Category Archives: Gift Ideas

Batman Messenger Bag

Ever wonder what to do with those old bedsheets?  I say recycle them into a cool messenger bag!!

This bag was totally inspired by the  WHITNEY SEWS MESSENGER BAG DIY .  I cannot possibly improve on this video.  It is thorough and easy to follow.  I have never ever sewn a messenger bag before.  This is my FIRST attempt.  Her tutorial made it all possible.

I recycled vintage Batman flat sheet gifted to me by my mother-in-law.

Don’t be intimidated!  Instead, be inspired!

Thank you Whitney!


Batman Messenger Bag (Front)

Batman Messenger Bag (Front)


Classroom Valentine

Classroom Valentine

I love this!  I am always looking for new and different classroom gift ideas. For Valentine’s Day, I found this one on Pinterest. The original post and template can be found here. Continue reading

Beach Button Art

My fabulous and CRAFTY mother-in-law has the ultimate button collection.  I find myself drawn to these buttons like glitter to glue. Fortunately for me, she is extremely generous with her buttons.  The end result is that I have tons of buttons.  For the longest time the buttons just sat and waited.  Although I loved the buttons, I just wasn’t inspired to do anything with them.

Then it happened.  One night I had a dream I was sitting at my crafting table, surrounded by boxes of buttons when all of a sudden, the boxes/buttons came crashing down on me, killing me.  Oh my!! My epitaph read, “SHE NEVER USED THE BUTTONS!”  So, I am on a button craze in the hopes of cheating the button reaper and avoiding the death by buttons thing. Continue reading