Pregnancy Reveal Announcement Cards with Tiny Prints

#Pregnancy Reveal Announcement Cards from @TinyPrints featuring a handmade onesie shirt | spotofteadesigns.com

Disclosure: I am a Tiny Prints affiliate and was compensated with product for this post. While this post contains affiliate links, the opinions expressed are all mine! Note: I only promote and share products I personally use and recommend! To learn more, please review my disclosure policy here. Back in January, something exciting happened. I took a pregnancy test in the morning and it came back positive! We were officially expecting number two! I knew I wanted to come up with a cute way to tell Derek so while he was at work, I made a little something to tell him the news. When he came home at lunch, I told him I wanted to show him the craft project I made today for Brielle and showed him my onesie stating "One of Two" in iron on letters. His reaction? “Two of what?" (pause) ... Continue Reading...

St. Patrick’s Day Contact Paper Play

St Patrick's Day Contact Paper Play for Toddlers | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. Brielle loved our first attempt at contact paper play back when we made fall leaf sun catchers with her cousins. But it’s been a while since we played with that fun material and it was time for a new activity! Supplies: Con-Tact Brand Self-Adhesive Shelf Liner Painting Tape Green and Yellow Tissue Paper Pieces of Green Ribbons (these were left over from our Pinwheel birthday party cookie favors!) I cut a large sheet of the contact paper, peeled the adhesive backing to expose the sticky side and used a decorative painter’s tape I had on hand to ... Continue Reading...

Scrapbooking: Brielle’s Baby Book Part IX – the final pages

Brielle's Baby Scrapbook | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. We've finally hit the last post in this series! I wanted to capture Brielle's first year with monthly spreads and highlight other memorable events in a single scrapbook for her to review in the future. I was pretty on target but got a little behind when the holidays hit. I'm pretty proud that I was able to do all the pages before she turned 18 months! Here are the remaining pages including the last one of her first year and some birthday adventures! You can find all of her pages here in: Brielle's Baby Scrapbook: This month Brielle FINALLY started to sleep with ... Continue Reading...

Handmade With Love XX – Toddler gifts

Handmade #Baby #Gift: Fabric Letters in a bucket | spotofteadesigns.com

As a crafter, I know how long it takes to make some handmade gifts. Items I receive need more than the few minutes of love I can give it, so I’m happy to post these Handmade with Love posts that showcase great handmade cards or gifts I have received. A few weeks after Brielle's first birthday she received a super adorable and educational gift in the mail from a previous Handmade With Love gifter. Elizabeth made her a set of fabric letters which fit inside a cute plastic paint can container. Brielle was immediately drawn to the gift, wanting to open and close the lid, stuffing the letters in and pulling them out. Of course at this age, it's all about the container but in the future I'm sure she'll love spelling things out with these soft alphabets. For more information on how to make ... Continue Reading...

Valentine’s Day Fork Painting Toddler Activity [FREE PRINTABLE]

Valentine's Day themed Fork Painting: fun activity for #toddlers #ValentinesDay #kidscraft | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. This time last year Brielle was taking her first dip into the field of hands on (or feet on) crafting when creating her Footprint Valentine’s at the young age of 5 months. This year she’s a lot more active and has had plenty more experience in the art of hand, finger and footprint painting! On another COLD January day, we took baths then put on new pjs and spent some time with a fun painting exercise: fork painting! Yes you’re reading that correctly. I introduced plastic forks with our Crayola Washable Fingerpaints to give a different texture to her pretty ... Continue Reading...

Use Your Stash Challenge: 10 Minute Winter Garland

Fast and easy winter doily garland | spotofteadesigns.com

Now that I have my newly made over entryway mirror, I'm all about making sure this space is pretty and welcoming when you come into our home. For the holiday season, I went with blue, purple and silver jewel tones in the ornament décor and put my little Wood Crate Snowman right up front on the table. Since the winter color palette isn't that much different, I kept most of those pieces and worked up a quick ten minute winter garland to replace the Christmas décor hung above. I say ten minutes as most of that time was spent stringing the pieces once they were created! Small doilies (from Derek's Gramma's house), Martha Stewart Crafts Glittered Snowflake stickers and a simple baker's twine were put together for this hint of winter indoors. I love how simple and dainty it ... Continue Reading...

Valentine’s Window Play: Cheap, easy and fun activity for toddlers

Valentine's Day Window Play for #toddlers. Cheap and easy! | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so it’s time to start mixing in some heart/love themed activities for the little Miss! One windy, COLD afternoon, I put together a Valentine’s Themed Window Play that is cheap, simple and allowed her to explore! Supplies: Craft Foam Sheets Scissors Shallow tray or plate with a small amount of water I cut out heart shapes from both white and red foam sheets we have left over from Derek’s Mario Halloween costume a few years ago. I made loosey goosey hearts that had no template and were all different shapes and ... Continue Reading...

DIY Disney Countdown Calendar

#Disney themed Countdown Calendar: countdown from ten days to one | spotofteadesigns.com

When something super exciting is coming up, like a trip to Disney World, Christmas morning or the anticipation of a new sibling, little kids have a hard time grasping the concept of time and waiting. With a sister who's about to pop with kid number three and a brother-in-law/sister-in-law who are Disney members who travel to Disney destinations often, I thought it was fitting to help their little ones learn the concept of time with a countdown calendar. My good friend Liz helped me out by die cutting a few Mickey shapes for use on my flip cards. I was making two of these calendars so two sets of cards "one" through "ten" were needed. After punching holes at the top and stringing them onto these Ikea frames (Yes, I had more of them even after using 12 for Brielle's birthday ... Continue Reading...