How to Make an Oversized Flannel Baby Blanket

how to make flannel baby blankets material

Before Grace was born (back when I had time to be aimless), I was aimlessly walking around in a fabric store when an elderly clerk struck up a conversation. I mentioned that I wanted to make some things to use when my baby arrived. She suggested making receiving blankets because the commercial ones are never […]

How to Make Marizpan Piggies for Good Luck

How to Make Marzipan Piggies for Good Luck

I created an elaborate New Year’s Eve experience for my kids, and they loved it. I had planned to do one fun thing every hour, and at midnight (which was really 9pm), we’d do some more special things. We didn’t get through the last third of the fun things because I didn’t want to speed them through […]

Valentine Suncatchers – Easy Tissue Paper Crafts for Kids

Finished suncatchers - Easy Valentine Suncatcher Crafts for Kids

You make a lot of heart crafts when you have two little girls. My girls just love hearts. They draw hearts and they cut hearts and the like to glue and paint hearts. Valentine’s Day is like our crafting heaven. This is the craft that kicked off our Valentine’s Day crafting, and I had actually […]

Invitation to Craft – Making Valentines

Open-ended crafting - Making Valentines

Most of the time, when you make a craft, you start with a project in mind and then work your materials to create it. Right? No creativity is required (unless you designed your craft to begin with, but especially if you are copying a picture in a magazine or on a blog). Sure, you use […]

Fortune Cookie Valentines – Free Printable Valentine Fortunes

Fortune Cookie Valentines with 4 pages of printable Valentine fortunes

I was looking at punny (you know, full of puns) Valentines a few days ago, and I had a brilliant thought. My paper fortune cookies would make awesome Valentines. “I am fortune-ate to have a Valentine like you.” “You will soon get a kiss from your Valentine.” So of course, I made a bunch. The […]

Paper Fortune Cookie Tutorial

How to make Paper Fortune Cookies

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these paper fortune cookies. They’re inspired by the Silhouette machine template below, but you can make them almost as easily without a machine. When I saw these paper fortune cookies in the Silhouette store, I had to make some. I downloaded the files, picked out some […]

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