Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
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Thursday, November 5th.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Add a little funk to your kiddos wardrobe
-A plain t shirt or onesie
-scrap fabric (I used a piece of an old t shirt)
-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
*I used an old t shirt scrap to make my diamonds so they wouldn't fray when washed.
Pin the diamonds, side by side, along the front of your shirt.
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
Tada!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
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
to your home with these
-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). 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.
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! Tada! Your very own
accessory. 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?
This past weekend we went to the pumpkin patch as a family.
It was so crazy to me how much Mackenzie has grown since then.
Last time she was just a baby and now
In the midst of the craziness
I'm really trying to enjoy my kids as they are
because it goes by so fast.
all of us (minus Wesley who was asleep in the stroller)
look how much she has grownMackenzie went on a test ride with these ponies before she did the real thing. Me and my big girl