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Origami Container for Gifts

Book Update:  I am still on the same book, but wanted to recommend to you “The Battle for Christmas” by Stephen Nissenbaum. It is a well-researched history of Christmas in America.  It is not commercialized, it is not driven by religion or those that might distort the history of Christmas for their propaganda, and  it …


Snowman Greeting Card

Book Update:  I finished Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath yesterday.  It was really good overall.  I would recommend reading most of the chapters.  One of them was a little sluggish… and his argument not supported well, but I found the some of the information very interesting.  If you are interested in his books at all, …


Halloween Bags

My son and I made these during the “Fall party” in his Kindergarten class this year.   It was really fun!  I love crafts that are practical and can be made in different and creative ways.  I try to steer clear of the “craft kits” – all the fake foam seems to end up in …


Inside-Out Bag

I had this inside-out reversible bag bookmarked for a long time, and I finally had the time after Christmas to make it after seeing it in the Thirty One Gifts catalog for $40 (It is larger in their catalog I think).  Use it for books, a small diaper bag, a place to stash your accessories, …

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