Hand Heart Bookmarks

The Valentine’s Day cards we came up with for the kids this year have a literary theme. Bubba and I did some crafts that turned into book plates for his classmates. Sis is in kindergarten and it seems like everyone in her class is sorting out how to read. As a tribute to this new […]

Chocolate Lavender Sugar Scrub

I am heading out of town today for Altitude Summit in Salt Lake City. There are many exciting things about this trip. First, I get to meet about 200 of the most inspirational and creative people I can ever hope to run into. Second, all 200 of those people will be wearing great shoes. Third, […]

Snow Globe Fundraising Project

Sis is an amazing child. She is sassy, hilarious, and super opinionated. She tells it like it is and pulls no punches. When she is 25, she will be the coolest person I have ever met. Until then, it will be a challenge to keep her alive, happy, and out of juvenile hall. Some days […]

And we are back!

Nearly Crafty is back! After taking two weeks off during the holidays to spend time with my family, I returned to a website that was down. Sad! After several days of work we are now up and running and crafting a go-go. So…what has been going on for the last three weeks? We had the […]

Narwhal Mug

Every once in a while I get a crafting request. As soon as the request is made, I take it as a full on life mission (I’m so worn out I just had to sit and think how to spell “mission” without a “t.”) to find a way to make the project. My competitive spirit […]

Fleece Pig Slippers

I have an abundance of leftover pink fleece from Sis’s Halloween costume. She was a pig – the costume was ridic cute, but I didn’t post it. You will have to wait until next year. Bad blogger, I know. Anyway, I made that doll diaper changing table pad with the pink fleece which got rid […]

Arm Knit Blanket

Ha ha ha ha (insert cackle sound and totally dead eye stare here) ha ha ha ha ha! Has anyone else been totally busy and swamped and overwhelmed with holiday madness?!? Ha ha ha ha ha ha. I’m f’n losing it. F’n. Losing. It. I thought that having Thanksgiving a few weeks early would create […]

DIY Gifts for All

Today I’m hooking you up with a little recap post listing DIY gifts for all the people on your holiday shopping list. No matter who you need a gift for, you will find something to make in this list. These are also quick to make crafts – no multi-week knitting projects included! For Kids Alphabet […]

Blanket Scarf

  About 12 years ago, my parents traveled to Pakistan for the wedding of a family friend. When they returned, my mother brought with her a couple of large, winter weight, wool pashminas. Both she and I have used them as our travel scarf ever since. They are beautiful and large enough to be a […]

Toddler Painted Magnets

November’s Fumbling Friday was a total fail. I picked paper crafting as the theme, but with all the holiday madness that was going on I never got into it. I was totally crafting, just not with paper. Oh well. Life goes on. Since it is officially holiday gift giving season  our final month of Fumbling […]