Okay, enough about me. I've got a huge long list for you this week, but it's just full of great ideas that I can't wait to try. Have fun, and enjoy the weekend! It's set to be rainy and cold here so I'm looking forward to cozying up in the basement for a couple of days of crafty fun in front of the fireplace :)
@ Handmade Homeschool: Seriously exhaustive list of ideas for handmade Christmas gifts. I've been thinking in this vein and this list really hits the mark.
@ yoonie-at-home: Speaking of which, I'm definitely making some of these gorgeous felt peony clips for gifts. And for me! (image via yoonie-at-home)
@ Scribbit: Tutorial for cute quickie polymer clay pumpkin earrings. Better living through Sculpey?
@ Crafty Daisies: Tension rod + sheet + doorway = puppet theater!
@ Let's Explore: Handy list of ideas for tasks preschoolers can help out with in the kitchen. Also really liked Natalie's book of birds :)
@ Nini Makes: A lovely little needle book/sewing kit for the little stitcher in your life.
@ A Bit of This and A Bit of That: 5 cup cake takes an equal measure of each ingredient, stir and bake. So preschooler friendly.
@ Crafty Pod: We make a lot of books, and I was really drawn to these accordion-style ones with playing card covers.
@ Ezra Pound Cake: Big, fat cinnamon buns with piles of gooey cream cheese frosting. Big. Gooey. Yum!
@ Don't Look Now: Have been drooling over this art smock pattern. Drooling.
@ Handmade and Homebaked: I may have to upgrade my button supply, but these button rings look so fun!
@ Live 'n' Learn: Sweet little handmade game in its own little pouch. Reverses from tic-tac-toe to a magic square. (image via live 'n' learn)
@ Make and Takes: Candy-bedecked halloween houses. Fun, simple, and candylicious (Base is graham crackers, so no baking! Heat up the oven for cinnamon buns instead!)
@ Plum Pudding: Felt jungle-land to decorate for your child's beloved animal figures (oh, is that just my kid?).
@ Skip to My Lou: Oh, the simplest ideas! Paper dolls done ghost-style. Super-cute and easy.
@ Pepper Paints: Dying rice with rubbing alcohol and food coloring. Love the vibrant colors!
@ Motherload: I'm always in the market for a good coffee cake. I keep trying but have yet to find the perfect one...
@ Ramblings of a Crazy Woman: Simple ideas for games to play with your preschooler.
@ All Buttoned Up: Freezer paper stencils cut with a craft punch. It seems so obvious and turns out so well!
@ Junior Society: Awe-inspiring Flickr group of handmade, felted, sewn, knitted, etc, play food.
@ Foodie Tots: After my experience with peach-almond jam, this recipe for plum-vanilla jam sounds interesting.
@ Crafty Chica: Cool idea for a mixed-media 'windchimes.' Has inspired me to think about what I can possibly string up. (image via crafty chica)