Wine bottle crafts: 2 upcycled vases with materials you already have

Mother’s Day is creeping up and will be here before you know it. Have you started preparing gifts for the most important women in your life? Most mothers (at least the ones I know) are happiest to receive something small, but from the heart, and what could be more from the heart than personalized homemade […]

18 Mother’s Day DIY gift ideas with upcycling

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and, if you’re anything like I am, you want to make something for your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, best friend who is also a mother, etc, but you haven’t even started yet and you probably don’t want to have to pay very much, either. Well, don’t fear, because today […]

Easy DIY Gift Bags with boxed corners

Remember when I said that we would use our practice pieces from the boxed corners lesson earlier this week for something useful for Christmas? I guess it wasn’t particularly difficult to figure out what I was getting at: DIY gift bags! I have come to really hate disposable gift wrapping, so I am trying to […]

Good mothers = each and every one of us

You know, I have something I have to get off my chest: I’m not perfect and I’m not a perfect mom. Guess what else? You aren’t either. But you know what? Nobody is, yet we are still all awesome and great mothers in our own ways. There’s no point in comparing or judging yourself or […]

Jar of Hearts for special Daddies: DIY Father’s Day gift

This year we nearly missed Father’s Day (March 19th in Italy) completely. It had sort of slipped my mind to make something with the kids for my husband until that very morning, so I quickly racked my brain for a DIY gift idea that we could make in a very short time after school. Then […]

happy daddy’s day!

considerably late, let me show you what my kids made for their daddy for father’s day this year (march 19). (this year i didn’t make him anything myself. last year i made him a sort of family portrait t-shirt and in 2010 a t-shirt with a reproduction of a portrait our daughter had drawn of […]

Happy day, Daddy!

i admit that last year i wasn’t able to make even a little token gift for my hubby for father’s day. the little guy just didn’t want to let me. (even if the big gal wrote him a very cute book which was very much appreciated, but i wanted to make him something, too.) so […]

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