Butterfly Mobile Tutorial

Indie Fixx shares a tutorial for making this sweet butterfly mobile from gift wrap. I love the natural elements, too. You can view the entire project here!


DIY Hook Board

Red Bird Crafts recently made this oh-so-practical hook board for her daughter. The construction is simple but the results are absolutely lovely! You can read more here!


Cardboard Horses Tutorial

  These colorful horses make such a beautiful statement and would be perfect in a horse-themed nursery or on a wall of the horse lover in your life. Enlist your little one to help paint and they can have their own artwork to display. You can find a full tutorial for making these at Design [...]

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Paper Mache Bird Mobile: Tutorial

Isn’t this bird mobile so totally gorgeous! It was originally created by Lisa Tilse(The Red Thread) for Small Magazine, but they’re including the tutorial on their blog, Smaller! How cool is that! Go here to see it!


Man’s Shirt to Toddler Dress

All of these remakes of men’s shirts are just so inspiring! Most recently, Shannon from luvinthemommyhood created this dress and I absolutely love it. Love the colors, love the breezy look about it, love the flower…love everything about it! It’s also encouraging to know that a beginning sewer created it since I’m still a newbie [...]


Alphabet Embroidered Mini-Quilt Tutorial

I love the simplicity of this alphabet mini-quilt. It’s about the size of a sheet of paper and would be lovely in a nursery or child’s playroom, or perhaps hanging above a preschooler’s writing station. Orange Flower Patterns and Tutorials shares a how-to and includes the embroidery pattern for the letters. If you need help [...]

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Crib-side Toy Caddy

Create Studio has come up with a great way to keep toys available crib-side for when your little wakes up from their nap. Click here for her tutorial on how to make this handy toy caddy.


Dragonfly Mobile Tutorial

I’m so excited about the new blog from the editors of Small Magazine. The online magazine is a continual source of inspiration and their new blog is sure to be the same. This whimsical dragonfly mobile is their first tutorial and I totally love it. Check out Smaller for the tutorial.


Rocking Chair Redo

OCP reader MaxxSilly pointed me to a recent redo that she did of her husband’s childhood rocker. What a fantastic update of a cherished childhood relic. This is also a great reminder to look around at what we already have before running out to the store. Well done, MaxxSilly!


Milk Crate Redo

Milk crates are roomy and sturdy, making them great for storing just about anything…but they aren’t always the most attractive things to look at. Make it From Scratch shows how to spruce up those old crates so you can put them to work anywhere in the house!