While shopping at Michael’s I was inspired by glitter! All of the festive Christmas decor and crafting items are out and ready and while browsing I found these amazing things to make an out of the ordinary wreath. I fell in love with the bright non-traditional colors of pink, lime green and aqua blue. And while I was putting the wreath together I kept singing “White Christmas” in my head and the verse “…may your days be merry and bright” stood out and that is exactly what this wreath is: Merry and Bright!
My fun and funky wreath!
"May your days be merry and bright!"
Since my children no longer want home made Halloween costumes, I thought I would get nostalgic and take a look back at all of the costumes I had made over the years. It was a lot of fun finding and looking at these pictures. As I went back in time Annabelle and Sam got younger and it made me miss them as babies and made me realize how fast the time does go! Maybe next year I can convince them to let me make their costumes….maybe!
Annabelle's 2nd Halloween, I made this flower costume out of felt.
Annabelle's 2nd Halloween as a flower
Annabelle's 3rd Halloween as a '50's girl, again I used felt for the skirt, ribbon and an iron on poodle
Annabelle's 4th Halloween as a mermaid, she was so into mermaids when she was little!
I think this is my favorite!
Annabelle as a peacock! This was so much fun to make and I loved painting her face too! Or maybe this is my favorite!
Annabelle and Sam as Cowboy and Indian! I sprayed Annabelle's hair black for this one!
Annabelle went as The Princess and the Pea for her Kindergarten Fairy Tale Parade
Last year Annabelle was a flamingo!
And Sam was a goldfish! I used a TON of cupcake liners and hot glue for this costume and I remember I had a really hard time finding gold and yellow. But it turned out so cute!
And me as the tree top from Rock A Bye Baby at my preschool's Mother Goose Parade 2011
A friend and co-worker of mine recently asked me if I could make her PJ bottoms into shorts. Of course I would! And I could not pass up the chance to show how easy it really is! This project took maybe 20 minutes. I have done this to pants to make them into crops as well! It’s “sew” easy!
Start with the pants!
Then iron out all wrinkles.
Next, measure and cut to desired length.
Turn the shorts inside out, then roll up and iron about a 1/4 inch, then roll up and iron another 1/4 inch.
Sew along the upper edge of the hem.
Voila, they are now shorts!