Nov/26/2011 04:05 PM Filed in: Do It
Imagine my dismay when I was wearing a a brand new pair
of pants and I splattered them with oil the FIRST time
I EVER wore them. I was heartbroken, but what is a girl
to do? Oil splattered pants just aren't my style.
FREEZER PAPER to the rescue! Yes, you heard me right,
freezer paper. Who knew it was so handy?!? It's cheap
too. Just check this out!!! You can't see any oil
splatters now can you?
look at how a freezer paper stenciled tiger can
brighten a little boy's day, taking his sweat pants
from drab to fab!
Want to know more?!? I thought so. CLICK
Nov/21/2011 01:32 PM Filed in: Do It
Since the purchase of my
"dream camera" this year, I've been working on learning
how to use it! If you're new to Digital SLR photography
or just want to start taking better pictures, maybe
you'll find this page helpful! It's located in the
section of my site.
The Art of
Learn Digital SLR
those of you who are interested in digital photo
editing, here are some Photoshop Elements
Nov/01/2011 02:00 PM Filed in: Do It
Angelina J. of
Sacramento, CA used my Fleece Ear Flap Hat tutorial
& pattern to make an adorable
Yoda hat for her six month old, Shane! She doesn't
own a sewing machine, and worked on this during nap
time for two days.
Somehow, I think the
paci completes the full Yoda look, don't you? Precious!
Teri B. from
Kansas used my Rag Quilt tutorial
found out that her local quilt shop would cut and
fringe her squares for her, which gave her a
"shortcut" method to making her quilt. She says
"This was my first quilt EVER (and I'm a grandma in
her mid-fifties) and it was done in less than two
days time..." **
**Quilt shops have
unbeatable fabric selection, but fabrics cost more per
yard there than in chains like Hobby Lobby. Teri says
in order for the quilt shop to cut her fabric for her,
she had to buy extra so it'd fit their cutting machine,
so in the future she'll probably cut her own.
She also used my Hacky Sack tutorial
these cute little hacky sacks for her grankids to
If you make any of the projects on my site, please send
me a photo with your finished results! Thanks Angelina
and Teri for sharing your photos!!!
Nov/01/2011 11:45 AM Filed in: Website
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Oct/28/2011 02:33 PM Filed in: Do It
may remember that I posted a tutorial for
Baby Legs... These are leg
warmers for babies and arm/leg warmers for toddlers
and kids... The thing is that I posted it before
Austin was born so I was lacking in a baby model!
(Landon did a great stand-in job though!!) Anyway, I
mean.... really... does it get any cuter that
this?!? I just love a tiny baby hiney... He'll
probably tackle me for this when he's older but OH
WELL. I kept his legs warm now didn't I? Those poor
freezing children in Antartica wish they could say
I digress... What I'm
trying to say is that I added more pictures to
the Baby Legs Tutorial
added a simple Hacky Sacks tutorial
you can make with the foot portion of the
Oct/28/2011 08:47 AM Filed in: Home School
I added a
new link on the HS Science page,
thanks to my mom via Pinterest:
Website with a bunch of science experiments you can
do with the kids at home! It includes step-by-step
instructions for doing the experiment, then at the
end explains why it works. Great site!!
Oct/27/2011 09:04 PM Filed in: Do It
bobbin thread is running amuck, try this snappy
solution! Super Simple Bobbin
Covers! (You'll thank me
Oct/25/2011 08:17 PM Filed in: Do It
HERE's a five minute project
for ya.... This is a
quiet square... it has a basic maze sewn on it (two
lines in this case for a baby, but could be made
more elaborate for older children) and a marble
inside the square. The child can maneuver the marble
through the square, and it is a handy/non-bulky
"quiet toy" to keep in your purse or diaper bag.
Oct/25/2011 05:20 PM Filed in: Do It
Did you know you can
make your own slushy ice pack from just alcohol, water,
and a ziploc or freezer bag?
Super Simple Slushy Ice Pack
Now, what to do with
that slushy ice pack? How about making an adorable Boo
Boo Bear or Boo Boo Bunny??? Boo Boo Bear Tutorial and Ideas
Oct/25/2011 03:00 PM Filed in: Do It
Does your mail end up strung along your kitchen
Would you like a handy spot to quickly sort it, like
Here's a handy mail sorter
Oct/24/2011 07:40 PM Filed in: Do It
I got a new sewing machine!! Woo Hoo!!
And, as an added bonus
it even does up to 4x4 embroidery! So, as if I needed
any more project ideas floating around in my head, now
I keep an eye out for free embroidery machine designs
and cute things to embroider! So you'll have to check
back on my new Embroidery page for project
ideas and embroidery machine downloads!
Oct/23/2011 05:45 PM Filed in: Website
revamped the look of my site! I did some general
tweaking here and there too, so you may ought to
REFRESH your browser when going to a page on my site
that you've been to before.
Here's what it used to look
And here's what you should
PS- if refreshing your
browser doesn't make this site stop looking like the
old version (above) and start looking like new (below)
then you may need to clear your cache. I know, I know.
That's the internet for ya.
I also re-designed my DIY Tutorial directory pages;
here's a before/after:
PSS- Next item on the agenda: a snazzy new home page.
Oct/13/2011 10:41 PM Filed in: Do It
If you make any
of the projects on my site, please send me a photo
with your finished results, along with your name
and what state you're from! I've recently decided
to start featuring these photos on my site. Here
is the first one I've received back...
Kelsey S. from Tennessee used my rag quilt tutorial
her first ever quilt! She was ambitious and made
hers 70" x 60". Wow! Here's how it turned out:
she featured it on her blog, here! Thanks Kelsey!
Oct/12/2011 11:43 AM Filed in: Do It
tutorials to make frog and
Oct/11/2011 07:56 PM Filed in: Do It
make some pajama pants or sweat pants without buying a
store pattern? Here are some "No Sweat" Sweat Pants!
already got everything you need for a perfect
Oct/05/2011 03:00 PM Filed in: Do It
PARENTS & TEACHERS!!! I am NOT kidding when I say
that I think this is about the best thing since sliced
bread. Check out these classy looking forward-facing
book shelves! Forward-facing books make kids much more
likely to pick them up and read (there are lots of
impressive studies and statistics to back me up here!).
And this is a cheap, easy way to do it! My son was
already a big reader before we put these up, but
afterwards, he gets his books even more. And the first
thing he said was "Wow! Look! Lots of NEW books!!!"
(they weren't new books)
Ok, enough talk, just check it out.
RAIN GUTTER SHELVING. You don't know
what you're missing! Tutorial here.
Oct/05/2011 02:50 PM Filed in: Do It
Oct/03/2011 04:00 PM Filed in: Do It
little guy outgrew his 0-9 mo sleep sack at age 6 mo, I
came up with this pattern for a new one that will be
plenty long for his growing little legs. The tutorial
and pattern is available HERE!
Sep/30/2011 03:59 PM Filed in: Dr. Mom
my "Mommy-Made Baby
Food" page! Now that
I'm making it for my second baby, I've tweaked my
system a bit and made it even better If you've got any interest in making
fresh purees for your wee ones, check it
Sep/20/2011 11:19 AM Filed in: Do It
These simple, cute
hats can be made plain, with pom poms, or animal
eyes/ears sticking out the top. I have a downloadable
pattern available to print for babies to adults! Check
Fleece Ear Flap Hat
Pattern & Tutorial!
Mar/01/2011 07:05 PM Filed in: Do It
to make little leg warmers for babies and arm/leg
warmers for toddlers and kids. All you need is about 5
minutes and a pair of knee high socks... (And just to
make you feel extra thrifty... the "official" baby legs
brand warmers run about $12-20/pair... ouch!)
See how to make your
own Baby Legs!
Feb/19/2011 09:13 PM Filed in: Do It
little something different for your window treatment?
Here's how to make
a Scrunched Valence!
This window valence is
pretty simple... it's just a regular valence with a
twist (or rather, some scrunching).
Feb/17/2011 08:24 PM Filed in: Do It
dress up a plain window in your house? Here's how to
sew a fancy looking Roman Valence. (It's surprisingly
simple to make too!)
Make your own
Jan/29/2011 03:16 PM Filed in: Do It
to make a basic nursing cover that will stay in place
around Mom's neck with an adjustable tie, allowing her
to peek in on baby as desired...
Make your own
Peek-a-Boo Nursing Cover!
These go by many
names, but what I like about this design is the
stiffened neckline that can be propped open for
latching and positioning or pressed flat (closed), as
desired for modesty.
Jan/24/2011 09:37 PM Filed in: Do It
Jan/21/2011 04:18 PM Filed in: Do It
in need of some Wall Art and don't want to spend a
fortune, here's a DIY option that uses a little mod
podge & creativity to make your own, custom
artwork. The project shown is done for a nursery, but
could easily be used to make abstract or grown-up
pieces as well.
How to make your
own Wall Canvases