Friday, August 20, 2010

busy with some homemade playdough

I used this recipe this morning and was really happy with the consistency. I think it's a keeper!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This dress came out quite cute, despite my constant complaints during sewing that there were too many cute dresses at Target to justify the work of sewing one. I'm just not a garment-maker. And after all that... it's too small. *sniff* I think it's probably more like 6-12 month size than the 2T that was intended. oops.

Maybe I should give it to Morgan at her shower Saturday. Lily ought to be in 6-12 mos in the spring/summer of next year. ;-)

Pattern is the Snappy Toddler Top from the Prudent Baby blog.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

those aren't my babies, but they are knit-by-me hats! The latest twins to hit Crossbridge Church--Jillian (upside down) and McKenna Vann. Such cuties!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


We use a loose definition of the term "crafty" here at CraftyErin--a definition that includes the building of Ikea furniture. Yesterday, with the help of some twin toddlers, I put together the following:

Leksvik TV stand

Lack coffee table

Basisk wall lamps

Finishing and hanging the roman shade that is in progress (and ~75% complete) for my bedroom window is also on my summer to-do list. Hopefully you'll be seeing that soon, because that window looks so sad!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

a VERY altered Ergo

I am just slightly (ha!) obsessed with Russian nesting dolls right now, and bought this this fabric intending to make a Snappy Toddler Top for Hazel. The print turned out to be too large for such a small girl, though, so I gave my Ergo a fashion makeover instead. Can I say how much I LOVE it!? I made some bold changes--completely removing the pocket and the hood. I never use them anyway, so it's no loss to me, but I'm sure the Ergo manufacturers are rolling over in their graves. Charlie's really my only one who still wants to "ride in mama's pack-pack" but I'll take all the snuggles I can get!

Oh, and excuse the messy ponytail and baggy pj pants. It's a lazy Sunday afternoon, and this is how I sew.