Wednesday, February 15, 2012

U-Create Kids Creative Guests!

Hey!  Check us out as a Creative Guest On U-Create Kids today!  We are sharing our Easy Peasy La La Loopsy Sleeping Bag Tutorial.  Thanks to Becky from U-Create Kids for having us!  
 xoxo, B

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

I just LOVE Valentines Day...Ahhhhh.  Here's what I've been up to today--early AM made heart shaped Pancakes--Funny story: I talked to my older sister this morning and she asked me if my Valentines Day breakfast was any fun this year...I told her it was fantabulous because I made heart shaped pancakes and the girls loved it.  She laughed and said she made the same thing.  This afternoon my little sister asked me if I did anything fun today for Valentines day and I told her about the heart shaped pancakes.  She started laughing and said she made some too!  What's funny is that it's not like our mom did this for us growing up.  Sometimes we three just share a brain.  What's even funnier--we are all having the same thing for dinner too--Papa Murphy's heart shaped Pizza's...Hurry there is still time to order one if you are trying to be easy and festive tonight!:)
 The girls about passed out of excitement when they saw what Mommy and Daddy got them for V-Day.  They played with it all morning and only stopped because I told them to come upstairs and help me make: 
 These--Lexie needed to take these to preschool this afternoon so they could decorate them. I tried a new recipe I found off Pinterest--seriously AMAZING!
 Then I helped the girls make these--we aren't going to water paint them yet though--The girls are waiting for daddy to get home and discover their secret messages--some of their sayings are HILARIOUS!!  I found this off Pinterest too--go here to check it out. :)
This is a little something I made my Valentine this year.  Again--found the idea off Pinterest.  Go here.
My life has been so easy thanks to Pinterest.  This Valentines Day was a breeze!  If only every Holiday were as worry free as this one was. :)  Hope you are all enjoying your V-Day as much as we are!  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wipes and Diapers Clutch

I've made quite a few of these over the's a baby shower gift fall back for me.  It's a great project to use up those fabric scraps.  I figured I'd show you my latest one.  My Mom came into town while my  husband was out of town so we partied!  Meaning we made a bunch of stuff together.  We made this for my cousin who's about to have her first baby girl.  She makes the best cupcakes I have ever had in my life so we thought this was very fitting :)

I think the jewel in the button is my favorite--who doesn't love bling right?  I really should make one of these for me just to slip into my purse--I don't have to have a baby in order to have one right?  Anyway, I have I think 4 more of these already cut out so the next time a baby is born I'm halfway done with their present--halfway is better than nothing right?  What do you think?  Is it as cute as cupcake?
xoxo, B

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Box Top Pot Holder Tutorial

It's good to be back!  Whoooo!  Life has been a little...well life has just been life!  Crazy, fast paced and full of surprises:) In the wintertime I find myself cooking and baking a little more than usual.  I've gotta pack on those extra pounds I just love to pack on somehow right? (P-SHAW!)  Anyway--
When I was visiting some family over the holidays I came across some darling little hot pads (Thanks Marie!)--much cuter than any I've ever owned!  I had to make some for my kitchen--I even had fabric scraps just lying around waiting to be used--and this is what I came up with:

 I wish I had the kind of oven that I could hang these from because I want everyone to see them!  Oh wells--at least when I pull out my cookies I have two reasons to smile:)  

Here's whatcha need to make them:
5 8x8 fabric coordinating fabric squares
1 8x8 square heat resistant material (I got mine at walmart)
basic sewing notions and machine
button (optional)

1.  To start iron 4 of your 8x8 fabric squares in half, wrong sides together like so:

 2. Build your pot holder--Take your heat resistant square with the shiny side facing up.
 Put your other 8x8 fabric square on top, right side up.
 With your folded edge towards the center--start layering your box top.  Follow the pics!  Here's 1 piece:
 2 Piece:
 3 Piece:
 4 piece:

 3. Pin the junk out of this thing--You have a ton of layers of fabric you are working with.  Make sure it's nice and smooth.
 4.  Sew around the edges
 5. Clip the corners and turn your fabric.
 6.  Make sure to get all this corners nice and rounded and iron it for heavens sakes!  
  7. Add a button if you'd like--or not if you don't:)

 This is a GREAT beginner project so get out some scraps and make them with your kiddos!  My Mom came into town and we had a ball making them.  I know you will too!
xoxo, B