Monday, May 31, 2010

Easy as Pie Children's Apron

Easy as Pie Children's Apron


I have two daughters one is 7 and the other is 2. They both love to be in the kitchen. So I came up with a really easy way to make aprons.

I first took 2 pieces of fabric and cut them into triangles (I made sure they were wide enough to fit around my daughters waist). I also cut out another rectangular piece of contrasting fabric for the pocket.


With the right sides together I sewed around the triangle leaving an opening to turn out. Then I topped stitched around the entire triangle.

Before adding the pocket I stitched the top of the pocket, then pinned it to the apron and sewed it into place.

And that's it! Just wrap around and tie in the back. Easy as pie!

Works great for a playtime
Or cooking time

( This is also great for boys. I am going to make an apron for my two boys so they can keep their tools in the pockets)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Chances to Win



Head on over to the fantastic blog *if i could* to enter for another chance to win the no-slip doll blanket.
While you're there check out the fantastic tutorials they have gathered.


Giveaway closes at midnight (Mountain time) on June 3... winner will be announced on Friday, June 4.


Thanks so much to Missy and Kimi for having this Giveaway!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Make an I spy game

My kids own one of these I spy game tubes, they love it. I admit that even my husband and I were caught up in finding that last object that just seemed impossible to find. These are great games that you can take anywhere and really keep kids busy(and yes adults too ). Well it turns out that they are really easy to make and the kids have a great time helping too.
We first went on a hunt around the house to search for all the little treasures. This part was a game in itself. My kids had a great time looking for all the little things.
We put rice and thin colored beads in a bowl and mixed in our little treasures.


I happened to have a plastic tube that had caps on the ends but a jar would work well too. You can even buy plastic tubes online.We filled up the tube using a paper funnel and then super glued the caps to make sure we won't have rice all over the house. I made a list of our items and printed out multiple copies so we can cross the items off the list as we find them.


It's really fun and my kids are having a great time finding all the little treasures!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Doll Blanket Giveaway!!


When we reach 50 followers we will be giving away this really cute no-slip doll blanket!!
Join in to win!!



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I Love my Cricut

I recently purchased a Cricut and I really, really love it! I don't even scrapbook and already I have used it for so many projects. Most recently I used it to cut out letters and framed them to hang over my bed.



There are so many uses for this machine and I am having a great time coming up with new ideas. I even used it to stencil the pillow on my bed using the freezer paper stencil technique.



I highly recommend getting one. You will have so much fun!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

No Slip Baby Doll Blanket Tutorial



My youngest daughter is almost 2 and always has trouble keeping her baby dolls wrapped up in their blankets. I came up with a way so her doll's won't slip out anymore.


I first cut out 2 square pieces of fabric and with the right sides together I sewed up around the 4 sides leaving a spot to turn ride side out.



I next cut a rectangular piece of fabric to place diagonally across the blanket. Press the edges in.

Before you pin into place you will need to stitch the top of the fabric that will be the opening.
Next you pin the top fabric to the bottom fabric. This will become the pouch that the doll slips into.
Sew the 3 sides of the fabric, leaving the top open.
Now you have attached the fabric that is the pouch for the doll.


No more slipping baby dolls!!



I heart Faces Entry

I decided to enter one of my photos for an iheartfaces.com challenge. The challenge is dedicated to flowers. I recently took a photo of my daughter and I just loved how she looks in it. So here goes, wish me luck!

Click here to see my entry


Friday, May 14, 2010

Turn a woman's skirt into a little girl's dress




I found this skirt at the thrift store and I loved the fabric. Cute little beach balls all over it. Since it didn't fit me I decided I would make my little girl a dress from it.






I first measured the width across my little girls chest and then cut off the excess fabric from the sides. The skirt buttoned up on the side, so I repositioned the buttons to the middle before I cut so the dress will be able to button up the back.




Then with the right sides pinned together I sewed up each side.



So now it still looks like a skirt, just smaller.



I took the left over fabric I cut off earlier and cut two strips. Then folded both sides in middle and then over again.








I then sewed up both side of the straps and attached them to the dress. Then you're done!



I added a few buttons to the front. I really like the way it turned out. She is all ready for the Summer!! Isn't she cute!!