Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gingerbread Men

We made these the other day to help get us in the Christmas spirit they were tons of fun as well to make, because my husband made them ;)  All I had to do was frost some of them. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Message Pancakes

Monday nights are my daughter's night to make dinner.  Most of the time she makes waffles but she decided that she wanted to make pancakes.  I took over the pan for a minute and made these for my husband.  I used a spoon to write out the batter and I would suggest doing it while the pan is still heating up because then you have more time to write out the message before you have to flip them.

*My mom suggested to me after I wrote this to use an empty ketchup bottle.  I wish I had thought of that :) Somewhat Simple

Monday, November 28, 2011

Puzzle Pouch

My daughter got out her big puzzles this last weekend.  It reminded me that I made these pouches for them because the boxes were stepped on or crushed.  I made them with scrap fabric that I had and its been nice they take up less room as well.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Golf Club Covers

My Husband got a new set of clubs for his birthday and he asked me if I make him some covers for them.  First I thought yeah that is possible and then I was like yeah I want to so then every time he grabs a club he thinks of me ;)   The stenciling didn't quite turn out the best but that is ok it still serves its purpose.  I don't know much about golfing but I didn't realize that they have so many clubs!!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turkey Hair Clips

I had some ribbon that I needed to use so I thought why not make some Thanksgiving themed hair clips for my daughter.  I made them at night and left them sitting out for her to find in the morning.  She found them all right and came up and asked me if they were for her.  When I said yes she came up to me and gave me a huge hug and wore them all day.

Here is what I did:

First I hot glued a little piece of fabric around the top part of the clip.

Then I cut an 8inch length of each of the ribbons that I wanted to use and fray checked the ends.  While the ends were drying I got out a needle and black thread.

Then make a pile of the ribbon and fold it in half, using the needle poke it through what would be the exact middle.  BUT DON'T push the needle all the way through, right where it is sitting in the picture is perfect.

Now spread out your ribbon to make a circle.

Start with the bottom most piece of ribbon and fold the end over and put on the needle.  It is hard to see the needle in the picture but it is right at the end of my thumb.  Continue folding over all the way around.

When all the ribbon is folded over and put on the needle adjust the ribbon to have the spacing that you would like then pull the needle all the way through and thread back and forth a couple of times so the ribbon won't change the spacing and tie off.

I then hot glued where my knot was to the hair clip.
Then I made some turkey's out of felt and hot glued those to the middle of the bow of ribbon.

They are kind of fun, and my daughter loved them.  If you want to make smaller ones do 6inches lengths of ribbon but I wouldn't go any smaller than 5inches because then it makes it harder to make them.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hemming Jeans

A friend of mine asked me last week if I could hem her jeans for her.  I have always wanted to try making a hem look professional and this was my first attempt.  I'm too lazy to do my own but after this I think that I might do a pair or two.  It was really easy actually.
The first thing that we did was with her wearing the pants we marked where she wanted them.  I pinned them the whole way around its not really needed, on the back of the leg is the best place to mark.

I then measured the original hem on the jeans and doubled what that was and marked where that was from the fold that I made for the new length of the jeans.

I then measured from the bottom of the pants to the line that I made and used that measurement and marked all around the leg.  I did that so then it would for sure be all the same length.  Then cut off the material using the markings as a guide.

Then using what the hem length was I folded over and pinned each leg, then I ironed it to make sure it was as flat as possible.

Using the same measurement I folded over and pinned each leg a second time and again ironed the leg.

Using a needle for jean material and matching thread to the jeans, I went around each leg twice one right over the other to make the thread look thicker and more like the original hem.

 There you have it an original looking hem on a new or old pair of jeans.  It was a lot easier then I thought it would be, try it out.
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey In Disguise

For my daughter's pre-k class they were asked to disguise a turkey so he wouldn't get eaten this Thanksgiving.  I love the idea and I loved that they asked for it to be a family project, this is what we came up with:  

Here is our before.

After, I think that he is disguised pretty well don't you?  Go make one with your kids it was tons of fun to do!!
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