Shopping adventures at a Teddy bear store

  Back in March, before the lock downs, before the numbers and anxiety, I decided it would be nice to stop by a little shop I sometimes will visit a few times a year to get my Teddy bear fix. Yeah, that’s right…I love teddy bears. I think they are so cute. Although I haven’t…

12 days of christmas crafts…day 7.

Fabric candy canes Sometimes I will display toys around with my Christmas decorations like this adorable little teddy I picked up one day. I found some peppermint colored fabric at the dollar store and thought it would be so cute to add fabric peppermint sticks with this little teddy. I used a ruler as a…

12 Days of Christmas crafts…day 6

DIY up cycled garden can We save a lot of are empty food cans for planting seeds before we transfer them to bigger pots. Sometimes I will also clean up my garden some and take tiny baby cacti and other succulent clippings to pass out to others. If you want to make your cans pretty…

3 DIY frugal Home decor projects for a day of Thanksgiving.

  It seems like Fall gets here and is gone before we get a chance to really enjoy it. Christmas everywhere but I still try to hold onto Fall as long as possible. Our home is currently decorated in Fall decor because Thanksgiving is coming up at the end of the month. Once that is…

 DIY- Melted crayon art

  ” Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein Time for some family fun. It’s still camping season in our part of the world and this little craft project is perfect for that. The weather is amazing out here in Arizona right now, up north that is. Still a bit warm to some here in…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 11 -fabric Christmas trees.

Supplies needed; Fabric scraps in green colors. Glue Sequins Tiny beads to use as decorations Green felt Yellow felt (for a tiny star, which I forgot) Wooden twigs Fabric scraps in reds or any Christmas themed prints. Plastic pellets or rice for stuffing. Needle and thread.   Great craft project to teach beginning sewing skills….

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 3- needle felted snowman.

This is actually starting to become fun. But I have to warn you like always, that needle felting can be a painful craft when you first start out. My best advice to give to a beginner is that you don’t need to kill your wool (Don’t stab, just poke very gently). Okay, now onto my…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 2-beaded wreath ornaments.

  Supplies needed: Assorted green beads, any style will do. Glue Pipe cleaners any color Red ribbon or twine for a tiny bow Assorted decorations like tiny flowers and pom poms. This is one of the easiest ornaments to make and it is great for helping teach your kids fine motor skills. First start stringing…

My vintage ornaments for 2018

Remember that post of mine on my crazy collection of wooden ornaments last year?, well I add to my collection every year. I have to be careful, looks like I am going for a world record here. I will need to get one of those gigantic trees to put all my ornaments on if I…