Category: Miscellaneous

DIY Leather Bag Bling

Inspired by a vintage leather satchel I spotted in Vogue’s April issue, I pulled together my own evening bag version for $4.00 with resale shop finds. To help the pin go into the leather with ease, I pierced the bag first with a hammer and nail…

Quick Tip

I picked up these porcelain milk bottles at Bed Bath & Beyond today. $7.99 for the quart size and $2.99 for the 8 oz. size – what a deal!…

Homemade Mummenschanz

For those of you who may not be familiar with it, Mummenschanz is a non-verbal performance art group that became popular the 1970’s. As a child I was absolutely fascinated by Mummenschanz. I became so familiar with them through their TV ads & PBS performances, that I would attempt to recreate their costumes and movements…

Playing Under The Table And Dreaming…

As a child, I was thrilled to hang out underneath a heavily skirted table that my mother kept in our living room. I would drag pillows and a flashlight into this dark, cozy world and my imagination would take off. I created a small room of my own and I loved it…

Kids’ Sticker Art – Set Them Up & Let Them Go

Next time you’re at the office supply store, pick up a package of index cards, coding stickers and thin markers. Your kids will love to make these simple & fun cards…

Pretend Produce – For A Healthy Imagination

My 5 year old daughter loves to pretend that she is a shop owner – it keeps her happily occupied for at least an hour or more. The other day, I made some felt fruits and vegetables and we set up an imaginary roadside stand – complete with twine, bags and signs. Now I have to keep an eye peeled at garage sales for a scale…

Doodle Games

This is a fun game you can play anywhere with your child. I carry a small sketch pad and pens in my purse and pull out this game when passing the time in a Doctor’s office, waiting for a meal at a restaurant or on a long car trip…

Kicky Cards For Kids

I made a few of these cards for my daughters and they LOVED them. My 5 year old helped me make these. Because the bodies are drawn simply & the dress shape is uncomplicated- this is a great project for a wide age range of kids…

Paper Girls

My older daughter loves to make paper dolls, she makes them by the hundreds. When we have other children over, these paper dolls often come out to play and keep my kids and their friends happy and creatively occupied for quite a bit. At the end of these play dates, friends sometimes ask if they can have one of my daughter’s dolls to take home. So, I thought I would share them on my blog and include printable versions for my readers’ kids…

Roll Out The Fun With These Eco-Friendly Party Favors

A cardboard toilet paper roll is filled with treats and wrapped with a magazine page to create an eco-friendly party favor.

Funny & Fake Braid Hat

Yarn braids are stitched into the inside of a plain hat to give it a fun and funky twist…

Pinning Down A New Look

3 rhinestone pins add holiday sparkle to a simple corduroy skirt. I chose pins similar in size, style and color. This works best on a thicker skirt material such as denim or corduroy…

Rip Off This Skirt Idea

I found this great skirt in a thrift store. I loved the pattern and the fabric, but the length was too long. Making a cut at my desired length, I gently pulled the threads to create a rough fringe along the bottom. In an instant, I had the look I wanted…