Category Archives: Crafty

Mr & Mrs Panda

I was looking back on some of my old posts and realized that I never uploaded the files for Mr. and Mrs. Panda! Feel free to download these pdf files and print them out on some magnetic paper for a fun paper doll for your little ones to play with!



A while back I even made some cool stuff for them to hang out with, like a picnic blanket a surf board and a car! So feel free to download and use those as well! Enjoy!




Lovely White Buttons

With the help of some very lovely white buttons I found in my button stash I was able to make some super cute and useful napkin rings!


I had the napkins laying around from the beginning of my pregnancy when I thought there might be a little girl in my belly… with the intention of them being some light weight burp cloths. I have to admit though – they work out much better as napkins… and in my opinon go perfectly with these rings!



I think the buttons seriously make the napkin rings though… seeing how the napkin rings themselves aren’t even close to being a perfect match to one another. They each have a bit different width (which I’m not quite positive on how that happened… since I used the same pattern for each), and the lines are far from straight. I also had to use 2 different styles of buttons – but I think they flow pretty well together!


I’ll post the pattern as soon as I get it uploaded so you can make some your self! They were super easy to do… and I hammered on some snaps to close them – which makes for a really easy (no-sew) way of finishing them up! Enjoy!

A Colorful Array of Thank You’s

I wanted to personally be able to thank everyone for the gifts I receive from my baby showers I have coming up – and I couldn’t think of a more personal way than to make my own thank you notes!


So I whipped out my little letter stamps I had – that I got for only $1.00 at Michaels a while back… and my box of blank notes. I also got an amazing deal on the note cards which were only $10 for a box of 200 notes with envelopes from target… plus they came in several different colors!



I hope everyone enjoys their thank you’s as much as I enjoyed making them! And I hope they all know how grateful I will be for any help I get on the many baby supplies that a new mom needs!

Elf Stitchette

I have been blown away by the amazing patterns at Sublime Stiching and I’ve been dying to buy one of the kits!

But before I do that I wanted to try my hand at a pattern I already had to see how easy this whole embroidering thing is. I found this pattern at WeeWonderfuls and have never had a reason to use it until now…for the babies stocking! Of course I haven’t actually finished the stocking yet – but the embroidery for it is all done… so I wanted to go ahead and show it off!

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The robot is just to cute… I’m not like some crazy robot fan – but I do think they have a certain something about them that just makes you want to smile. I sure do hope this little blue one makes my tiny one show me his little baby gums… although I don’t know if he’ll really be smiling to much by Christmas – but a Mom can only hope.

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and the complete picture – which is a little blurry….

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I think that I have a good excuse to buy the Ultimate Kit from Sublime Stitching now… don’t you think?

the MOST awesome

I have just found the MOST awesome thing I have ever found browsing blogs… hands down!

Take a little trip over the blog called Happy Loves Rosie and take a peek! I promise you won’t be disappointed! 🙂 I am smiling just thinking of it.

My Work in Progress

The scrap quilt that I mentioned before has still not found time in my busy schedule to get worked on and completed. I desperately want to get this done so I can scuddle up to the tv, with the laptop on my lap… and relax – so I guess I’ll just have to squeeze time in, sometime in the near future.


Its very colorful and bright – but I’m not sure it will be beautiful. I really am still learning how to quilt and I’ll be sure to post the finished project ASAP! 🙂


Not only do I have the quilt to finish – for selfish reasons… but I also need to make a quilt for mister new baby on the way and whip up a new stocking for him to have at Christmas. In between working, and searching for a new home to live in, (yes we are going to be buying a new house – and I am totally stoked about it), but I also need to find a way to live through the end of this pregnancy. Bear with me guys… and pray that I make it.

Polka Dot’s Rock

I was thinking of how I would love a little notebook to scribble down my many ideas – since I always just write them on random sheets of paper…then lose them. Which is never a good thing. Here’s how to make it…

Get 6 sheets of paper – which ends up giving you a 20 page book… you could always put a couple more sheets in if you wanted. One of the sheets is used for the cover. Sew together a couple scraps that are the exact size of the paper – and then sew that piece to the cover.


Then stack all the other sheets underneath the cover and sew them all together straight down the middle. Then fold it down the seam – and BAM you have a little notebook! Simple, easy and handy all at the same time.



I think it would be really cute to have a set of these for ideas. Each time I fill one up I think I’ll make a new one with scraps from whatever fabric I’m using at the moment. It’ll be a nice reminder of how I’m feeling at the time… since how I feel usually reflects from the fabrics I choose. I hope you guys enjoy – and make some of your own!