Crafty Stuff


Nicholas still has a thing for robots and loved this recycling project– take an empty orange juice carton, some toilet paper rolls, some recycled tin foil, and other odds and ends, and you have a robot! The front is an old sucrets tin. Nicholas likes to hide stuff in there.

Baker’s Dough

2 cups of flour
1 cup salt
3/4 cup water

Mix all the ingredients together, adding additional water if necessary. (If you want colored dough, add the coloring to the water)

Knead until the mixture forms a smooth dough.

Have fun!


Remember this post? The one with the killer squirrels and renegade clothespins? Well, I whipped out my trusty sewing machine and one of Katie Grace’s baby dresses, and I made this! I added the step of tacking the dress to the hanger. The best part? I keep catching Katie Grace staring at it, as if in amazement that she was ever that little.


How serendipitous! My clothespin bag was attacked by killer squirrels (or something, I didn’t see) and I need to make a new one. When I google searched, one of the first sites was from one of my favorites,!

11 free clothespin bag patterns

This one from is cute, but the button holes might be too much for me.

And this apron from Mother Earth News is lovely, but again, beyond me.

I’ll probably settle for this easy-peasy recycled shirt bag. Looks easy enough even for me!