Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Just a Little Update

It has been a while since I've actually posted to the blog, so I thought I would catch everyone up while my kids play with sticky hands.

It has been a fortunate, and busy year in the Moon household. We bought our first house, my husband graduated college, we adopted 2 rescue cats, and 3 parakeets, and are having BABY #5!! That's right...another little boy to make messes and memories with. I've also been busy volunteering at the kids' school, and helping out the local humane society. You can see why posts have been scarce-though I've never stopped crafting or painting.

Hopefully I will have a few fun activities and printables to share with you in the coming weeks. Summer is my favorite time of year because I get to spend extra time with my munchkins, and that means more arts and crafts, and lots of fun.

Stay crafty!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Make Believe You're Brave Printable

My daughter has suffered from anxiety since she was little. She's a happy, bright, artistic child, but she is often bogged down by fear and worry. I had similar anxiety as a child, but I had a secret weapon: The King and I. Specifically, "Whistle a Happy Tune." If you've never heard it check out the video below. One of my favorite lines is "Make believe you're brave, and the trick will take you far. You may be as brave as you make believe you are."
I played this song for Samantha and she loved it. As an extra reminder I made a printable to hang in her room. To print, just open the image, and right click and save.

I love this song, and it is definitely something to live by. What makes you feel brave?

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happiness Is a Warm Glue Gun and a Hot Cup of Tea Printable

I can't believe I forgot to share this amazing life event with all of you: We bought our first house! Yippie! Along with this crazy adult decision came something I've always wanted: My own craft room! I'm loving my new sanctuary, and have found there is nothing like drinking a hot cup of tea in your very own space. This is what inspired my latest printable: Happiness is a warm glue gun and a hot cup of tea. It's available in a dark and bright colors to match your special space. Just click and save the image, and print onto sturdy cardstock.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Doctor Who Inspired Play Signs

Hello Crafty Confessors and fellow Whovians! Today I'm posting a free Doctor Who inspired printable to let the neighborhood kids know when your little Whovians can and cannot play. This is especially useful on days when you're all still in your pajamas binge watching Netflix. Don't give me look. You know you've been there.
Click HERE to download

Download the door sign or click and save the image. Print onto sturdy cardstock, fold along the dotted line, and glue together. I used my paper trimmer to trim the sides and bottom. You can place the sign in your window, or add some ribbon and hang from your doorknob.

50 days until the series 9 premier!

"Hang" in there, and check out my Countdown to Doctor Who printable.

I do not own any part of Doctor Who, BBC, or anything even remotely affiliated. I'm just a rabid fan girl. Thank you. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mini Cup Pin Cushion and DIY Pins

Say hello to my newest pin cushion.

This little thing started out as a decorative candle from Dollar Tree, but had a higher destiny: To keep my straight pins off my craft room floor, and out of the bottoms of my feet. Here's how to make your own:

Let the candle burn for a few hours, and pour the wax out. Don't worry if some wax gets left behind since the cushion will cover it anyway. If you can't find one of these cute candles you can use an espresso cup, or even a piece of a miniature tea set.

To make the cushion cut a circle from your desired fabric. Mine was around 6 inches across. Hand sew a running stitch around the circle, fill with stuffing (or steel wool to keep your pins sharp), and cinch it shut. Sew through it a few times to secure.

Put a few circles of hot glue around the inside of the cup rim and press the cushion in place. You'll only get one shot at this, so make sure it is where you want it.

That's it! Now you've got an adorable new pin cushion. But, wait! You need some equally adorable pins! If you are like me you've got dozens of random beads lying around. Give them some new life by placing a dab of E-6000 on and slightly below the pin head. Slide your bead to the top, and hold in place for a few minutes.
If you don't have the time or patience to hold the beads in place simply slide them into a piece of styrofoam or a soda cup lid and let them sit for at least an hour before removing.

For another easy pin makeover use Sculpy clay to cover the pin heads and bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Both the pins and the cushion would make a lovely gift for any seamstress.