Yay for Valentine's Day!! There is nothing better than a day that celebrates love, and when everything is pink! My mind has been possessed lately with the thought of boxes of chocolates. They sound so delicious, all the time.
It is birthday central over here!!
I like to sew, but I'll be honest, I get excited when I see the words "No sew". And when I was trying to think of a design for this fleece and ribbon cape for my daughter, I thought it would be great if anyone could make it! So....
Update: Embarrassing!! I just discovered (months after posting this) that Vanessa at V and Co. had posted almost the same exact tutorial an entire month earlier! I'm a copy cat, and I didn't even know it! Anyway, go check out hers here , it's super cute!
Something for the boys! Yay! I got this sweater vest at the Dollar Store several days ago (sweaters at the Dollar Store?
Children! They grow so fast! Unfortunately, the money tree can't always keep up, can it? I'm trying to alter some of Paige's clothing to be wearable longer. I love the instant gratification of projects like this.
We all know that our dryers eat socks. Not a big deal with easily replaceable white socks that my husband wears, but when they're my cute little polka-dotted ones, it makes me mad!! I have a huge collection of cute socks that I've been hoping to find the mates for. But after three years, I've given up. So I showed my dryer who was boss, and I made some cute gloves out of them! In case you have some single ladies in your sock drawer, here's how to make them!
So, I had two problems. The first, was that my daughter had outgrown some really cute tights, and they don't sell them anymore. Sad. The second, was that I was having major knee-high envy toward another mom at church who's girls always wore them! But I never see those socks in Paige's size, and I don't want to buy online and pay shipping! So ta-da!
Today was one of those rare, laid-back Sundays. I was even in my Sunday school class before all my little students, which almost never happens! :o) And since we had no plans after church, I took the opportunity to make this little scarf that popped into my head as I was making lunch. I intended to make it for myself, but I didn't have quite enough material from these two old, ill-fitting shirts of mine, so I made one for Paige!
Here is the other half I promised! I love this post, because everything in it was SO EASY to do!! I wish that I had more outgrown clothes of hers to play around with!
I didn't really explain in the last tutorial how to add the elastic waistband if that's the kind you prefer, so yesterday I whipped up this little skirt to demonstrate! It actually only took me 15 minutes (and that's with taking photos as I went!) so needless to say, it's an easy one! Any level of sewer can do this!
It's Double Apron Day today at Ruffles and Stuff! The first apron tutorial is from my creative-style soulmate, Mellissa, of Frakers Acres! You may remember her as the " Ruffle Your Stuff " grand prize winner last month. She's all about cute, fun, and bright, and I can't get enough of that! She was gracious enough to consent to be a guest on my blog during "Celebrating MOM", so please give her a warm welcome for me!
For wearing: And sharing! And it's so very simple to make!
Good morning, everyone! Well, I usually try to space out my guest posts as much as possible, but as the fates would have it, I'm doing two in a row this week! First the toy caterpillars for LuvintheMommyhood , and today, I am visiting Sachiko, of Tea Rose Home , sharing this tutorial that I came up with last week: The "Beachcomber" Dress
Welcome to the second half of "Double Apron Day"! This is something I thought up (probably along with countless others!) the other day, and I had so much fun making them!