Saturday, December 20, 2008


Like most of the midwest we here in northern Indiana were hit with a snow/ice storm yesterday. We didn't get it as bad as some but it was bad enough. The one day the children look forward to going to school it was cancelled! But an extra day off for Christmas vacation wasn't too bad in their book. Where ever you are I hope you are warm and safe.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Crafty Goodness

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I'm such a bad blogger! I've been busy crafting this and crafting that, shopping, being lazy, and eating until I thought I would pop! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I don't have pictures of any finished crafts so today I'll just point you in the direction of some Christmas crafty goodness. Enjoy!

Fabric Christmas Tree (pictured above)
Please share your favorite Christmas crafts too.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Passing it on

I think it's so important to pass our creative juices to our children. Their minds are naturally more creative than ours and it's amazing the things they can come up with. My children always watch, question, and join in when my craft supplies are out. Recently they all have been interested in the sewing machine (probably because I've been doing alot of sewing lately). So tonight my daughter decided she needed a new pillow. I was just gonna make her one but she asked if she could do it. She had a blast and she did very well. My youngest son watched and asked when he could try. My oldest son takes Family and Consumer Science (formerly known as Home Economics) and could probably teach me a thing or two! I'm so thrilled that they have taken an interest in sewing. Since I'm still a beginner it will be fun to learn and create together. I think Santa will be leaving some charm packs and jelly rolls under the tree this year!

What do you like to create with your children?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

T-Shirt Pillow

While going through clothes for the change of season with my children my youngest son came across one of his favorite shirts. He was bummed when he tried it on and it was too small (I was bummed too because that meant many clothes wouldn't fit and there went my checking account). A few days prior to that I ran across a fun t-shirt pillow project on a crafting site I belong too called MyCraftivity. So tonight Mommy became the hero of the household when she took that favorite shirt and made it into a favorite pillow. You can get that simple project here. What recycling projects are you up to these days?

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Yesterday at work we decided we needed Halloween gifts for the infants (I work at a daycare center). Silly me had to open my mouth and say “I’ll just make them something.” When I don’t really have the time to make them something! Anyway, I decided on stuffed spiders. So I was up late last night cutting, sewing, and turning those orange legs. Tonight I’ll have to stuff them and close ‘em up. Why couldn’t I think of something that was square? I’ve never sewn a complete circle before last night! I’ll mark it down as good practice! So here they are. What did you make for Halloween? Happy Halloween!
Spiders before stuffing.
I managed to get one completely finished.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wanna Play Cards?

Or maybe you wanna crafts with cards. Who knew a simple deck of cards could be so crafty? Here are a few ideas I found in my search.
They'd of course make wonderful scrapbook page embellishments and the decoupaging ideas are endless too! You aren't limited to playing cards either. How about using some Pokemon cards for the boys or Bella Sara cards for the girls. I'd love to hear your ideas too.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Crafty Me

Hello everyone! My name is Renee and I'm a craftaholic. My passion is sewing and quilting (although, I'm just a beginner) but I am a lover of most crafts. My intent for this blog is to share my craft enthusiasm by pointing you in the right direction for all things crafty. If there's something you would like me to research for you just give me a hollar in the comments of any blog post. To start the show let me show you my first ever quilt top that's almost complete.