Saturday, October 31, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

The perfect
breakfast treat

Pop tarts!!

Their sugary goodness
can be enjoyed in your house
or out and about

toasted and warm
or straight from the package

but always with a hot cup of coffee
or cold glass of milk.

Now your kiddos can enjoy these delicious treats
any time they want
with their own set of felt Pop tarts.

Pop on over to my shop and pick up a set for your little one's play kitchen.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Karenisa's Lily-Lu Shoppe Giveaway!

A baby
in a beanie.
What could be cuter?
How about one with bear ears?
or a flower?

If you are a hat lover
or looking for an adorable accessory
for your little one
this giveaway is just for you.

This week
I am so excited
to introduce you
to Karen

Hi! My name is Karen and I am a stay-at-home mom and run 2 online stores selling hand crocheted hats for infants to adults. I have 3 girls ages 13, 10 and 6 and a wonderful husband who owns a flooring business. I started selling hats on Ebay just over a year ago with my sister. We started sewing fleece hats and I later on added crocheted hats. The economy was hitting hard, and we figured we'd like to make some extra money for Christmas gifts. Little did we know it would take off like it did!! My sister got promoted at her job and no longer had the time to continue with me, so I concentrated on just crocheting hats and joined Etsy in January 2009. Etsy has been wonderful for me and my business, so much so that I will soon be closing my store on Ebay to concentrate on the wonderful customers at Etsy. Crocheting hats has become my full time job and I feel very blessed to be able to stay at home and be just a phone call away from my kids while they are at school. My oldest daughter has Type 1 diabetes and it is ideal to be close to her while she is at school. All my items are made with love and care and with only the softest yarn. I take custom requests as well. Please take a look at my store, I try and add new items weekly.
Thank you!

So stinking adorable.

Love the pink and brown.
Crazy cute.

The perfect fall accessory for your little pumpkin.

Finally an awesome accessory for boys!

I'm a sucker for anything with a flower.
This is no exception.

This week Karen is giving away
one bear hat with ears
in the color of your choice!


How can you win?
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)
1. Visit her
Come back here and tell us what your favorite item is.
2. Blog about this giveaway.
Make sure to let me know the blog address where you linked from in your comment.
3. Become a "follower" of my blog "Lu Bird Baby".
It's easy, just click on the link to the right.
4. Follow me on Twitter.
5. Leave a comment telling us what your kids are dressing up as for Halloween.

Giveaway will end at midnight
Thursday, November 5th.
Winner will be announced the following day.

Lu Bird Baby Winner!

And the winner is

Email me to claim your prize :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

NEW Long Sleeve Necktie Onesies

Just added some new
long sleeve necktie onesies
to the shop.

Keep your little man


and stylin'.

Argyle Shirt Tutorial

Plain shirts are
so boring.
Argyle shirts are
so cool.

Add a little funk to your kiddos wardrobe
with a little argyle action.

Instant cuteness.

-A plain t shirt or onesie
-scrap fabric (I used a piece of an old t shirt)
-Embroidery floss
-Sewing needle and sewing machine

Step 1:
Cut a diamond shape out of a piece of scrap card stock to use as your pattern.
Mine was around 3 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide.

Step 2:
Trace 4 diamonds onto your piece of scrap fabric

and cut out.

*I used an old t shirt scrap to make my diamonds so they wouldn't fray when washed.

Step 3:
Pin the diamonds, side by side, along the front of your shirt.

Step 4:
Sew in place.

*If I did this over again I would use Steam a Seam to attach the diamonds to the shirt first and then sew over them to secure. The extra step would prevent them from curling and moving and make them much easier to sew.

Step 5:
Using your diamond pattern, trace 3 diamonds (in between the fabric diamonds) side by side with a water soluble pen.

Step 6:
Pick out a fun color embroidery floss
spend 20 minutes trying to thread it through your sewing needle
(or is that just me?)

and stitch over the pattern you just drew.

Remove the pen pattern with some water and


Your finished!

Try it on your little boy (or girl) and
"Oooo" and "Ahhh" about how cute they are!

Then pat yourself on the back
because you just made a super cool shirt all by yourself!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Day

My amazing
saved up all of his incentives from work
and got me this.

My new baby.
I am so so excited!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

Add a touch of fall spice
to your home with these
fabric pumpkins.

-Fishing line or other strong thread and needle
-Stick or piece of wood
-Plastic grocery bags

Step 1:
Find something round in your house to use as a template for your pumpkin. I used one of our large dinner plates (a large serving platter would also work great).

Trace around your template.

Step 2:
Cut slightly outside the circle you just drew.

Step 3:
Sew a running stitch (along the line) around the entire circumference of the circle.

Slightly pull each end of string until the fabric begins to bunch together and form a pouch.

Step 4:
Grab a few grocery bags
(I used 3)

and stuff into the pouch you just created.

Step 5:
Send your kids on a scavenger hunt to find a small stick or piece of wood

Apply some hot glue to the end of your stick and place on top of the bags in the middle of your pumpkin.

Step 6:
Pull the two ends of your string really tight and tie into a double knot to secure.
The ends of the fabric should come right around your stick so that the grocery bags don't show.

*This is where it is important to use strong thread. I used regular cotton thread at first but it broke when I was pulling it tightly and trying to tie the knot. I went back and did it with fishing line and it worked great!


Your very own

I think it would be super cute to make a few of these with different fabrics and sizes.

*P.S. Does the fabric I used for my pumpkin look familiar?

Pumpkin Patch '09

I heart fall.

This past weekend we went to the pumpkin patch as a family.
The same one we went to last year.
It was so crazy to me how much Mackenzie has grown since then.
Last time she was just a baby and now
she's a big girl.

In the midst of the craziness
this time of year brings
I'm really trying to enjoy my kids as they are
because it goes by so fast.

lots of overpriced pumpkins

my two favorite piggies

petting zoo

all of us (minus Wesley who was asleep in the stroller)

look how much she has grown

Mackenzie went on a test ride with these ponies

before she did the real thing.

Me and my big girl