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Felt Penguin Dress-Up Busy Bag

A few weeks ago I was talking to my sister about how to keep the kids occupied when you are trying to get something accomplished that requires a little more concentration and brain power- like taxes. One thing that I like to do is to keep certain toys and activities out of reach so that they have that novelty factor when I do pull them out. It can be puzzles, play-doh, or a box of…

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LOVE sign

I painted a sign last fall, but I didn’t like it. Not everything that I make is beautiful and blog-worthy. Some things are kind of a flop, but I am usually stubborn enough to keep on trying. (There is your crafting tip for the day: Be stubborn sometimes.) So, because I felt like it, I painted over the whole thing in red and made a giant LOVE sign for Valentine’s Day. It was actually really…

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Baby Shower Gifts

I have mentioned before that I LOVE sewing for baby girls! I was invited to a baby shower for my cousin and I am just so excited for them!!! My family does a joint gift in either a wagon or a lamper (yes, that is a real thing- it’s like a big laundry basket/hamper) and I wanted to sew some things to put inside. My mom made a beautiful crocheted blanket, so I didn’t do…

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Crochet Snowflakes

I procrastinate. Especially with my craft projects. If it doesn’t have a deadline, who knows when it will be finished? I started crocheting snowflakes a really long time ago. It was at least 10 years, but some of them could be older. I don’t know what is wrong with me, but all of these unfinished projects make me feel like a failure. That is not at all what crafting is supposed to be like. I…

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DIY Rustic Twine Balls

I really didn’t think these were going to work! On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the girls and I had a “craft day” on their day off of school. We occasionally have themed days like this with special projects. (They have requested a baking day next time!) We had a craft day over Christmas break and made mason jar snow scenes, baked pine cones, and painted ornaments. This time, we worked on winter decor for…

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Rustic Winter Pine Cone Centerpiece

After all of the Christmas decorations are put away the house can seem a little cold and empty. I wanted to create some neutral, rustic, winter decor to fill the gap a bit. I have a few Valentine’s Day decorations, but if I put pink all over the place I would start a pretty big fight in this house since we have strong opinions on both sides about that color. Instead, I went with more…

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Easy Mason Jar Snow Scenes

The girls and I had a “craft day” over winter break. Christmas flew by in a blur and we still had a lot of craft projects that were still just big ideas and a pile of supplies. Honestly, some of the supplies were several years old because this seems to happen every year. One of the things that I wanted to make was a “waterless” snow globe decoration. The little plastic deer and bottle brush…

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DIY I Spy Bottles

I have so many crafty things to share on the blog, but I just haven’t had time to edit pics and type up posts. I don’t things will ever settle down around here. Here is another MOPS craft projects. We did this at our open gym gathering. Usually the kids just run loose and we can chat while we let them burn some energy. I just set up a table off to the side with this…

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Composition Book Journals

I am super excited to be leading creative activities for our MOPS group this year! For our first meeting, I was asked to come up with a craft project. I put a lot of thought into it and spent a lot of time on Pinterest. 😉 I ended up deciding on these composition book journals. It was a very economical craft project and there are some materials left over for some future projects, too. I…

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Valentine’s Day Home Decor

Please don’t think I am actually early for something. These are actually pics of my Valentine’s Day decor from last year. We did some renovating last year shortly after I took these pictures and I haven’t found a new spot to decorate yet. I love my old barn window frame and I always have it decorated with some of my favorite black and white photographs of each of the kids. They have been hanging around…

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