Friday, January 29, 2010

Give me your best shot

My Favorite picture of the week:
I'm a sucker for freckles:)

Give me your best shot at Better in Bulk

See more great photos over on Better in Bulk.
Happy Weekend!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My,what pretty hair you have!

If you have a little girl who likes having her hair done, then you must check out The Story of a Princess and Her Hair. I found It on Ucreate a few weeks(?) ago and have been wanting to do P#2's hair, but our mornings have been pretty busy. But today, she sat nicely and enjoyed. All you need is to know how to braid. I loved all their ideas! She then asked if I would take more pictures of her:) Goofy girl loves attention and being phographed! What can I say, she is beautiful!

(laughing at something)

Happy Thurdsay

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mod Podge 3 frame how-to

My girlfriend bought one similar from a fundraiser through her daughters school, and I loved it! Only the fundraiser was far over and she also payed 20$ for it. So I went home looked through my stuff, and I had everything to make it, except for the frames, which I got at the dollar store. If you have everything on hand it makes a great addition or even a great gift.It can be personalized,and as fancy as you want or plain like mine. I want to do another for P#2's room, with flowers and pretty embellishments.

Here's what you need to make your own:
3 frames ( or more or less if you like)
Ribbon (I found mine at the thrift store, for 10 cents)Roughly about 2 yards
Mod Podge
Paint in whatever color you want the border of the frame to be. Or none at all
paint brushes; 1 for paint, a foam one for Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper of your choice
embellishments if you want
sander of some sort
glue or staple gun

First paint just the border and outside border of the frame. Its OK if its not perfect.I then dipped my paint brush in water and wiped all the way around. It help even out the paint and makes it alittle easier to sand later.
Let dry. Then take your sander( I used a sanding file, you can get these in the scrapbook department for sanding chipboard) and lightly go over the edges you just painted. There is no wrong or right way, I like mine to look completely imperfect.
Next, disassemble your frame and lay it right side down on top of your paper and trace the outside and inside if the frame part.
Cut it out. And for the outside, cut about 1/8" more.
I distressed my paper
I just took a brush and wiped the ink on. You can do this how ever you like:)
Put a heavy coat of Mod Podge all over the frame, except on the outer edges where you painted.
Apply your paper, and smooth out any bubbles.Do these steps on all 3.
Reassemble your frames and add your pictures. Then, upside down, line them up exactly how you want them. Mine were 1" apart.
Using your glue or staple gun, apply the ribbon starting at the bottom of one side. Work your way up, securing the ribbon at the top and bottom of each frame Once at the top, leave enough for it to hand, then continue down the other side.
It should look like this. Let the glue dry completely.Cut your ends that are hanging off
And Ta-Da! Your done!

If any of you make this I would love to see how yours turned out!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More thrifty stuff

On another trip to the thrift store in hopes to find some vintage sheets for a project I want to do, I found these cool items at my new favorite store. I didn't find any sheets though:( But I'm still amazed at how cheap this store is.

Wine rack... 1.50$
This cross is huge, and made of iron...... 1.75$
This candle holder is taller than Parker! But it looks weird to me with a candle on it, I think its too big for something so small on top.So I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. It was only 2$
And this really cute frame, that I instantly knew what picture had to go in it. And it was only
25 cents!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Love-ly Valentines shirt and headband Tutorial

Here's what you need:
An old t-shirt. Pink, red or white would be cute
2 squares of felt, in different colors. To coordinate with shirt.
matching ribbon, any kind. Mine was a thin grosgrain
glitter puffy paint in matching color

Start by drawing a free hand heart. This one will be the inner heart, mine was 1 1/2" across.
Cut that one, and use that as your template for the rest. I had 3 stacked on top of each other, so alternate between colors of felt and make each one slightly bigger than the next.
It should look like this.I did this one and one smaller. So Draw your first heart smaller then cut the rest.
Start in the center top point and sew around the inner heart.Repeat for the next one. You can position these anywhere you'd like.
It should look something like this
Next, ( and sorry about the pictures, my camera was acting up again) cut small slits, (you don't want them any bigger than your ribbon) around the neckline. 1/2" down from ribbing, 3/4" apart.
Then weave your ribbon through the slits.You want to start from coming up under the first one and end in one at the opposite side, but not all the way across, let it hang about 5" Then repeat on the opposite side. This side should have only gone through a few of slits.Sew down just at the tops of Ribbon.
Next add your glitter to the center of hearts, and let dry.
To make headband. Cut small felt hearts, just like before, but smaller. And I only used 2 hearts together instead of 3. Sew together with an X in the center.
Put a dab of glue on the bottom of headband and start wrapping your ribbon around, being sure to not leave any space between to let the plastic show through. Apply more glue as you go. Finish by adding the hearts to the band with glue. Anywhere you like:).
And this is what it looks like complete

Ready for Valentines

Friday, January 22, 2010

A new shirt for me and a baby hat

The new shirt I made for myself.The hubs had a bunch of old tees in the garage rag pile(he takes old t-shirts and turns them into rags for when he's wrenching)But hello, 1 was almost brand new! Does he not know what I can do with a simple mans t-shirt that is too big? I got the idea here, but kinda tweaked it to how I wanted mine. Mine has cap sleeves instead of the tank. But her instructions were very simple and this could be done a ton of different ways.I did make mine alittle too low cut for my liking but that's why I'm wearing another shirt under it!
And the kids were invited to their friends little sisters 1st Birthday party, last minute, seriously they gave me an hours notice. And being who I am, I couldn't just send them with nothing.So I busted out the machine and whipped up another hat.I think this one is my favorite.How adorable would this be on a little baby? I know!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photo challenge

I participated in a challenge over on essence vibez to take a photo an hour. It was alot of fun to shoot pictures of what was happening throughout the day. I think I might do this once a month and look back to see how different each one might be.This one is a pretty typical day, minus we had no sports activity. Both the older kids are playing basketball right now, and we are a HUGE sports family, year round there is always some sport the kids are playing.
So sometimes the days can be hectic or just plain boring, But days like this one are my favorite; things to do, time to do things I enjoy(baking or sewing), and nice weather!!
she is planning on having more fun challenges like this so you should check her out.


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