The Kim Six Fix

The Good Dinosaur Handprint Craft & Activity Sheets

Good Dinosaur Handprint Artwork
I recently took my 9 year old to a preview screening of Disney and Pixar's latest movie, The Good Dinosaur and we both really enjoyed it.   Since the kids are off school this week, we had a little free time so we came up with a craft idea based off the film.

In case you haven’t heard of The Good Dinosaur, or are curious about my opinion of the film, here is my short synopsis and review:

DIY Scrap Wood Crate Christmas Tree Stand

Scrap Wood Box Christmas Tree Stand
It is time once again for another monthly building challenge.  This month,  Sandra better known as Sawdust girl,  is the host and her challenge was sCrap wood.  You know.. all those scraps you keep but aren’t really good for anything since they are odd sizes or lengths.  

This month, the challenge is open to EVERYONE.  There are no prizes (other than bragging rights and the ability to clean out your scrap pile!), but you can share your project using scrap wood at the end of this post.

You're Gonna Love It: Ready for Winter Edition

Welcome back to another party!  Before we get started I wanted to take a quick minute to introduce you to my newest blog contributor (her post only went live this morning!).
Steph from The Silly Pearl is an amazing crafter and blogger.  I'm so lucky to have her occasionally post on my blog!
This morning she shared her wonderful pinecone wreath sign:
I'd love for you to stop by and say hi!

So what were this week's linky features ? 

Thanksgiving to Christmas Pinecone Wreath Sign

You guys! My heart is exploding with excitement over my newest contributor. Steph from The Silly Pearl is so fabulous and when she agreed to write the occassional post for my blog I was so thrilled.  She is AH-MAZ-ING!   She paints, sews, crafts, cooks, creates printables, hosts a party...  I will admit to being jealous of her craft room!

She does it all!  And I know you are going to love her as much as I do.  Okay.. enough gushing.. let me present her project for you guys!  

Hello everyone! My name is Steph and I blog at The Silly Pearl. I'm thrilled to be here on The Kim Six Fix today and every other month to share a craft with you! Thank you Kim for having me on the blog! Today I'm sharing how to make this Thanksgiving to Christmas Pine Cone Wreath Sign. The pine cones and felt leaves are neutral enough to transition from one season to another, and all you have to do is swap out the sign in the middle! Here's how I made it.

20 Places You May Not Be Vacuuming But Should Be

20 things you should be vacuuming.  Besides carpets and floors, vacuums can clean so much more
 It is pretty likely that most households own at least one vacuum cleaner.  But are you using your vacuum up to it’s full potential?  Today I’m sharing 20 places in and around your home that you can clean with your vacuum that you may not have thought of. 

Pomegrante Juice Bottle Snowman

Pom Bottle Snowman Craft
Today’s post came about when I was rinsing out a POM juice container I had left over from my Pomegranate Martini Mocktail post.

The bottle the juice came in was just so fun that I didn’t want to throw it away.  (Based on all my KCup, frappucino bottle and other repurposing projects, you can probably tell I have a hard time parting with would-be recycling.)
Empty pom bottle for craft
The bottle sat on my counter a few days until it struck me: The shape of the container reminded me of a short squat snowman. So just for kicks I wondered what it would look like if I spray painted it white.  And this was the result:

You're Gonna Love It: Room Reveals Edition

Welcome back to another party!  Before we get started I wanted to take a quick minute to introduce you to my newest blog contributor (in case you missed it last week).

Pam from Leaves and Stitches.  Pam is a fantastic fiber artist whose work I just love and she will be contributing fabulous sewing and fiber tutorials for TheKimSixFix.  As a quilter myself I know how much work and love goes into projects like hers and I am so happy she will be sharing her tutorials with my readers!

I'd love if you check out her blog (and her first post on my blog: a darling quilted tablerunner)
Quilted Table Runner Tutorial
And make sure you are following her on FacebookInstagramPinterest

Now, back to the party...  Last week had some AH-MAZ-ING links.. so I decided to choose all the favorites based on the theme of "Room Reveals."  

So what were the linky features ? 

Gift Ideas that Kids Can Make Themselves

Gift Ideas That Kids Are Able Make Themselves. Since every child likes to give presents to friends and family, especially if they have made them with their own hands.
As the holidays approach my kids have started to create a long list of school friends and family members that they want to give presents to.  But my kids don’t have any money to spend on gifts from the store, and in actuality people like daddy and grandma and grandpa, they don’t really want or need anything my kids would purchase.  So this year we have been encouraging the kids to ‘create’ their own gifts.  Just because something is homemade by 6 and 9 year olds, doesn't mean they aren’t great gifts.

If you are looking for ideas on things kids can create I’ve rounded up a few ideas.

Easy Quilted Table Runner

I am so happy to introduce my newest contributor to The Kim Six Fix.  Pam is a fantastic fiber artist whose work I just love.   It is an honor to have her sharing her tutorials with my readers and I know you will learn a ton.  And make sure you are following her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and of course on her blog.   WELCOME PAM! 

Hi everyone! I'm Pam from Leaves & Stitches and I'm excited to be sharing my first tutorial with all of you.

Quilted Table Runner Tutorial

I'm going to show you how to make a simple quilted table runner. This is a great beginner quilt project - it's just basic patchwork and a straight binding, and I'll share a few of my favorite tricks as we go along. If you already have some experience quilting, you can easily finish this in an afternoon.

Ready? Let's get started!
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