Sunday, November 27, 2011

Easy Cute Skirt...

I've mentioned this before, but I don't like sewing with patterns.  A complex I gained in the 7th'd think I'd be over it, but I still avoid projects that include cutting out a pattern. I have wanted to make my daughter's matching skirts for a while & I found a way to do this without using a pattern!  If you can do some basic math skills, this will work for you!

This blog has the BEST tutorial...step by step with pictures!
Less Than Perfect Life Of Bliss
You can make a skirt in ALL sizes using this method.
I ended up making a skirt for my 10 year old, her American Doll & my Baby.
They turned out so cute!!
I love the ruffles...
I love how you can choose how long you want the skirt to be too.
Here she is with her Doll...
This is much cheaper than buying the doll clothes!
Don't they look cute??

I just added one ruffle to the bottom of Sophie's skirt.  Then I took pink ribbon and sewed it down the middle of the ruffle. She's happy with how it turned out!

I already went out and bought more fabric to try a few more variations!
I LOVE these girls!!

I'm sharing at these blogs....

Home Stories A2Z
Tip Junkie handmade projects

The 36th Avenue

Somewhat Simple

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Blog Was Featured....

You can go here to check it out.

It's a fun blog that combines blogs & Pinterest boards.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cheap Christmas Print...

Do you want a cute & easy Christmas Print?
I got all of my supplies at the Dollar Store...
I picked out a gift bag that had a cute Christmas Tree on it.  Then I headed down the frame isle & picked up an 8X10 silver frame to match.
 Trace the paper that comes in the frame onto the bag...cut it out & place it in the frame!
Voila... a $2.00 Christmas decoration!
The best part is that  you can still use the other side of the bag to make another one to give as a gift. You actually get two prints for a dollar.  You can do this for any holiday, they really make cute gift bags for all of the seasons!
I'm linking to these parties:
Home Stories A2Z
Tip Junkie handmade projects

Organize and Decorate Everything

Link Party


Pick a Theme Thursday

Sunday's Best Linky Party!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shabby Apple

Have you ever heard of Shabby Apple?  
It is an online boutique of dresses & accessories.  Here are a few examples of what you can find at their website...Aren't they cute?
Green Floral Neck Dress with Cap Sleeves Side Zip and Tie Waist
Love the Details on this dress...
White eyelet dress with a shirt collar, puff sleeves, and yellow belt.
This Dress Is On Sale...
Grey Cotton T-Shirt Dress
I love this too!
If you get a chance, stop by & see all of the great clothing they have to offer.
Dresses from Shabby Apple

Easy Christmas Ornaments....

I found a cute gift bag & a frame from the Dollar Store. 
Then I got an initial ornament for .50 at Hobby Lobby for each of my kids.
First, paint your frame the color you want.
Take your gift bag & trace the paper that came in the frame onto it.
Mine made four & I still had a whole backside of the bag to use for something else, it's cheap scrapbook paper!  Next, cut them out & glue the paper onto the cardboard part of the frame.
Place it back into the frame. I didn't put the glass back in the frame for this.
I then hot glued the initials onto the paper & began decorating it how I wanted. 
I just put some ribbon through the frame to hang on my tree.
I added ribbon to the initial ornament & to the outside of the frame on this one.
On my boy's initial I added glitter & I had a cute snowman gift tag (from the dollar store) & glued it on the side.
I did each of my kids a little different...but they turned out cute!
Here is how they look on our tree...

I'm linking to these parties:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Funky Junk Interiors

Link Party

Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Home Stories A2Z
Tip Junkie handmade projects

Organize and Decorate Everything