little golden books on display


Kristena’s eye for pretty can be seen in everything she touches, including this reuse of Little Golden Books. I’m planning on borrowing this idea for my girls’ room and I already have the pictures picked out! For older kids, who might be a smidge pickier about what gets hung on their walls, consider using the cover art from their favorite books. Visit Thimbly Things for the details on this little lovely!

handmade doll tutorial


If you’ve ever visited Grosgrain, then you know what a talented seamstress and designer Kathleen is. I mean, seriously, have you seen her stuff? It’s truly incredible. Here she has strayed a bit from her typical girly frocks and has offered a  tutorial on how to make these sweet little ragdolls. Go forth and create a whole village!

Welcome to One Crafty Place!

First, I must say how much I love scoping out craft blogs. The inspiration, the tutorials, the eye candy. I could, and do, spend hours perusing the web and collecting ideas that I may or may not use in the future. As a mother of two young girls, I find that I am especially drawn to ideas that are relevant to my own children. The possibilities are endless when it comes to a creating for children. From Montessori toys, to knitted sweaters, to unique artwork, the internet is a treasure trove of ideas for those who enjoy making things themselves.

My goal for this space is to provide a sort of “one-stop shop” for those seeking handmade ideas for children. I will provide links to others’ creations. I will assemble themed Flickr mosaics for inspiration. And, I will highlight Etsy shops with kid-related handmade items for those of you who love handmade goods but would rather buy stuff already made.

I hope that my readers will find the inspiration to create special treasures for the little ones in their lives, as well as the resources. Go ahead and take a look around. Stay as long as you like and please come back often to see what new treasures I’ve found!