Organizing my craft closet.

Just a little bitty update on what I have been doing on my mini blogging break. I have a lot of you bloggers to catch up with later. January is always a month of looking around and telling ourselves it is time to start a fresh year and I don’t know about all of you…

Home baked pretzels

Our whole family loves pretzels. These are so easy to make too. Hope you all like this one. Warm pretzels from the oven on a cold Winter day is so yummy. You will need: 5 cups of flour 2 1/2 cups of water 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Yeast 1/4 cup of butter Mix into…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 3.

Fugal gifts to make using dollar store ice trays So much fun seeing what ice trays the dollar stores come out with every holiday. There are pumpkins during the fall, Easter eggs and bunnies for Spring and I have even seen flamingos and flowers during the summer. This Christmas they had little penguins. You don’t…

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…

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-mini felted acorns.

I never was able to find anything that resembled an acorn during my last hunt for nature’s art supplies while up north. I had a lot of fun searching though. Even though I didn’t find anything that looked like acorns I knew I had a stash of some I found a year ago on one…

Update: Apple picking in the country

Wow, we are crawling with apples. Well it is that time of year, when apples are everywhere, so I shouldn’t be so shocked, but it is a little overwhelming. Our neighbors here in the city just went on a road trip and when they got back from visiting family in Idaho they brought back a…

Shopping trip to a giant fabric store

A couple weeks ago, around the time of Halloween, my daughter needed some fabric for a Star Wars costume she was making and the best store in our city for fabric is a giant store here called SAS. It has been around for decades. We headed over to get ideas and stock up on some…