I can never have enough DIY projects tucked away for a rainy day - so if you are in need of some good resources, bookmark this post and thank me later. Happy happy weekend :)
Who doesn't need a Pennant Rubber Stamp Roller - HELLO holiday cards :)
Hang your hat on this simple and beautiful pipe coat rack.
Am I the only one who didn't realize the magic of fabric pens? So many inspiring options let you customize: fabric covered journals, an extra special duvet cover, a tea towel, stencil pillow, and so much more.
If you sew (which I absolutely DO NOT) this is for you (and yes, I am jel).
I am totally into making Mounted Toy Animal Heads (maybe even use them as necklace holders) but I would change it slightly and make it more my own style (but still love it).
Monogrammed family ornaments would be the perfect gift.
Other bookmark-able resources:
Creature of Comforts - DIY Projects
The Craft Pack - A Hip Handmade Holiday (downloadable book - $10)
Popytalk - Tutorials
A Beautiful Mess - Crafts
Oh Happy Day - DIY - Projects (her stuff looks professionally done - it's beyond)
Tons more projects in my Crafty for Kids and Crafty Pinterst Boards.
Now that HML is getting older and more opinionated (no Momma, MY TURN) she is starting to explore and embrace new interests. We often sit at together and create; peeling the wrappers off of crayons, scribbling with colored pencils, putting stickers everywhere, and drawing all over our hands and arms with markers. It's messy and slightly dangerous (markers frequently get tossed) but such fun nonetheless. I am going crazy with Pinterst and have already added so much good stuff into my Crafty for Kids board. Are you on Pinterest, send me good links/pins for kid art projects!
BabyLit has quickly become one of my favorite companies for all things kiddo. Their philosophy is solid (a fashionable way to introduce toddlers to the world of classic literature) and the products are beautifully designed (books, totes, prints, and stuffed animals). We LOVE LOVE LOVE their books (Romeo & Juliet is HML's current favorite) and often give them as gifts. Whether you're learning colors with Alice in Wonderland or counting with Romeo & Juliet, these board books are illustrated beautifully and remind everyone, that you are never too young for a classic.
When we shared some of HML's favorite books a few weeks back, and I intentionally left these out, because they totally deserved a solo post. Soooo please note - these are absolutely some of HML's favorite reads.