Make a Week of Mess – 7 DIY Play Dough & Goo Recipes, Tested

DIY Sensory Recipes for Homemade Playdough

This winter was pretty mild, but we’ve still spent more time inside than I’d like. Pinterest is full of recipes and ideas for different goo and play dough recipes, so much so that it’s overwhelming. I tried out 7 different types and am reporting back the results! This has probably been my son’s favorite blog project/post yet.

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Sewing Blogger Interview – Amy from Friends Stitched Together

Friends Stitched Together

Amy is one half of the blogging team at Friends Stitched Together  and she has become one of my closest blogging friends. She writes with her best friend, Tasha, and shares loads of creative clothes for her kids and herself. I generally tend to prefer fast/fun/easy sews but Amy truly puts so much time and effort in with her creativity, I love seeing how ‘all out’ she goes with things! See what I mean in her Narnia outfits and Edwardian mystery challenge. I adore this little tiger pocket tutorial and need to use it when I’m sewing summer clothes for my kid!

Amy also started CraftingCon with Maegan from Mae & K, and I’m so excited to see it grow over the past year! There are monthly themed competitions and sew alongs; check out the Facebook group and read this post on FST if you want to learn more. I participated in the Star Wars month and love watching the creativity and ‘fan love’ for all the other topics.

In preparation for a mini-maternity leave I asked some of my favorite bloggers to answer a few questions, read on to hear more from Amy!

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Cheap Handmade Toy Ideas

Cheap handmade toy tutorials

Last month I shared a quick, free toilet paper roll toy DIY and I ran into so many fun ideas when I was looking around Pinterest to see what else I could make to keep my toddler busy. I think these toy/play ideas are all dirt cheap or free and would entertain multiple ages – let me know if you’ve tried any of them! I also shared 15 other ideas for handmade toys with free patterns & tutorials before Christmas if you’re looking for more ideas.

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Galaxy Toddler Jumpsuit – An Aztec Vest & Aviator Pants Mash-up

Galaxy Jumpsuit

In all of my preparations for the new baby, I was excited to have a chance to sew something for my son when Ajaire from Call Ajaire invited me to play along with her Monthly MashUp series in March! You can see her floral version of this mashup in this post! Mixing two patterns together is a great way to keep sewing expenses down and stretch your creative muscles. I admit, I didn’t do a whole lot of alterations for this project but I DID end up with something that fit, I like, and is unique.

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