learning a new craft :: pysanky eggs

There is a wonderful shop called Pinecones & Needles in Belmont, MA with the sweetest owner named Anne. She recently shared a photo similar to this one of beautifully decorated eggs on their Facebook page. I was immediately intrigued by her Pysanky eggs so my daughter and I popped into the shop one rainy morning to learn…

card making :: popping in by waffle flower

It seems to be that time of the year again where more than a handful of friends (including one of our daughter’s teachers) are expecting babies to arrive anytime soon.  I played around with the “Popping In” stamp and die sets from Waffle Flower Stamps to create a couple of super cute cards, and our…

card making :: waterbrush + ink pads

Watercolor painting can be applied to card making projects in a bunch of different ways.  To make a beautiful card like this, I’m going to tell you how to use an ink pad and my new favorite tool – the waterbrush – to achieve stunning cards in a small amount of time.  Not only do…

toddler crafting :: painted puzzles

In continuation of sharing our weekly craft dates, here’s a great project idea for little hands: paint your own puzzles!  Our friend bought these blank puzzles from a local craft store and they are sold in a variety of packs and sizes.  (I think the ones we used are this one listed on Amazon.)  The…

toddler crafting :: fabric markers

In continuation of sharing our weekly crafting play dates, here is a project that we did at our house when it was our turn to host a couple of weeks ago.  We bought some fabric markers and let each child decorate a shirt and a tote bag to take home.  And while the kids decorated…

toddler crafting :: headbands

My 3-year-old daughter and I have two friends that we meet on a weekly basis for a crafting play date.  We each rotate taking turns by hosting at our homes, providing lunch, and a fun age-appropriate craft to do together.  Today was our sixth get together and after sharing some of the past projects on…

a little kick*ss competition

One of my favorite cupcake shops is based here in Somerville, aren’t we lucky?? Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Square is holding a month long contest for a new cupcake idea to list on their menu. The winner will get a year of cupcakes – holy icing, Batman! You can enter as many times as you’d…