Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's a bird...It's a plane...

Nope!  It is Super Tooth!!!

I have had this idea bookmarked FOR.EV.ER!!!  I knew that Kaden had to be losing a tooth soon.  He has been waiting to have a loose tooth since Kindergarten last year.

This weekend, we were eating corn on the cob & Kaden started complaining that his teeth hurt.  He seemed a bit alarmed by the whole thing at first.  I felt his little tooth wiggle & I SCREAMED!!!  Yes, I was so excited that I actually screamed & grabbed his little face to give it a kiss.  Okay, enough of my story. 

Super Tooth is Kaden's new little tooth pillow.  The idea & tutorial are over at mmmcrafts.  The tooth's mouth is a little pocket to keep the new lost tooth in.  Then, the Tooth Fairy will leave the reward inside of the pocket.  I love this idea & it makes it easier for the Tooth Fairy.  There are different variations.  I saw a Tooth Marshall, a Tooth Officer, a cute Tooth Ballerina, & a Tooth Fairy.  I came up with the Super Tooth idea.  My boys are really into Super Heroes.  Another fun tooth pillow idea is a Tooth Pirate.  I let Kaden pick & he jumped right on the Super Tooth idea. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Laptop case

Back in July, I saw a great tutorail to make a zippered laptop case from Crap I've Made.  {LOVE her blog by the way...the name enough is great!!!}  I have been planning on making it, but never really got around to it...until today!!!  I used minky inside to give my laptop a nice, cozy place to hang out.  I love the feel of that stuff {it reminds me of little man because his keke or blanket is made out of that}.  If I can do can you!!!  The zipper was the only part that threw me off for a while {that is why picture tutorials are so great!!!}, but in the end it turned out great & now my laptop has a fun place to hang out in.  Now, I just need somewhere to take it!!!


Did you happen to see that my "If the shoe fits..." tutorial was FEATURED on Someday Crafts.  I feel so honored!!!  I love her blog & to be featured is such an honor! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

If the shoe fits tutorial

Here is the tutorial that I put together for my cute "If the shoe fits" witch legs!

Ok...I want to start out by saying that I really don't know what I am doing when it comes to sewing.  This is how I made it, but there are probably better ways out there.

You need:

4 pieces of black fabric {I used cotton} cut into a boot
2 pieces of colored fabric {mine is green} cut into 6 1/2 inches by 14 inches
12 1 inch x 6 1/2  strips of black knit to make the stripes

{not pictured...ribbon for hanging & stuffing to fill your legs & a little fun ribbon for the laces on the boots}

I pinned my 1 inch strips 1 inch apart on the green pieces.  Then I sewed the strips on using a zig zag stitch.

After the strips were sewn onto the green pieces...I cut each rectangle in half length wise.

I made sure to hem the raw edge of the top of the witch's boot.  Then I sewed one piece of the boot to one piece of the leg.  Now you will have 4 legs pieces.

{Now...I didn't take pictures....sorry!!!}

Pin your ribbon for hanging on the right side of one piece of the leg leaving it tucked down against the leg.  I cut my ribbon in half & just tied a bow to attach the two legs together.  Sew right sides together...leaving an opening to turn your leg right side out.  Do this to both legs.

Stuff each leg as full as you would like.  I just used the filling of an old pillow.  Sew up the opening.  I also used little strips of ribbon to make the laces on the boots.  I just hand sewed these on & then tied a little bow & hand sewed that on too.  Now you can hang up your cute witch legs.

On the wood sign...I just used an old sign that I had bought at the dollar store.  I painted it purple & then added the green dots with a round paint brush.  I wrote the words with a black sharpie!

I've linked up to




If the shoe fits...

I am so excited to have this finished.  It one idea that I have made my own & I love it.  I have seen wooden signs like this, but I knew it would be fun to make it out of fabric.  Here is the finished product.  I will post a tutorial soon!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Don't be Jealous...

There is something about the kids starting school & fall that gets me in the thrifting mood.  Today, I had a little I stopped at Saver's {a thrift store right by my house}.  I found this GORGEOUS cake plate for $7.00.  It was upside down & a little hard to notice, but I did!  The base was separated from the top, but I knew with a little glue...she would be good as new.  I was SO excited {because my other cake plate had an untimely fall off the counter}!  Because this beauty was "broken", I was able to get it for $5.00.
A little E6000 & she is ready to hold all of my treats!  I can't wait to use it!!!  It isn't the best picture, but I resorted to taking the picture at night because I just had to share.

I am sure that there will be more "thrifting" posts in the near future!

Menu Planning

I have really been struggling with dinner lately.  I have every intention of cooking for the family, but I'll be honest...sometimes we eat cereal for dinner.  If you live in may have heard of The Food Nanny.  My Mom & I met her at a fun craft fair called Swiss Days.  Her cookbook is amazing & she is really cute.  My Mom bought it & I have sampled some of her recipes.  YUM!!!  One thing that caught my eye was her Menu Plan.  I love the idea of having a "theme" for each day of the week.  She recommends that you plan two weeks worth of meals at a time.  I have done this for years & it makes a HUGE difference.  Those little jaunts to the store REALLY add up & I find myself wanting to just "go & grab something"!

I decided to make my own Menu Plan with my own "theme" nights.  I will post my theme category list in the next little bit.  My plan is to have a list of meals that my family enjoys for each "theme" night.  That way, I just have to consult my list to plan for each 2 week period.

Here is the Menu Plan that I made up with my theme nights listed.

and here is one without the theme nights listed so that you can write your own in.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Good Part/Bad Part

We are slowly getting into our routine now. There is one tradition that we started as a family about a year ago. It is a great way to get conversation started around the dinner table. {I have to give credit to my hubby for starting this in our family.}

Each night, as we eat dinner we tell about a good part & a bad part of our day. There are only a few of rules.

#1..No interrupting.
#2..You can have as many good parts as you want. However, when it comes to bad can't have more bad than good. So..for example...if you share 3 bad parts, then you MUST have at least 3 good parts.
#3..This goes along with #2.  You don't have to have a bad part, but you do have to have a good part.

The boys look forward this every night & sometimes they even start it before we can. I love that it gets them thinking about their day. It also helps them not be negative!


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