Wednesday, May 28, 2008

So I did some fun little projects the last couple of days...

Here is the baby blanket idea from Martha Stewart.... it was so simple!! I serged the edges and left a about a 3 inch opening to turn the inside out. I then hand stitched the 3 inch opening. I used a plain light blue cotton for the one side and a cute little fire engine/helicopter flannel for the other side The fabrics were purchased at Walmart! I can't wait to make more of these and give these to my friends who are expecting!

Here is how my little tote turned out... I am pleased with it!! Green was the only color of felt that I had alot of, so I decided to make it with a little pink flower on the front to make it girly! These too are easy to make!

Ok now these might just be one of my favorite things to make!! They are tiny baby shoes made out of fleece!! I found a website that had the pattern and they took no time!! These are sized 0-3 mos. Aren't they cute??? Again, black fleece was all I had so I wanted to make a trial pair. They turned out so adorable!! (the pic does not do them justice) I thought how cute it would be to give a blanket and a pair of matching darling little slippers to the expectant mother.... Here is the website for the baby slippers if you are interested! These are all such fun projects that cost next to nothing to make!! So have fun creating and feel free to leave me comments of what you are making!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

~Darling and simple blankets for baby~

These have got to be the easiest blankets ever to make!!! How fun to whip these out for friends and family having babies!! I love it... click here for instructions...

Friday, May 23, 2008

Cute and simple theater for your kids made out of sheets!


2 (6-foot) lengths of polypropylene clothesline
3 old sheets
Dozen 1 1/4-inch binder clips
Time needed: About 2 to 3 Hours

1. String up two parallel lengths of polypropylene clothesline 6 feet apart. Paint scenery on a background sheet, as we've done -- or pin on scenery cut from or painted on craft paper -- then use clothespins to attach the sheet to the line farthest from the audience.

2. For the curtains, suspend two sheets from the front clothesline using 1 1/4-inch binder clips hung at 1-foot intervals. The clothesline should go through the clips' triangular centers, allowing kids to slide the curtains open and closed for dramatic effect.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

~Darling homemade teacup candles~

How fun would this be for a little girls tea party!! The girls could help make them! You melt down your old candles! What a great way to go GREEN!! If you would like to see how it is done just click here

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Very cute little totes........

So I was shopping for fabric at Joann Fabrics a few days ago and stumbled across these cute little totes made out of felt! They are totally cute but they literally look sooooo easy to make! I think you could make them any size you wanted. All it has is two rectangular pieces cut the same size for the front and back and then one long rectangular piece that attaches to the front and back (down the sides) and along the bottom of the tote. Then there are two little handles! You can click on the pics to enlarge them to see the details. What a fun gift for a little girl or boy! For a girl you could make it pink and attach a cute little flower also made of felt to the front of the tote. You could get really creative with this easy little project! You could even make it for a baby shower gift and put some teeny diapers in it! As soon as I get one made I will post the finished project on here! Have fun...........

Monday, May 12, 2008

Looking for a great end of year teacher gift??

Are you scrambling for ideas of what to give to your child's teacher or a friend who loves flowers and treats?? Then you will love this cute idea told to me by a close friend of mine. I loved it the minute she told me about it!! All you need to buy is a cute flower pot, (I bought two orange ones and a yellow one for $2.88 each at Walmart), "Mother's" flower shaped "all butter cookies", cheap small spice drops and some skewers like the ones you use for shish-ka-bobs, oh and something to fill the pot with like dried beans or rice. Then all you do is stick a spice drop upside down onto the sharp part of the skewer and then put a cookie on top of that and then put a matching spice drop rightside up on top of the cookie! When you get about 10 or 11 made simply put them into the beans that are in your pot (that makes them stay in the arrangement). Tie a bow around the pot if you want to and then you can tie a cute little tag onto that with a handwritten note by your child to his/her teacher and that's it! I love how they turned out!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Look at this fun simple idea...

Isn't this great??? Found this idea on Martha Stewart Kids! How fun to make one of these and paint it bright red for a little boys room! So cute!! I have seen many of these shutters at my local Habitat for Humanity stores for cheap!!! I think I know what my next project will be :o) Click here for the how to's!

Friday, May 2, 2008

~Fun recipes for kids~

Here are some very fun recipes for your kids to try...

1. Finger Paint
- 1/4 c cornstarch
- 2 c water

- food coloring
Mix first two ingredients in saucepan. Boil until mixture thickens. Allow to cool, then pour into jars or other containers and color with food coloring.

2. Silly Putty
- 1 part Sta Flo Liquid Starch
- 1 part Elmer's White Glue (use white glue NOT Elmer's "Washable" or "Sschool Glue.")
- food coloring
Mix glue and starch together until it feels like a putty. If desired, add food coloring and mix thoroughly. When not in use, Silly Putty may be stored in an airtight container.

3. Bubbles
- 1 c water
- 1/3 c dish soap (Joy, Sunlight, etc.)
2 Tbls light corn syrup
Combine ingredients and enjoy! Try using different objects from your utensil drawer as a bubble wand!

4. Edible Peanut Butter Playdough
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 1/2 c honey
- 1 c powdered milk
Knead until smooth!

Have fun making these with your little ones!! They will love it and it will keep them busy too! (at least for a little while) :o)