Well I had a project planned to make today, but everything seemed to go wrong with the making part (sewing). So, here are the things we did instead.
I made these little wooden reward tokens to help our son (and Mom, Dad and Grandma) keep track of some of our treats and privileges during the week. You can use my free printable template to make your own.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been doing a little bit of work to our add-on sunporch. In the ten years we’ve had our home, we hadn’t done much to it, not even painted. I finally decided to simply use some of the leftover exterior paint that we used to repaint our house last fall. This way I spent $0 on paint, and the porch blends in with the outside of the house.
Although this site is a place I created to share ideas for crafts, DIY projects, design (and even a few mood boards) I have also been thinking about the idea of simplifying my home by way of reducing clutter and excess material ‘stuff’ that is taking up not only physical space but also time and energy to deal with. I’m looking for ways to balance the still-important-to-us creative process of craft projects, hobbies and small DIY-ventures with a simple, organized home life. Because a peaceful and well functioning home (and family) is more important to me than all the stuff I could make or buy or design.
We’ve put in our garden here in the last few weeks, and are in full-on springtime mode. Here’s a little spring garden inspiration for today.
I’m afraid spring fever (and a 4 year old boy) have been keeping me outside right now, and making it rather difficult for me to make crafts, but I did find time yesterday to make an interesting little necklace out of some materials I had around the house.
Here’s a free printable template to help guide young ones learning to tie or lace shoe laces. Instructions included.
So much for getting things accomplished… I apologize (to any regular readers) for my lack of craft projects lately. But spring is here and there are so many things to distract me!