Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cascarones or Confetti Eggs

Happy Easter!

For years I've been blowing out and saving eggs to do Cascarones (confetti eggs).  And this year I finally did it!  I have about 3-4 dozen I'm hiding with regular eggs for an egg hunt.  I think the older children will be far more interested in collecting these eggs than the plastic ones.  I mean, you can throw them and break them!  What else could a tween want?

The instructions are here at my other blog.

Enjoy!  =)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Craft: Felt Chick

Today's craft is the felt chick shown above.  The free printable is below.  You stitch the chick just like the rabbit....pattern pieces get stitched to the yellow felt first-wings get stitched on to the body as well- and the face gets stitched on before you begin sewing the body.  On the body, start from the back, pinning the tail feathers in at the bottom and stitch your way up.  Then pin the head feathers in, sew around, stuff and close.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Craft: Felt Bunny

I added this craft to my shop blog today.  It's a felt bunny.  Inexpensive to make and quick to sew, my kids love playing with the felt animals.  So go to and get the free printable pattern!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Autism Awareness Crafts

I started this blog years ago, when I only had one child.  Now I have two, both are Autistic.  One boy and one girl and each child is on either end of the spectrum.  That said, April is a meaningful month for us and April 2nd, in particular, is a meaningful day.  You can read more about our lives and what it is to have Autistic children in my other blog here.  But for this blog post I will focus on the craft I did this year for my son's therapists.

The "craft" part of this project I will share with you first.  It's the printable card.  Feel free to use it to print and cut out for your favorite person/therapist/teacher.  
The second part of this project is the key-ring gift.  I had it fabricated and thanks to my husband and brother-in-law, I think they turned out fabulous!  If you would like to purchase one, I have a link at the bottom of this page.  Or, you can go through the website at 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lucky March

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in my household, not because we're Irish, but because my brother was a St. Patrick's Day baby and, consequently, St. Patrick's Day was a big day at my home growing up.  So, to honor this holiday, I made a March craft.  Instructions are on Shop Number 13's blog.  I have included the link.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Lego Letters and Numbers

This is what I made today with my son.  Most days this is what my life is about.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Heart Felt

It's almost Valentine's Day!  I love this holiday because after the rush of Christmas (I am always behind during the holiday season) I actually have time in January to make things for those I care about.  PLUS, it makes a dull January go by much faster!

Click on the image to go to the website with instructions.  Enjoy!