For the love of GLITTER!

November 12, 2011

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!

glitter christmas wreath

My fun and funky wreath!

christmas wreath

"May your days be merry and bright!"

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Costumes of Halloween Past….

October 21, 2011

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!

flower costume

Annabelle's 2nd Halloween, I made this flower costume out of felt.

flower costume

Annabelle's 2nd Halloween as a flower

 '50's girl costume

Annabelle's 3rd Halloween as a '50's girl, again I used felt for the skirt, ribbon and an iron on poodle

mermaid costume

Annabelle's 4th Halloween as a mermaid, she was so into mermaids when she was little!

mermaid costume

I think this is my favorite!

peacock costume

Annabelle as a peacock! This was so much fun to make and I loved painting her face too! Or maybe this is my favorite!

cowboy and indian costumes

Annabelle and Sam as Cowboy and Indian! I sprayed Annabelle's hair black for this one!

princess and the pea

Annabelle went as The Princess and the Pea for her Kindergarten Fairy Tale Parade

flamingo costume

Last year Annabelle was a flamingo!

gold fish costume

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!

tree costume

And me as the tree top from Rock A Bye Baby at my preschool's Mother Goose Parade 2011

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Prest O, Change O……Turning Pants into Shorts!

October 14, 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!

pj pants

Start with the pants!

pants into shorts

Then iron out all wrinkles.

pants into shorts

Next, measure and cut to desired length.

pants into shorts

Turn the shorts inside out, then roll up and iron about a 1/4 inch, then roll up and iron another 1/4 inch.

pants into shorts

Sew along the upper edge of the hem.

shorts

Voila, they are now shorts!

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