The Captain used his woodworking savvy to build Pumpkin’s crib (which was then Peanut’s, then Panda’s, and will likely be our grandchildren’s), starting with a pile of beautiful raw Brazilian cherry. I wish I’d taken more photos of the progress — I can’t find any that I’d taken before he had it mostly assembled. This… Read More 2009: Pumpkin’s crib and nursery.
I’ve seen the recycled crayons idea on Pinterest from several other blogs, and I knew I had to do it for Pumpkin, as much as she loves to color. Several years ago, I bought some silicone ice cube trays in the shape of hearts and stars, and I knew they would be perfect for making… Read More Crafting – Homemade Valentines using melted crayons.
This burlap wreath is simple and elegant, and it can be embellished with different things throughout the year to fit a season or a holiday. We chose to add a glass snowflake for the winter right now, and I will likely switch out the “dangler” for a wooden heart for Valentine’s day. The possibilities are… Read More Crafting – Burlap Wreath
My friend Vanessa and I have tossed around the idea of doing a craft night when our husbands are doing some of their miniature gaming. I decided that a Christmas craft would be the perfect way to dive right in! My inspiration for this wreath came from Sister Sally’s. She did a fall wreath in… Read More Crafting – DIY Christmas Bulb Wreath
Most people that know me would say that I’m a pretty creative person, but if it doesn’t involve a camera, I’m really not. I’m just good at pretending. My artistic ability ends once I don’t have a camera in front of my face any more. This craft was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest… Read More Crafting – Handprint Christmas Tree
It has become clear that the Captain is the creative genius in this family, and my hope of ever becoming the sewing and knitting maven that I fancied myself as is becoming dimmer and dimmer. Something about the sewing machine intimidates me, and reading the patterns makes me all flustered when I see all of… Read More Crafting – Pumpkin’s Wench Costume
Well, “success” may be a bit early to declare. But, it looks good. I still need to prep it and strap it to Pumpkin to see if it both fits and does its job. If it fits her and works as a biological containment device, it will truly be a success! And really, even if… Read More Crafting – First homemade cloth diaper – success.