Archive | February, 2011

Oopsey Daisy: Owl Memory Game

28 Feb

Here’s a cute memory game craft from Oopsey Daisy. This is is a great idea because memory game cards always get wrinkled and bent- these would be much longer lasting!(click the image to be taken to the tutorial)

Cake Circles To Room Decor

24 Feb

Cake Circles To Room Decor

Some chefs get bored and make up a new meal with whatever they find in the cupboards. Some crafters get bored and create decor with whatever materials they find around the house. Which is exactly what happened when I turned Cake Circles to Room Decor. I had these 10″ Wilton Cake Circles left over from […]

This Mabey House: Clothing Refashion

22 Feb


Warning: getimagesize(): Filename cannot be empty in /home3/mandy/public_html/wp-content/themes/bueno/functions/admin-functions.php on line 643

Warning: getimagesize() expects parameter 1 to be string, object given in /home3/mandy/public_html/wp-content/themes/bueno/functions/admin-functions.php on line 654

Warning: basename() expects parameter 1 to be string, object given in /home3/mandy/public_html/wp-content/themes/bueno/functions/admin-functions.php on line 655

Hi, I’m Mandy and I’m tall. Not real tall, but tall. 5’10 (or more. Sh.) and pants are hard to buy. Even most brands that advertise “tall” mean, almost tall. Occasionally, after several washes my pants decide to shrink. I used to just donate my pants, but now! NOW! I can turn them into a […]

Unskinny Bobby: Photo Collage Column

21 Feb

When I first saw this project, I knew I had to have it in my “idea file” that is better known as Small Fine Print 😉 This would be perfect for that awkward space in your foyer, parlor or other gathering place that needs that extra “mmph” of creativity. Unskinny Boppy found a great way […]

Beaded Book Mark

17 Feb

My mom came to visit for a week and bought a couple books for her plane ride home. She had mentioned that her favorite book mark she ever owned was a Beaded Book Mark made of ribbon. It fits nicely between pages and has pretty beads dangling out the bottom. She had said she always has […]

Felt Heart Wreath

14 Feb

Original source: The Idea Room   I originally attempted this thinking it looked SUPER easy, cheap and fun to do. I was only right about that middle word- cheap. It was so time consuming for this working mom of a 8 month old that it no longer was easy or fun. But I must finish! […]

Valentine Card Alternative

13 Feb


Warning: getimagesize(): Filename cannot be empty in /home3/mandy/public_html/wp-content/themes/bueno/functions/admin-functions.php on line 643

Warning: getimagesize() expects parameter 1 to be string, object given in /home3/mandy/public_html/wp-content/themes/bueno/functions/admin-functions.php on line 654

Warning: basename() expects parameter 1 to be string, object given in /home3/mandy/public_html/wp-content/themes/bueno/functions/admin-functions.php on line 655

So, you forgot to get busy on your Valentine’s Cards for loved ones and now that dreaded (yet lovely) holiday has snuck up on you? Don’t go running to the store for the impersonal V-day card has your fall back plan! Oopsey Daisy’s got you one better!Give them a keepsake they will always remember (and […]

Giraffe Room Decor

10 Feb

Giraffe Room Decor

Crafting is so much more fun when it is an “upcycle” or repurposed item. At work, a classroom clock had broken so with permission I brought it home. I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. Only the motor was broke really. The hands were bent quite bad but I can fix that. […]

Printable Disney Bowling Pins

9 Feb

Well, it is still winter here in Missouri. Are your kids getting stir crazy yet? My daughter is only 7 months old and she is stir crazy! This activity is out of her league, but still too cute and fun not to pass along to the blog world. They are called Printable Disney Bowling Pins and […]

Canvas Table Runner

6 Feb

Once again I’ve found something to add to my “i wish” list… as in, I wish I had a sewing machine. Annnnd to add to it, this one is also a “i wish i had a dining room table” so I have somewhere to put this awesome table runner! Someday, when we’re out of “Student […]