects such as these.
Esther gives complete sewing instructions
image from Giggleberry
Beautiful fabrics sit in my craft room and are waiting to be made into a pennant banner:) This is an easy DIY project that makes great use of leftover fabric scraps. If you are not a seamstress, you can use the glue gun to make this pennant banner and use pinking shears to cu
My sixteen year old daughter was a YCL (youth camp leader) for girls camp. She and her friend made eight of these pillowcases for the 13/14 year old girls in their cabin group (they were named the all stars). The girls at camp loved them! The pillowcases were fairly inexpensive to make and didn’t re
Feeling a little crafty? Gulf Coast Cottage offers downloadable patterns and instructions to make adorable play felt food, dolls and imaginative toys!
Such fun projects to make for your kids or for a gift. Found via Posh Little
The warmth and comfort of a favorite pillow…made better because it’s personalized for someone you love! The soft patchwork paired with a contrasting front panel and name appliqué give this pillow a high-end look at a price you’ll love.
Comes with pattern, alphabet cut-outs and easy instructi
Check out these darling pillows that are fairly easy to make and would look beautiful in a child’s room or teen bedroom. Sandi Henderson of Sandi Henderson Design posted this pillow tutorial on her blog. Sandi is a fabric designer who has debuted two fabric lines – Ginger Blossom and Farmers Market.
Sewing Anyone? Sew and create many baby nursery items with this Shirley Botsford Designs pattern from Simplicity. Gotta love the fabric flowers that attach to the crib slats with velcro – great idea. Makes me wonder what else I could velcro to the crib slats – small plush animals, etc??? Make sure i
Let’s Stitch: Magnus. Egg Press monkey is now in sewable form. This sew-it-yourself kit comes hand-screenprinted on two pieces of canvas, complete with sewing instructions. The screenprint monkey is printed on one side and the blue/brown asterisks pattern is on the other side. Cut out the pieces a