I made this for our Advent Basket this year. It was an idea I got from a woven checkers set with plastic pieces that is at our local library. Everly loved playing with it at the library and I knew it would be an easy thing to crochet. Here is how it was done:
Category: free craft projects
Post turkey day reflections & a new holiday tradition: The Advent Basket
Thanksgiving day Adalyn took her first solo steps. Time is just flying by. Everly starts school this last week. Last week we also had our first snow flurries. We found a butterfly living in our office. I am betting it’s the offspring of one of the many bugs Everly has captured and brought inside. I […]
Garden Fun, Homestead Lessons & Baked Kale Chips
Now that spring is here we all get to start and end our days out in the fresh air again. We couldn’t be happier! This morning…
Homemade holiday gifts are IN, what are you making?
My top search terms right now are homemade gift ideas. There is no doubt that the economy is impacting the way people are thinking about holiday shopping. People would rather make things to give as gifts because it saves money. I personally like creative homemade, do-it-yourself gifts because they are more from the heart than […]
I was not making porn I promise!
Just because I have a tripod set up at the end of the bed does not mean we were making porn! I am sure that is what the neighbors are thinking though. It’s a kind of funny sight and thought so I snapped a photo of it and thought I would make it the title […]
Snow in may, what is going on? and Mothers day weekend – part 1
Well, I awoke this morning to lots of fluffy white stuff falling and covering everything. We were foretasted for some thunderstorms last night and today. The possibility of snow was mentioned but no accumulation was expected. Here that means the snow melts as soon as it hits the ground. Doesn’t look like that is the […]
Happy Earth Day! Earth day tips?
Today is earth day and there is no better day to try and minimize your negative impact on the earth. How to you celebrate earth day? Do you plant something or maybe you pick up litter along the highway near your home. Every effort is helpful whether you are making it on for one day […]
Making my own braided rug- Prairie Chic Craft Idea
Braided rugs (or rag rugs) are not only useful around the home but they are also a great way to recycle fabrics. You can make your own braided rug using old t-shirts, boxers, linen and even scrap fabric from sewing projects! These are sometimes referred to as “rag rugs” they have great character and are […]
Make it from scratch blog carnival – Feburary 5th 2008
Being able to say you made something is a great achievement and Make it From Scratch Carnival has so many great make it from scratch ideas that anyone can try! The most popular topic for this edition of make it from scratch is food, these ideas are mouthwatering and I can’t wait to try some […]
I have many free craft project ideas for you
I wanted to take a second to share a series of craft project articles I have published recently ans some that were published way back when and deserve some attention. If you are crafty or if you are looking for tutorials on certain crafts you are in the right place! I have tons of projects […]
Recycled sweater purse and glove instructions
I had planned to publish the instructions for the cozy sweater purse in my previous post titled Homemade Christmas gift ideas, to-go boxes and purses… Oh my but the post became rather long and for the sake of the sanity of my readers I put the instructions here in a separate post so it could […]
Homemade christmas gift ideas, to-go boxes and purses… Oh my!
Well, I have been busy! Over the thanksgiving weekend I have been brainstorming homemade gift ideas and I have been getting ready for an upcoming craft fair/ holiday sale. We did not get any snow as was predicted so we kept busy an entertained by rearranging the bedroom so it was more feng shui. Oh, […]
Homemade Gift Idea- Origami Treat Box
We have about 8 Victoria’s Secret catalogs that are piled up on our living room table. Each catalog has the exact same products in it just in a different order. Anyway I wanted to put them to good use somehow, I was going to use them to start the fireplace up or something. Tonight I […]
Holiday craft/ gift idea- Jar of….
I am a firm believer in the fact that sentimental gifts are more meaningful than store bought gifts and they can really brighten a persons day! If you are looking for a special but frugal craft idea this holiday season try this! Make a jar of gratitude, a jar of love or a jar of […]
Simple Origami Instructions For Kids
Origami is a great craft for kids! Origami improves hand eye coordination and it helps children get used to reading and following written or visual instructions. Below are a few simple origami projects you can try with your kids. Boat Origami [youtube quwDoJVkUX0 Origami Boat] 1. Start with a square piece of paper. 2. Fold […]