Monday, December 10, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I started with a fitted crib sheet tutorial from Dana Made It . It is about as easy as any tutorial can be. She has a few pictures of her steps. I didn't take any pictures so if you're a visual person, like me, you'll want to check out her tutorial. Here's a breakdown of the steps and pics of my final products.
What you'll need:
2 yards of fabric
2 yards of 1/4" wide elastic
30-45 minutes of time
Take your sheet and fold it in half. Fold it in half again, making sure to line up your edges precisely. Cut an 8x8" square out of the top corner with all the lose edges. Next you want to make your pockets for the corners of the mattress. In each of the four corners you've cut out, line up the sides right sides together. Sew them together to form the pocket. Serge or zig zag stitch all the way around the edges to prevent fraying. To make the casing for the elastic, iron down the edge of the fabric about a 1/3" all the way around. Sew it down all the way around leaving a 2 inch opening to thread the elastic. Attach a safety pin on the end of the elastic and thread it through. Once you get to the end, zigzag stitch it multiple times along the end so it holds. Then close up the 2 inch opening. Shift the sheet evenly around the elastic and put your made to order sheets on your mattress!
First my first go at it, I couldn't be happier! I tell you what, if there ever comes a time when I need to decorate another nursery, this gal is making EVERYTHING!!! Why be limited by what's in the stores? Not me! Not anymore!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dinner has been eaten and cleaned up. Baths have been given. Now we are snuggling on the couch, winding down for the evening basking in the glow of how I spent my day.
That's right, y'all. I put up my Christmas tree. I know, I know. Some of you are out there shaking your heads because my tree is up before Thanksgiving. Normally I don't put up my tree until the day after. This year I had to take advantage of the two sets of helping hands I had today. One set to help me and the other to occupy my young. Unfortunately things were still broken, but what can you do?!
So we sit here next to our Christmas tree waiting for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Everyone is happy and in this moment, all is well!!
Monday, November 19, 2012
I'd like to say I came up with this cute little idea, but we know exactly where I got it. Pinterest!! The Artsy Fartsy Mama has a quick tutorial that gave me the basic idea. I got myself to the store for supplies and got to work.
Here's what you'll need:
Felt in different colors
Iron your shirt flat. I used a brown turtleneck because it was the only brown shirt I found ANYWHERE in their size. I have this fear of turtlenecks from my childhood for some reason and didn't want to see my kids in them, but it worked out. Set your shirt aside for now.
Get your paper and sketch out a feather, triangle for beak, a gobbler and a big and little circle for eyes. This is how mine looked. You can see it wasn't a perfect science, but I ended up with shapes I thought would work well.
Here's the finished product. They turned out so cute and the boys loved them. That's all that really matters!!