Yarn Easter Egg Craft: Make String Easter Eggs!

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We made this yarn Easter Egg craft at our MOPS meeting last week. I’m not gonna lie. These were a little messy. That probably added to the enjoyment of our group though. Whether you call them yarn Easter eggs or string Easter eggs, these little beauties are actually made with embroidery floss! There are a couple of […]

Homemade Skin Cream

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Mom made up a batch of Homemade Skin Cream with her KitchenAid mixer and was nice enough to share some with me. Why make homemade skin cream? Heavy-Duty moisture – If regular lotion isn’t getting the job done, try this thick mixture. You are in control of the ingredients – If you’re like my inlaws […]

Crochet Snowman Hat

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My crafty mother-in-law came for a visit this holiday season and brought a crochet snowman hat for her newest grandson. I couldn’t resist dropping everything one afternoon in order to photograph Gus in this and the other hats she made for him (pictures of those coming soon!) Want to make a hat of your own? […]

How to Fold a Towel Animal: Swan

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The towel swan is one of the easiest towel animals to create. I like to make two and place them nose to nose on our guest bed whenever a couple comes to visit. You will need: 1 bath towel or sheet Sunglasses (optional) Step 1: Lay out the bath towel horizontally then fold the top […]

Free Crochet Yoda Pattern

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Free Crochet Yoda Pattern Of all the Star Wars crochet patterns out there, this free crochet Yoda pattern is my favorite! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a crochet project. Good reason for that. Who knew toddlers don’t just entertains themselves for hours on end while mama spends some time with her yarn? My […]

Free Card Making Template for Homemade Card “Purses”!

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Paper scrapbooking gave way to digital for me years ago, but handmade card making ideas I’m always on the hunt for. There’s just something special about a handmade card for both the giver and the recipient. If you are new to cardmaking papercraft, one of the easiest ways to get started is with free card […]

Homemade Valentine Cards: Paint Chip Valentine Tutorial

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Homemade valentine cards are the best, aren’t they? There’s just something more special about a handmade card no matter how simple.  This paint chip valentine is an easy and affordable card to make for your loved ones. I collect a paint chip or three each time I go to the home improvement store so I’m not […]

Crochet Amigurumi Horse

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted any crochet projects because it’s been a while since I’ve had any! During our May trip to Florida I used some of the time to work on this crochet horse. He comes from the pattern book  Super Cute: 25 Amigurumi Animals. For the body, I used some type […]

How to Make a Towel Animal: Monkey

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Mr. Monkey is a little more challenging than the towel animal elephant, but if I can do it then so can you. You will need: 1 Bath sheet (I used a regular bath towel, but my monkey isn’t as long as he needs to be because of it) 1 Hand towel safety pins Lay the […]

How to Make a Towel Animal Elephant

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Towel Animal Elephant After my first cruise, I fell in love with towel animals. Coming “home” after a hard day eating at the buffet and relaxing by the pool to a towel animal on my bed made the experience even more special. You don’t have to be on vacation to enjoy a fluffy friend. Make […]