Planting potatoes. Torching weeds. Spring cleanup. What fun! So much to do, but it's just great to be outdoors again!

Planting Potatoes. Torching Weeds. Spring Cleanup. What fun!

This weekend was all about outside spring cleaning. It’s really the first weekend we’ve had with decent warm weather! We started tackling some of the items on our spring cleanup to do list, like deweeding the drive with a garden torch and even started on the garden, planting potatoes. What fun! » Read more...

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Make Your Own Stamps and Stamp Pads in a rainbow of colors... without paint!

DIY Stamp Pads and Foam Stamps

Who doesn’t love stamping? The colors, the designs, the simplicity of it all. You can leave as-is or color them in. And it’s fun for any age! But the cheap stamp pads for kids are thick and gunky and make cleanup a drag. Why not make your own ink pads in any color you want, without using paint? It’s non-toxic, in fact, it’s edible (that’s a hint). While you’re at it, make some custom stamps to go with your custom colors to create truly one-of-a-kind art! » Read more...

Do You Remember String Art? A great art project for kids and adults!

Kids' Craft: String Art

String art seems to be making a bit of a comeback, but with cooler designs and more varieties of colors than ever before! This is a great DIY project for all skill levels. You can make it really easy and abstract, or with a more precise, well-thought-out pattern. See our step-by-step instructions for an easy abstract work of art! » Read more...

Our Generation/American Girl undies/bikini bottoms pattern freebie simple sewing... and upcycle your underwear!

AG OG underwear

Do your 18″ dolls (American Girl, Our Generation,…) need better-fitting underwear? Here’s a free pattern for making undies that fit. Includes lots of hints for working with knits and doll-size patterns. Upcycle your daughters’ old undies so she’ll always remember her favorites! Can be used for bikini bottom too! » Read more...