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Slim Sock Choices
February 24, 2013, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Crafts, knitting

Slim Sock Choices

And by “slim” I mean it both as the size and as the variety of selection. My broken ankle doesn’t like most of the socks I own. I say most, but I really mean all. They are all too tight. Even the annoyingly loose pair that I used to hate because they were too annoyingly loose. Waaaaay too tight. I thought there would be a decent selection of socks since it is still February. No. I thought I could maybe get some loose leg-warmers since I’ve seen them around the past couple years. No. Nothing suitable in women’s, girls’ men’s, boys, or the athletic sections.

So what is a girl to do? I guess what I wanted might be findable on the internet or at another store in town, but I’m on crutches and I also like to feel something like this before spending my money. So I decided to knit a big loose leg-warmer on my round knitting loom. Problem solved!


Notebook Collection
January 30, 2013, 12:34 pm
Filed under: Around the House

Notebook Collection

There could probably be worse things to be drawn in by and want to collect, but I seem to have a soft spot in my heart for notebooks. Especially these pretty bound ones. I like their size. I like their colors. I like to see them all side by side looking like a notebook rainbow. They say it’s the simple things in life that make you happy. Truly, it is.


Painted Wooden Barn
December 16, 2012, 2:50 pm
Filed under: Crafts, painting

Painted Wooden Barn

I  got this cool wooden barn for my son at Tuesday Morning last month thinking that it would match up well with the little dollhouses I got the girls. Technically it’s for the kid to paint themselves, but that’s not why I wanted him to have it. I want it to be a non-frustrating, ready to go toy for his imaginary town.

So I decided to paint it myself. If he painted it, it would look like some bad pop art or cubism, and I don’t think he’d enjoy it as much after that…because it wouldn’t look like a traditional barn. So I got out my paints and brushes and spent all morning paining this barn. I think it turned out great! I hope he loves it! I did some nice blending that I think Bob Ross would be proud of! LOL!


Homemade Wooden Toadstools
December 15, 2012, 5:35 pm
Filed under: Crafts, painting

Homemade Wooden Toadstools

I made these adorable toadstools for the kids. I got some wooden drawer pulls from the wood craft section of Hobby Lobby and painted them to look like toadstools.

I have visions of fairies and tiny babies and all sorts of creatures using these toadstools in the course of play. I was afraid I would end up with mostly girly colored toadstools and tried to not do too many, but after they were all done I think I ended up with 60% neutral when only 33% of my kids are not girls. LOL! Oh well!

Wooden Toadstools

Homemade Wooden Dollhouse Cupcakes
December 8, 2012, 6:16 pm
Filed under: Crafts, painting

Homemade Wooden Dollhouse Cupcakes

I made these adorable tiny cupcakes using the wooden caps that are used on furniture. I got 2 bags of caps from the wood craft section of Hobby Lobby. They were so fast and easy to make and a little addictive!

I made a few different varieties mixing the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry “cakes” with pink, purple, cream, and brown “icing”. To top it off, literally, I used the tip of a wire to give the cupcakes multicolored sprinkles. Oh how I hope the kids like them as much as I do!

tiny wooden cupcakes

Shoe Rehabilitation
October 15, 2012, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Crafts, embellishing, rehabilitate

Shoe Rehabilitation

My daughter has these slip on shoes that she really likes, but they are coated with hot pink glittery stuff. After being worn by a kid for a while the glittery stuff is coming off in places and leaving behind white spots that used to be hot pink.

After they got bad enough I decided I couldn’t ignore it anymore and needed to do a little rehab on them to help them hang in a little longer without embarrassing anyone too much. So I got my sharpie that was the same color as the shoes and started coloring the white spots.



After :


Of course I still need to cut off the dangly threads before we can call these shoes REALLY rehabilitated, but the white spots are gone. I suppose I could’ve added more glitter to the sharpie spots, but these shoes didn’t have much more time in them before they were outgrown.

Make Canvas Shoes Glittery
October 3, 2012, 5:29 pm
Filed under: Crafts, embellishing

Make Canvas Shoes Glittery

My youngest daughter is such a girly girl. She loves all the stereotype girly things. So I decided to make her some glittery shoes.

Starting with a plain pair of white canvas shoes, fabric mod podge, fabric glitter, and a paintbrush I mixed the mod podge with the glitter. Then I painted the mixture onto the canvas part of the shoes trying to heavily coat it while still coating it evenly.





She really enjoyed them and they held up well to wear and tear.

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