Category Archive: Craft projects

Oct 27

Pumpkins with Personality

Carving a pumpkin was always part of our autumn celebration . . . . but it was getting kind of boring just doing the same old thing, year after year. There were a few years when we tried some different ways to fix up our pumpkins, but it was still the basic orange pumpkin carved …

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Jun 30

DIY Patriotic Freedom Banner

Let’s celebrate freedom! There is always a reason to celebrate, and this week it is all about celebrating our nation’s birthday and giving thanks for the freedoms that we are blessed with as citizens of the USA. In the midst of frequent differences of opinion about everything from “soup to nuts” as my mama used …

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Jun 16

Father’s Day DIY Banner Card Tutorial

You still have time to make this beautiful banner card for Father’s Day with the FREE tutorial here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage! We had so much fun making this card with bits and pieces of scrap book paper, ribbons and rick-rack, vintage buttons and other miscellaneous ephemera we had out in the studio. Father’s Day …

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Jun 09

I have this kid . . . .

. . . . who thinks she is ready to drive but needs mama’s help taking a pizza out of the oven. She can face time her BFF in Kentucky and chat for hours about who knows what (is there really enough stuff to talk about for THAT long????), but when I ask how her …

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May 06

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Tea Cup Pin Cushion Vintage Mama’s Cottage has been a busy place the past few months! We’ve been working on several new projects in the studio, setting up websites and online shops, and creating fun new designs for babies, kids, and moms as well as a few home decor accessories and art journals. Some days …

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Mar 09

“Beyond the Bunny” by Julie from Happy Home Fairy

As a mom and grandma (Vintage Mama covers it all!) I have always been interested in finding fun projects to do with my kiddos. So in addition to doing the typical, everyday activities like reading together, family fun night, chores, piano lessons and athletic practices, it is fun to do a few creative projects, too. …

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Jan 13

A reconsideration of “messy”

Whether it is a good thing or a bad thing or perhaps it just IS . . . . some people are naturally tidy and others are naturally rather – ummmmm – messy. That’s just the way God made people, so there’s no point in trying to decide which one is right and which one …

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Jan 11

Just something about glitter

There really is something about glitter that captivates me! It could be that I can sprinkle it all over anything and everything, and it gets all over my clothes and the carpeting and my socks . . . . and then my whole world sparkles. Or it might be my way of showing the world …

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Dec 30

It’s that time of year again

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If you do, and you are actually able to make progress with yours, I’m impressed. It has never worked for me, probably because I am such an eternal optimist and idealist (and still think I’m Wonder Woman!) that I have always set my goals much higher than I will …

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Dec 02

Handcrafted Christmas Ornaments

For many years, when my older children were small, we would always give each child their own ornament at Christmas. Every year, each ornament would have the child’s name and year written on it. Then, when the children grew up and had their own families, they had a collection of Christmas ornaments that not only …

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Nov 11

Getting Crafty for Thanksgiving

It is time! I don’t think I can tolerate one more day of sorting, organizing, cleaning, scrubbing, and searching for stuff. I’m done. DONE. Well, I’m not really completely “done,” but I’m done trying to get it all finished before I allow myself time to make stuff for the holidays. My beautiful new design / …

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Oct 23

Autumn inspiration

I just about have my studio organized enough that I can actually get out there and start creating! I don’t work well in the midst of a lot of clutter (although that is sometimes necessary when in the process of creating!) but I’m really missing the simple act of making something. And since I’m one …

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