May 27, 2013
You can find my instructions for these little bud vases over at Project Wedding!
May 23, 2013
I shared this easy moon clock tutorial at Hellobee. Follow the link for instructions!
May 17, 2013
We spent a little bit of time last Sunday visiting the botanical gardens at UNC Charlotte. It was so special being surrounded by flora and fauna, accompanied by my most favorite people in the world. I had been sick most of that weekend and was getting especially sick of being cooped up indoors while the weather was beach-like and California-like. My bug let up just enough to get out and view some orchids, exotic succulents and peculiar plants. The boys loved the responsive ferns which are kind of like the plant version of fainting goats.
May 13, 2013
Our cardboard robots may be a little funny-looking but the boys had a blast putting them together! I cut out some strips and squares from cardboard boxes, then stacked the pieces together to drill holes through, added some duct-tape robot features (I used Mer’s method to easily cut out duct-tape shapes), and let the kids go at it with some metal brad fasteners (make sure you get the long kind, about 1/2″).
May 9, 2013
Chronicle Books recently published So Pretty! Felt, a DIY book by author Amy Palanjian and contributing crafters. I was sent a copy of this beautiful book to review and Chronicle kindly wants to offer a copy to one of my readers too!
If you love working with felt and are comfortable with sewing (or hand-stitching at a minimum) you would be excited to thumb through these fabulous projects with step-by-step instructions. Just last night, I put together an easy geometric felt bunting for the boys’ room and will be tackling the modern table runner above next!
You can purchase So Pretty! Felt from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Chronicle Books. To win a copy, leave a comment below. Giveaway ends next Thursday, May 16, after which I’ll contact the winner via email. Below are more reviews and book giveaways:
Monday, May 13 – Handmade Charlotte & Fabric Paper Glue
Tuesday, May 14 – MINT & A Spoonful of Sugar
Wednesday, May 15 – Positively Splendid & Hart and Sew
Thursday, May 16 – Rouge and Whimsy & So You Think You’re Crafty
Friday, May 17 – Aesthetic Nest & Dollar Store Crafts