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DIY Frozen Elsa necklace project for kids

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Under $10

Make your own DIY Frozen Necklaces featuring Elsa, Anna and Olaf Shrinky Dink charms and kid-painted beads. Elise and I been making kids crafts together during Liam's naps. We decided to add a few...DIY Frozen Elsa necklace project for kids... »
 
 

How to make a Frozen-inspired snowflake headband for your little Elsa

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Halloween, Under $10, Winter

Let it go! Here's a DIY Frozen-inspired snowflake headband to make with your own little Elsa. Elise and I made this Frozen-inspired snowflake headband together to help complete her handmade Elsa dress up costume....How to make a Frozen-inspired snowflake headband for your little Elsa... »
 

 

Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Fall, Recycled Crafts, Spring, Under $10, Winter

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Fresh, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but...Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts... »
 
 

Make a DIY Winter Hat from Recycled Sweaters

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Recycled Crafts, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

Recycling sweaters into winter hats is an oldie but a goodie because it's cheap and useful and makes a great DIY gift. Check out this cute winter hat that Elise and I made from...Make a DIY Winter Hat from Recycled Sweaters... »
 

 

Kid-sized Messenger Bag Free Pattern and Sewing Tutorial

Accessories, Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Under $10

This free child-sized messenger bag pattern is the perfect shrunken size for the special kid in your life. It's a simplified messenger bag pattern of my adult-sized messenger bag and you can knock it...Kid-sized Messenger Bag Free Pattern and Sewing Tutorial... »
 
 

Insulated Holder for Stick Popsicles and Frozen Yogurt

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Sewing Projects, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Cold tiny hands no more! Elise loves stick popsicles and frozen yogurt tubes. Truly, she's a junkie. But she doesn't like it when her hands get cold, which means I don't like it when...Insulated Holder for Stick Popsicles and Frozen Yogurt... »
 

 

Easy DIY Custom Jewelry using Styled By Tori Spelling

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Under 1 Hour

I've always been intimidated about making my own jewelry. Honestly, for me all the supplies and tools kind of made the cost of entry too high for me, both literally and figuratively. But then...Easy DIY Custom Jewelry using Styled By Tori Spelling... »
 
 

Easy dog blanket {free pattern}

Accessories, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects

Kaya is such an awesome dog that she deserves an equally awesome dog blanket for the floor. And this dog blanket for is so easy to make - no quilting or backing fabric required!...Easy dog blanket {free pattern}... »
 
 

Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Easter, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here's a super cute DIY spring and summer craft that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look....Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}... »
 
 

Fuzzy bunny slippers from recycled felted sweaters for kids {free slipper pattern}

Accessories, Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Winter

Hop to it and make these cute little fuzzy bunny slippers from recycled felted wool sweaters to keep the kid in your life snuggly warm. This free slipper pattern features a cute little face...Fuzzy bunny slippers from recycled felted sweaters for kids {free slipper pattern}... »
 
 

Apron pattern with built-in potholders and secret iPhone pocket

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects

Here's an original free apron sewing pattern with two built-in potholders and secret iPhone pocket. Aprons have been glued to my body ever since I started feeding Elise - I find it's just easier...Apron pattern with built-in potholders and secret iPhone pocket... »
 
 

Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini-Purse for Kids

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Holidays, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Valentine's Day

Hearts is the theme of two easy Valentine's Day gifts perfect for spoiling the sweet toddler and tween girls in your life. First is a teeny pouch bracelet perfect for storing candies or tiny...Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini-Purse for Kids... »
 
 

Bouquet Mason Jars with Handmade Name Tags for Receptions

Accessories, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Weddings

I really like this thoughtful detail from Cristin and Adam Siegel's Chicago nuptials. Cristin tied handmade name tags around the tops of water-filled glass Ball mason jars to hold the bridal party's bouquets during...Bouquet Mason Jars with Handmade Name Tags for Receptions... »
 
 

Handbags for bridesmaids or brides weddings redux

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Weddings

Back in the summer, Liesel Eastman saw our wedding featured in the Knot Magazine and contacted me to see if I could help with the creative details for her October wedding to Barrett. In...Handbags for bridesmaids or brides weddings redux... »
 
 

Chicago flag passport cover

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Update: This project was proudly featured in Time Out Magazine and at Chicagoist.com. Yay! My friend Debbie has accumulated an enviable amount of stamps in her passport. Each year she plans a "big trip"...Chicago flag passport cover... »
 
 

Baby bird silhouette appliqué handbag

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects

I went with my friend Liz to the local tattoo parlor to watch her get a tattoo of two baby birds to represent her boys. Graphic designer Liz had drawn the tattoo in Adobe...Baby bird silhouette appliqué handbag... »
 
 

Monogrammed coffee insulator wrap

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Earth Day, Free Patterns, Recipes, Recycled Crafts, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So I was pretty excited about the success of the campfire coffee insulator wrap and decided to make a monogrammed coffee insulator wrap for my sister Krista. Perfect for coffee/tea/cocoa drinkers and the eco-friendly,...Monogrammed coffee insulator wrap... »
 
 

Campfire coffee insulator wraps

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

While I'm not a particularly heavy coffee drinker I've been known to enjoy my soy mint mocha from time to time. If I buy coffee once a week I'm using 52 of these little...Campfire coffee insulator wraps... »
 
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