Quilts

No-Hassle Triangles Christmas Quilt

With Christmas coming up, I wanted to do something special for my mother-in-law. I debated between a few different gifts, and finally settled on making a quilt for her Christmas present. I found a pattern that I loved through Nancy’s Notions. The pattern can be found here. I have to say that this pattern was…… Continue reading No-Hassle Triangles Christmas Quilt

Crafts

Burlap Christmas Garland

I had seen the cutest, farmhouse style Christmas decoration on Pinterest. It also looked easy, which I was all about! This craft took a strand of clear Christmas lights, scissors, and 2 inch strips of red, green, and brown burlap. The first step is finding a pattern you want to follow to tie your burlap…… Continue reading Burlap Christmas Garland

Sensory Objects · Teaching

Busy Bars

Okay, guys. This bad boy right here is the reason I’ve been so sporadic about posting for the last year. I’ve been completing my 63 page  thesis (that’s right, sixty-three pages!!!) for my M.Ed degree in Curriculum and Instruction and have pretty much been MIA for the past year and a half while I went through the…… Continue reading Busy Bars

Art

Paper Plate Skeleton

Who loves Halloween more than kids? My students have been talking about Halloween for weeks, and have been so excited as it’s been drawing closer. For science this week, I did a lesson on bones. We talked about what would happen to your skin without bones (think: gummy worm) and then I incorporated a hands-on art…… Continue reading Paper Plate Skeleton

Sewing, Quilts, Baby, Crafts

Lumberjack Throw Pillows

I’ve been seeing the “lumberjack” living room decor all over Pinterest lately. The red and black plaid is a great addition for winter, and I was debating ways to incorporate this look into my own living room, without redecorating the whole thing. I decided on making new pillow covers for the throw pillows on my…… Continue reading Lumberjack Throw Pillows

Paint · Upcycle

Upcycled American Flag Mirror

My grandma, which you may have realized from previous posts, loves the American flag. She has an entire craft room that is dedicated to Americana decor. I had found a mirror at a thrift shop in Logan, Utah that was pretty basic. My intentions were to paint it like the American flag for my grandma. I…… Continue reading Upcycled American Flag Mirror

Crafts · IKEA Hack · Uncategorized · Upcycle

Coffee Table IKEA Hack

When Chris and I first got married, we headed to IKEA to check out some options for furnishing our very first apartment. I LOVE IKEA and was so excited to take a trip to Sandy, Utah and take Chris on his very first IKEA experience! We picked up a variety of things, one being the…… Continue reading Coffee Table IKEA Hack

Cabinet · Chalk · Crafts · Fabric · ModPodge · Paint · Rustoleum · Upcycle

Upcycled Metal Cabinet

This summer, I’ve been helping my grandma reorganize the sewing room in her house. In her sewing room were two old, beat-up metal cabinets full of craft supplies. Here’s the before: We didn’t want to get rid of them due to their functionality and storage space, but we also didn’t love them. You know what…… Continue reading Upcycled Metal Cabinet

Uncategorized

Minnie Mouse Apron

I saw the cutest Disney-inspired aprons on Pinterest, and wanted to try my hand at sewing my own. With the help of my grandma and a similar pattern, we set out to make the first one, Minnie Mouse. I found the perfect fabric at Joann’s Fabric. Once I purchased my fabric, I was dying to…… Continue reading Minnie Mouse Apron

Jelly Roll, Porter's · Sewing, Quilts, Baby, Crafts

Baby J’s Quilt

I can’t even begin to tell you how much has been going on this summer, hence the very infrequent blog posts since school got out. The weather has been beautiful, hanging out with friends and family, working, and I’ve been doing long-awaited craft projects. This leads me to one of my latest ventures: a baby…… Continue reading Baby J’s Quilt