Fence Post Chapel

This a true trash-to-treasure project! Check out the tutorial on how I made this chapel from an old fencepost.

Chip Clip Snowman

Check out the tutorial on how to make this fun snowman from a chip clip.

Paper Doily Bird

I thought I would post a simple tutorial for this wonderful doily bird. Great for weddings!

Fall Handmade Card

I'm quite sure that when my mom taught me how to sew a few decades ago, she never imagined I would someday use the ability to stitch greeting cards. See a tutorial on how to make this autumn-themed card.

Candy Earrings

These earrings look good enough to eat! Check out the tutorial on how to make a set for yourself.

Shabby Make-overs

If you like trash-to-treasure projects...

... like a nasty desk lamp before....

... and after...

... then you'll want to check out some more shabby make-overs, too.

Beaded Zipper Pull

Make this simple beaded zipper pull (or key fob) in whatever color suits you. Great for gifts when done in school colors!

Festive Flip-flops

Aren't these festive flip-flips just adorable??! You can make some yourself in just a few minutes.

Paper Pumpkin

Just a little paper and glue is all you need to make these simple paper pumpkins.

Vintage Techniques

Check out Cathy of California for a unique collection of vintage .... things.

Do you really want to know?

Does the nutritional value of your lunch make the grade?

Extraordinary lunch

Everyone has to eat. It's just a matter of what, where, when and how.

"NOW is a good time."

Procrastinators anonymous.

Digital scrapbooking

If you're into digital scrapbooking, this site offers some very nice sets for a reasonable price.

Welcome to childmade!

Here you will find a wide variety of fun and interesting things to do with your child. Some of the ideas are discoveries, but the majority are originals. This site is my outlet for rebelling against the fact that I have to deal with computers all day long during the week, when I'm really an artist at heart.

Check out our home page for a plethora of ideas, but come back and just follow along for a new and somewhat random adventure.

If you'd like to contribute some ideas of your own, I would love to hear from you! Just drop me a note at customerservice@childmade.com.


And we're off!!!!

Wow, this is great! I hope you enjoy this endeavor as much as I am already!

Tonya at Lucky Girl Blog Design has been such a help in putting this all together. What was seeming to be a daunting and insurmountable task for me was reduced to a few minor instructions with a little secondary tweaking, and "Voila!!" -- I HAVE MY BLOG! And all in just a few days' time.

Oh, sure, I could have used a basic template provided by any of a multitude of providers, but I simply wouldn't have been pleased with the cookie-cutter outcome. Or I could have paid a couple grand to any number of other professional designers, but since this is basically an unprofitable hobby (though maybe someday that will change...,) I simply couldn't justify the funds.

So if you're like me, and simply want to do what YOU do and not become a web developer just to create yourself a website, check out what Tonya can do for you. I think you'll be pleased. Plus, she is such a pleasure to work with!

Thank you, Tonya at LuckyGirlBlogDesign!!


I would love to hear from you! Whether to ask questions or share your experiences or even to offer your ideas, don't hesitate to drop a note. All personal email is appreciated.

Contact me via email at customerservice@childmade.com.