Monday, January 23, 2012

Swirly Girly Skirt

My daughter, Miss K absolutely loves skirts and twirling around. I think all little girls love to do this! One night when I was sitting in bed with her and reading blogs she looked over and started squealing. She saw the cutest skirt on a site and begged me for two days to make her one. We took a trip to the fabric store and she picked out her favorite fabric (Barbie). I set to work on it the next day and to my relief it was the most simple thing to make! Very fast too. Miss K came home from school to this adorable little skirt and grinned from ear to ear. She loves it so much, which makes this momma happy! If you have a little girl, know a little girl, or even for bigger girls and adults, I suggest trying out this skirt tutorial as it is now one of my favorites!! I only used a yard to make it so it cost me $4, pair it with leggings and it is amazing. All credit for this cutie goes to: Make it and love it. Thanks so much for the wonderfully explained tutorial! I'm addicted to all the awesomeness on your site!

Stuffed Animals Everywhere!!!

I've come to realize that I will forever be surrounded by mounds of stuffed animals until my kids grow old enough to move out. I honestly think they multiply like rabbits while we sleep! I've grown tired of having them all over the house, their rooms, their beds, the car and so I thought I would buy an animal net like the kind I used to have. No luck. I couldn't find one anywhere. Late one night I stumbled across this amazing blog and she had listed a stuffed animal net tutorial! YAY! I was thrilled and excited to make it.... until I started working with the worst jersey knit fabric of my life! It was hard to cut straight and hard to keep from rolling; we ran out of bias tape and the husband had to scour Wal-Mart late at night to find more. (I actually smile at that because I can see him cluelessly looking all over!) The actual net is really not to hard to make once you get going and my daughter is thrilled. If you are interested in making one of your own I suggest using the tutorial provided by A Lemon Squeezy Home. She rocks!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Another Day, Another Project!

So a few weeks ago my five-year old daughter and I were browsing through the TJ Maxx isles. (I swear I can get lost in that store for hours looking and buying stuff we don't really need.....) Anyway, we were in the pillow aisle and my daughter starts freaking out for this super cute pillow. It is dark blue with white embroidered flowers and its a tube-shaped pillow. The thing was gorgeous!! Anyway it was $25 for ONE pillow..... Yeah, I'm not paying that for something my daughter will probably like for all of ten minutes. So I tell her that we can make one for her. She was MAD! I got to hear all the excuses: you can't make that exact one, it won't look like that, it's too hard for you to make, BUT I love that one! Needless to say I held my ground (for once) and we left the store pillow-less. I convinced her that we could make a cuter one with any fabric she choose at the fabric store. An hour later we were on our way home to make a pillow. Which starting on it took me a few days longer than I would have liked. I made this all from my head in what I thought the design should be like. It was fun to see it turn out. It is actually a lot longer than I would have liked but she now enjoys chasing our dog and trying to beat her with it..... (not hard of course, back off PETA!!)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Owls! I love owls!! - Archive post 1/18/12

I have a nasty habit of getting sucked into blog surfing in the middle of the night. After I get my five-year old off to sleep and my nine-year old tucked in I sit in bed on my laptop and become absorbed into different blogs. I get lost in the most amazing places and I find lots of fun things to do and try. My husband keeps telling me I have "too many irons in the fire." LOL. Well on one of my late night rampages I found this adorable blog with these insanely cute owls to make!!! I am a HUGE fan of cute little owls so I thought I would try them out.
I picked up the fabric and came home to complete it. Well I then got sidetracked for about a week and eventually came back to it. I printed out the pattern and got to work. It actually wasn't too hard to do! I enlisted the help of my five-year old to stuff the owl; it is now her pet. She hijacked it! She has named it after her best friend and takes the thing everywhere!!! I think it is the cutest owl ever.
Thanks to Hammer and Thread for the super cute tutorial and pictures. If you want to do an owl of your own head over to Hammer and Thread for the info.
And here is Serena the Owl!