Toy Briefcase – Just Like Papa Pattern for Sewing With Boys

Just Like Papa Briefcase

Looking for a fun, versatile sewing pattern for the kids in your life? Check out the ‘Just Like Papa Briefcase’ – the first pattern from Momma Quail Patterns, as a part of the first Sewing With Boys e-magazine, ‘Time To Travel’. It has a crayon or pen organizer, zipper pouch for craft supplies, and a book pocket. This would make the perfect craft fair item or gift – tons of room for personalization with applique, fabric choice, and then of course the book & supplies you put inside.

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12 Creative Ways to Use Pegboard

Creative uses of pegboard are all over Pinterest but sometimes it seems like the same couple projects over and over, so I did some digging! I’ve been brainstorming since I bought two big pieces of peg board off Craigslist for $5, with plans for craft room storage. For better or worse we decided to leave that area of the basement unfinished so now I don’t have a ton of wall space down there to hang it on!

I can’t promise you won’t have seen any of the 12, but I would be really surprised if you’d seen all of them (I only have pictures if I heard back with permission to use them)!

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How To Organize Buttons – a DIY Upcycled Organizer

How to organize buttons

Ever wondered how to organize a huge stash of buttons? Without spending a ton of money at The Container Store? I originally created and shared this post for GYCT Designs’ summer organization series and am bringing it back home while we adjust to becoming a family of 4!

I can’t remember the last time I used more than a button or two in a project, and yet I have this gigantic stash of buttons from estate sales and Goodwill craft grab bags. I didn’t want them in a bunch of pretty, Pinterest-y glass jars since I don’t use them often, but having them color organized appealed to me. So I dug around in my recycling bin and got started!

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Quarterly Report – 2015 Q1

Q1 2015 Blog Report

How has the money been? I’m ready to share! This covers January, February, & March of 2015. As I’ve said previously, I really enjoy reading similar reports and figured sharing my own would entertain someone and also keep me accountable to keep track of these things. You can read my previous income reports all here. I am looking at average daily visits, income/expenses, subscriber & follower counts, traffic in/out, & goals.

If you’re a creative blogger yourself, be sure to check out my list of links for affiliate programs, networking opportunities, and places to submit your work! I also have a free blogging calendar and check-list printable, and would love your input on the best WordPress plugins for creative bloggers.

The only big change during this quarter was.. I had a baby! My daughter was born in early March – in preparation for her arrival, I had/have content scheduled out through the entire month of April; all posts, all newsletters. I didn’t have any contributor posts “due” in March or April, and have been/was able to soak up the newborn cuddles and ease my way back into creativity. I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on and dive back into things as much as I can now that I have two little people at home.

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