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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yucky Frame to Fabulous Dry Erase Board

Yesterday was 50% off day at Goodwill here, so I got lots of fun things. Not as many as I hoped because it was CRAZY. People were everywhere! But I did pick up this frame:

And already with the hardware on the back! Score!

Anyway, with a little white paint, some cleaning up, and some cute fabric, I turned it into a dry erase board! Quick, simple, and cheap!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fun Wedding Gift

On Saturday I went to a bridal shower for my friend Sallie. She's getting married SO SOON!

Yay for getting married!

Anyway, I knew I wanted to make something, but I just couldn't think of something. I thought an apron would be fun but I didn't have a lot of time. Then I thought of this little idea:

His and her pillowcases! I appliqued the letter of their first names (Sallie and Garrett) in the middle, added a little strip on the side, and there's an instant present!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Niece's Christmas Present...check!

I just made the world's simplest tutu for my niece.

1. I folded the tulle in half and cut 3 inch strips. Then I cut those strips in half length ways.

2. Sew together a strip of elastic to form a circle for the waist.

3. Knot the strips of tulle to the elastic until you've gone all the way around enough to satisfy you.

4. I added a little ribbon for a bow and Voila! A very easy tutu.

I love all the fluff!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Luke's Christmas present...check!

I FINALLY finished Luke's present: a blanket and matching pillow.

He just started sleeping in his toddler bed, so he really needs these!

This blanket was SO easy! Actually, so was the pillowcase. I decided I'm a fan of tying blankets for little kids instead of quilting. So much easier and they don't know the difference.

And I L.O.V.E the fabric! The cowboy/cowgirl combo is soooo adorable!!

And...the pillow. I only had strips of fabric to work with, so it's a little off looking. Oh well, Luke won't judge me.

All ready to wrap and put under the Christmas tree!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Receiving Blanket

I'm getting more excited about my little girl coming and gracing us with her presence.

I actually haven't made/bought as much as I thought I was going to. Maybe I'm still in disbelief :)

I DID make a receiving blanket to take to the hospital, though. I bought all the fabric from JoAnn's on Black Friday: the flannel was $1.29/yd and the super soft fabric was 50% off because of my sweet coupon!

I made 5 x 5 squares and decided against using batting for this blanket. I wanted something I could fold up quickly and through in my diaper bag.

P.S. I'm OBSESSED with pink and green for this little girl!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The winner of the $20 gift card to CSN Stores is LIZ!! Congrats! I've sent you an email.

Liz's comment: "If I won, I'd probably get a new rolling pin!"

Thank you everyone so much for participating in this giveaway! Go check out for more fun stuff! Happy shopping!