Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Sale!!!

Check out the Facebook sale HERE   - has up to date quantities! 
 Coffee Cozies $4
 Piano Bag $4
 Envelope Clutches $4 
Doll Hooded Towel $4
 Baby Blankets $10 
 Bibs $3 
 Burp Cloths $5 
 Kitchen Towels $3 
 Kiddie Aprons $5 
 Adult Aprons $15 
 Adult Aprons $15 
Diaper Wraps $4 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sprucing the Master

100_3990  My bedroom is RARELY this neat, so when it was I thought I better capture the moment. 100_3984 Hobby Lobby just got this new gray chevron print in and the instant I saw it (or is it seen??? who know) I grabbed it a bought a bunch. I was hesitant to add gray with my blue and brown but I loved it so much I just went for it. (This cedar chest is my pride and joy, it is over 100 years old and used to belong to my great grandmother. It is such a classic piece that it matches almost exactly my headboard that we bought brand new only a year ago) 100_3985 On the wall I tried to tie in all the colors. Hopefully this summer when we get family pictures I can get a new frame/picture with the whole family but for now our wedding picture will have to do. 100_3986 I found a plain canvas and some wood numbers/letters (only available at Michael’s as far as I can tell and you have to buy a huge bag of them too) to make the wedding date (some paint and a sponge brush does the rest) . The cute little birdie is from Everlasting Blooms and the & is of course from Hobby Lobby as well. It came in a gold color only so I sponged some brown on top to take the edge off. 100_3987 I used pillows I already had and then added a couple gray ones as well. 100_3989 Ok, maybe its a little over the top in the pillow department but this way I could tie in all the fabrics/prints that I wanted:)

Sprucing up the DIning Room

 100_3972Had a couple “dinner parties” this past month and NEEDED to spruce up the dining room. 100_3973 Found these fantastic square plates at World Market and a tutorial online to fold paper napkins to make them a little more fancy. 100_3974  A picture frame with fabric in it instead of a picture is a perfect dry erase board. I can change out the verses, to do lists, or reminders anytime I feel like it. 100_3976100_3978I used a metal cover for a bin covered with fabric as a magnet board. Usually I have reminders for food I need to bring or places I need to go but it works great to let people know what the appetizers are! (since I tried some new things) 100_3998

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Car seat Covers….Again

As you may or may not remember, quite some time ago I made a very crude car seat cover for my daughter.

Well, yesterday she finally got a booster that I found at a garage sale, it was in pretty much perfect condition except for the seat cushion which was pretty stained looking. So in literally 15 minutes this came together – very basic sewing knowledge only!!! I used the old seat cushion and just covered it with a piece of fabric, sewed overtop of the seam lines down the center and added binding on the edges – done!


I took off the old girly seat cover and was still left with this very dirty car seat that now needs to be used for Ethan.

I have had some practice since my first attempt on this infant car seat:

I took it apart and added new fabric and put it back together again using a tutorial for guidance.

I learned a few things in the process and this one turned out almost perfectly (and I didn’t have to do a canopy)




I used a nice dark navy blue for the center so it doesn’t show too much dirtiness and some sock monkey fabric that is new from Hobby Lobby. I also used grosgrain ribbon for the binding on the edges to finish it off. It went much faster this time and I LOVE how it turned out!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Countdown To Valentine’s Thrifty for Kids

Now, I could have spend about $4 per kid on a box of premade Valentine’s or a Candy Valentine but lately I have been feeling kinda over the top crafty so when came up with a more cavity free alternative for the same price.010Got to LOVE Keegstra’s Dollar Store in Hudsonville. I got this pack of 24 bubbles for $1!!!! 005 Removed all of the birthday bubble labels. 006 Pretty girly necklaces at 8/$1 007 Flame boy pencils at 12/$1008 Well, this part could have been way cooler but we are a little on the cheap side over here when it comes to printer ink so we just have black. I make these to fit around the bubble jars, using the original one as a template. I have FedEx adhesive shipping labels so I printed them on that so they would stick. You could use regular paper and a bit of glue too. (or address labels?) 009 Girls got these with a note on top!! (snack bags were $1 for 50 of them)


So…. I spent $8 ($4 per kids’ class) and a couple hours. I hope they enjoy passing them out!

Now, if you are up for it and want some inspiration or some free printables that look way better than mine – check out my Valentine’s Board on Pinterest.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

valentine’s Countdown :: Conversation Hearts

Who doesn’t just LOVE Valentine’s crafts??

I love to make things for the kids in my boys’ class. In preschool when the class size was more manageable I made Bags for each child out of a Tablecloth from Target and added felt letters to personalize.

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Felt Conversation Hearts

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Conversation Hearts - Valentine’s Soaps!!

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Such a cute Valentine’s Card.

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Stickers!! – so you can make your own cards – click the link to see some cute ideas!

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Boutique Hair Bow – who’s girl would not just LOVE to wear this to school on Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Straw Cards - very tempted by these – a pdf to make your own - right up my alley!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Do you Kindle?

019We got a Kindle for Christmas last year and I just LOVE it!025Made myself a case last year and was asked to make some for a friend’s Mom and MIL.020Double Layer of Flannel and Soft fabric on the inside to protect from scratches.024Button/Elastic closure.022Fits the regular size Kindle and the Kindle Fire as well. 023       And I got to use some of my favorite pink fabric:)

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