Sunday, September 28, 2008

There is still time to swap with us! Please email me by Oct 4thif you'd like to join the Handmade Parade ornament swap! All the details are here. Feel free to let us know in the comments if you are participating!

If you are signed up to do the sap also feel free to grab our swap button!

Monday, September 22, 2008

imagine her surprise when she woke up to find seven colorful little men staring at her

There is a tutorial on how to make these adorable little guys on at

I can't wait to make some of these for my kids!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Handmade Parade Ornament Swap!

Sick of personality-free storebought ornaments? Want to build your handmade ornament collection? Want to meet other talented crafters along the way?

I thought so!

Here's the lowdown:

The deadline to sign up for this swap is Oct 4
The deadline to mail for this swap is November 1.
We will be accepting 24 swappers.
You must have a blog or flickr account (or know me in real life if you don't. I need to be able to bug you if you are late mailing) to participate.
This swap will cost $10 to participate (for shipping).

Each member will be making 12 ornaments and will not be getting their own ornament back. You need to mail me your finished ornament by November 1 so I can assemble and mail out the ornament packages before Thanksgiving. Your ornaments MUST BE HANDMADE.

If this is all peachy to you email me at with ORNAMENT SWAP in the subject and I'll get you going!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Upcycled Shirt Tote

Upcycled Shirt Tote
Originally uploaded by craftykaytea
Don't throw out those old tank tops! Upcycle them into tote bags (perfect for groceries!)

Awesome costumes! Go to flickr to see photo creds

Awesome costumes!
Originally uploaded by littlelovelies
Stumped on what to be this Halloween? Any of these clever costumes will make you the life of the party. I think the husband and I might sport the paper doll and car freshener this year!

Think I can make my four year old be Napoleon? Although if he sees that transformer its over for me!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wow! Where have YOU been all summer?

You might be wondering where I was all summer minute I was posting away and one minute, poof! She's gone!

Well...I have been busy crafting up a new baby! Our third baby, Charlotte Faith was born August 22 and since my last post I was on bedrest making sure she was healthy and safe and not born before she was done.

Not much computering was done during that time, but I am back and ready to kick off an awesome fall and holiday season! I am cooking up another challenge and Holiday Gift Guide and even thinking there might be a first HP sponsored swap in there somewhere.

I was told that life with three kiddos would be nuts, but so far it has been great and I have even been able to be productive!

I know! Crazy, huh?? Nothing is ready to be shared yet, but know this: big things are coming!! When I have some more details I will fill you all in, but for now you'll have to be content with me teasing you.

Next week I will be sharing what our next Handmade Parade Challenge will be, so get your creative brains ready!