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See my three sewing projects in the “Little One-Yard Wonders” book – plus a giveaway!

Even though I like to dabble in lots of crafts like paper and decoupage and painting, sewing is still my first love. That’s why I’m so proud to be included as a contributor in the new book “Little One-Yard Wonders – Irresistible Clothes, Toys, and Accessories You Can Make For Babies and Kids.” It’s the …

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Printable free bubble labels for party favors

Here are free printable bubble labels in yellow and pink. Just download, print, cut, and stick for easy DIY birthday party bubble favors. I made these yellow and pink free printable bubble labels to coordinate with Elise’s 1st birthday party theme – Pink Monkey and Bananas. Elise just loves bubbles – she has a little …

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

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 perfect. Elise has snuggled with her adorable Pink Monkey Security Blankie (by Angel Dear) since she was just a few months …

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Family coloring book from photos

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 — Madison in Arizona, me and Shane in Chicago and the grandparents in Michigan — I decided to make Madison …

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