Friday, January 29, 2010

Fun Ideas

I just had the chance to work on such a fun project! I was asked to make 2 costumes for some boys. One cow and one pig. So I though I would share it with you! I always love when I get a chance to creat something new! My kids were so jealous when I finished the costumes. They wanted me to start making them some to match, because I wouldn't let them touch these ones.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

I want to share a fantastic tutorial with you today. Bobbie from, has a wonderful idea for using all those scraps that we get hanging around.
here is her final flower, with her words and instructions to follow.

Get a pile of scraps/selvage edges. The longer pieces that I used were ones from squaring up my fabric before I would cut it.

You will also need a needle and thread and a button.

Thread your needle and make sure to double tie the knot so that it does not slip through your fabric. Start stacking pieces of fabric onto the needle. You can shape them as you go or shape before you tie it off. Some of the larger pieces I twisted around and around on the needle to create flower petals.

Side view of stacking the fabric.

I had to use the pliers to pull the needle all the way through.

Then when you have gotten the desired look. Sew through the entire thickness of your fabric flower several times to get it so that it won't fall apart. Then sew on your button (or you can hot glue it on)

And now you have a gorgeous fabric flower! Use it as a hairbow, a brooch, decorations, whatever you can think of. It is a great way to use what you have to create something beautiful. -Bobbie
Stop by her blog and check out her Etsy shop! -


Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti Relief

"I have been sitting here in augh, seeing how much people are doing to help with the relief efforts in Haiti. An wondering what I can do to help. I am so thankful for this opportunity to be able help. You pick the PDF pattern you want. Let me know in your comments when you buy it. I send you the pattern via email, and send 50% of the sale to the relief efforts. Patterns available - The big bag Bag with Seperator Baby Buggy Bag 3 Layer Skirt 2 Layer Skirt (my patterns have easy directions to follow for any skill level.)

I will send the money through the LDS Philanthropies. If you would like a copy of what I send, I am more that willing to share the information. I think it is wonderful for all of us to be able to help together in our own homes. For questions about LDS Philanthropies, here is there site -"


Monday, January 11, 2010

Quiet Books

I am always looking for new ideas to keep my kids quiet when I go to church. So I was so excited to run across this blog. Anna has made her whole blog on how to make quietbooks. This is a picture of all the pages of the quiet book. How creative! This is one of my favorite page, it is so cute!!Visit her blog at -


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dora, Dora, Dora

We did it!! The dress turned out fantastic!! She loves it!! Thanks to the inspiration of Dora the Explorer.

The Layers!!!!
AND THE TWIRL!! She is very proud!!


Monday, January 4, 2010