September 15, 2014

DIY Hover Ball

If you have a child between the ages of two and 12 chances are you have either seen the commercial for the Hover Ball or have at least heard about it. If not, the Hover Ball is an indoor toy that looks like a soccer ball cut in half that glides easily over any type of flooring. I have personally found it is as fun for adults as it is for kids!

For my son's 5th birthday he begged for a Hover Ball so we ordered one about one month in advance of his big day. They said on the phone it would take approximately 6-8 weeks to get the item. Even though it was possible that we might not receive the item until after his birthday we still decided to order the Hover Ball that we had been hearing/seeing so much about. Unfortunately, my son's birthday came and went without sight of a Hover Ball and after seven weeks of waiting Hover Ball contacted us and said they were canceling our order because they could no longer get the balls from their manufacturer. Ugh!!

After watching a review of the Hover Ball I knew for certain I could just make one (or two) myself! And I easily did!

I have never been able to use an actual name brand Hover Ball, however, the one I made works exactly like I would expect a purchased one to. And after seeing a review I think it certainly stacks up! It's very exciting.

You can wait 6-8 weeks or make one yourself by following these very simple steps. You decide!! It took me less then 30 minutes to make!

This is a wonderful indoor toy for the winter when it is hard to get outside and play. It would be a great inexpensive project for college students for indoor hallway soccer matches in the dorms!

You can find step-by-step instructions of the DIY Hover Ball at Instructables:

September 8, 2014

Thermies Make Excellent Stocking Stuffers - Now on Etsy!

My husband and I recently opened an Etsy shop. We both have a genuine love and appreciation for handmade items, crafts and gifts and since he is a designer and I love to sew we teamed up to create a line of uniquely designed, rice filled heat packs to keep feet warm and cozy on cold nights. They are called THERMIES! Shout it to all of your friends then rush over to Etsy to buy some!

We currently have the following categories of Thermies:

If you are searching for the perfect stocking stuffer or unique gift for a friend, family member, relative, child or co-worker, Thermies would be a great inexpensive choice. Regular sized Thermies are only $6.00 each and can be personalized for a truly special gift.

Photos are a sampling of some of the Thermies we offer but you can see the full line at We hope you stop by!