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Crafty Soiree #37… Fun with Flowers


Let's party! Welcome to the 37th Crafty Soiree, hosted by Katie's Nesting Spot and YoT. It's time to stop and smell the flowers... or at least admire them.  My favorite type of project-- fairly simple and super cute.... this decoupaged plate by Ann over at Blissful Whimsy would be really fun to make. Charming! Suzy shares a great tutorial on making a vintage bouquet on her very entertaining (and … [Read more...]

Free Colorful Printables + Inspiration


Colorful free fun! Doggone sweet download from Just Something I Made A joyful + creative printable by Katie via Katie's Nesting Spot  Fluffy felt alphabet poster by My Poppet Thank you Just Something I Made, Katie's Nesting Spot and My Poppet. … [Read more...]

DIY Glitter Globes


DIY Glitter Globes Glitter globe aren't just for winter. This simple project is perfectly suited for anytime of the year. It's easy and if you happen to have a little guy (or big guy) who creates models, you can snag their paint... making this project very inexpensive to put together. Tip: Scan your junk drawers or kid's toy bins for tiny figurines. If you need to buy them, Archie McPhee has a great selection, many … [Read more...]

Trendspotting: Gingham


Let's hear it for cheery, check-y gingham! 1. cheeky floral + gingham bloomers 2. a clean design-- business cards framed in gingham 3. pin something up with gingham clothespins 4. a jaunty gingham clutch 5. a twirly red gingham picnic dress 6. happy gingham magnets 7. strips of brown gingham + sweet tulip mug 8. gingham napkins in citrus hues 9. happy … [Read more...]

A bouquet for you


 God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. Jewish Proverb For an inspirational story about the ultimate Mamas-- Mommy Polar Bears give birth, raise their cubs alone... then travel upwards of 40 miles with their babies to find food! See the story on ABC's Nightline here. Yes, it happens to be by my favorite correspondent/hubby. Makes cooking and carpooling sound like a cinch. Happy Mother's … [Read more...]

May Desktop Calendar Freebie + Last Minute Mom’s Day Tag


Hello! I know we are already a week into this month... but there's still plenty of May left! Download the BasicGrey calendar here. Need a last minute tag for your Mom's gift? Visit Pretty Little Studio to download. Happy Mother's Day "Eve"! xo  … [Read more...]

Inspired by Seed Packets Printables and Projects


Nothing says "Spring" like seed packets. Check out some DIY ideas and free seed packet printables: DIY Printable Seed Packet Wraps by Good Gravy Designs OK there is a gorgeous selection of seed packet templates over at Just Something I Made... and Cathe Holden gives you different ideas of what you could use them for. Lovely!   What a fun way to present a gift-- this Forget Me Not slide box from … [Read more...]

Crafty Soiree #36… Creating Family Heirlooms

Babushka babies

It's our 36th Crafty Soiree... thanks so much for coming to the party each week and sharing your creations! This week I was drawn to projects with some serious staying power... things that could be family heirlooms. I can picture a little girl receiving these Babushka Baby dolls, treasuring them and then passing the dolls down to her own daughter. Check out the great tute Chameleon Girls put together. What a … [Read more...]

Free Printables for Mother’s Day


I don't know about you, but with Easter, May Day and Teacher Appreciation Week, I am embarrassingly behind on Mother's Day. Thankfully, some super talented artists and crafters have come up with free printables to help us all out!  Very clever Balloon Pocket Card... From Jessica at Two Shades of Pink via Free Pretty Things for You Elegant Banner by Embellish Home is Where Your Mom is Frameable Art by … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Gorgeous Bilingual Children’s Book


It's National Children's Book Week! When I reflect on all the amazing books I read as a child, I realize what an impact they're had on my life. I believe that reading is so important for young ones-- both reading to them and encouraging them to develop their own love of books. One of my daughter's favorite books is The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred. This lyrical and charming story is in … [Read more...]