8 DIY Blankets for Baby

When I had four children I never thought number five would be a possibility. I was certain all things baby were a thing of my past. If I made a baby item it would surely be for a gift or a client. Boy, was I wrong! I recently had baby number five and the world of onesies, diapers, pacifiers and, of course, baby blankets is back. That makes my heart SING!! Although, I had nine months to prepare for this new baby and make her all sorts of handmade goodness I failed to make her even one something. Not even a burp cloth. Epic fail. When I sat down to bring you this list of yummy {and easy!} baby blankets I became instantly inspired. They can all be done by a beginner and there's something for all of us! Can you sew? There's something for you. Can you crochet? I have something for you. … [Read more...]

15 Spring Crafts You Can Wear

Are you crafty? Do you appreciate making things on your own and then wearing them with pride? I have a head to toe round-up of springtime crafts that are easy and wearable. /1/ Fabric Flowers - After you make a few of these cuties you can add them to headbands or belts. Add a pin to the back and wear one as a brooch on your favorite jacket. /2/ Embroidered Sunglasses - Cross-stitch is HOT right now. It's not your granny's craft anymore! Please except these sunglasses as Exhibit A in my case. /3/ Perler Bead Earrings - Stumbling across this craft took me back to my childhood. Do you remember Perler beads? Back then we made shapes and animals out of them. Today you can learn to make a trendy pair of earrings. {They remind me of the popular wooden ones that are circling the … [Read more...]

BlissDom’s Handmade Marketplace – A Stunning Success!

Were you at BlissDom nine days, twelve hours and forty-two minutes ago? No? Oh man, you missed a super great time of community and connection with like-minded folks! Oh, you were there? Well, this post is a recap of the awesome that was at the Handmade Marketplace. Thanks to the amazing Sara Sophia, the hostess with mostess, the Handmade Marketplace was a giant success! {Lisa Leonard of Lisa Leonard Designs brought along her beautiful hand stamped jewelry and few pieces from her new Hope{full} line.} More than one hundred shoppers came to see BlissDom's twenty vendors who filled a beautifully decorated room with their gorgeous handmade prints, jewelry, pouches, purses and cupcakes. {Mmmm, cupcakes. Did you taste one of those cupcakes?} {Better Life Bags lets you purchase … [Read more...]