Ever since I made our own advent calendar I’ve been a bit obsessed with seeing how other people do it. I love a tradition that can be interpreted in so many different ways! And as I was researching I started to see people using the same idea to countdown to other things, like birthdays or Valentine’s Day! So you don’t necessarily have to celebrate Christmas to love these cute advent calendars (or maybe we should just call them countdown calendars?) Tell me, which one is your favorite?
If you like to knit for babies, you’ll love these sweater patterns! Continue reading
Ribbon is one of those craft supplies, like washi tape,where I have hard time actually using it. I tend to hoard it. Because when it’s gone, it’s gone. So I get nervous I’ll use up something or screw up a project and then have wasted a piece to beautiful ribbon. But I need to get over it. There’s no time like the present to use up your pretty ribbons right? (get it, presents? ribbons? ok, maybe that’s a stretch.) I found so many awesome crafts made with ribbon that I wanted to share with you. I hope they inspire you too! (and psst! A lot of these would make amazing gifts!)
Customize a boring basket with fabric ribbon and use it as a convenient place to stash diaper supplies! Continue reading
So we have a kitchen/dining room table from Ikea that is the perfect size and shape for our dining room. It’s the Bjursta table which is round and has this amazingly ingenious foldout extra leaf that turns the table into an oval. I love everything about this table except for one little thing… The color. It’s almost-but-not-quite the exact same color as our floors. Which I just hate. It looks weird. It’s too much wood. And it just drives me nuts. So this, and some scratches and dents have me seriously considering some kind of table makeover. I went looking for inspiration and thought I’d share these awesome DIY Dining Table Makeovers with you too! (And just in time for Thanksgiving too!)
Print out this cute bunting for some quick and easy Thanksgiving decor! Continue reading
If you’re new here, it’s been a long time since I talked about how right before we got married, Aa and I adopted a set of brother/sister kittens. They were matching gray striped kitties and they were the most adorable things ever. Add to that that one of them, the boy, loooooved to be petted. Which, if you’ve ever had a cat, you know is kind of unusual and pretty awesome. He was an attention hog. And then after we had O and found out about his peanut allergy, we had other allergy testing done and realized that oh, yeah, he’s allergic to cats. And suddenly all his asthma issues started making sense. So with broken hearts they went to live with some wonderful friends of ours. I haven’t been to see them for a while because it’s kind of tough for me but I really do still miss them alllll the time. So in honor of their 10th birthday I did I roundup of crafts for cat lovers. And hey, if you’re more of a dog person, take a look anyway, I’m sure you know at least one cat lover, you can make them a gift!
Make your own happy little pumpkin coasters for Halloween! Continue reading
Dressers are one of my very favorite kinds of furniture to makeover. For one thing, they’re pretty easy to find used. And because they have moving parts and get used multiple times a day in most cases, they can get pretty worn and tired looking so even a simple makeover can make a huge difference. Plus there are so many parts, all those drawer fronts? Should they all be the same color? Different? Patterned? What will it look like when it’s open vs. closed? I like having those options to think about, it’s more interesting than say a bookshelf or something. So today, inspired by some great makeovers I’ve seen recently, I’m bringing you 20 Super Creative Dresser Makeover Projects! Maybe they’ll make you take a second look at your old dresser! Enjoy!