Chillin' wiht my Peeps

FREE file to make a super cute spring shirt

Mini Photo Frame Banner

A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!

Pony Bead Lizards

Learn step-by-step how to make pony bead lizards

Glitter Felt Hairbows

Add a little sparkle to any little girls wardrobe with these DIY hairbows!

Perfect Crisp Lines

Find out the trick to getting perfectly crisp lines on name signs

September 30, 2009

Picture Hanging

Once again I'm going to count "picture hanging" as a craft. I think it's fun to compare siblings at the same age, so I hung a photo grouping of my children at 3 months old. The signs next to the pictures are vinyl sayings with the child's name big and in small script over the name it says "a child of God". I crafted those a few years ago. Now to make one for the baby...

September 18, 2009

J.Crew Necklace

In my nonstop browsing of crafty blogs and endless dreams of projects, I saw this necklace tutorial and thought it seemed easy enough. Then I found the perfect beads at a garage sale (for $.25). So I bought matching ribbon and cranked out a project. The necklace to the left is the one found at J.Crew for $15. If you look up the tutorial at SamsterMommy , she was excited to make hers for $4. I was way excited to know that I made mine for $0.60! It turned out cute and is much greener than pictured (the ribbon is a lime green color, but the necklace photographed pretty bright and washed out its color). I didn't have quite enough beads, but it didn't matter. This project is very doable - it took me about 20 minutes and could have been faster. So go get some bead and get to work!!

September 15, 2009

Sunflower Cupcakes

Cake/Cupcake decorating seems to be all the rage lately. In response, I checked out several cake/cupcake decorating books from my library. I especially liked Hello, Cupcake - the book had great ideas with clear pictures and made it seem like anyone could make fun cupcakes. And so it was attempted:

In the end they turned out super cute. We had some problems at first because the icing wasn't thick enough - it wouldn't spike up and was mushy. After adding large quantities of powdered sugar, we had the right consistency. Trial and error. It was a fun craft! (the good ones pictures weren't made by me!) Later a few ladybugs made theirselves at home:

Need a tutorial so you can tackle this? Here ya go

September 13, 2009

Matching Skirts

You've probably noticed that I have a thing for matching. I made myself a skirt using fabric from Ikea. I used a McCall's pattern (they were on sale when I was looking). Then I whipped up a couple of similar skirts for my girls - they're not as well fitted since I didn't use a pattern, but they don't seem to mind. I also made them some headbands to coordinate. All of it was very quick and easy and doable, even for a non-sewer. So go try and make something for yourself to wear - you can do it!

September 8, 2009

Curtains

I finally made some curtains to replace the ones in our family room (they where here when we moved in). I should have taken a before picture - just think mauve/pink with gold involved, all big and puddling on the floor. I would take a picture now, but I cut them up and used them to make my new ones - repurposing, of course. I used the old lining, hooks, weights, etc. I even hand-sewed the edges and hem for the professional look. I am addicted to Amy Butler fabric! Next, coordinating pilows!