Saturday, December 13, 2014

Beautiful Baby Bibs!

I LOVE sewing, but I'm not one for details or projects that take very long - which is why baby bibs are a perfect project.  They don't have to be perfect because they're just going to be spit up on anyhow!  You can easily finish one in an hour and you can use all kinds of scraps to make them.  The blue one above is backed with my hubby's old gym shorts!  Super absorbant!

I LOVED this pattern, though it was a little more time intensive.  I just used a set of coordinating fat quarters to match up fabrics and backed it with an old towel - again, lots of absorbancy!  Both of these patterns were free and found on pinterest!  ruffled bib link  and the chevron bib  with my own improvised ribbon flower.

What's your favorite fast and easy sewing project?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Braid

WOW!  Found this adorable hairstyle on Facebook, but no tutorial.  After hunting around through all the comments, I was able to find the original "creator" of this beauty - LORI!  Hair by Lori is where YOU can find her on Facebook.  She's planning on doing a you-tube tutorial for this style and I'm personally looking forward to it as my tree is a little skinny and doesn't look exactly like a tree, but was fun to try!

Are you doing anything fun with your girl's hair for Christmas?  What about your own?  I think the beautiful Compass Rose makes the perfect star at the top of this braided tree with the Crimson Joy as a present wrapping up the style at the bottom.  What do you think?

Adding our LATEST trial on Mimi with the Sparkling Snowflake - available January and the Festive Fallen Leaf - available NOW!!!  :)

Sadly - both the Crimson Joy and the Compass Rose (from the first pics) are sold out on my website but I have BOTH of them in stock!  Contact me through my facebook page

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fun with Writing!

So this morning, my daughter confessed that while she was supposed to be brushing her teeth and getting started with her school work, she was instead... pretending to do a lotion commercial!  Of course I HAD to hear this commercial and it was adorable - I couldn't believe how professional it sounded considering we don't have cable tv and watch VERY little television in general.  She compared products and stated the problem and how to solve the problem all in about 30 seconds - yes, we have an advertising exec in training.

I suggested doing a video recording for fun.  I had her practice her "schpeel" a few times and realized that this could be a perfect lesson in quality adjectives and strong verbs.  In the first clip you'll see her "plain" commercial.  The second clip is her dressed up version. 

So fun!  I hope this inspires you to try some creative writing assignments - be sure to leave a comment with a link to your commercials for us to enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Peachalicious Orange Smoothie

I have been craving something other than brownies lately.  That's hard to believe, I know.  The other day I threw this little recipe together and I've had one every day since.  It's not green, I know green smoothies are all the rage, but it is a beautiful orange for fall and healthy even if it's not green.

So hopefully, if you're really into smoothies, you've got a Blendtec by now.  If you don't have one and you love smoothies, this baby is essential - or a Vitamix.

10 baby carrots
3 whole oranges (peeled)
1 1/2 frozen bananas
2 frozen peaches - sliced
1 cup water

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Isn't it pretty?  I love the speckles from the peach skins.