Category Archives: Tutorial

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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Snowflakes for Snow Days

We had quite the snow storm last week! During some of those days we made some more paper snowflakes. Several people have ask me about a tutorial after seeing them… so here it is. This is regular printer paper.  I … 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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Yesterday’s Sweater

Totally Kids Times wrote a sweet little piece titled Yesterday’s Sweater which showcased items made from upcycled sweaters!   I’m very honored that they included a couple of my hats!  Thanks Totally Kids Times! I wanted to share a How To … Continue reading

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Tea Towel Tote Tutorial

I have a stack of Tea Towels that I bought on various trips. Souvenirs mostly from the UK.  They just sit in a drawer and never see the light of day. The thought occurred to me to make totes bag … Continue reading

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Nook Sleeve Tutorial

I decided that I didn’t want the same style of Nook cover that I made for  Hubby’s Nook.  What I came up with was a simple zippered sleeve made from a recycled wool sweater and some cotton fabric. This really … Continue reading

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Pincushion in a Pot

I’m forever sticking pins places they shouldn’t be!  An armrest, my shirt, my mouth, among other places.  Since having a toddler around, this is generally bad because he sees me do it, but then I tell him not to and … Continue reading

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