Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What to do With an Old Toddler Sheet

I had an old toddler bed sheet and I knew I wanted to do something with it so I finally decided to make a flag banner for Love's room.

I printed the flag template found here but I wanted my flags to be bigger.

So I flipped over my paper and drew my own.  I then cut out the flag template.
Then place your template on your material where you want to cut and lightly trace with a pencil around the flag.

Here you can lightly see the pencil marks.  I then cut them out with regular scissors and then went around the edges with pinking shears.

Pick a ribbon for the top and pin the flags to it.

Sew from one end all the way to the other.  I left some extra ribbon hanging out on each side to hang it on the wall.

Iron the material if you haven't all ready.

Then hang it up!

Thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Circle Painting

I needed something on the wall in our master bedroom so I went to Michael's and picked up a couple canvasses.  This is what I came up with.  It is super easy and will take about 15 minutes with drying time.

Our bedroom is brown and blue so that's what I went with.
Start by radomly painting the brown circles.
Let that dry.
Then paint the blue circles inside the brown ones.

Let dry, hang on wall and you are finished!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Patchwork Baby Blanket

Patchwork Baby Blanket

This cute baby blanket has just been added to my shop.  Perfect for a new baby boy!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

From Above

I'm participating in this weeks photo challenge at The Paper Mama and the theme is From Above.
I thought this photo would be perfect.


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Super Cute Tag Lovey

My husband's cousin is having a baby so I created this cute tag lovey for her.  They know that it is going to be a boy but I thought it would be fun to do something other than blue, and I just loved these colors all together.

Most important, she loved it!  Can't wait to meet little Eli.


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Monday, February 20, 2012

Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

I found these on Pinterest via Oh My! Sugar High and had to give them a try since we all love donut holes. 
They are so good and very easy to make.
The kids loved rolling them in the cinnamon and sugar.

1 1/3 cups flour
1 cup crisp rice cereal, crushed
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted

In a large bowl mix the flour, cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in shortening until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
Stir in the milk just until moistened.
Shape into 1-inch balls.

In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar.
Dip balls in melted butter and then roll into the cinnamon and sugar.

Bake in single layer on cookie sheet at 425 F for 15-18 minutes.


Original Recipe can be found at Taste of Home


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Found this recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a try.  Instead of the feta and parmesan cheese in the original recipe I just used mozzarella since that is what I had in the house, but I think it still turned out good.  Next time I'll try it with some spinach and maybe some other veggies.

3 cups cooked chopped chicken  
1 cup Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella (or about that, I didn't measure it)
1/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
10 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained (original calls for 8 but I had 10 left so used them all)
2 cups Spaghetti sauce

*Put about 1 cup of sauce in bottom of 13x9 inch baking dish
*Combine chicken, cheeses, milk and pepper in bowl
*Put about 2 spoonfuls of mixture onto each noodle
*Roll noodles long way
*Place rolled lasagna noodles into dish on top of sauce
*Top with remaining spaghetti sauce
*Sprinkle some cheese on top if you would like
*Bake at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes


Found on Pinterest
Original Recipe iVillage

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Felt Heart Love Shirt

I had a shirt from Love that was to small so I decided to make a Valentine's shirt for Bug.

Bug didn't want her picture taken, which is unlike her, so I got her on the run.

I had drew both the heart and ribbon then cut them out and pinned them together.

I then stiched around the ribbon and stitched LOVE onto it.

Then pin it to the shirt and stitch around the heart.

Next on my list is making a Lightning McQueen shirt for Love.

Here are a few things that caught my eye this week:

Sleep is Overrated - From Hurting But Hopeful - Kelly explains it perfectly!

Figuring Out 40 - Great Project Life inspiration

A Little Bit of Me - Found thru Figuring Out 40, another great Project Life site

Palm Trees - Cute breakfast or snack idea

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookie Tarts - Cute for Valentine's or anytime


Monday, February 6, 2012

Felt Heart Garland

I've been seeing a lot of garland on Pinterest and other blogs so I thought I would give it a try.

Draw the hearts onto the felt
Cut out
Sew together
Super simple

I'm thinking I might do this for each holiday

Linking up with
Skip to My Lou
Today's Creative Blog
Sew Much Ado


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Feed Me

Found this recipe on Pinterest
So easy
Cut off crust - will try not cutting it off next time
Smash the bread
Spead on some cream cheese - I would add more next time
Dip in butter
Roll in cinnamon and sugar

Found this on Kraft Foods
Put Chili in the bottom of pan - I used homemade
Wrap hotdogs in tortillas
Add cheese
Hubby and kids LOVED it, so did I!
Next time I will have to make more because we didn't have any leftovers and hubby probably would have ate more.

Linking up with:
Sew Much Ado
30 Handmade Days


Sunday, January 22, 2012

EtsyKids Design Challenge

I participated in this months EtsyKids Design Challenge.  The theme was "Love & Kisses". 

So many cute items.  Come take a look here and vote for your favorite!


Caught My Eye

Love this Monthly Dinner Menu Planner from Anything But Perfect.  She always has such fun printables!

You can find all of her super cute free printables here.


Friday, January 20, 2012

New to my Etsy Shop

Such a cute and fun blanket for a new baby boy!  I love all the colors and designs of the material.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Caught My Eye

Caught Love looking like such a big boy while he was eating.  He's come a long way from when he used to put spaghetti in his hair!

Here are some other things that caught my eye this week:

Homemade Wheat Thins from Kitchen Simplicity - Thinking I will try these the next time I need some crackers.

Food Journal from Thirty Handmade Days.  It's a cute one so maybe I will actually use it!

Weight Loss & Excercise Printables from Balancing Home.  I'm starting to notice a theme!?

Persnickety Pelican This Etsy shop has such cute Dachshund items.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Caught My Eye

Here are some of the cute things I've come across this week.

Free Bunting Thank You card from 74 Lime Lane

Free Alphabet Wall Art from The Handmade Home. Can't wait to get moved so I can hang these up!

Sofa or two armchairs from Velvet Perch on Etsy.
Way out of my budget but I do love it!

MoonStone and Leather Strap Bracelet from Tree Swing Studio on Etsy.
Just found this shop and I pretty much love everything she has.