DIY Crochet Elephant Snuggly – FREE Pattern
I have twin grandbabies, Harper and Sadi. I made them these cute elephant snugglies. They are very simple to make, they're basically an over-sized granny square with a stuffed elephant head attached to the middle. It took me just a few hours to make each one.
I used the free pattern from DenDennis Amigurumist but added my own border. For the blue border I used a simple slip stitch/chain 1 pattern all the way around; for the pink one I used a picot type pattern to make it look ...
Key to Shiny Stainless Steel Appliances
When my grandsons were staying with me I had given up the battle of trying to keep my stainless steel refrigerator and other appliances shiny and spotless. The boys were always in the fridge for a snack or drink, keeping the fridge doors spotted with fingerprints.
My son warned me that the longer the prints and smudges remained the harder they would be to remove. But what could I do? It seemed pointless to clean the doors only to have them in the same or worse condition a few minutes ...
Crocheted Mermaid Costume for Infants – Free Pattern
I saw this cute mermaid costume on Pinterest. It was being offered for sale on Etsy.com for just under $50.
I really wanted one for my baby granddaughter but wasn't will to spend $50 for it. I knew I could make it myself if only I could find the right pattern. I searched online and found several different free patterns. None of them really worked for me. I ended up using 3 different patterns and combining the pieces to make the version I ended up ...
DIY Up-Cycled Wine Bottles
Recycled wine bottles have sure come a long way from the old Chianti bottles turned candle holders you see in Italian restaurants. These days wine bottles aren't recycled, they're "Up-Cycled". They can be painted, covered in yarn, etched, and glittered. They can be turned into vases, candle holders, lights, and even chandeliers!
Perhaps you'd like to spruce up your decor with an up-cycled wine bottle or two. It's a great excuse to drink more wine! Don't have wine bottles, you can ...
6 July Kids’ Party Themes – FREE Party Printables
July is a great month to have a party! There is so much going on and so many themes to choose from.
July weather just begs for an outdoor party. Pool and Splash Parties are sure to cool things off, you can even combine party themes and host a Hot Dog Pool Party or a Super Hero Splash Party. And of course you can have a 4th. of July themed party! Click on the links for Pool, Splash and 4th. of July party ideas!
Here are 6 more July party themes to help you plan a July party!
4th. of July Craft Ideas – Free Templates & Printables
For many of us the 4th. of July means baseball, parades, picnics, barbecues, and other fun family activities. I'm sure we all have our own special way to celebrate our Nation's Independence Day. In our house it's definitely a backyard barbecue while the kids light up the yard with sparklers.
This year spruce up the house with these 4th. of July Craft Ideas! You don't need fancy tools to make them, just red, white, and blue paper, cardstock, paint, scissors, and glue. If you're more ...