I saw this via Pinterest a while ago and finally sat down to do it!
I have two of THE most adorable nephews on the planet. Nay, in the solar system. Noah, who just turned the big T.W.O., occasionally indulges in an episode of Dinosaur Train, so I thought he might get a kick out of a dinosaur hoodie. I didn’t want to leave Jonah (his baby brother) out, I made him one as well. It’s even smaller and dare I say, even more adorable!
Here they are! Noah’s is the blue one, and Jonah’s is the grey.
The pictures don’t give their tiny cuteness justice!
If you have a dinosaur lover in your life who might like something like this, check out this great tutorial on how to make one!
Oh, and must tell you – Noah roars like a dinosaur and it is quite possibly the most darling roar you’ll ever hear.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted regularly. Oh how I have missed you (I say that after every unintentional break, and it’s true every time)!! I have been a busy bee working on a new little business that I’m excited to share with you – Brookside Craft. After dedicating years of my life to the wonderful world of weddings (planning and coordinating with a brief stint in wedding dresses), I’ve decided to have a go at something I’m even more passionate about – CRAFTS!
The idea started with a love of unique, designer fabrics and has morphed into an “all-things-cute-and-trendy” craft kit and supply shop. So many times I’m dying to do a project, only to discover that I can’t find exactly what I need. It’s not that I can’t find tools or fabric. It’s that I can’t find those things styled the way I like! I want cute, trendy fabrics, stylish and easy-to-read patterns, quality, well-designed tools…the list goes on. In addition, I often find myself with a list of DIYs to try but don’t want to (or don’t have the time to) hunt down all of the little things I need to do them. This is the inspiration behind Brookside Craft!
My goal is to bring crafters of all levels with varied interests the cutest, trendiest, most awesome supplies, materials, and projects. Things that you can’t find just anywhere!
So, click over and buy stuff! And, let me know what projects you’d like to see in the lineup. All feedback is welcome! (Oh, and, the site is new and still being worked on. Suggestions for improvements/additions/? Tell me!)
Making “internet friends” is awesome. Most of the time, anyway. I’m excited to share with you one of my blogging internet friends in a post what will hopefully be the first of many (next on my list is Rachel from Boston Not Common).
Meet Ally, a self-proclaimed lover of color and all things pretty. It’s easy to see why we get along, no?
Ally authors Now That’s Pretty, a blog FULL of colorful DIY projects, party ideas, outfit inspiration, and travel stories. She’s from England, which counts for extra cool points in my book. You simply must go check out her blog, RIGHT NOW! And then come back and keep reading.
If you missed this on her blog, which you just came back from checking out, watch this.
You already feel like friends, right?
Since color and DIY are her thing, she put together a simple DIY project for me to share with all y’all! Let me hand things over to her….
Hi there, I’m Ally from nowthatspretty.com and I thought I would share a fun DIY with you all to brighten up your day. I teach a primary school art class and I love it. My only annoyance is how crayons are so thin; the moment little kids concentrate and press super hard the brittle little things snap in two and the wobbly bottom lips come out in force. It’s no fun for them and leaves me with a load of wax crayon stubs. So I thought I’d make some chunky crayons that are super perfect for little hands (and super cute for me). Enjoy!
First find a big tub of crayons, go as traditional as possible and make sure they feel nice and waxy (if they feel too smooth they won’t melt as well).
Now you chop happy and splice your crayons into tiny chunks.
Find a silicon mold and fill to the top with crayon chunks. Chop twice as much as you think you’ll need and keep them back for later. You can either keep to the same colours or mix for a multicoloured crayon. Don’t worry about colours mixing, they always stay nice and separate.
Now here’s the heating part. I tried in the microwave as I thought it would be the most mess-free solution but sadly this had no effect. I recommend trying it though just in case it works for you. Instead I placed my silicone tray in a very shallow pan of water and brought it the boil.
As soon as your crayons start melting they will take up less space so top them up with some more chunks and allow these to melt.
Now move the pan off the heat and allow to cool for about an hour.
Test to see if your crayons are ready by giving them a firm prod. They should be super hard. Now pop em out and brighten your day!
Have a lovely day everyone! And thank you Katie for letting me share this DIY with you.
Thanks so much, Ally, for giving us such a great blog to read and for sharing your project with us!
Oh! And here is an all-in-one image if you’d like to pin it!
I love a good typeface. And since all things 20s-30s are so en vogue at the moment, I thought I’d collect a few that reflect the era. Not that I have any use for them…I just like seeing them in my FontBook.
Probably my favorite (at the moment). I love love LOVE the way these look, whether spaced out on a string like the garland above, or strung like pearls like these, all in one color or in every color of the rainbow, with the same sized balls or a mix. Just so cheery and festive! And I think a little part of me finds them Seussical, which is always a good thing! If you’re in the mood to get crafty, check out this fab tutorial so you can make your own!
More felt! Just in a different form. By the time you cut out all of these circles, your hand might actually fall off, but how CUTE would it look hanging in your home (or office)?! So fun! I like these best when the circles are different sizes. Want to make one? Check out this great tutorial!
The thing I love about the paper version of sewn circle garlands is that paper comes in every style imaginable style with endless designs! Also, you can get punches in a bunch of sizes, saving your hands from tracing and cutting each circle. Follow the tutorial above if you want to create one of these beauties, just swap out paper for felt. OR! You could sandwich same-size circles along some twine or yarn with glue for a new-sew version.
A fun spin on the felted wool ball garland, minus the felting! Momtastic.com, the site from which the photo above is from also has a great tutorial on how to make one yourself. Check it out here!
More papers and more circles! Yesss! This one is a mix of the pompoms and the paper circles. So much color! Love it. Find the fabulous tutorial for the garland above right here!
Are you a garland fan? Have you made one for yourself or been wanting to try one (and if so, which one)? Which should I try first?!
Hurrah! I finally sat down to work on my chevron pillows. I made four – two blue and creamy white and two bright green and white (I only have the blue ones pictured here). You like? I love them! I didn’t need more pillows, but how can I resist the chevron I love so much!? [...]
Fiiinally! Pictures of the pirate costume I made for my favorite nephew, Noah. I think I should have added a little bandana/scarf for his head and a belt (red, maybe?) and a felt sword…. Noa’s first birthday was pirate themed, so I thought this would be a fun present. I was able to finish up [...]
One of my beloved littles (Phi Mu little sis), Morgan, mentioned she’s gearing up to make a t-shirt quilt. She asked if I had any good resources. At the time I didn’t, but after a little research, I think the links below will be quite helpful! I’ve never made a t-shirt quilt before…mostly because I [...]
Ever find some beads and think to yourself, “Oh, I’d like to have those on a bracelet…” but don’t know how? Here are a few simple steps to follow to turn just about any string of beads into some wearable art! Let’s get started! Supplies: – a crimper [buy] – a needle nose pliers (you [...]
Welcome to my little corner of the world! I'm so happy that you stopped by. I'm Katie, lover of pretty (and crafty) things, chasing dreams, and being nice. I take every chance I get to create and be creative. The world is an incredible place and I feel blessed to be a part of it. Learn more [mostly useless] information about me here. Thanks for visiting!