Kids Journal Ideas & Free Printable

DIY Summer Journal and Free "Adventure is Out There" Printable on polkadotchair.com

Today I’ve got another “10 minute Tuesday” project for you.  Many of you may recall that last year I wrote an article on how I encourage my kids to keep journals during the summer. I then shared with you a quick DIY project, how to cover a simple composition notebook with an old map to make a… 

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Knit Fabrics Round Up

Upcycle your old or sentimental t-shirts into a receiving blanket for a new baby!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Girl Charlee   I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading the posts I’ve shared this month on “sewing with knit fabrics”. I really enjoyed both designing the projects and researching more about sewing with knit fabrics. In case you missed it, here’s a round up of the posts shared… I’ve… 

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A finished project: the Coco Dress Sewing Pattern

A cute dress to sew for teens and tweens, Coco dress pattern

  Have you ever tried to look for church dresses for teenage girls? Let me tell ya the pickings are slim.  I just don’t think it’s very common anymore for teenage girls to wear dresses (other than sundresses) so they are usually pretty hard to come by.  We wear dresses to church on Sundays and it takes… 

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Monogram Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Monogram Arch Top Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hey there!! Remember when I said that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff going on right now?… well all of it seems like it’s coming together this week.  One of the projects that I have been working on was this Monogram Zip Pouch for Sew Mama Sew. If you’ve not been over… 

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DIY Coke® Can Succulent Planter

DIY Coke Can Succulent Planter- a clever way to recycle those cute mini coke cans

Today it was 77 degrees and sunny outside. Two weeks ago it was 5 degrees and there was a foot of snow on the ground.  Am I allowed to think that Spring may have finally decided to make an appearance? The presence of 4 or 5 days with temperatures above 60 degrees has led me to believe… 

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Big Hero 6 Printable for Family Movie Night

Big Hero 6 Movie Night Printables

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, work and hair brained crazy ideas are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias A few years ago I had one of those “Mother of the Year” moments.  My son wanted to join an after school robotics club, I agreed and didn’t think much of it after… 

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Bee My Valentine

"Bee" My Valentine - free printable Valentine's. So cute with bee erasers for little kids or beeswax lip balm for big kids!

 Today I’m participating in a very fun blog hop designed to give you a bunch of fun ideas for Valentine’s….. and by Valentine’s I mean the kind that you can hand out to your friends or your family. Take a gander at my Valentine idea here,  then follow some of the links below to check… 

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Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Baby Doll Quilt Sewing Tutorial

      A few days before I needed to send off “the” Christmas package to my family out west, I decided that I needed to throw just “one more” gift in there.  Normally I have quite a nice time planning out projects to sew for my nieces and nephews but this year I had… 

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Monster Gift Card Idea

DIY Monster Gift Card Holder

This post first appeared on SNAP Creativity as a part of their last minute gifts series. I’m posting it here for you in case you missed it! So we’re in the final countdown to Christmas.  Are you ready? Anyone have any last minute gifts they are working on?? Gift cards make great last minute gifts, especially… 

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Nail Polish Gift Ideas

Nail Polish Gift idea with free printable gift tags on polkadotchair.com

  I have a 13 year-old daughter that likes to paint her nails every day. Well maybe not EVERY day, but it sure seems like it. The smell of nail polish remover can frequently be found wafting down from her room upstairs. It seems like most of her friends love nail polish as much as she… 

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Study Pillow

Study Pillow sewing patter from Project Teen

One of my favorite projects from Project Teen is the Study Pillow sewing pattern.  One day I watched as my daughter lugged a pillow, books, pens, iPhone, headphones and some snacks outside so that she could go study. She had the hardest time getting everything out there without dropping it all, and I remember thinking to myself… 

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IKEA Raskog Hack: DIY Rolling Vanity

IKEA Raskog Hack, a DIY Rolling Vanity

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from IKEA and the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All crazy stories, opinions and hair brained ideas are 100% mine.   A few weeks ago I shared with you one of the challenges that my family faces in the morning…. last-minute chaos. Most of this chaos is caused by… 

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