Tag Archives: The Handmade girl

Natural Bug::Tick Spray

Here in the northwoods, I’ve been dreading bug season now that I have little ones.  I can’t stand the thought of having to put harsh chemicals on them everyday just so they can go outside. And my hope is that they will be outside every day!  Little boys, trees, and sunshine!  {aka, mama gets some […]

Ruched Pillow

Once you have mastered the basic envelope pattern…or not…whatever…here is a modified envelope twist. It’s made out of knit material and is just dreamy soft and snuggly. I am already thinking of what other designs I could make with this same technique! Grab yourself some knit and let’s get started. {The amount of material you […]

Embroidery wake-me-up! :)

I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO SO SO not a morning person. I grumble and gripe while flinging off the covers (usually all the while the pugs are barking and my baby is forcefully talking to tell me he wants out of his crib)! I’ve just NEVER gotten along with mornings. […]

DIY Laundry Soap & Dishwasher Detergent

Laundry soap. It’s just one of those things you put on your “grocery” list…it’s always a bummer when you get near the end of a jug…and do you bag it or just carry it??? The good thing is, I hardly ever have to do this anymore. I make my own! I started doing this a […]

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This is our beginning!

It started with an e-mail. A few written out thoughts to a long-lost friend from high school! :) I mean, you do miss 100% of the shots you never take, right? (I think I remember my Mom telling me that over and over as a teenage girl before I would hop out of the car […]