The Purl Bee has a wonderful tutorial for putting together these simple bibs. Last minute baby shower gifts anyone? Anyone?
Make Your Own Elf Slippers!
Sure, you can say they’re for your kid…but we all know who’s gonna be skipping around the house in the wee hours of the night wearing these cozy little booties. See the tutorial at Maya Made for instructions on how to make a pair for yourself your kids using a felted wool sweater.
embroidered helicopter softie
Early Bird Special stitched up this A-dorable little chopper for her daughter. Don’t you just love that face?! The soft colored tinting was created using crayons, a method you can learn more about here!
knee socks to tights
I have to agree with Wee Wonderful’s Hilary Lang: tights are hard to find, especially really cute ones. See the solution she came up with for her daughter!
fight back against the incredible shrinking clothes
with this fab tutorial from crafter Betz White. She’ll show you how to squeeze a little more life out of your kids’ clothes by combining two shirts into one! Genius!
flickr inspiration > make a kitty
1. black kitty, 2. kitty dolls 2, 3. Pointy Kitty, 4. Free Pattern Half Past Midnight, A Witch’s Cat, 5. "Charlotte", 6. Pierre, 7. IMGP5436, 8. three is a company!, 9. Fortunato xl, 10. Owen ate the goldfish, 11. luna, 12. Cuddly Cat (Green)
popsicle stick game for the little ones
Ramblings of a Crazy Woman shows how she made this perfectly simple activity using popsicle sticks and a binder. Great for letters, shapes, and whatever else a child’s imagination can come up with! Plus, having the supplies in the binder makes for a handy-dandy take-along activity.
make your own indoor swing
Brrrrr. Baby, you’ll freeze out there. Check out these instructions from Ohdeedoh on how to make an indoor swing and keep the kiddos inside for a bit.
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a “darling” doll bed
This crate doll bed is an excellent reminder to try and use what we have before running out to the store. Two Straight Lines used an old box of Clementine oranges, a burp cloth, a pin cushion, and a washcloth to create a very agreeable sleeping arrangement for her son’s new friend. Goodnight little bear! […]