Mini-Me fabric dolls

Published: Thursday, 22 March 2018


I've always had a soft spot in my heart for handmade toys... fabric toys, wooden toys, chrochet toys. There's a sort of vintage charm about them. When Emma was born I sewed loads of toys for her. Of course, fabric toys are perfect for babies because they're soft, easy for tiny hands to grab, and fully washable. But they certainly aren't just for babies. 

I'd been thinking about giving these fabric dolls a try for a while (there are so many examples and ideas in the internet world!), but then again, I always have a long list of things I want to try my hands at. I usually need an excuse to make something new. And this time the excuse was a birthday party.

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Make your own Reusable Face Pads

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

For years now, I have tried to be more environmentally friendly around the house, by remembering to bring my own bags when I go grocery shopping, buying things in bulk whenever possible, cooking from scratch as often as we can, and switching to reusable snack bags instead of plastic re-sealables ones, among other things. But it wasn't until recently that I made the decision to be more mindful about the things that we bring into our home. Paying attention to our everyday routines, I noticed that there are a large number of products that we use and dispose of, often without even thinking about it. As I went about my day, I took mental notes (as I often do) and realized that a lot of these products could easily be replaced for other more eco-friendly ones. 

Sustainability matters. I am fully aware that it's not always practical or even feasible to be green in all aspects of our lives, but it's the little things that add up and make a difference. Being more conscious about our choices and making small changes, one at a time, can help minimize the damage and maximize the benefits. And in my case, it makes me feel better about our lifestyle, reduces the amount of garbage in the household, and gives me an excuse to make things (often with scraps that I keep and never know what to make with). So it's a win, win, WIN situation in my book.

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Rice Heating Pads, an easy DIY Christmas Gift

 

Well, hello there! Long time no see. After a crazy busy couple of months that felt like I was sewing my life away, I'm back! (just in time for another break for the holiday season coming up). I know it's SUPER late and you're probably thinking "this would have been great to have 3 weeks ago"... and you're probably right. Or maybe you're like me, putting things together at the last minute, in which case I have just the right thing for you! In any case, believe me when I tell you these little rice heating pads are the best, and they are also the quickest, easiest DIY gift you can make for everyone on your list. They are perfect for neighbours, teachers, friends, and even as stocking stuffers for your whole family!

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Rainbow Girl saves the day!

Hi, guys! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Lots of Halloween parties happening around here; everyone is really gearing up for trick-or-treating.

No costume parties for us, though. Hubby and I had our own little celebration, since this weekend marked our 10 year wedding anniversary. Time truly does fly. Talk about spooky!! If you follow me on Instagram, I already bore you to death with sappy pictures from our wedding, so I won't be doing that again.  Besides, I have something much more exciting to share with you. Guess what I finished this weekend? My daughter's Halloween costume!!! A full 2 days before Halloween! I'm doing so much better this year. 

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Handmade Halloween through the years

 

 

YIKES! How has it been 3 weeks since my last post? Sorry about the radio silence, I got lost under a giant pile of super hero capes and I couldn't find my way out. But I made it through! So hello again, my friends. *high fives all around*

So what happened these past 3 weeks? Halloween orders happened, and about 2 billion kids in the world wanting to be Batman. And to that I say... "DREAM BIG KIDS! You can do the thing"... but don't expect me to watch Batman movies any time soon. I'm all Dark-Knight-ed out... for a while.

In other news, since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I'd get into the spooky festive spirit by sharing some of the costumes I made for my daughter through the years... and who knows? Maybe you'll get inspired. You know, if you've procrastinated this long and still don't have a costume for your kiddos... I know I'm still in that boat (last minute sewing is my forte). 

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