Friday, April 15, 2011

A {Very} Simple Skirt

A couple of weeks ago, I saw the cutest skirt over at Made. Perfect for spring and summer, playing, twirling, school and home and for just being comfortable. Dana was kind enough to give a tutorial for the skirt and I quickly added it to my want to make list.

Dana says

"seriously. it's the simplest skirt you'll ever make. ever."

And, oh yes, this is so true.

I wanted to make something special for my 5 year old's best friend's birthday. Which is today. So, of course, I started last night. I would have loved to make the two layer skirt but figured I'd better go with the basic one. You know, seeing as I needed it for today. I did take Dana's suggestion and sewed around the hem twice-an easy special little touch. I wish I had taken her advice for creating the waistband. Oh well, live and learn, mine was a little too small and although the elastic fit, it was a tight squeeze.

I started last night and finished this morning. And that's was with the kids all around and my son thinking that pressing the sewing machine pedal while I'm sewing is a new, fun, fun game.

I had the fabric in my stash and I had gotten it on sale so another quick, easy and cute project!

I'm definitely going to make some more of these for the girls!

I'm linking up to Amanda at Serenity Now's Weekend Bloggy Reading and The Weekend Wrap Up Party with Jen at Tatertots and Jello.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

No Pinching Here.....

Don't want to risk any of my kiddies getting a pinch today......
so last night (and yes, this morning) I made the girls some rosette hair clips for St. Patrick's Day.

I had some green gingham fabric in my stash and made the rosettes just like the one I made for the ear warmers. We had some metal clip type barrettes and I used hot glue to attach the rosettes to the clips. Super easy and quick!

Now, you might have noticed my son is wearing yellow instead of green.

Don't worry, he's got himself covered.

This is his idea of wearing green for St. Patrick's Day.

Weekend Bloggy Reading

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ear Warmer Alert

Just wanted to let everyone know, I was in Walmart today and they had the ear warmers I used on clearance for 70 cents. Now $1.50 was a good price. 70 cents is an awesome price. Can't beat it. And if you can't beat it, put a pretty flower on it.

I picked up a few more. They'll be nice to have on hand for gifts. Or just in case one of ours gets misplaced. Or as Yvonne at Styleburb suggested, they would be great as gifts after a girls' party-love that idea!

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Monday, February 28, 2011

"I am love.....each other"

A nice surprise on a cold, rainy, icy Monday morning.

My girls are featured over at I am..... today!

I am..... is a new blog recently started by Megan of Brassy Apple.

In Megan's own words.....
"I felt the tug inside to share bits of my life. To connect through photos with other women and what they wanted to share - to be seen, to create, to capture life, to capture the everyday. To connect, to uplift to embrace, to empower and to relate - all through a single colorful snapshot."

There have been so many beautiful pictures shared this month. Most made me smile. Some tear up.

Megan is going to have a theme each month. The theme for February was Love-I sent in my picture because my girls have been loving the snow and each other. March's theme is Survivor. Love the picture of the laundry room. How did she get in my laundry room??

Maybe I should take and send in a picture of all my spices my son just dumped on the kitchen floor while I was writing this post........guess I'm moving vacumm the kitchen floor to the top of my list this morning. Oh, and adding buy all new spices to my grocery list. A 3 year old's (yes, it's his birthday today!!) idea of fun is waaayyy different from mine!

Check out my girls and I am...... and Brassy Apple.
Both really neat and fun blogs!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Exciting Teeth Happenings!!

Since February is Dental Health Month, I think it's appropriate that we've had some teeth happenings in our house.
We've got our first set of braces in the house.

Way different from when I had braces. Oh boy, I used to rock the "Tin Grins Are In" tshirt!

So glad the band doesn't wrap all around your front teeth anymore. I still remember having those put on-ouch! You get to pick your own rubber band colors now too. Guess that makes braces a fashion accessory. No more boring clear colored rubber bands.

The breakfast of champions the morning before the big braces day. Her favorite candy that she won't be able to eat for awhile.

Her sisters certainly enjoyed that!

Last week, we had our second big tooth happening. My 5 year old lost her first tooth-very exciting!

It had been a little loose for awhile and then got real loose.

Now, not much grosses me out-especially since having kids-but a real, real wigglie tooth. That gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm not sure why, but I don't do wigglie teeth. That's my hubby's department.

He took care of the tooth and we had another visit from the tooth fairy and a very excited 5 year old who's got some money burning a hole in her pocket!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Keeping chilly ears warm is necessary....

when you wake up to more snow!!

I picked up some grey knit ear warmers at Walmart a few weeks back with plans to dress them up. After I made the scarves from the Target throw, I thought I'd use the leftover fleece to fancy up the ear warmers.

On the top one, I made a rolled flower using a strip of fleece. There's so many great tutorials on rolled flowers, like this one and this one. I sewed the flower together instead of gluing it and then sewed it on the ear warmer so I'd be able to wash it.

For the bottom one, I wanted something a little bit different so we wouldn't be fighting every morning have any problems knowing whose was whose. I made a cute flower that I had seen over at Twelve Crafts till Christmas. I used the pink fleece and alternated it with purple jersey from one of my oldest daughter's old tshirts. It only took me about 10 minutes to make.

Quick and easy. Very cute too.

And of course, my third favorite.....inexpensive!

Ear Warmer from Walmart $1.50 (now only $.70)

Throw from Target $2.50 (but I made 2 scarves and then the flowers from the same throw)

For a grand total of less than $4.00!

And yes, those are bathing suits they are wearing with their ear warmers. They're playing "beach". Guess they'd like some warmer weather too! Got a little nervous when I heard the word water wafting up from the downstairs playroom. Relieved to find out they are only using their blue sleeping bags.

I'm safe. And lucky. I've been invited to join the beach club and offered one of the beachside condos.


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Quick and Easy Scarf

I was in Target on Tuesday.
Now ~imagine a group of angels above me ~singing a chorus af Halleluiahs.
I was there to buy Pull Ups and undies for my soon to be 3 year old! We've been a long time in diapers in our family but the end is here.
Of course, I had to check out the Valentine's Day markdowns.

I found this cute fleece throw for 50% off making it only $2.50.

Would you believe the candy was only 30% off. Target why must you play with me?? You know I bought my peanut m&m's though. Gotta keep up the stash.

I immediately (thanks to all I've learned and discovered from all the great blogs I read) thought that would make cute scarves.

I laid out the throw, with the cute design at the top and bottom, measured about 10 inches from the side and cut all the way up. The reason it was almost 10 inches was because I made sure I didn't cut through one of the hearts or circles.

Just a little project that's great because the girls love their new scarves and it was quick, easy and inexpensive.

I picked up some ear warmers at Walmart too. I'll be sharing how I dress them up with the fleece I have left next week.

I'm linking up to Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, I'm Loving It at Tidymom, Friday Link Party at Creation Corner and Weekend Wrap Up Party at I Heart Naptime, Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello.

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