Crafty Mama

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO…IN A BOOK

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End of year teacher thank you’s are something I love to make, but often struggle with during the process. It’s important to me to capture something unique for each of these wonderful people transforming my little minions into enlightened learners. I got to know our school librarians a lot this year, after school, working on […]


ALL YOU NEED IS A VISION

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This is what I love about art: taking something ordinary, randomly destroying it by doing the unexpected, and realizing it’s the perfect possibility for a role in a larger, magical masterpiece, only I could envision. True art appreciation. It’s nearly limitless the myriad of tangents art can take an eye on. Food for my soul, […]

SUPER SIMPLE BICYCLE BASKETS

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SUPER SIMPLE BICYCLE BASKETS If you are a mom who hates carrying everything your kids NEED to the park, make them simple tote baskets! Washable, personalizable, simple, fun, and soooooo helpful, these totes are a great alternative to the expensive plastic baskets available at your local store, and take under an hour to make. EXTRA BONUS: they only […]

DON’T THROW ME OUT!

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HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WEEK LIKE I HAD THIS WEEK? The kind of week, where the once beautiful clothes you sent your child to preschool in, aged prematurely? My son, Max, presented me with a week like this, this past week! We live in a warmer climate. It is almost shorts season. By almost, I […]

CRAZY HAT DAY!

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As a finale to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Week Extravaganza, my kiddos needed “crazy hats” to wear. So, about a week ago my next question to myself was, “After ‘feather-covered Thing 1 & 2 wigs,’ what exactly COULD I do for a ‘crazy hat?!?’ I am a crafty supermom, but jeez, there was so little notice here, […]

DR SEUSS THING 1 & 2!

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I DID IT! I made the CRAZIEST “knit & feathered” wigs, EVER…HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS! I found out last Friday, that this coming week was Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration Week at school. Like all the other parents that day, I arrived at the school to pick-up my kiddos up and was handed a paper, asking […]

THE MONSTER ATE IT!

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A couple weeks ago, I was approached with a “mom first.”  Upon picking my toddlers up from their morning preschool hours, my son hands me his papers and he needs to bring a Valentine box for the Valentine’s Day Party. “Wow,” I thought, where should I take this one?!? Searching Pinterest as I do, when […]