As I embrace the crazy, I am accepting that
the ideas in my head and the tutorials overflowing 
in my bookmarks folder most likely won't be made.
But, if I had unlimited time and children that liked
to entertain themselves, here are some things that I
would like to get to this week.

Want. These. Bad. 
Actually, I want to make every single thing at My Mama Made It.
Alexis is my new hero.

Bunting. America. Have the fabric. 
Maybe the Fourth of December...

I think a garland of these would complete Janey's room. 
They make me so happy.  I am thinking white...
Actually this would be a great TV project.  
Might just be possible.

Another new hero...
Ashley has so many amazing tutorials I am hoping to try.
Don't even get me started on the mural she painted.
So dreamy.  Gorgeous.  Magical.
I especially love these simple lounge pants made from t-shirts.
My husband might not notice if one went missing from his vast wardrobe.

I have a tote from Trader Joe's in this same shape.  
I also have some oilcloth collecting dust.
Maybe I can distract myself from the adventures of grocery 
shopping with the little ones if I have funky reusable bags.

Love Amy Butler.
Need I say more?

To end this list of wishes, 
here is something I did make.
I grabbed some scraps of fabric, ribbon, cut up an 
old pair of my pajamas, stuffed in four baby wipe 
wrappers and made Janey a new friend. 
 Here's the tutorial.

Off to crazy town clean up.


  1. Oh, I love it all!

    And I love your little adorable!

  2. I LOVE owls! That's so cute!!
    Thanks for this post. Lots of fun ideas! I really want to make an attempt at those t-shirt pants!

  3. Holy smokes! I love your blog! It is so bright and fun. So nice of you to be interested in something we have made. I'm going to have to poke around your blog more this is just too cute.

    Thanks for mentioning us.
    Anjeanette of the R&W girls.

  4. Well I added four bookmarks just from this one post of yours! You know, some day we'll have all the time in the world to craft and we'll miss when our munchkins were little. That's what I always tell myself when I'm feeling like I'm really missing out on my craft time. Thanks for giving me more stuff to dream about! Looking at it and dreaming about it are always a good second choice!

  5. OHHH! I want to try them all too!!! :)

  6. I love it all.....great stuff..I enjoyed reading your blog today.
    Love it when I have time to do blog hopping...I always enjoy finding new blogs and new friends.
    Hope you will stop by and visit me.

    This month I am posting on our Disney trip plus a June giveaway.

  7. We need to find a tutorial for creating children that entertain themselves. ;)

    Great project choices - - I had a similar disappointing moment today of realizing that my DIY list is getting impossibly long.

  8. Thanks Julie!!!! A few of those are on my list too ;) Especially the ruffle skirt....I've checked every fabric store in town for the ruffle fabric and none of them have it ;( so I'll have to get it online! I have a HUGE folder of bookmarked tutorials I want to try too! I wish there were more hours in the day.....

    Have a great night!

  9. Oh, wow! Lots of new bookmarks!! I love that you featured Ashley from Lil Blue Boo. She's such a talent. I'm so lucky to know her in real life!

  10. Shut your mouth!! Love all of those things!! Oh, no more entering of the password fifteen times!! Whew!! I can finally visit again...

  11. I'm so with you. I have so many tutorials bookmarked. So many crafts, so little time! I am still vowing to make (or attempt) one of your darling messy flowers.

  12. Great links! I love the flower garland and it would look great in my daughter's room!

  13. I've got a ton of things I want to make as well. lol I actually got one finished today! A dress for my 4yr old.

  14. welcome to crazy town...we've been here for 2 weeks now.
    these projects are fun julie.
    i have this looooong list of things on the wall in the craft room so i don't forget what i wanted to make. :)

  15. Ahhh...I am following a crazy amount of blogs because of you! Thanks for sharing:)

  16. Thanks so much for posting my link!! Your site is SOOOO wonderful! I LOVE it!

  17. All of that was so cute...BUT that little girl of yours in the last picture...OH MY!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!

  18. Fun things! I saw some ruffle skirts like those at a boutique and they were EXPENSIVE!!! (like $80 each!)

  19. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all these talented people would just come to our homes and show us all these pretty projects in person? Thanks for giving me lots to add to my summer to-do list!

  20. I'm meaning to make those pants, too. My idea folder is bursting at the seams!!

  21. I love t-shirt pants! I've made so many for my son :) Here's some I made

  22. good luck with all your (intended) projects! i'm like that too. i always have tons of ideas floating around my head, but only a few ever actually get executed. <3

  23. Ugh...I'm not sure I can thank you for this fabulous list! Like you, my "To-Make" folder overfloweth. And now it overfloweth a bit more. I'm totally making that bunting. And that ruffle skirt. Fo' sho'.


  24. hi, I really enjoy your blog. I, too, have a huge list of things I "want to" make, and probably never will. Maybe when the kids get bigger. :)

  25. SO want the skirt, lounge pants and yo yo flowers! My list of things I want to make is equally as long as just doesn't include sewing projects!! :) There just are never enough hours in the day! Ever...

    Thanks for sharing the is fun to drool over it all and dream!

    Janey and her owl friend are adorable!

    Happy Friday friend!

  26. I've got to make some of those cute reusable bags!!! I love mine from Trader Joe's also but want some in my own splashy cute prints, yay!! :) xoxox

  27. Oh my those skirt are precious! Well all the things you listed are!!

    Wish I could sew better...............

  28. i just ordered the ruffle fabric!!
    i couldn't resist...especially when i saw how easy it (seems) appears!
    thanks julie...i would never have found that.

  29. Oh thank you this post kept me busy (avoiding house work, laudry, and kids) for hours, ha ha! I love that first skirt it is so frilly and cute, right up my ally!

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  31. Sorry I just deleted my comment. I LOVE the owl!!! Thanks for linking the tutorial. I am making one now for my 6 month old daughter. :)

  32. I love the owl! You keep coming up with such great ideas for baby wipes. Now I feel guilty about throwing them out these past few months.

  33. Love the ruffle skirts! I just come across her blog this week and was thinking the exact same thing :)

  34. I L-O-V-E those ruffle skirts too!!! Also that chunky necklace! :)

  35. Wow. I am not sure why I keep coming back. I now have ANOTHER 2 projects I must plan for! :) I love your blog. The ruffle skirts & the crinkly toy...I will definitely be adding those to my MUST MAKE list. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  36. you always find and share the most creative things. i only wish i could make them all!

  37. You are my new hero and mom-crafter-guru. I'm so glad you are participating in Erin's giveaway week. I'm so glad to "meet" you! I'm totally adding you to my RSS feed this very second!!!

  38. Such adorable things! I have a bookmark list a mile long of things I've seen that I want to make! It seems like all I ever do is add to the list, and never take anything off!