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Thursday, October 24, 2013

DIY Dorothy Costume

 Things have been a bit hectic around our house ya know two kids in school, dishes, laundry, Halloween costumes... oh and MOVING!!
I thought about buying costumes this year but I don't know how people do it with more than one kid, those things are pricey.  So with my house in shambles and boxes coming out my ears and garbage and junk everywhere...(I don't know how we accumulated so much STUFF)
 I am making costumes!!

 I used tutorial and it went together quite quickly..I never would have thought to put a dress together this way but it worked!

 The skirt is very full and great for spinning...her favorite part(can you tell?)

 I only had a little bit of fabric stashed away in storage and i used every bit of it...seriously!  I think it was a yard and 1/2

 She was running all over the place finding new photo shoot backdrops for me...what a helpful girl she is.

  I added a little bit of eyelet lace around the bottom of the gingham for a little extra fluff

 This shirred waste is awesome it fits perfectly without being to tight or uncomfortable and it is surprisingly easy...I use it all the time. You can use her tutorial or I have a simple one here.

We splurged on these fabulous shoes at Wal Mart, who could resist!? Everything else was free cause I already had it in my craft hoarder stash woot!!

Stay tuned for more Wizard of Oz themed you can't guess who's next

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tutu Halloween Costume Roundup

We made a witch costume tutu for my little girl yesterday, it added the extra flare we looking for.  Tutu's are an easy cheap costume idea and the possibilities are endless...

here are some of my favorites

Mermaid costume 
Baby Mermaid...oh my heck I'm in love!

little red riding hood! How cute!!!! I've decided that every year my kids will get a little photo shoot done in their Halloween costume 
Little Red Riding Hood
Oh what an adorable child...and the costume's pretty cute too.

Toddler cute
This is one of my all time favorites...must try

Scare Crow





 Baby Witch




   Snow White Tutu Dress                        
Snow White
If you change up the colors and accessories you could make just about any princess.



                    Tinker Bell...look at all that fluff!

Audrey Hepburn



Bumble Bee

Super Heroes

Lady Bug Costume
Little Lady Bug

 Hopefully this helps you come up with some ideas, even if you need a last minute costume these are really easy to throw together, we did ours in about an hour.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cookie Sheet Chore Chart

 We are on Harvest Break and the weather hasn't been feels like winter.  So we needed a little project to keep us busy.

  A while back I made this Ice Cream Cone Chore Chart for my little girl and a Bubble Gum Chore Chart for my little boy, Ellie was feeling a little left out so we decided to make one during break, she came up with the cookie sheet idea and we went from there.

 It started out pink which I really liked but the spray paint I used just chipped right off ughh so after about three attempts to make the pink paint work we gave up and scraped it all off and decided grey isn't that bad.
If anyone knows how to paint metal without it chipping off, I'm all ears!

We mod podged scrapbook paper for the background and brushed on a thin layer as a protective coating.

A few decorative magnets just for fun.

We printed the chores onto regular printer paper, cut them to fit and mod podged them onto the tiles.

Hot glue magnets onto back

 To add the ribbon make holes with hammer and nail.

This would be great for a Super Saturday project or craft to do with kids, especially if you skip the painting part.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Turn a Tube Right Side Out/ Sewing tips

 To turn a tube of fabric I use a safety pin hook it through one side of your tube and close.

Turn it into the tube

 And start cinching your fabric along the safety pin until it reaches the opening.

That's it now pull it all the way through and iron flat.

Fabric Pacifier Clip Tutorial

My sister-in-law is having a baby boy in a few weeks, she was in need of some binky clips...thank you Pinterest! ( I would have no clue what anyone needed without Pinterest)
I happened to have some clips in my craft supplies, I found them on sale in the spring, they were for keeping mittens hooked onto coats..apparently nobody thought they were a necessity cause they had a whole bunch of them.

Some of them were black and some pink so we ended up painting the pink ones with nail polish..which worked quite well.

 These are super easy all you have to do is cut a rectangle out of any kind of fabric you choose
2 1/2" by 12"

Fold in half right sides together and sew to make a tube of fabric. Turn right side out.  Need help with this? click here.

                            Now thread your fabric onto the clip        

Fold raw edge under and pin.  Sew a straight seam stitch across.

Now for the loop...we used elastic, ribbon, ric rac whatever you fancy.  Turn in the bottom edges and tuck your loop right in and sew another straight stitch across.

All Done!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ensalada Chilena

My husband spent two years before we were married in Chile on a mission for our church, if you're interested in learning more about our church check out there website  He fell in love with the food while he was there and this salad is one of his favorites when we have fresh garden tomatoes. 

I don't even like eating raw onion but for some reason it works in this combo. It is very simple and surprisingly really yummy!  

 1/4 sweet onion diced
4 lrg fresh tomatoes diced
3 tbs canola or vegetable oil
1 diced avocado (opt.)
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Eat on top of sliced french bread or dip bread into juice.  We usually just buy ours but if you want more of an authentic bread check out this recipe for Marraqueta.  You can find the recipe here.
Batter bread recipe (Chilean marraqueta)

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