recently bought Cinderella on DVD for my daughter. She has been
completely obsessed ever since! So for Halloween she of course
wants to be Cinderella!
was such an EASY dress to make.
yard of Light Blue Tulle
yards of White Tulle
Blinged Out Hair Clip
I did was cut the Tulle in 6 inch strips and ran it through the
waffle headband. When the headband was in the middle of the
tulle, I tied the tulle in a knot around the headband. I used
the same technique to make the sleeves.
cover the waffle headband, I put the dress on my daughter and wrapped
the tulle around the headband then I put the hair clip on it to keep
it in place.
daughter absolutely LOVES her dress!
made a similar dress for her daughter but in pink- check it out HERE!
After finishing our Cinder Block Sandbox I still had TONS of cinder blocks left over. I wanted to make something that was usable, so I decided to make a Cinder Block Bench for our back porch. It was super easy and super cheap (since I already had all of the Cinder Blocks).
stacked the cinder blocks where I wanted them. I used 1 1/2 x 5
cinder blocks to make the base.
I wanted some cushion for the seat. So I went to JoAnn’s and picked up some 2 inch foam and I picked up some vinyl at Hobby Lobby. I used the same vinyl that I redid my Step Stool Chairs in. I also used some old plywood that we had around the house.
make the cushion you first cute the plywood down to the size you
want. You then put the Foam on top and the Vinyl on top of the
foam. Then you just staple everything to the plywood.
the corners last just to make sure they looked the same and looked
The cushion fits perfectly on the cinder blocks. For the cushions I made covers for 2 king size pillows and several 17×17 accent pillows. You can find the tutorial for the pillows HERE.
really liked how the bench turned out. It is actually really
comfortable and is really nice not have those cinder blocks stacked
up where my kids can get hurt!
LOVE outdoor pillows! They add a lot to any outdoor space.
The problem is that they are so expensive. I decided to make my
own Outdoor Pillow Slipcovers. I am telling you- they are SO
easy that you will go crazy making all sorts of outdoor pillows!
used Outdoor Canvas that I bought at Joann’s for the fabric.
Joann’s actually has a pretty large selection of Outdoor Material.
When I saw this orange fabric, I couldn’t resist it! I did not
want to spend a lot of money on these pillows, so I went to Goodwill
and picked up some pillows that were in good shape.
were $1-2 a piece. These pillows are all about 17in x 17in .
bought one yard of fabric- one yard made 3 pillow covers. I cut
the material at 18 in x 36 in.
hem both of the 18 inch sides.
I laid out the material so the sides are over laping about 1 inch and
pinned it on both sides. Make sure the right sides are
then stitched up both of the sides and turned the material out.
I stuffed the pillow in the cover.
can leave the pillow just like this, but I wanted a little extra
feature. So I stitched on some wooden buttons that I won from a
giveaway a while ago.
pillows cost me about $4 per pillow (the outdoor canvas is more
expensive than regular material).
My son found some cute stuffed monsters on Pinterest a few months ago. And he has been talking about them ever since. I tried to find the etsy shop that sold them, but I couldn’t find them. I don’t think she makes them anymore. (A reader just commented and shared with me the name of the shop that sold the monsters. She doesn’t have any listed right now, but she may in the future. Her shop is called Little Bit Funky. She is really creative and has some really cute items!)
fact, my son (who was 9 years old at the time) loved these monsters
so much that he made a few for his brothers and sisters and gave them
as presents. He made them all by himself and did a really good
made these little ones:
for his birthday, the only thing that he wanted was a monster for
decided to make a bigger one and surprise him!
front has a pocket and I sewed on the letter C, since that is the
first letter of his name.
his birthday, my other son begged for one, so I had to make another
monster with the letter A. I am also in the process of making one
with a D.)
should have seen his face when he opened his present! He was so
excited and carried that monster everywhere! I think he even
took it to school to show his friends. Now the kids at school
want one! 🙂
monster has been everywhere, even camping! My boys love them,
because they use them in the car on long trips as a pillow.
now, I have more monsters to make… I better get busy!
couple months ago, we were at a farm show in Amarillo. One of
the venders gave me a couple of CASE bandanas that I thought were
pretty neat. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them- a
Bandana Dress for my daughter. I am just now getting around to
is how I did it.
two of the bandanas and sewed them with right sides together.
I gathered the very top of the bandanas to make it flow at the
then got out one of my daughters dresses and cut out a pattern for
the top. Then I stitched it together, I just eye balled it…
the top is all stitched up, just sew it to the gathered skirt.
is how it looks when it is all stitched up.
wanted a couple of red accents, so I had some red ribbon that I
stitched on for sleeves, a ribbon etc…
12 year old twins go to middle school and have to wear uniforms and
didn’t have any room for all these extra clothes in their dresser.
So they have been keeping their clothes in a diaper box under the
bed. I promised that we would turn the diaper box into
something else that didn’t look like a diaper box, or have a baby on
the front. I am just now getting around to keeping that
promise. I don’t know why it took me so long, it was so easy
I covered the diaper box with some heavy duty denim fabric that I bought at a yard sale a couple of years ago. This was incredibly easy! It only took about 15 minutes. Making the liner in easy too. There is a tutorial on Make it Love it if you are interested in making your own liner.
When I made my liner, I just measured each side of the box and added an inch to the top and side for seam allowances. Then I sewed all the pieces together. Fold over the edges and sew a seam casing for the ribbon and you’re done! Easier said than done, right? It’s really not that hard.
is how I recovered my box. This is actually the second one that
I did. My boys loved the first one so much, that I decided to
make a second one. They fit perfectly under the bunk beds and
look so much organized than the system they are using now.
measure the top of your box. Mine is about 11.5 inches tall.
So I made sure to cut about 15 inches around the box so I could fold
over the sides into the box. More on that later. The
first box I use was very sturdy. So I cut off the flaps that
fold to make the top. This box has been used and abused by my
boys. They folded the flaps into the box and used packing tape
to secure them, so I left it that way. I figured that the box
would be that much sturdier.
Cut your fabric around the
box as shown. I cut 15 inched around the entire box. Now cut a
square out for each corner. I measured 2 inches out from
the corner and then cut the square out.
is the spray adhesive that I used. There is NO sewing to
recover the box, only to make the liner.
the bottom of the box. It is best to do this in a well
ventilated area. Outside would be best.
Place the box in
the center of your fabric. Then turn the box upside down and
smooth the fabric over the bottom of the box.
for the sides: I did the longer side first. Spray the
whole side of the box and smooth the fabric over the box.
spray the inside of the box, just enough for the fabric to cover.
You don’t have to spray the whole inside. Then repeat on the other
is what your box should look like now. The long sides are done
and now we are ready to do the short sides. Before you spray
for the short side, you need to spray a little to attach the remnant
from the long side onto to the short side.
you need to make sure your fabric folds this way. You are going
to spray the short side of the box, but as you attach your material
to the box you need to fold in the sides.
my fabric is attached and the sides are folded. Now spray into
the fold and apply pressure.
the inside of the box to attach the rest of the fabric and then
repeat on the other side.
your box is done and the liner can be made. So cute and easy!
couple years ago, our Relief Society made these Nativity Blocks.
Since then, it has been one of my favorite Christmas decorations and
they were super easy to make.
can get the glass blocks at Hobby Lobby and one of my friends cut out
the vinyl of the Nativity Scene. The glass block has a hole at
the bottom of it where I put the Christmas Lights and some ribbon
inside. Then I just tied a bow around the block and was done!
seven year old boy has a love of cooking. About once or twice a
week he will ask me if he can make dinner. And when he asks, he
already knows what he wants to make.
week he wanted to make chicken noodle soup with rolls and his famous
honey butter. And he wants to do it all by himself. I
just hang around to answer questions, clean a little bit and offer
suggestions. 🙂 And I will have to say, he made one good
dinner that we all ate up!
cup of soften butter
cup powered sugar
all ingredients together for a minute or two until nice and fluffy.
Last week we had so much great feedback on the Burlap Wreath here that Brooke decided to make another one for a giveaway!! The amazing sisters from Six Sisters’ Stuff, are hosting the giveaway. So head over to their blog to enter…you all have one week, so hurry!