Saturday, March 31, 2012

Silly Kids Craft - A-Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month

I thought it would be fun to end the month on a silly note with these funny spoons I made into monsters!  I love crafting with kids, and I know they will get a kick out of this fun craft.  You probably have everything you need in your craft stash.  But if you need the deets on how to make these, go to

I hope you've had as much fun as me during National Craft Month, and that I sparked up a little creativity for you and your friends and family.  
Happy Crafting!

Craft on!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Monogram Bag - with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

I simply love this bag, and when I designed it, I was tickled to death with the color.  Of course I had to have a "W" on it, but you can put any letter and any font you want on yours by just printing it off your computer.  And then grab your favorite die cutting system and cut out tons of felt flowers for the bottom.  The instructions are on and more project ideas are there too.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nature Collection - A-Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

One of the things I like about a nature walk, is picking up the things that interest me and I want to examine more closely.  But then what to do with them?  Kids are the same way, and this idea is great since it's a recycled pizza box, a sheet of paper, some post-it labels, and your finds.  There's more ideas on and tons of kids crafts.  See you again tomorrow, and the rest of this month for National Craft Month!

Craft on!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DIY Screenprinting with the Tulip ScreenIt!

Screenprinting is not hard, when you use the new Tulip ScreenIt from iLoveToCreate!

This quick screenprinting tutorial was so much fun to tape at the 2012 CHA Tradeshow in January.  It was shot by the folks at When Creativity Knocks, and is one of the 'manufacturer must haves' at the trade show. 

I'm serious when I say that it's super easy to do screenprinting with this fabulous ScreenIt machine, and that I will be using one of these at home for crafty projects!  You'll need to check back later for the date on when it will be available in craft stores, and some fun projects, so be on the look out for it!

Tutu Dress-up - National Craft Month with Pattiewack

Little girls love wearing tutus, don't they?  And this little dress-up outfit is too-too fun!  I did a graffiti shirt, hair band, and over-the knee socks with vibrant colors, with a little attitude.  You can find all the instructions and supplies on and pick the colors your tutu wearing girlie girl will love.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pencil Crafts - with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

Who knew pencils could be so cute!  Kids go crazy for crafting when you have a project that's this fun.  I loved making these with craft foam.  And of course, the googlie eyes are the best part.  For a printable project page, go to iLoveToCreate and get crafting!

Craft on!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Water Bottle Carrier - A-Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

What I loved about making this water bottle carrier, is the BUGS!  My grandson Zane is fascinated with bugs, and I think he would love this to poke his water into and take to kindergarten.  You could even make it larger so you could stick a snack in there too.  If you need a pattern to paint your bugs, go to and while you're there, check out the oodles of crafty projects that kids would love.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hipster Tie Dye Bag - National Craft Month's A-Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack

Tie dye isn't just for t-shirts anymore, and the quilters have gotten on the tie-dye-wagon, too!  These blocks of tie dye are really cute when they're sewn with blocks of plaid fabric.  This is a bag you'll want to make duplicates of, so you can share with your friends.  It's the perfect size for books, or a fun day at the beach.  You can go over to iLoveToCreate and pick up your dye and all the details.
See you again tomorrow!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teacup Bird Feeder - A-Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack craft for National Craft Month!

This teacup bird feeder is so preeeety, you'll want to make lots of them for your yard or to give away this Spring.  You'll have fun going through your mismatched dishes or garage sales to find the cups and saucers.  For more details about the adhesive and how to attach the copper pipe to the bottom of the saucer, go to where you'll find tons more projects, and a place to shop. 

I'll see you again tomorrow with another fun craft! .... Pattiewack

Friday, March 23, 2012

Paisley Tote Bag - with Pattiewack for National Craft Month

I'm crayzeeee for paisley.  And this adorable tote is fun to make with dimensional paints.  You could do it all in black and white for a more graphic design, or do like I did with the bright colors for Spring.  If you need a pattern or to shop for your paint, go to for all the details.  Seeya again tomorrow with another crafty idea!

Craft on!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rose Pillow - National Craft Month with Pattiewack!

This little rose pillow has a secret.  Inside is a bag a lavender and it smells soooo good.  And it's a pretty as it smells, with all the little cabbage roses lined up in rows.  I hope it inspires you to make something during National Craft Month, and go to for the instructions.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kiss The Cook Apron - with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

If you're wearing this apron when your guy shows up, you can be sure you'll get a big kiss!  You'll love painting the big lips, and the polka dots are super simple to do with a round pouncer brush.  For the full details, go to iLoveToCreate where you find out everything you need to know.

Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Feather Earrings - A Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month

I love to wear feather earrings!  And when I found these at Charming Charlie's (which I also love) I just knew I had to add glitter and rhinestones.  In 10 or 15 minutes they turned from plain to fabulous!  Go to iLoveToCreate to find out what you'll need to make some for yourself or to give away.

I'll see you back here tomorrow for more crafts!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Wreath - A Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month

Just in time for Easter, you can have this wreath put together in no time!  The curly ribbon is super inexpensive, and you can pick up the eggs any place.  Your front door or Easter paty will be perfectly decorated and you can say you made it yourself! For the full instructions, hop over to iLoveToCreate, and while you're there, check out all the other Easter crafts.

Until tomorrow!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dragonfly Necklace - A Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

We are beginning to see dragonflies again this Spring, and this dragonfly necklace makes me smile because it reminds me that Spring has sprung!  You can get the complete instructions at and see how simple it is.  Hmmm. Maybe a butterfly for the next one?

See ya tomorrow with another craft for National Craft Month!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bunny Ears - A Craft-A-Day for National Craft Month with Pattiewack!

Who wouldn't want to make this ahhhdorable bunny ears headband!  Even the big girls will want one of these, and how simple they are to craft with the kids.  Go to for more details, and plan to spend some fun times crafting this month during National Craft Month.
Keep Crafting!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Coffee Cozy - A Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

Grab your fabric scraps an felt for this adorable coffee cozy the you can say you made yourself!  Instead of cutting out the word MOM, you could cut out a cut puppy or kitty, a monogram, flower, heart or anything you like to think about first thing in the morning.  I even thought about gluing a little pocket on the side. The details are on and tons more projects for National Craft Month!

See you again tomorrow!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cameo Key Necklace - A Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

Keys are so cool to craft with, and to add a cameo to a key is just great!  I simply glued it onto the key and then took bugle beads and placed them around the edge.  You can find out how I did it on  Oh, and how do you like the monogram with beads?  This looks so cute with a white shirt and jeans.  Now I just need to make some matching earrings or a bracelet!

See you tomorrow with another crafty iea for National Craft Month,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Button Wreath - A Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month!

This button wreath is so cut in the sewing room, and it's a great way to display all of my fabulous buttons that I've been collecting forever!  I love how soft the felt looks and it just adds a cozy feel to the room.  You can get all the details at and shop for your craft supplies while you're there.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bracelet Bling - A Craft A Day with Pattiewack for National Craft Month

Starting with a blank silver bracelet from JoAnn Fabrics, this was a really fun project to do for myself.  I am crazy about the square glass beads on a string, so it was easy to place them on the edges of the bracelet with glue and keep them on the string.  And then I found gorgeous bling in the jewelry aisle to glue in the center.  I absolutely love it, and hope it inspires you to go make something during March to celebrate National Craft Month.  The instructions are on iLoveToCreate for all the details.

See you again tomorrow for another fun craft!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tie Dye Pillows for Easter - Video Tutorial on KSEE24 We Are Fresno LIVE!

Peeps are my all-time favorite candy at Easter, and that's where I got my inspiration for these 'peep pillows' that I made for the iLoveToCreate website this month.
Do you like them as much as I do???

So, of course I just HAD to take them to KSEE24 for our monthly craft segment. Here's a shot of my demo set-up.  I'm all ready to show the world how to tie dye with the Tulip One-Step!

I also grabbed a cute bunny robot on a tie-dye t-shirt that would be perfect for any kid to wear to the easter egg hunt.  I mean, even if he or she didn't find the prize egg, they'd still be happy wearing this shirt, right?

Okay, so I had to ham it up for the camera when I was waiting for my time to come up.  It's always
a little nerve-racking since it's LIVE and anything could happen on live television...especially with tie dye...

 Here's the video of me and the Host, Alex as we showed everyone just how easy it is to tie dye anything you want, any color you want.  She was so excited and concentrating so hard, you'll see her sticking her tongue out just like a cute little kid trying to get it just right....

For written instructions,
go to for both the bunny pillows and the robot t-shirt.

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Craft on!

St. Patrick's Day Party Girl - Celebrating National Craft Month!

St. Patrick's Day Party Outfit!

This skirt was totally inspired by a Kate Spade skirt that I saw.  Of course, I could never come close to making a skirt as wonderful as something in the designer's line, but I think it turned out really nice!  If you look close, you'll see how cool the shimmer paint looks, and you just might fall in love like I did.  For the complete instructions, go to the iLoveToCreate website.  And it's not too late to make oneand wear to that fun little St. Patrick's day party coming up!....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Polka Dotted Kitty Cat Tote - National Craft Month with Pattiewack!

 Cute Kitty Cat Tote Bag

What I love most about this tote bag is hard to decide, because I'm crazy for the ruffle of pink and chocolate polka dots and I also love, love, love the adorable siamese kitty cat!  When I made it, I used freezer paper to create a stencil for the kitty, which made it super simple to get the really skinny lines.  Oh, and of course I love the border of crystals and the little crystal necklace on the kitty.  If you want the pattern, go to the iLoveToCreate website for all the details.  I'll see you tomorrow with another craft in my March line-up to celebrate National Craft Month!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Recycled Juice Cap Rings - Craft-A-Day with Pattiewack!

Recycled Juice Cap Rings

These rings made from recycled juice caps are just the thing to get girly girls excited about crafting!  And the fact that they have glitter AND crystals is even MORE exciting.
You'll need peel-n-stick sheets, glitter, crystals, and the instructions on the iLoveToCreate website, and all the pull-tabs you can save for this simple and fun craft.

Friday, March 9, 2012

DIY Feather Necklace - National Craft Month!

DIY Feather Necklace

Have you been to the store, Charming Charlies?  Well if so, you probably flipped out like I did when you saw all the feather jewelry.  And I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw this one.  But it didn't have any of the glittery shimmery paint on it.  Go to the iLoveToCreate website to see how I did it and to shop for the shimmery paint!  I'll see you tomorrow with another craft for my crafty celebration of National Craft Month!