Sunday, February 26, 2012

Making Straw Hearts

Hello, today I have a fun craft that can be made with paper, straw, grass or drinking straws. This video will show you how to make a little heart out of two drinking straws and then how to make it into a necklace. This is a great craft for 10 to 14 year old girls, for a party, and for a sleep over. The little hearts also look real nice as pins or glued to the front of cards. I hope you enjoy it and have fun.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pillowcase Dresses

Hello, I'm back into blog land. I'm sorry I've been away for a while. Various health, house, and computer issues have kept me at bay; but I'm back now. Pillowcase dresses are adorable, easy, and also inexpensive to make. This past week I helped a young friend with a community service project for school. We made pillowcase dresses for young girls in Africa. She will be sending them to an organization called Little Dresses for Africa. LDFA is a non-profit christian organization whose mission is to provide relief to children in Central Africa. I was able to buy several pillowcases for mere pennies at the thrift store and had elastic and double bias tape just laying around my home to finish the dresses. There are simple directions on how to make pillowcase dresses on their website; just click on the link above. Whether your making them for your own special little girl or for someone else's special little girl far far away have fun!