Decorating with Rhinestones

A white T-shirt with a DIY rhinestone design

  My daughter loves bling.  So, when she discovered that she could add shiny rhinestones to her plain shirts and bags, she was very eager to give it a try. We used a hot-fix rhinestone applicator and 4 mm diameter rhinestones for this project.  Please note, however, that this device gets really hot and can […]

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A New Arrival: The Simply Simple Cat

Simply Simple Cat - sewing pattern - a pair of cats, black and white

  I just finished a new pattern & tutorial for a Simply Simple Cat.  Its name says it all – it is simple to make, and the finished cat is simply simple! This download item is now available from my esty shop, Muumade.etsy.com. Please also check out my blog page for more details and some […]

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Paper Cut-Out Cards

Paper cut-out cards: a heart, a sail boat, and a snowflake

  This is a free tutorial on how to make paper cut-out cards.   This project is suitable for children and grownups alike. The idea of this paper cut-out card is very simple, but I think that the symmetry makes the cards look rather elegant.  And as you can see in the photo above, the […]

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Muumade’s Dragon and Dinosaur

Dragon close up

Here come Muumade’s dragon and dinosaur, just in time for the holiday gift season! The patterns and tutorial for these huggable dragons and dinosaurs are now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com! For more information and some cute photos of these mighty cute dragons and dinosaur, please visit my blog page! Happy Winter Holidays!

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Friendship Bracelets

DIY colorful braided friendship bracelets

  My daughter wanted to have something special to share with her friends when she invited them over for her birthday party.  So, we decided that the girls would make friendship bracelets for one another. The basic idea is that each child makes a simple braid for every other child and then the braids are […]

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Free Halloween Paper Chain Templates

Halloween paper chain and garland templates: ghost and Jack O'Lantern

I just posted some free Halloween paper chain templates to help you make creepy ghost and Jack O’Lantern paper chains.  They are ready to print and come with easy instructions for a great Halloween activity. Please visit my new Freebie page Halloween Paper Chains and get started on your Halloween preparations! Happy Halloween! Muu  

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Halloween Witch Finger Puppet

  A new arrival, just in time for Halloween! Luna the Halloween Witch is a finger puppet with wild bright orange hair. The patterns and tutorial for Luna the Halloween Witch are now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com! For more information and some cute photos of Luna and her pet cat Sombra, please visit […]

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Beach Art

  There is something special about going to the beach.  I love the fact that most beach activities are simple and yet fun for all ages.  I have seen fathers carefully finishing beautiful sand castles, which they started to construct with their toddlers!  I wonder who enjoyed playing with the sand more in the end, […]

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Finding Faces in Everyday Places

If you have ever taken care of children, at one point or another you must have run out of ideas for keeping them entertained and wondered what you could do.  Here is a very easy, can-be-done-anywhere kind of activity. While strolling around town, you can look for faces in everyday places!  A stone, a wall, […]

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