Chillin' wiht my Peeps

FREE file to make a super cute spring shirt

Mini Photo Frame Banner

A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!

Pony Bead Lizards

Learn step-by-step how to make pony bead lizards

Glitter Felt Hairbows

Add a little sparkle to any little girls wardrobe with these DIY hairbows!

Perfect Crisp Lines

Find out the trick to getting perfectly crisp lines on name signs

January 30, 2009

Hatz - endless possiblities

I was planning on posting some of my past craftiness first, but I just made this last night and it was TOO CUTE not to put on! I started out trying to crochet a stocking cap, but it was getting small so I started making it bigger and got this cute effect - I just pretend like I meant to make it that way. Anyways, it's just a single crochet stitch, using two strands of yarn, starting at the crown of the head, going round and round and round, occasionally adding stitches to increase the size. No pattern was used or anything. Then I experimented and made the flower and tacked it onto the hat. It took about 2 hours.

January 29, 2009

Kitchen Necessity - Apron

I've been wondering what craft to post as the "first post". I thought an apron was appropriate - gets you into the Happy Homemaker mode. If you're not sure, get a few apron books from the library and get inspired (I loved "A is for Apron"). You can also find a pattern, but you don't need one. I just cut a rectangle of material, put a binding on the top and bottom for interest, added ties (they wrap around and tie in the front for some added interest) and a couple of pockets and a hand-wiping towel, and volua! This is a perfect project for a beginner sewer.

January 28, 2009

Welcome!

I've been on a crafty kick lately, ever since I tried to do a "homemade Christmas". I was telling my husband how I might make the kids some winter hats - he politely informed me that homemade isn't cool. And so I'm more gung-ho than ever in my crafting crusade. Homemade and Handcrafted ARE cool! And I want to share that view with the world. Welcome to the extention of my blog: All the Buzz - Craft Edition. I hope to post a craft or two a week - easy, doable, useful, fun crafts that I've conquered. Enjoy!