Today I’m grateful that we own a sewing machine, even though it’s the most frustrating piece of equipment in our home. Last night I was reminded why we only sew once a year. We decided to make hotpads for the upcoming holiday season. What a great teacher gift, tied together with a wooden spoon and nice card. How hard could it be to sew four straight seams? … Continue reading Craft Night
Pinterest. Do I love it? Do I hate it? I just can’t decide. Before Pinterest, I stuffed my kids’ backpacks with classroom donations like Kleenex boxes and Clorox wipes every August. I know how much teachers appreciate little gestures like this, and it always made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Then I joined Pinterest… I truly had no idea that some families assemble “Back-to-School-Cakes” … Continue reading Love, Hate, & Pinterest
Every year we make homemade Valentine cards, and now that the kids are getting older they are capable of craftier creations. This year we thought about their current interests, and then scrounged around Pinterest for matching Valentine’s ideas. There are plenty of creative people out there, and we are grateful that so many are willing to share!
About once a year, I get the itch to sew. It’s an odd phenomenon since I don’t actually know how to sew, but I try my best. The urge usually coincides with Halloween, because I love to create unique, homemade costumes for the kids. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t even own a sewing machine. This year we bought their costumes, but strangely enough … Continue reading Sew Rewarding