Felt Playland For Hours of Imaginary Play!

Winter break arrived and I was scrambling to find activities to keep the kids from going stir crazy! One thing I was able to depend on though is this felt playland I made for them a few summers ago when we went on our first family cruise. It was one of those projects I had wanted to make for the kids for a long time after seeing some amazing felt >> Continue reading

Indoor Fairy Garden

One Mother’s Day my husband gave me a gorgeous azalea potted plant. It had the most pretty tiny pink flowers on it. Unfortunately I have a bit of a black thumb and the plant did not survive. But I held onto it with the hopes of using it as part of a fairy house. We had built a little house the year before to put outdoors, but I forgot to >> Continue reading

Caramel Apple Kit With Toppings!

Apple picking is one of those must do fall activities! Last year our families went picking together and I created these caramel apple toppings kits for the kids to enjoy. The kits include caramel apple dip and various toppings – chocolate chips, toffee bits, peanuts and of course sprinkles! My scalloped paper puncher was the perfect size to add a label to the tops of the topping containers. Everything fit >> Continue reading

Daily Learning Board

Anticipating a daily barrage of “What are we doing today mommy?” over the summer months I created this daily board for the kids. It started out as a board to show them what activities they would be doing and where they may be going that day. As I was drawing out the concept I thought adding date/time and weather sections would be a fun interactive way to get them thinking about >> Continue reading

Finger Knitting Fun

“Mommy can you show me how to do that thing with the string and sticks?” She had seen me knitting earlier in the week and wanted to make a scarf for her brother. Yay! I was so excited she wanted to learn! I quickly found a pair of size 10 needles and some chunky yarn. I cast-on about 20 stitches and showed her the knit stitch. She had trouble wrapping >> Continue reading

it takes a big heart to help shape little minds

Teacher Appreciation Printable

Preschool just came to a close for my daughter and I’m so grateful to her teachers. As a crafter I really wanted to make something to say thank you for their hard work but in the end we went practical with gift cards. Boring, I know! But we’re practical people. To curb the crafting bug I started designing a card using this quote I found all over Pinterest, “It takes >> Continue reading