Category: crafts

World Cup Fever: Make your own World Cup team “book”

World Cup Fever: Make your own World Cup team “book”

I didn’t grow up in a family that watched soccer. I know, I know. We can still be friends, guys. It was all about baseball and football. My dad and my uncles lived and died by the Dodgers and the…

DIY: Rubber Cement Resist Father’s Day cards

DIY: Rubber Cement Resist Father’s Day cards

Father’s day is tomorrow–eek! Instead of running to the nearest store along with everyone else, I thought I’d make my own Father’s day cards for the awesome men in my life. I’ve been making cards for my family for years…

National Donut Day: How to Make a Donut Garland

National Donut Day: How to Make a Donut Garland

In an alternate universe, I can has all the donuts. Cakes, cupcakes, brownies, muffins, macaroons…bye Felicia. But, donuts? Come to mama. Nothing says perfection like a fresh, simple glazed donut. Today is National Donut Day so to get in the…

OITNB: Crazy Eyes-inspired Pop Up Love Note

OITNB: Crazy Eyes-inspired Pop Up Love Note

I am kind of obsessed with Orange is the New Black, an original series on Netflix. I binge watched the entire first season while crafting a few months ago. Two seconds in I knew I had to watch the show…

Remembering Selena Quintanilla

Remembering Selena Quintanilla

Today is Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla’s birthday. She would have turned 43 years old. Wow.  I just can’t picture it–Selena will forever be that beautiful, young woman dancing on stage with a radiant smile and a bustier, looking like she…

Craft for kids: Abstract painted tile squares

Craft for kids: Abstract painted tile squares

Transform simple white tiles with craft paint for a fun art project the kids will love. My family has mastered the art of taking things we have laying around the house and utilizing them in our crafty endeavors. You know,…

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta! This passionate civil rights activist is 84 years strong today. I thought I would honor her with my Latina peg dolls featuring one of her inspiring quotes. I’ve always felt it to be true–the women in…

Latina Heroes: Painted Peg Dolls

Latina Heroes: Painted Peg Dolls

I wanted to create dolls that were an example of strong women in the Latina community so my daughters could identify with them and be inspired. I’ve been going a little loca over these teeny tiny peg dolls lately. After…

DIY: Clay heart-shaped jewelry dish

DIY: Clay heart-shaped jewelry dish

Everyone loves hearts. Make this simple heart-shaped clay dish to store your jewelry and the things you love. I almost never work with clay, but I was inspired by this lovely DIY project I saw on the interwebs one day….

Chinese Lantern Festival DIY: Recycled jar lanterns

Chinese Lantern Festival DIY: Recycled jar lanterns

Gung hay fat choy! Transform these glass jars into lanterns and celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration of the year in China.  It’s a time of feasting with the family, fireworks and gift-giving….