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2busybrunettes. We’re all about celebrating Earth Day in my classroom this week.


It’s only 4 days away! We have been evaluating how “green” our school, classroom, and homes are. I made 3 report cards for each of those locations. Ending Bum Crack One Pant At A Time « easy sewing projects, beginner sewing projects, sewing techniques, tips on sewing, Home / sewing / Ending Bum Crack One Pant At A Time Having the trend of low rider pants is fine, but it does start to pose a problem in the back.

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How do you close that gap down that loves to show off your panties or unmentionables? PICTURE JOKES » Just some advice :) First post, 3 years in the lurking.

PICTURE JOKES » Just some advice :)

This is me and my Papa (grandpa) He went on a trip last Friday… … and returned on Sunday to find his home of 50 years burnt to the ground. He built that home, but had no insurance (the foundation was on lava rocks). These are some useful tricks. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects.

Rollie Pollie! Looking for hours of entertainment?

Rollie Pollie!

Meet, The Rollie Pollie bean bag chair. It’s a chair, it’s a toy, it’s your favorite pillow. Made of durable cotton twill or soft vinyl, each bag is actually a slip cover (with another Rollie Pollie inside) then filled with mounds and mounds of soft cluster stuffing. So if it gets dirty, just zip it off and throw it in the wash. And with a handle on top, it’s easy to toss around. Now, pick your favorite…. Drag it around, Dive right in! Or take a little nap. T Shirt Shrug ∙ How To by EVEnl on Cut Out.

Sock Snowman Tutorial. Recycled Crafts. Let's all make recycled crafts.

Recycled Crafts

Not only is recycling good for the environment, it can help save you money; and, with the craft projects presented here, you can find out how to recycle creatively. Using the ideas presented here, you can transform baby food jars, paper bags, orphaned socks, and several other items into crafty masterpieces. Make sure any items you recycle into crafts are clean and dry - most can be washed in hot soapy water. Re Sizing A T Shirt ∙ How To by Captain Mel on Cut Out. RE-CREATE ZAK! HEY YALL!!


I am so excited to show you this craft! Yes Yes Yes… You will fall in LOVE. First of all let me tell you that I really am fascinated by ZAK! Have you ever heard of them? Well, they have this AMAZING “confetti” collection that makes me smile from ear to ear. Recycled tube phone case. Who doesn’t love a good recycling project? This one is really simple. Sometimes liquid soaps come in really pretty tubes. Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets. I know I say this every time, but I am so excited about this project!

Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets

The possibilities are endless! And they are so easy – I am going to have baskets hanging all around my house in a weeks time. I am using these above my sewing desk to hold all my notions and patterns. First I will show you how to make them, then I will tell you all the ways I think you could use them…then you can tell me all the ways I never thought of! Here is the tutorial for making larger baskets with plexiglass in the bottom for great wall storage. Supplies: Angry Birds from Cardboard Tubes. I have a confession to make.

Angry Birds from Cardboard Tubes

I’ve definitely seen a few crafts and some recipes made with this “angry birds” theme, but I didn’t know what it was. See, I don’t have an iPhone, so I had no idea what all the fuss was about. Make a Sit Upon. Summer is just about over and the kids will be heading back to school soon.

Make a Sit Upon

But that doesn’t mean that they’ll be spending less time outside just yet. Any mom whose ever been involved with scouts will remember this project. Making a sit upon is fun, it’s easy, and it creates a fun seat for your child to keep their tushy protected from dirty or wet grass. Make a sit upon before summer comes to a close! A sit upon is usually made from some sort of waterproof fabric, like a fabric backed vinyl tablecloth, and filled with some padding. I chose to recycle an old, ratty bed pillow to use as the innards. Supplies: water resistant fabric (I used a roll of heavy duty shelf liner) recycled pillow hole punch scissors ruler yarn tape These items are optional for the shoulder strap: wide ribbon needle clear thread You’ll want to start by measuring your fabric to be two inches wider than your pillow.

Now take your fabric of choice and fold it over the pillow so that you have 3 open sides. Colorful Recycled Denim Beads. You’ve probably noticed a trend on this blog… I like to recycle.

Colorful Recycled Denim Beads

I use recycled materials in many of my projects, and I always have several old pairs of jeans lying around. Kids grow like weeds, and boys are especially hard on their clothes, so there’s always some worn out denim not worthy of the donation pile. I’ve seen denim beads before, nothing new, but I wanted them to be colorful. I’m all about color. Color makes for great crafts, especially for kids. Tissue Paper Flowers for Any Occasion. With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Cinco de Mayo all happening this week, these little tissue paper flowers are perfect to give. Denim Do-it-All Bins. By Betz White Repurposing with denim is a natural. Who doesn’t have an extra pair of jeans lying around that are outgrown, out of fashion or worn out in some way? Put that denim to good use by making up a few Denim Do-it-All Bins. They’re great for organizing your yarn stash, magazines, or craft supplies.

Materials (for large bin)One pair of jeans, any adult size or large kid size 1/2 yd lining fabric – lightweight cottons*, or mid-weight twill, canvas, etc. 1/2 yd interfacing, *needed for lighter-weight lining fabrics only1/2 yd quilt batting 1 yd rickrack, ball fringe or other trimming Heavy-duty sewing machine needle for denimFabric marking tool Ruler Fabric shears IronFinished Measurements: Feel free to change the dimensions to suit your needs! Footprints » Blog Archive » Try it! Tuesdays - A place for everything and everything in its place… How to Make Brownie in a Mug. Elmer's Glue Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Supplies needed: Elmer’s Glue-AllFood ColoringPaint brushes & bowls Instructions: Pour desired amount of Elmer’s Glue-All into bowl or container. Add food coloring to the glue. The more food coloring you add, the darker the paint will be. Tips & Techniques: Build up coats of glue paint for a ceramic-like finish- let each coat dry thoroughly before applying another.

Washing & Clean Up Instructions: Wash in warm water 1 to 2 times. Tips and Tricks- Part 2! How to Make Fried Marble Jewelry. Tips and Tricks. 25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier. Here are clever ideas to make life easier. To see the complete list of 25 go here.