Category Archives: DIY

Vanilla Check-In

I’ve been letting my vanilla sit for just over a month.   This is what it looked like the day I started the batch.           I give it a shake or a swirl ever couple of … Continue reading

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Making Vanilla Extract

Today I went to the Olympia Food Co-op to pick up some Ecos laundry detergent and I remembered that I wanted to get some vanilla beans to make some extract. It’s a pretty simple process of letting split vanilla beans soak … Continue reading

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Crinkle Square Tutorial

Here’s my tutorial for how to make a crinkle square toy for a baby. You’ll need fabric, some kind of crinkly plastic, ribbon, and thread. I used fleece fabric, an up cycled cereal bag (food grade plastic), grosgrain ribbon, and … Continue reading

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Reading Nook

Reading is not something that was emphasized during my childhood. I actually hated to read, mostly because of comprehension issues that I had. I read whatever I had to for school and that was it.   I didn’t read for … Continue reading

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Birthday Bunting

I knew Spoonflower had a bunting contest a while back so I thought I’d look there first when I decided to make a birthday bunting.  I found several that I liked, but the moment I saw Inktree Press’s Birthday Bunting … Continue reading

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Dyeing Play Silks

Play silks are great for imaginary play.  Unfortunately they can get rather expensive if you buy them already made.  I really wanted a nice set for my son’s third birthday so I set out to dye my own. Dharma Trading … Continue reading

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Sewing for Little Bit

I’ve been sewing like made to get things ready for our trip.  I made two small Peek-A-Boo bags today to hold a couple of toys for the plane ride. Little Bit picked out the lady bug fabric himself. :)  I’d … Continue reading

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