Sunday, November 22, 2009


I've seen these cute little flowers floating all around the internet these days. So last time I was at my mom's house I scavenged around in her fabric and felt and created some cute flower templates. All I did was cute out the felt, fabric, and sewed a button on to hold it all together.

Then I hot glued the flower onto a clip so that they can be attached to a headband for the baby or just as is in the toddler's hair.

Now if only I had made them a tad bigger ;)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chalkboard Frame

I adore chalkboard paint. I think it is just the cutest way to personalize your home and makes things fun!

It all began when I painted our pantry door (more about that here) and then my friend decided to use an old picture frame to make one here.

I found a large picture frame in a box in the basement, spray painted it, and then used chalkboard spray paint to spray the inside.

It now sits in our kitchen and displays the week's menu but it would look oh so cute in an entry way, kid's room, etc. Where can you find a place for it?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I first saw rain gutter bookshelves several years ago in fellow teacher's classrooms. Now they are the hottest thing all over the internet. I think they are adorable and had wanted to put some type of shelving for pictures as well as books in my basement.

For me it seems the rain gutters were possibly going to cover too much of my picture frames and wanting the two to match I knew I had to find something else.

Who came through for me? IKEA - who else? For 20 bucks I got a 73 inch long shelf. We kept one in tact to hold the frames...

and cut the other in half to make two bookshelves...

The toddler is already so much more interested in books now that she can see all the covers!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chore Charts

I have been wanting to make a 'chore' chart for awhile now. Mostly because I can't remember to brush my toddler's teeth and thought this would help me get on the ball. My inspiration came when I saw THESE.

Super cute. So here's my take on them.

I used a clipboard from the dollar store.

Covered it with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.

Made their names and hot glued them to the metal clip.

Printed off chores on cardstock and stuck them under the clip (that way they can be easily switched out whenever chores change).

Then painted some stars and adhered them to the sides and bottom with tiny magnets that I painted (and hot glued on - of course :)

Finally, hot glued some magnets to the back so that they hang nicely on the side of my fridge.

Ta-da! Easy and super cute - now hopefully some chores will get done around here - I'm thinking mommy and daddy need one as well :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

holiday frames

After getting a new bookcase I soon got the urge to fill it with decorations. My friend used burlap and stamps to create cute frames here. So I took an old frame I had and sprayed it and distressed it (free).

I took her idea and decided to use the stamps (already had) as well but put mine on some fabric (79 cents for lots of it) I found. This one says fall but I also did one for Halloween using scrapbook paper I already had.

Now I have only one frame but can interchange the center to coordinate with various holidays. I love having decorations that stay in the same place all year but can be slightly altered to celebrate all year long!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

how tall are you...

I want to make this

I'm going to make it!

I think it's absolutely adorable and would be the perfect addition to our basement.

Go check it out!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


This past weekend we went to my mom's house and I mentioned that I possibly wanted to try and make baby girl a taggie blanket because she is so in love with tags right now.

My mom immediately said, why don't we go downstairs and make one real quick?

I hoped on that offer and so before I knew it we were browsing through her plethora of fabrics and ribbon and came up with this:

Things you need:

- 2 pieces of fabric cut the same size (any size you want)

- enough ribbon to make as many tags as you want to fit around the edges


1. Lay out your fabric.

2. Lay out ribbon, fold in half, and pin to one piece of fabric.

3. Sew straight across one piece of fabric adhering the ribbon to it.

4. Lay the other piece of fabric on top and sew across each side.

I love how it turned out. It was way easy, cheap, and oh so quick to make (under 15 minutes)!

Thanks mom for knowing how to sew and letting me scrounge around all your crafting supplies :)