Creative projects for working with your hands – and getting crafty.
These felt tea bags at the Etsy store, Softie Cafe were my inspiration in designing my own pattern. I made these as part of Mrs. Sayuri’s friend, Bear’s, second birthday gift. I designed a “mint” tea bag and a “chamomile” tea bag. The idea for the chamomile tea bag developed because that is Bear’s favorite […]
I found this baby legs tutorial that I liked a lot because it was explained very clearly. These are so easy to make too! Some helpful tips for making these: Use a medium zigzag stitch when sewing these because of these being a knit fabric. Iron the raw edges when you have them lined up […]
When my mom decided to throw us a baby shower for Mr. Happy Feet’s expected arrival, we immediately started brainstorming about favors. I saw many cute baby shower favors for sale over the internet but decided that we would not purchase online – mainly because of the cost. In the end, we came up with […]
A little over a year ago I started looking online for free sling tutorials or patterns. I wanted a pouch sling. I already had a wrap (similar to the moby wrap) which I liked. But I wanted something different…mainly more compact and quicker to get on and off. I saw lots of ring sling patterns […]
I made Mrs. Sayuri a portable felt board like this one. We have been working on making all of the elements for the story book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We’ve almost got it all done. It’s been fun retelling the story ourselves using our felt pieces. I’ve also made Mrs. Sayuri a […]
I learned how to make these from my mom who learned from her mom. My grandparents hosted luaus when my mom was a child and she and my aunt would help make these. Supplies needed: Crepe paper in rolls (or in folded sheets cut into 2 inch strips) Needle and Thread (I measured about 2 […]
I have a really hard time throwing out old greeting cards. With each year of holidays and birthdays that goes by, my card pile grows bigger. Today, though, that pile is a wee bit smaller! Yeah! ‘Cause… today I thought of a use for some of those cards – Recycled collage-style greeting cards Mrs. Sayuri […]