I am ALWAYS looking for tutorials to feature! If you happen to have a tutorial on your blog/website that you would like featured PLEASE contact me! (Also, just because I noticed 1 tutorial from your blog doesn't mean I found others... so if you have been featured and would like to be featured again contact me too!)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Clementine lamp

I have to say this looks really awesome!  All it takes is a Clementine, olive oil, matches and a knife.  To see how it is made head over to Apartment Therapy and check it out!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

make your own glow in the dark slime

Ok, so this calls for Borax and well, new studies show that Borax may cause some trouble for pregnant women and young children and you REALLY don't want to eat it.  Anyway, it is pretty cool it glows and so long as you are safe, well it should be fine.  But I am calling this a 3+ for the eating issue.

To see the full tutorial please click over to The Idea Room.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Layered Density Column (how to)

This is just too cool and really hands on. I would definitely do this with a 2 year old, but not in glass, plastic seems safer.  I would also see what flouted at what levels as some household items flout on water while others would sink.  Check it out here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Make your own underwear!

Ok, so i just noticed that I have been on a kids crafts run, so I decided to go on a different limb today:  Make your own underwear!

Monday, July 4, 2011

U.S. Military Freebies

Photo/Illustration: The U.S. Army
Seeing that it is the 4th of July, I thought today I would honor the men and women that serve our country by linking up some free things they have access to:

Sittercity: This is free to us so long as you are military.  I think this is only for Active duty members, but don't know since I didn't know about Sittercity until we were active duty.

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place:  Throughout 2011 they are allowing military members and 3 dependents (with ID's) in for free.  There is more to it, so you will want to read the fine print.

Hero Care:  These guys are new and are still trying to go nation wide, but where they are, they are VERY helpful. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Garden Flowers

We just signed out of our old house yesterday and moved 5 houses down the road.  This new yard had well, a YARD! and I can plant if I care to (and I do).  So since I am finally able to plant and do some landscaping I have been peeking around for some AWESOME lawn decor.  I found these babies over at Linda Peterson Designs and fell in LOVE (look old soda cans REBORN!!!)!  She has a great tutorial so head over and take a peek!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Patchwork Canister

33 Stitches has a lovely tutorial on making a patchwork canister. It only takes a coffee tin, Modge Podge, a paint brush (or if you are a messy person, fingers) and fabric. It seems like a great craft in the upcoming fall or on a rainy day.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How to make a notebook

Bookmaking is actually quite easy and make great gifts for teachers, grandparents, or classmates.  Small children can even help by decorating the notebook covers but an adult will need to do the actual construction.  To see how to make them follow the link to Jen and Jake.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4th of July Wreath

Over at Every Crafty Endeavor, Amanda has this cute little tutorial for a great 4th of July wreath.  Hers only cost her 9 dollars but I am pretty sure it could be done cheaper using the wreath from a different Amanda at The Penny Parlor.  To see how this wreath is made click below:

Every Creative Endeavor

Monday, June 27, 2011

How to Make a Sturdy Felt Button

Ever have the problem of finding the right button for your project.  You know, one that actually MATCHED?  Well, if you are working with a feltible wool yarn or fabric, you can easily, just head over to

Friday, June 24, 2011

Helpful moving resources

If you didn't already know, we move a lot and are in fact moving this month.  It is important to know things before you commit to a place.  Here is a list of helpful websites that are great resources for where to move,... at least it is for me.

Not all school districts are covered by this site, but it is VERY helpful for those that are.

This site is ALL about play.  You can put in your address and find all the playgrounds near you or see if the nearest one happens to be 30 miles away.   

This rates how walkable where you live is.  This is helpful if you only own 1 car or just like to get out for a walk.  The more walkable the neighborhood the more of a community you will have.  This allows for neighbors to really know if strange behavior is happening in your area.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Super cute summer skirt

Copyright: Anna Maria Horner
I love skirts!  Esp, easy very little sewing and can fit a lot of different shapes easily.  Anna has done this perfectly in her skirt called Flirting the Issue.  Check it out!

Anna Maria Horner: Flirting the Issue

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hula Hoop rug from old T-shirts!

This looks REALLY fun!  A perfect project for kids (though the younger ones may need some help).

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How to make fabric labels

This pictured filled tutorial shows how to make fabric labels to put into your unique knitwear or hand sewn creation.  The tutorial is surprisingly cheap and easy to follow.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mason jar lantern

This is so cute and could easily be made with a different  theme (stars, hearts, princesses or dragons just to name a few).  I suggest that this be an outside craft... It looks messy.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I recently rediscovered this great little green craft.  We don't use any things with lids but I know for a fact that in Hawaii, you can't have lids on plastic bottles to recycle them so they always have a convenient trash can full of them.  A raiding party may need to be formed... meaning me and the kids.  The applications for this are rather countless.  Lid worms, lid zoos, and lid dinosaurs to name a few.  To see the tutorial click here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Zippy Wallet tutorial

Noodle-Head has made a lovely little bag called the Zippy Wallet.  These creative little wallets look like they make great little compact carriers.