Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sock Monkey

It's a Sock Monkey!!!  So this is my first attempt at a sock monkey.  I made it from super soft socks (which actually turned out to be a mistake because it tears easily and made it hard to stuff).  My daughter picked out the socks.  It was really fun and didn't take very long.  I got the free pattern from  Check it out, it has a lot of great craft ideas.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cookie Monster


Elmo really needs a buddy.  Thanks to a small request about Cookie Monster, Elmo now has a friend to hang out with (that is if my daughter doesn't steal him away).  I love the blue color, it's perfect for Cookie Monster but it is also really soft and easy on the eyes.  Him and Elmo both stand at about 18", the perfect height for a cuddle buddy.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hippo Hat

This is my new favorite hat (Jennsen's too)!
What more can be said.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Angry Owl Hat

I love owl hats!  They are so cute.  I found this great idea to change the eyes of the hats to give them different moods or expressions.  This is the Angry Owl.  I felt like it really fit my daughter lately :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monkey-ing Around!

I love this monkey.  He has always been one of my favorites.  He is just so cute and fun.  I put bendable wire in his tail so that he can hang from different things.  My daughter loves to bend it, it's funny to watch her try to straighten it out and then hang him from his tail again.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fabric Pinwheels!!!

I found this craft idea at Hobby Lobby.  If you want to go straight to the link it's at  Once there click on the "Project Inspiration" button.  From there click on "List" underneath "Project Sheets (on the left).  The Project Sheet is called "Party Time".  This is what I did with it.  I'm making pinwheels for my son's birthday party.  They are decorative and can be given as party favors too!

Cardstock Paper (If covering both sides with fabric, it doesn't matter the color)
Glue (I used Fabric and Paper Glue)
Hot Glue
3/8" Wooden Dowel - Cut into 12" pieces
1/16" Wooden Dowl (I used 1/8" and they just don't spin as freely) - Cut into 2" pieces
Wooden Knob
Tole Paint
 If you want you can use brightly colored paper that matches your fabric and put fabric only on one side of paper (I used Sparkly paper for some of mine and they turned out cute).
Cut your fabric into squares (mine are about 10"x10")
Add a little water to your glue and using a paintbrush put glue on one side of your paper.  Be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep through your fabric.  If you are puting fabric on both sides of the paper, wait for the first side to dry (or mostly dry) before doing the other side.
 Using a pinwheel tablet (I got mine through that HobbyLobby website), trace the shape and cut it out.
 Make a little hole and put the eyelets in the center and at the end of all the legs of the pinwheel.
If you like, you can leave your wood the way it is, or you can paint it to match your fabric.  I painted all my wood pieces blue.  Hot Glue the smaller dowel piece into a wooden knob.
Folding the legs on top of each other put dowel through each eyelet.

 Drill a hole about 1/2" from the top of every large dowel and feed the smaller dowel through the hole.
Hot glue another knob to the back.
Pinwheel should spin freely. (This Pinwheel has fabric on both sides)

They are pretty easy to make!  If any of this was confusing for you, check it out through the Hobby Lobby website.  I just wanted to show a brief version of how I did it.  They are so cute and really fun!  Good Luck!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Baa, Baa, White Sheep

This guy was really fun to make with all the loopy fur.  I sure do like making all these fun animals.  If you like these patterns you can get them at

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I found this wonderful pattern on and mixed it with a different slipper pattern to create these ultra soft and comfy slippers.  I wear mine all day.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Big Petal Flower Clips

These hair clips can be used on any age group and they are colorful and fun.  You can make them in several different color combinations too.  Soft and gentle on your hair too.

Friday, March 30, 2012


My kids love Elmo!  I could never find a pattern that I liked and so I finally decided to make my own pattern.  It turned out so cute!! And he is HUGE!  He is 27 inches tall!  My kids think he is great, which makes the whole project worth every moment.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Crazy Quilt

I wanted to make a blanket for my daughter with some animals that I embroidered.  My mom suggested to put them all together with a pattern that she called a "Crazy Quilt".  You piece together lots of different fabrics in different lengths and sizes.  The result is really fun and cute.  You can see the quilt here in a couple different stages.  After is was all put together I had it quilted by a professional.  I just loved it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I like the older look of this kitty.  He is super soft and I love the little white socks.  He was really hard to make because this yarn makes it really hard to see your stitches but it was worth it for that soft feel.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Giraffe Hat

After I made a the zebra hat I saw that I had some gold and orange yarn and I decided to try and make a giraffe hat.  It may be my favorite one.  The little spots and horns are so cute.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Purple Hearts for Valentines

I originally made this blanket in pink for my daughter.  I loved it so much I decided to try it in other colors.  It's made out of a Bamboo Blend yarn which makes it feel delicate and soft.