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Printable Superman birthday banner for a super hero birthday party (also great as an iron-on t-shirt graphic)

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here’s a printable Superman birthday banner for your little super hero. And you can download instantly and print at my etsy store -- no waiting! I made this printable Superman Birthday Party banner for...Printable Superman birthday banner for a super hero birthday party (also great as an iron-on t-shirt graphic)... »
 
 

How to sew reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This free sandwich bag sewing pattern and tutorial is so easy you'll be able to replace your old plastic snack bags in no time. I like the design of these free sandwich bag and...How to sew reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags... »
 

 

More free printable Toy Story photo booth props – Woody, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

More free printable Toy Story photo booth props. Yee Haw! You've been so nice about pinning and commenting on my original free printable Toy Story photo booth props that I decided to make ya'll...More free printable Toy Story photo booth props – Woody, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head... »
 
 

EDITABLE Sayings Bubbles and Birthday Ages printable PDF for a Toy Story birthday party – Use as Photo Props or Party Decorations

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Decorations & Favors, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These editable personalized sayings bubbles & birthday ages printable PDF will help personalize your Toy Story Birthday Party. Yee Haw! I've just added these to my etsy store. Use these personalized sayings bubbles as...EDITABLE Sayings Bubbles and Birthday Ages printable PDF for a Toy Story birthday party – Use as Photo Props or Party Decorations... »
 

 

DIY Trick or Treat Bag Pattern with Sticky Spiderwebs and Moving Spiders

Baby & Kids, Fall, Free Patterns, Halloween, Holidays, Sewing Projects

Here's a spooky DIY trick or treat bag free pattern with 'sticky' spiderwebs and creepy spiders that can move and crawl around. The spiderwebs are cut thin strips of VELCRO fasteners... ...and the spiders...DIY Trick or Treat Bag Pattern with Sticky Spiderwebs and Moving Spiders... »
 
 

DIY Wall Art: Personalized Sun Prints

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Home, Paper Crafts, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here's a fresh and sun shiny DIY wall art idea: personalized sun prints. Liam's room is getting a makeover so I decided to make a bit of DIY artwork for his room to keep...DIY Wall Art: Personalized Sun Prints... »
 

 

DIY 1st Birthday Party Theme Idea: Hugs and Kisses XOXO

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Decorations & Favors, Parties & Birthdays

This DIY 1st birthday party theme shows how a little swatch of fabric can inspire a super cute and unique birthday theme. Liam's "Hugs and Kisses XOXO" 1st birthday theme all started with this...DIY 1st Birthday Party Theme Idea: Hugs and Kisses XOXO... »
 
 

Baby month by month photo idea {for a 1st birthday party}

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Free Printable, Paper Crafts

This baby month by month photo idea matches all of the free printables in the spunky "Hugs and Kisses XOXO" 1st birthday theme. This free printable is dedicated to all those moms who snapped...Baby month by month photo idea {for a 1st birthday party}... »
 
 

DIY Winnie The Pooh Ears, Piglet Ears, Tigger Ears

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Halloween, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These DIY Winnie The Pooh ears, Piglet Ears and Tigger ears are just the right size for your own little Christopher Robin. You may have seen the Winnie The Pooh printable mini popcorn boxes...DIY Winnie The Pooh Ears, Piglet Ears, Tigger Ears... »
 
 

Winnie The Pooh Printable Mini Popcorn Box Template

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This Winnie The Pooh printable mini popcorn box template will put you "in the mood ...for food." Remember that song? It's from the classic movie “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” available on...Winnie The Pooh Printable Mini Popcorn Box Template... »
 
 

Number One 1st Birthday Cake (No Cake Pan Needed)

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Dessert Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes

This number one 1st birthday cake is so easy that you won't need to buy a #1 shaped cake pan. In fact, you won't need a cake pan at all! You may remember that...Number One 1st Birthday Cake (No Cake Pan Needed)... »
 
 

DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Parties & Birthdays, Sewing Projects

I'm loving this DIY 1st birthday bib that I made for Liam using Handmade Charlotte stencils, FolkArt paint, and little bit of sewing. Plaid sent me the Party set from Rachel Faucett's six new...DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial... »
 
 

Toy Story Birthday Party Door Decoration

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

This Toy Story personalized sign front door decoration was the perfect yee-haw welcome for Elise's 3rd birthday party. My Buzz Lightyear obsessed daughter, Elise, wanted a Toy Story birthday party. Convenient for me, she...Toy Story Birthday Party Door Decoration... »
 
 

DIY Washable Baby Placemats For Clip-On Chairs

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Under $10

This free pattern for DIY wipeable baby placemat attaches to clip-on highchairs (and restaurant high chairs too!). It covers the table ...and unlike baby plates, your little darling can't throw it onto the floor....DIY Washable Baby Placemats For Clip-On Chairs... »
 
 

Personalized Sheriff Badges Free Printable {for Toy Story Birthday Party or Cowboy Birthday Party}

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made these personalized sheriff badges for my daughter Elise's Toy Story Birthday Party. And that means now they are yours to personalize for your own little sheriff. I'm really excited about these free...Personalized Sheriff Badges Free Printable {for Toy Story Birthday Party or Cowboy Birthday Party}... »
 
 

Paint Pen Easter Eggs Easy Kids Craft

Baby & Kids, Easter, Holidays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This free kid's Easter craft idea is sponsored by Elmer's. These paint pen Easter eggs are so pretty that this Easter we're totally passing up PAAS and decorating all of our eggs with paint...Paint Pen Easter Eggs Easy Kids Craft... »
 
 

Super Bowl Craft Idea: Make a no-sew football t-shirt or onesie

Baby & Kids, Fall, Sewing Projects, Super Bowl, Under 1 Hour, Winter

Make a cute football t-shirt or onesie for your little Super Bowl fan -- no sewing required! There are a lot of sewn and screenprinted versions out there (including my favorite, a Sports Illustrated...Super Bowl Craft Idea: Make a no-sew football t-shirt or onesie... »
 
 

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... »
 
 

Extra-long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This longer baby bib sewing pattern is for all the messy toddlers out there and their moms (AKA me) who are tired of doing their laundry. All of Elise's baby bibs were much too...Extra-long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills... »
 
 

Favor Idea for Toy Story or Cowboy Birthday Party

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Parties & Birthdays

Elise's Toy Story Birthday Party favors had a little bit of cowboy yee haw! flair. Aren't these teeny brown cowboy hats impossibly cute? I paired them with red and white gingham oilcloth and white...Favor Idea for Toy Story or Cowboy Birthday Party... »
 
 

Easy DIY Baby Blanket Pattern For Snuggly Newborns

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

This free baby blanket pattern is for my friend Cristin's crazy cute newborn daughter, Margot. And in honor of Baby New Year I'm sharing it with you today. It's a simplified, pocket-less, and slightly-larger...Easy DIY Baby Blanket Pattern For Snuggly Newborns... »
 
 

Easy Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Birthday Cake Idea {For Beginners Like Me}

Baby & Kids, Dessert Recipes, Parties & Birthdays

Here's a Buzz Lightyear Toy Story birthday cake idea that even cake decorating total beginners like me can make. Just print out my free Buzz cake pattern below to make your own Space Ranger....Easy Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Birthday Cake Idea {For Beginners Like Me}... »
 
 

Toy Story Photo Booth Props {free printable PDF}

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These free printable Toy Story photo booth props are sure to put the Yee Haw! into your Toy Story-themed birthday party. My daughter Elise is a big fan of Buzz Lightyear, Woody and all...Toy Story Photo Booth Props {free printable PDF}... »
 
 

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... »
 
 

‘We’re Expecting’ fun and creative pregnancy announcement

Baby & Kids, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Under $10

Here's a really cute and creative pregnancy announcement idea for Facebook or traditional snail mail. Once again I'd like to thank Cristin Siegel for today's guest post while I'm on maternity leave. Take it...‘We’re Expecting’ fun and creative pregnancy announcement... »
 
 

Curved baby burp cloth tutorial {free pattern}

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Recycled Crafts, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This curved baby burp cloth tutorial and free pattern is reversible, recycled, and super easy to make -- you'll be able to knock out this burp cloth pattern in no time flat. During my...Curved baby burp cloth tutorial {free pattern}... »
 
 

My latest DIY: Meet Liam Ellis

Baby & Kids

Here's what I've been making for the past 40 weeks plus 7 very long days: our new baby boy, Liam Ellis Beymer Winegard. Big sister Elise is super excited about her baby brother and...My latest DIY: Meet Liam Ellis... »
 
 

Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Spring, Summer

This free tiered baby dress sewing pattern has subtle gathered ruffled tiers and a classic pillowcase-dress-inspired neckline with ribbon ties that's perfect for late spring and summer. And it's super easy to sew. This...Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing 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}... »
 
 

Free pillowcase pattern with pocket and French seams

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

This free pillowcase pattern features a super cute little pocket for tucking in nighttime treasures. Kids can use the pillowcase pocket to store flashlights and bedtime friends. Adults can tuck in tissues, earplugs, or...Free pillowcase pattern with pocket and French seams... »
 
 

Kid’s non-slip fabric Play-Doh mat or coloring mat

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Under 1 Hour

I sewed this non-slip fabric kid's play mat for Play-Doh and coloring for our living room coffee table. The DIY fabric kid's play mat is super oversized (16" x 28") to give lots of...Kid’s non-slip fabric Play-Doh mat or coloring mat... »
 
 

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}... »
 
 

{DIY or Buy} How to Make a Crib Dust Ruffle – Or Where To Buy if Your Plate is Full

Baby & Kids, DIY or Buy, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects

I’m starting a new column today on MerrimentDesign.com called DIY or Buy. I don’t know about you but when it comes to crafting I totally have an "eyes are bigger than my stomach" syndrome....{DIY or Buy} How to Make a Crib Dust Ruffle – Or Where To Buy if Your Plate is Full... »
 
 

“Stickers” Birthday Party Theme Idea for kids {with free custom sticker templates}

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays

Looking around our house it's clear that "stickers" was the perfect theme for Elise's second birthday party. Last year it was monkeys and bananas but like many kids her age Elise is a sticker...“Stickers” Birthday Party Theme Idea for kids {with free custom sticker templates}... »
 
 

Oatmeal container straw game for babies and toddlers

Baby & Kids, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Today's craft is for babies and toddlers about 15 months to 2 years old: a straw game made out of a cardboard oatmeal container. All you need is an empty Quaker oatmeal canister, a...Oatmeal container straw game for babies and toddlers... »
 
 

Custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container {free pattern}

Baby & Kids, Home, Recycled Crafts, Under $10

My baby wipes pop-up container box has become a fixture on Elise's shelf so I thought why not make it extra pretty? So I decided customize it by covering it with fabric. Here's what...Custom fabric-covered Huggies baby wipes popup tub container {free pattern}... »
 
 

DIY Fabric Safety Gate for Baby and Toddlers

Baby & Kids, Home, Sewing Projects

Here's how to make a fabric safety gate for baby and toddlers for the bottom of stairs or between doorways. This DIY fabric baby safety gate has given me a lot of piece of...DIY Fabric Safety Gate for Baby and Toddlers... »
 
 

Baby burp cloths with loops for toys or binkies

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

My friend Jolyn, the Queen of Handmade Burp Cloths, taught me years ago how to turn regular white burp cloths into posh fabric-covered burp cloth sets in less than an hour. Cute, huh? And...Baby burp cloths with loops for toys or binkies... »
 
 

Sweet potato crackers recipe – easy, healthy recipe for kids

Baby & Kids, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Snack Recipes

I've been making this sweet potato cracker recipe again and again since Thanksgiving's sweet potato leftovers and I think it's high time I passed along this yummy kid-friendly crackers recipe. Elise has become my...Sweet potato crackers recipe – easy, healthy recipe for kids... »
 
 

Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Elise loved her 1st birthday gifts and wanted to say thanks in style! I designed pink monkey thank you cards with a '1st birthday' bananas birthday party hat and yellow polka dots cards. Then...Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party... »
 
 

Printable free bubble labels for party favors

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays

I made these yellow and pink bubble labels to coordinate with Elise's 1st birthday party theme - Pink Monkey and Bananas. Elise just loves bubbles - she has a little menagerie of "bubba" blowers...Printable free bubble labels for party favors... »
 
 

Pink monkey printable birthday party hat for kids

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made this pink monkey birthday hat for Elise to wear on her 1st birthday. She was a good sport about it and I think she looked adorable especially when she dug into her...Pink monkey printable birthday party hat for kids... »
 
 

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

I made this "Happy 1st Birthday Elise" pink and yellow hanging birthday banner for Elise's pink monkey and bananas birthday party. I hung it over our living room curtains using three kinds of ribbon...Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable... »
 
 

Pink Monkey and Bananas Kid’s 1st Birthday Party Idea and Free Printable Templates

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays

I was totally stumped trying to think of birthday party theme ideas for Elise's 1st birthday. And then Shane suggested having a Pink Monkey and Bananas 1st birthday party theme and it just felt...Pink Monkey and Bananas Kid’s 1st Birthday Party Idea and Free Printable Templates... »
 
 

Sunshine and Rainbow Halloween free costume pattern for babies, toddlers and kids

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Halloween, Holidays, Sewing Projects

My daughter Elise is my little ray of sunshine, without a doubt. So when it came to making my delightful baby her first proper Halloween costume, I came up with this cheery fleece and...Sunshine and Rainbow Halloween free costume pattern for babies, toddlers and kids... »
 
 

Baby sunhat pattern with ruffles and ties

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Spring, Summer, Under $10

Elise looks adorable in hats. I just can't get enough of them. So I decided to make a free baby sunhat sewing pattern with ruffles to add to her fashion options. I freehanded this...Baby sunhat pattern with ruffles and ties... »
 
 

Chalkboard lids for baby food jars

Baby & Kids, Recipes, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Elise is eating solid foods now so I've entered the Land of Frozen and Leftover Baby Food. With my brain still set on 'sleep deprived,' I put my chalkboard obsession to good use with...Chalkboard lids for baby food jars... »
 
 

Kid’s Travel Toy Blanket with Velcro Loops and Ribbon Tags

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

I made this toy travel blanket for Elise's first plane flight. We were flying to Maine and I wanted any toys she dropped to stay in our seats rather than fall into the filthy...Kid’s Travel Toy Blanket with Velcro Loops and Ribbon Tags... »
 
 

Sparkless sparklers for kids for the Fourth of July using chopsticks, ribbon and party garland

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Fourth of July, Holidays, Recycled Crafts, Summer, Under 1 Hour

This original Fourth of July craft was created for Daily Candy Kids. Welcome, Daily Candy readers! I mourn sparklers. The City of Chicago banned sparklers in 2007 joining most other ousted fireworks. Yes,...Sparkless sparklers for kids for the Fourth of July using chopsticks, ribbon and party garland... »
 
 

Colorful fabric baby stacking blocks

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

My baby Elise is four months old now. She can hold her toys in both hands and sit up assisted. I think this big girl is ready for some colorful jingly oversized 5" x...Colorful fabric baby stacking blocks... »
 
 

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... »
 
 

Family coloring book from photos

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Paper Crafts, Under $10

My niece Madison is universally and deservedly spoiled by all members of our family. I try to make her special handmade Christmas and birthday gifts like this one and that one. With our cross-country...Family coloring book from photos... »
 
 

Scrabble Letters Word Book for Kids

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Paper Crafts

My coworker Danielle recently came back to work after the birth to her first child, son Otto James. We work together at a web design company in an industrial part of Chicago near Oprah's...Scrabble Letters Word Book for Kids... »
 
 

Gathered Dust Ruffle Bed Skirt for Cribs and Toddler Beds

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Home, Sewing Projects

We're in the middle of converting our den into a baby's room. We're keeping it simple -- borrowed our niece Madison's crib, kept the room painted light gray -- and have begun accenting with...Gathered Dust Ruffle Bed Skirt for Cribs and Toddler Beds... »
 
 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here's an easy, fun and practical gift for new arrivals: Planes, Trains and Automobiles burp cloths. Friends Tamara and Jon recently welcomed Lucas, little brother to adorable Sienna, and I made these especially for...Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths... »
 
 

Chicago-themed fabric photo memory game for kids

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Sewing Projects

Last year I made Madison a super cute pint sized kid's pleated apron out of pink retro Wizard of Oz fabric. I added fun numbers cookie cutters and wrapped both in cookie jar wrapping...Chicago-themed fabric photo memory game for kids... »
 
 

Madison Wrapping Paper

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So my niece Madison's 3rd birthday is in April. What a big girl! I work near Madison Street in Chicago and couldn't resist taking a photo of a street sign to top her package....Madison Wrapping Paper... »
 
 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac and Cheese – 4th Place!!

Baby & Kids, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Sides Recipes

Updated: I found out that I got 4th place beating not only Stephanie Izard, Top Chef winner, but also Roger Herring, chef and owner of Socca in Chicago. Hip hip! Peanut butter & jelly...Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac and Cheese – 4th Place!!... »
 
 

Chalkboard Pillows Holiday Edition

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Holidays, Home, Sewing Projects

Ho! Ho! Ho! Here's a special holiday variation of chalkboard pillows complete with two new free ornament and tree templates to make your own 16" x 16" pillow for the season. The ornament in...Chalkboard Pillows Holiday Edition... »
 
 

Gift wrapping ideas for baby and kids

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Today I popped by my friend Anne's to drop off gifts for five-year-old son, Gavin, and her newborn son, Graham. I recycled and altered my chalkboard gift tags idea to wrap Gavin's birthday treat....Gift wrapping ideas for baby and kids... »
 
 

Chalkboard pillows for kids and adults redux

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Home, Sewing Projects

UPDATE: Dinosaur and Birdie Chalkboard Pillows are now for sale at UncommonGoods! Great gift for kids. So when I first invented chalkboard pillows I handmade the chalkboards out of plastic, a knife, drill and...Chalkboard pillows for kids and adults redux... »
 
 

Sewn Tie Appliqué Baby Onesie Bodysuit

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

The first time I saw a sewn appliqué tie onesie bodysuit was about a year ago in an Uncommon Goods catalog. I thought it was really cute and looked super simple to make. Well,...Sewn Tie Appliqué Baby Onesie Bodysuit... »
 
 

Car racing wall art for kid’s rooms

Baby & Kids, Home

Watch out Speed Racer. Mom of two Amy Herlihy hand painted racing car wall art to match her son Kieran's racing themed comforter and pillow sham. Now Kieran has his dream bedroom. And it's...Car racing wall art for kid’s rooms... »
 
 

Sewn baby onesie bodysuits – applique dog, butterfly, bottle, bow, heart

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So my friend Jeff and I were talking at Mac's about Merriment and he asked if I could make a unique baby gift to help him welcome Isabella, a friend's newborn daughter. These handmade,...Sewn baby onesie bodysuits – applique dog, butterfly, bottle, bow, heart... »
 
 

Child’s pleated Wizard of Oz apron (part 1)

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

So what was in Madison’s cookie jar birthday boxes to help celebrate her second birthday? Super fun numbers cookie cutters and a child’s size pink Wizard of Oz apron handmade by Aunt Kathy. I’ve...Child’s pleated Wizard of Oz apron (part 1)... »
 
 

Cookie jar wrapping paper for gifts

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So today is my adorable niece Madison's second birthday. I made her a super cool gift that I'll post in a few days with instructions once she's unwrapped her gift. In the meantime here...Cookie jar wrapping paper for gifts... »
 
 

Baby stuffed animals

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

New mom and fashion maven Rachel Pluto made these adorable animals for her newborn daughter Maya. Taking a cue from Dwell's baby animals that retail $105 for three, Rachel handcrafted these adorable reversible giraffe...Baby stuffed animals... »
 
 

A baby is brewing

Baby & Kids, Parties & Birthdays

Being a big tea drinker these favors from Rachel's baby shower were a big hit with me. A box of Twinings tea was wrapped in fresh green tissue and plastic, tied with printed silk...A baby is brewing... »
 
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