New Crafting Section

Since I started crafting last year, I’ve been selling the things I’ve been making and it de-stresses me sometimes. I taught myself to make bows, I also taught myself to crochet and use a sewing machine (although I’m still working on that one lol). Since crafting has become a big part of my life that doesn’t involve my kids or the computer, I decided to add that to my blog so others can see what I do, or can learn themselves.

Some of my ideas are:

  • Current Project – The project that I’m working on at the moment. Updated when I change projects or start a new one.
  • Crochet Pattern Designer Interviews – If you are interested in crochet, get to know some of the designers of some great patterns.
  • Other Crafter Interviews – Get to know some other crafters.
  • Crafting Tips – Crochet stitches, useful sites, etc.
Here are some pictures of some of the things I’ve made in the past year or so.

Custom penguin hat I made 🙂

Hanging cocoon I made for my best blogging friend!

My first sewing project! I like my wipe case and matching diaper case 🙂

This dress is one of my favorites!!!

What do you think? What would you like to see? Any questions for anyone I might interview?

About Jackie

Jackie is a stay at home mom to five wonderful children, 4 boys and a girl ages from infant to 10 years old. Her life is anything but calm, most days it's pure mayhem. You can follow her on twitter @monkey_mayhem
Jackie Staples


  1. Molly Bussler says:

    You have some awesome talent! I love the hanging cocoon and the little dress, you did a great job!

  2. Sandy VanHoey says:

    The dress is adorable! I use to crochet but only baby blankets. Not good enough to do something like this and sewing…well, out of the question for me but…I’d love to learn. Just never was good at it. Good for you! You’re doing a great job. Show us more pics when you finish things

  3. Debbie Welchert says:

    I love the custom penguin hat. My grandson would love this.

  4. lovely dress and cocoon..i am planning to make one too.:)

  5. I love your creations they are adorable. That dress is so cute! I would loooove to see the pattern for it.

  6. Awesome! I wish to be crafty one day.. looking forward to more crafty posts!