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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

School is KICKING my butt, just a tad!!!

I'm going from 5-10 everynight and just now catching my breath after the last week. I love it and its so fun, but I feel like I have a ton on my plate. Don't think that will stop me from being fancy and fun though.
My project this past week has been doing a homeschool preschool program for my 4 year old.
I really like what we are doing and he is loving it.
I went here and bought a bunch of books, flash cards, and counting tools. Everything was .99
http://www.bookcloseouts.com/Store/Browse/_/N-2l0?promo=Childrens+Treasure+Sale

We do an activity of numbers, letters, and then a game. We made a sticker chart where he gets to put stickers on when he learns something. I really am enjoying this time with him., Just one on one. If you are interested in educational things at home that site has great, cheap stuff to use.
Also try starfall.com for kids to start learning their phonics.
HAVE FUN!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And the winner is.....

I meant to do this on Sunday but I started school yesterday and have been SWAMPED. So better late than never!!!!

winner is..................Mindy Hales!!! Congrats Mindy. Send me your address and I'll get all your goodies together!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Can't sleep?

Me either! So I found a little treasure for .14 at Walgreens tonight while I was getting some things and I swear I was so excited over .14 KNEE HIGH NYLONS. No, I'm not 85. I'm 34 but just wait for it.....

So I took these little treasures and I started to play around.  I came out with these and it was soooo easy.(I don't do anything hard)

Step 1~ take the knee highs(mine game in the gumball machine prize thing LOL) and cut both ends.
You should be left with just a tube of nylon.

Step 2~If you are making a bracelet for yourself, dont stretch it all the way out. For a headband you can give it a good pull.

Step 3~ Cut(just enough to tear) strips of fabric in the desired lenght. I used fat quarters from some scraps I had around. You can also trim once you are done so longer is better than too short.
Step 4~ Take one piece of the torn fabric and simply tie the strips to the nylon. YOU'RE DONE!!!
You can make these so fast and easy.

I also had some really cute earring I has bought awhile back. I thought I could pull them off but they were just too big. So I did the same thing as above but instead I glue gunned on these earrings.(took off the sharp part)
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I'm guessing it will stretch out and I'll have to redo the band again. But its .14 and 2 cuts and I'm done. I'm excited to try some more things out as well. Share what you try also!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Throwing all the prizes in and doing a giveaway!!!!

I didn't forget just got really busy....sooooo adding to the magnets, the cards and the febreeze gift set(see older posts).....

Who wants a target gift card for 15.00?


AND

a 10.00 gift card to GAP

AND
3 cute CUSTOM headbands(vary in design), for mom or daughter


DON'T miss out.
TO enter just leave a comment on this or any post, every comment is an entry. For 5 entries become a follower. For an extra 3 entries, post this on your blog or facebook. It's that easy. 6 fantastic prizes coming to you in all their cuteness!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

PILLOWS!!!

I am addicted to pillows right now. I just need to find better fillers. The ones I have are from Ikea and they are flimsy. But you'll get the idea....
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I made a button pillow, an applique flower pillow and some standard pillows. ( I was inspired by my cousin Hannah. She makes the cutest stuff.)
Applique Pillow~ Follow easy applique instructions from below. I haven't sticthed around this one yet but other than that it is done.
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Button Pillow~ Still need to stictch around the tree trunk and I may keep adding buttons but you can see the idea. I love this pillow. It's like nothing else in the room.
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See how I need thicker fillers. They need to be FULL!
It's official. I am DYING for my own sewing machine. This one is on loan from my mother in law. Time to start saving the pennies!!

Applique tees!!!

 I was so scared to do this but it was so easy and really not that bad.
You need
shirt or onesie
fabric
heat and bond
      
step 1~ Iron your fabric you will be using to the rough side of the heat and bond(this should come with instructions).
Step2~Flip fabric over and draw, or trace your letter or shape BACKWARDS. You will want it to be the right side when you flip it over.
Step 3~ Cut out the desired shapes from fabric and heat and bond attached.
Step 4~ Iron on shape or letter to top or onesie. I did stitch around the outside of my letter but if you don't want to it should be fine.



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I made a hair bow to match that Ill throw on a head band but just the simple yo-yo would be so cute with the letter!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Back in business!!!

We moved and are finally set up with internet again. I have so much to share and can't wait to post! Check back soon!!!