Christmas projects underway!

knit stockings

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who are in the US! I hope you're having a great holiday. Lately, I've been doing a lot of knitting. I find it relaxing and therapeutic. A while ago, I got this bright idea in my head to knit all of the kids Christmas stockings. I didn't really consider at the time that knitting large projects can [More...]


Easy Magnetic Bookmark Craft

magnetic bookmark

My kids are starting to learn to read so I decided that they needed some bookmarks! I was browsing Pinterest, trying to find some good printable ones, but options for really fun ones are a bit limited when you don't have a colour printer. I finally decided that the kids could make their own, instead. They really enjoyed designing their own [More...]

Knitting Weather and Pattern Links

mix and match knit baby mitts

A funny thing happened... As soon as we had a few cooler days, I wanted to knit! This is my first winter since I've started wearing a head covering, and I wanted to find a hood of some sorts that I could wear over my cover, that wouldn't require me to have to fix it like taking off a tight hat would. This is what I came up with. This was the [More...]

Easy Easter Craft for Young Children

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  I was feeling brave the other day and told the kids we were going to paint. I had seen this craft idea and we actually had everything we needed: canvas (I used flat ones that were in packs of 3 from the dollar store), masking tape or painter's tape, and paint. The set up is easy. Just put the tape on the canvas in the shape of a cross. [More...]

Teaching a Child to Knit with a Fun Verse

teaching a child to knit

One of the gifts I made for Annie for Christmas was a knitting kit. She's shown interest in learning how to knit after watching me learn to knit over the last few months.   I purchased a nice lunch bag (I had originally planned to get a tin one but I couldn't find one I liked. The one I bought turned out to work really well because [More...]

Easy Knitted Dishcloth Pattern for New Knitters

knit dishcloth pattern

I've recently learned how to knit and I wanted to share this super easy dishcloth pattern with you! Experienced knitters are probably familiar with this pattern but if any of you are new to knitting, you might find it useful. This dishcloth knits up very quickly and works up with a pretty edging to it. The instructions are so easy that you won't [More...]

How to Make a Christmas Card Gift Box

christmas card gift box

**Spoiler alert! The kids grandparents are not allowed to read this post because it will spoil their Christmas present surprise** Annie made some Christmas gifts for her grandparents but she needed some small boxes to put them in. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a gift box using old Christmas cards. I apologize in advance for the poor [More...]