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Make Broccoli Mac & Cheese from Scratch

April 17, 2013 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
Broccoli Mac & Cheese from Scratch by The DIY Mommy

When chatting with a friend the other day about what kinds of foods we ate, I had a realization.
It’s been at least 6 months (maybe almost a year?!) since I’ve purchased macaroni & cheese from …

Sew A Simple Change Mat Cover

February 25, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Sew a Simple Change Mat Cover by The DIY Mommy

Sometimes I like to spend a lot of time on DIY projects, and sometimes I just want to make them as simple as possible and get them done.
This easy minky change mat cover was one …

Crochet a Mini Hearts Bunting Banner

February 11, 2013 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
Crochet a Mini Hearts Bunting Banner by The DIY Mommy

There’s something about hearts that just get me (and no, I’m not talking about anatomical hearts – though I think they’re great too). I like heart printed fabrics, heart doodles, heart-shaped candy, hearts on clothes, …

Sew a Throw Pillow Cover – The Easy Way!

October 31, 2012 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
Sew Throw Pillows the Easy Way by The DIY Mommy

by Christina Dennis

When I’m in need of a very quick decor change in my home, I buy a little bit of new fabric and whip up a couple of throw pillow covers. Basic throw pillow …

Make Homemade Gnocchi Bake

July 20, 2012 – 8:58 am | 3 Comments
Homemade Gnocchi Bake by The DIY Mommy

Life is crazy, busy and more crazy with toddlers and babies in the house. While I love experimenting every so often with more complicated & exotic dinner recipes, I have a few that aren’t so exotic or complicated that I love to make for my family. This Homemade Gnocchi Bake that I’ve concocted is the ultimate comfort food! While it’s made from “scratch”, I find it pretty quick to put together and it’s something that both my husband – and even my toddler! – loves. Gnocchi is a type of pasta that is really easily and inexpensively made by hand; you don’t need a pasta machine to make it because it’s rolled and cut into pieces. Chopped chicken is optional in this meal, and the addition of tomatoes and spinach add some tasty veggie goodness!

Make DIY Photo Backdrops with Fabric or Paper

July 17, 2012 – 8:59 pm | 2 Comments
DIY Photo Backdrops by The DIY Mommy

I love taking photos of my two girls! They’re just so darn cute and I want to capture every stage of their little lives with images that I can treasure forever. While I like to take photos with natural backgrounds (like the beautiful outdoors), I also like to experiment with creating interesting backdrops with easy and inexpensive materials that I have in my crafty arsenal. My favourite materials to use as backdrops are simple fabrics and white banner paper – both of which also work really well ask backdrops for product photography if you’re a DIY mommy that sells her creations!

Sew a One Yard Chevron Dress

July 5, 2012 – 11:31 pm | 3 Comments
One Yard Chevron Dress Tutorial by The DIY Mommy

I’m loving all things chevron lately (the retro-inspired zig-zag pattern) and my 3 year old daughter has a big thing for dresses. I thought I’d combine our two current loves and make a simple little girl’s dress for the summer! I purchased one yard of fabric and used almost every bit with hardly any waste (only the few inches I chopped off the straps). One yard of fabric could make a dress for a young baby (there would be extra fabric, then) all the way up to a size 5T (the dress would be shorter, then). This is a very easy project with tied shoulder straps, an elastic waist and sweet ruffle detailing on the hem – perfect for a summer picnic!

Make a No-Sew Splat Mat

May 31, 2012 – 11:00 pm | 7 Comments
DIY No-Sew Splat Mat by The DIY Mommy

When babies begin eating solids, they’re SO messy! No matter how many bibs you put on them or how high their high chair, food will make it’s way to the ground. Also messy? A busy little toddler who loves to paint, to colour and to snack. I have one of each type of mess-maker and I’ve found the perfect, easy solution – a “splat mat” (or “messy mat”)! I can place this wipeable, machine-washable mat underneath my baby’s high chair or on the floor for my toddler to snack or craft on. This is such a simple DIY project, and I’ve created a way to make an adorable, unique splat mat that requires NO SEWING!

Sew Boutique Soother Clips

May 21, 2012 – 9:39 pm | 2 Comments
Sew a Boutique Soother Clip from The DIY Mommy

With this free tutorial, make an adorable soother clip for your baby or for a unique baby shower gift! These simple fabric soother clips are made with a scrap of fabric, a suspender clip and a pearl snap. Instructions for adding an optional ruffle or rosette embellishment are included.

Sew a Fitted Crib Sheet

May 17, 2011 – 2:00 am | 11 Comments

by Christina Dennis
A crib sheet is a baby nursery essential that is quick and easy to make! Elastic added around the entire perimeter of this sheet design helps this sheet fits most depths of mattresses …