Seed beads tutorial

March 2, 2019

This past summer a friend of mine introduced me to seed bead bracelets and I have been obsessed since. (Thank you Lindsey Thomas!) There’s a few reasons I love making them. First, I can set up a small station at home or while we’re traveling and come and go throughout the day. It’s rare that I get a big chunk of time to do a project so fitting in a few minutes here and there works best with my schedule. You can make a bracelet in about 15 minutes. Who doesn’t love a project you can start and finish in time like that?! Second, the supplies are affordable. And third, there are endless options for creating.


laptop valentine

February 9, 2015

laptop valentine card printable via seejaneblog shopIt’s hard to give out valentines cards when you are in sixth grade – you want something cool and more mature, something unique, a card that shows your style. So this year when I kept thinking about my techy son, and his obsession with the Beattles I kept trying to think of how we could combine the two…

I finally went to the store and stood in the candy aisle attempting to create something techy when I finally had the idea to create a laptop out of a Trident pack of gum! I liked the silver packaging on the ends that help the appearance look like a real macbook. Considering the fact we are apple fans in our home.


see_jane_valentine_still06Our little sela has been in a sewing phase for quite some time now – she’s all about creating her own fashions for her dolls, and any other toy objects around our home that beg for hand-sewn creations. So, a couple of weeks ago I was sitting in one of my art history classes this semester when I had this idea: Sela needs a sewing-card valentine and from that idea, this printable evolved!

Hopefully, some of you know children who will enjoy these too!

You can find the printable for one dollar in my shop.

To make:

  1. Print the valentine on white card stock.


Printable FESTIVE sewing cards

December 13, 2014

Elf on the shelf with yarn and lace cards printable via seejaneblog

Looking for an activity to keep your kiddos busy this month? Maybe santa needs a little extra time to get things done…

This is it! Let the little people in your life practice their sewing skills! The best part, I thought this was fun, so your older kids might like it too! Be creative with your yarn choices – or use more than one at a time!


I had this elf size minecraft box head idea before the holidays last year and just could not find time to get it done – but it came to fruition this year with the help of an Elf minecraft dream team: Lovely Lindsay for the printable design, and Trisha Zemp Smith for the stop motion video – how fun are the finished results??? I LOVE it! I seriously was clapping my hands and laughing over and over during the creation of the video, one of the funnest projects I’ve helped with in a long time. I absolutely loved it and look forward to doing more, soon.


cardboard brownstone houses with lights via seejaneblog

Mr. Bean returned today! He was greeted with squeals of excitement – and this year he brought with him his own cardboard brownstones Mer Mag style housing!!! He has good taste.

This year, Mr. Bean arrived with a note that said the kids could touch him! He requested to be put to bed each night on a sofa in one of the brownstones, and stated that he would move each day to a new location, but it was safe to always move him back to his housing. On the days he doesn’t move – that means the kids have been naughty!

Elf on the shelf duct tape cardboard brownstone mermag style - inside the box via seejaneblog

Elf on the shelf duct tape cardboard brownstone mermag style rooftops via seejaneblog

Elf on the shelf duct tape cardboard brownstone mermag style party room interiors via seejaneblog

Elf on the shelf duct tape cardboard brownstone mermag style via seejaneblog interiors

Playful by Merrilee Liddiard via seejaneblog

Playful book by Merrilee Liddiard duct tape cardboard brownstones via seejaneblog

Elf on the shelf duct tape cardboard brownstone mermag style housing via seejaneblog

Playful by Merrilee Liddiard launch party via seejaneblog

In september we partied it up and celebrated the launch of the immensely talented Merrilee Liddiard’s brand new children’s craft book Playful.