Babies seem to find things that make noise irresistible...so I recycled two empty plastic wipes packages into a secret crackler inside a simple felt owl toy for my daughter! She loves grabbing it and hearing that satisfying crispy, crinkly sound.
susanstars, contributor | March 29th, 20093 comments
I wanted to make some pretty button-themed treats for my book party this weekend, so I baked some button shortbread cookies and whipped up these fun button cupcake toppers, too. Here's how to make your own version any time you have something crafty to celebrate!
If you have a plain pair of shoes that need a little pick-me-up, how about adding a button rosette for a sweet and spring-y makeover? Choose two favorite buttons in coordinating colors for a super-personalized update.
susanstars, contributor | February 8th, 20098 comments
I made up sets of felt fortune cookies and mini matching rings for my valentines this year! This is an easy and fun little project that you can customize with your favorite colors or a personalized fortune just for the lucky recipient.
susanstars, contributor | November 2nd, 20082 comments
Whip up some fun, sparkly ornaments for holiday decorating or to adorn a handmade gift for a friend. This is a perfect little instant-gratification project: Cut it, glue it, let it dry overnight, and there you go.
Why would a sane person spend countless hours knitting a beautiful wool item and throw it into a washer full of scalding hot water? Don’t they know that it will shrink and become hopelessly matted? Yes, felting, that’s exactly what we want!