Dollar day do over- Snowman frame

Day 8 of blogmas, so many nice things to see out there. You guys are making the holidays fun with all your recipes, DIY’s, adventures and stories. It’s like a giant holiday magazine you buy to take home to look through while sipping on hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Thank you for that. I…

When it rains it snows…at Our Little Red House that is.

It’s that time of year again. That time of year that makes it impossible to drive up to check on our place because the days we have free are also days when big storms roll into our state. Every time it rains here, it snows up north. We are desert creatures, having been raised in…

Gingerbread houses

One of our traditions every year is making Gingerbread houses. When my children were little I would buy the box kits and let them do what ever they wanted with them. The only problem with that was that they never really ate the gingerbread, just the candies off of them. The gingerbread house would end…

ASD table time crafts- Cutting skills.

This month’s project is all about cutting skills. Because Autism spectrum disorder covers different levels, depending on where someone is on the spectrum, they may have really great fine motor skills, where someone else may not. For children who have trouble with scissors and early cutting skills they have squeeze scissors that help get them…

DIY- Christmas in July decorations

Been so busy this year and so far behind with everything that I didn’t really have time to design any new Christmas in July projects. We still celebrated though by spending the day in a small Arizona town shopping for early Christmas gifts at the Antique stores. This is just a fun little tradition of…

 Christmas greetings to all

  Merry Christmas everyone from all of us at Our Little Red House. Hope you all are out in the world loving life and spending quality time with your love ones. I would like to share with all of you some of our favorite Christmas cards we received last year along with some of our…

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…

Dollar day do over- wooden block snowmen

Picked up a bag of blocks on my dollar day shopping trip at our local thrift store here in the city. Took them home and painted them white to create a whimsical snowmen arrangement with them. I decoupage scraps of fabric to the blocks. Then added buttons. Remember I have a ton of buttons to…