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The Easiest “Framed” Chalkboard You Could Ever Make!

By now you all know that I love chalkboards!  They are one of my favorite tools to use when decorating or planning a party.   They easily add a personal touch to an event or when just decorating in everyday life.  If Jonathan has a good day at work, Great!  He can come home to… Continue reading The Easiest “Framed” Chalkboard You Could Ever Make!

DIY & Home Projects · Parenting as a Therapist · Playroom · Tutorials

DIY Magnetic Chalkboards for a Play Room and Vertical Work Surfaces for Children

Is anyone else making a basement into a playroom?  We have a finished portion of our basement that we have decided to use as a combination Craft Room and Play Room.  I have slowly been transforming the room from a plain white box that was used as a storage area into a fun bright and… Continue reading DIY Magnetic Chalkboards for a Play Room and Vertical Work Surfaces for Children

Sewing · Tutorials

Box Pleat Valance Tutorial – Sewing a Valance from a Target Curtain Panel

I recently posted photos of my new curtain in my also new “Reading Room”. I found a wonderful “how-to” from Living Solutions The Blog: Ideas and Inspiration I altered her tutorial just a bit and made my own box pleat curtain.  She does a great job describing how to measure how much fabric you will… Continue reading Box Pleat Valance Tutorial – Sewing a Valance from a Target Curtain Panel

Sewing · Tutorials

Princess Play Clothes – Elsa – Super Simple Queen Elsa Tank Tops

Making Queen Elsa tank tops was very simple.  Most of the project was completed by Mindi, my 9 year old cousin.  It was her first sewing project – I think she did an awesome job! We planned to make two – one for Eliana and one for Mindi so that they could have matching Elsa… Continue reading Princess Play Clothes – Elsa – Super Simple Queen Elsa Tank Tops

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DIY Curtain Rod – How To Make A Long Curtain Rod For Less Than $10

After making / diy’ing my Custom Pinch Pleat Curtains, I also wanted a new curtain rod.I knew I could figure a way to make a curtain rod myself without having to buy a new one.  So I started searching some of my favorite DIY sights and found this at House of Hepworths.com It provides a detailed account… Continue reading DIY Curtain Rod – How To Make A Long Curtain Rod For Less Than $10

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects · Holidays · Tutorials

DIY Wrapping Paper

Our homemade, or better yet, “Child Made” wrapping paper looks a little bit like modern art – freeform shapes and lines that intersect in beautiful disarray! It looks a little bit like our Child Made Thank You Cards except we only used red white and green paint for this art project. It is a fun… Continue reading DIY Wrapping Paper

All Things Children · DIY & Home Projects · Sewing · Tutorials

Travel Chalkboard Placemat

 Roll it open to color or eat:Roll it closed to travel:Did you know that they make chalkboard fabric?!  How cool is that?!  I have so many ideas for it (a table runner so that you can “name” all the dishes set out on your table, placemats with people’s name’s written on them for assigned seating,… Continue reading Travel Chalkboard Placemat