Showing posts with label father's day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label father's day. Show all posts

Monday, June 9, 2014

I've featured some of Niki's projects on Creative Green Living before so I'm thrilled that she agreed to share a brand new, unique project with you while I'm taking some time off from blogging to prep for and recover from having our sweet new babe. Be sure to visit her site, Homemadeville, for lots more great crafty inspiration.
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I will be the first to admit I am a little intimidated by my sewing machine.  I know how to sew, but I still try to avoid dragging out the machine, threading the needle, and all the headaches that come with full-on sewing projects.  That's why I love the double-sided adhesive fabric sheets.  They make is so easy to craft with fabric without sewing a thing.  Today, I want to show you how you can make an easy fabric bookmark.

Monday, November 11, 2013

My little guy loves to give us presents. It's pretty common for him to come in from a walk with a rock or a flower for the parent who stayed behind. Over time, we've developed quite the rock collection and needed a place to keep them all. 

This Dad Rocks jar is a perfect Christmas gift for the Mom, Dad, Aunt or Grandparent always receiving stony presents from the kids in their lives. Plus it reminds them how awesome they are at the same time. 



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Slowly but surely, the command center I've been working on since January is coming together. So far, I've shown you my personalized mail boxes and a family monogram. This family frame is one of the last things I need. It only cost a couple dollars and I'm really happy with how it turned out.


*A note about cartridges: Parts of my family / swirl graphic combination come from all three cartridges listed. If you don't already happen to have them, you could get a similar look by just purchasing the Best Images of 2008 cartridge which has the "family" graphic that I used as well as some different swirl shapes.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

With only four shopping and crafting days left until Father's Day, there's no doubt about it: It's crunch time! Whether you just need a card or are still trying to find a creative gift, I've rounded up the 20 best Father's Day printables from around the web to help you out.

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Questionnaires about Dad:

I love the color scheme on this Questionnaire from The Sister Studio 

My Dad Questionnaire from Paging Supermom (also available for Grandpa)

Ask your kiddo questions about Dad with this Father's Day Questionnaire from Balancing Home 

Q & A about Dad as well as a place to draw a picture from Yesterday on Tuesday

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Happy Father's Day Banner from Catch My Party

Framable SuperDad Printable from Today's Creative Blog

Includes candy bar wrappers, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, banner and more from Yesterday on Tuesday.

Frame this sports themed subway art from Madigan Made for his Man-Cave (available in 5 colors)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Not sure what to make for Dad for Father's Day? Don't fret! We've got 22 great gift ideas you or your children can make for dads and grandpas alike for Father's Day.

Wearable Gifts:
Child Art Cufflinks from Creative Green Living


Saturday, June 1, 2013

As much as possible, I want my son to be involved in the crafty gifts we give for holidays. This is a fun way for Dad to wear something special from the kiddos to work that's a little more subtle than a puffy paint "Best Dad Ever" t-shirt or a kid-painted tie.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I am mostly sure that my dad does not read my blog but in the event I am wrong: Dad, if you are reading this please turn around now. Come back after June 16th. Thanks! Love you! 

 Ahem. Sorry. Where was I?  Oh yeah. So: Father's Day. 

Every year I struggle to know what to get my dad. Usually it ends up being something that defaults to his love of coffee (travel mug with photos) or his love of birds (birdhouse or bird feeder). This year I had an epiphany: Dad loves to fish. LOVES it. So I thought it would be appropriate to make him his own personalized fishing jigs. 

Please note: I have not actually taken these fishing yet. I don't know if they will actually catch anything but they seem well suited for clear water fishing (and fishing store guy said he thought they seem good for steelhead). They sure were fun to make, though, and I hope my dad likes them! Learn more about jig fishing for steelhead or jig fishing for bass.


  • Fishing hooks. I used 1 & 2/0 gauge Gamakatsu Octopus Hooks
  • Sparkly pom poms
  • Pigtail headband
  • Sparkly feather trimmed slap bracelet
  • E-6000 glue
  • Fishing line
  • Sparkle gift bag filler
All supplies except for the fishhooks were purchased at the dollar store.

PLEASE NOTE: Fishhooks are very sharp and should not be handled by children. Adults should use pliers and tweezers when possible to hold and handle items being pierced by hooks to avoid accidentally hooking your own hand.

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