Crafts

What Took Us So Long?

Something about Mod Podge has always turned me off. I don’t know why – yes, the name is silly and for unknown reasons makes me think of The Partridge Family, but surely that’s not a good enough reason.Lately I’ve been seeing…

The Easiest Halloween Decorations Ever

A few weeks ago, I posted about a paver activity that has become a family craft tradition. Halloween ghosts are another one.These not-so-spooky little spirits are easy to make, and you’ve probably got everything you need already. This year we…

Simple Suncatchers

Last week I posted a photo on Facebook, and immediately received a flurry of comments from friends I never hear from – comments like "Wow, what is that and how did you do it?" In response, I promised a blog…

One for the Archives

Some habits are hard to break. Amelia was born on the 5th of December, and on her first day of life we sent newborn pictures to family and friends. On the fifth of every month since, I've collected, uploaded, edited,…

Off to the Races!

Now that fall is practically here and Charlotte backyards are a delight again, it's easy to forget that just a few weeks ago it was so hot your shoes could melt on the sidewalk and the last thing anybody wanted to…

Foam Forever

Some projects are so awesome that you never outgrow them. Just the mention of shaving cream brings an eager twinkle to Amelia's eye. We were first introduced to the wonders of shaving cream and liquid watercolor almost three years ago,…

Pinterest Pressure

I had to do it. Variations of this melted crayon masterpiece have been circulating on Pinterest for weeks, and the cumulative effect has been the best subliminal marketing campaign ever. What should we do this afternoon? Melt crayons, of course.…

Baking Soda - It's not Just for Baking

Amelia is obsessed with baking soda. And really, why wouldn’t she be? It’s arguably the most versatile and mysterious product in the pantry. Her introduction to the stuff was early and personal – after trying every ointment in the diaper…

Lessons from a Head on a Stick

Amelia is catching on to this whole find-a-project, try-it-out thing. While flipping through Disney Family Fun magazine in search of perfume samples (poor dear), she found a recipe for these adorable lollypapas. And we had to make them. Now. That’s…

Use What You Have Crafting

I hate throwing things out. Not in a hoarder kind of way, I almost obsessively use whatever I save as quickly as possible. But if something looks like it may have another life, I just can't waste it. There's fodder…