Category: Crafts

Handmade Cutting Board

For Allysa’s birthday last year (2013), I decided to try my hand at a handmade wood cutting board after seeing so many successful projects on, and I thought it would be a perfect way to break in my new handplanes. Finished Cutting Board I did a bunch of research into what type of hardwood… Read the rest

Crocheted Despicable Me Minion

Alys and I absolutely love the movie Despicable Me, and we can’t get enough of those cute minions! I was browsing the internet for some craft ideas one day and I came across this adorable minion crochet pattern at My Crocheted World and I just had to try it.  I decided it would make the… Read the rest

Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Today I’d like to share Alys and my “Oh the Places You’ll Go” display board for her 4th grade classroom for the 2013-2014 school year. Alys’s theme for the year was Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  We both love that book and we both recommend it if you haven’t read it already:… Read the rest

Crayon Melting Art in San Diego

A few weeks ago Bosco, Christine, Alys, and I took a weekend trip down to San Diego for some fun and relaxation. We were lucky that the weather was great, and we enjoyed hiking around some cliffs by the ocean, checking out tidepools, enjoying good food, and playing a few of Bosco’s fun knock-off games… Read the rest

Stamp Stencil Cards

Alys and I were walking through Michael’s arts and crafts store when we came across this kit called “Stencil Art.” It was from the Klutz book series, which we had both grown up with, so we decided to try it out:   The set comes with a book that has 4 plastic stencil sheets. The… Read the rest

Gingerbread House 2009

Check out Alys and my gingerbread house that we made in December 2009! This was our 5th gingerbread house (Pics from 1-4 can be found in the first post of this blog). This year, we were going for a chateau design with a long sloping roof. Inside, we put some red and yellow (USC colors)… Read the rest

Swarovski Crystal Chicks

I have always wanted to make the little 3D charms out of swarovski crystals, but it is so hard finding a good pattern for something like this.  I finally found one in February 2010 on a japanese forum somewhere and I knew we had to try it.  I ordered all of the swarovski crystals off… Read the rest

Water Balloons + Paint + Darts = Art

Have you ever seen the movie Princess Diaries?  Well Alys, Kris, and I had a ton of fun recreating the scene with darts thrown at balloons filled with paint in October of 2010. The idea was to inflate water balloons with air, put paint inside, and mount them to a canvas. We then threw darts… Read the rest