Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Perfect Little Boy's Dress Shirt

I know, I know! A second post in the same week? It's a miracle. :-D

Anyway, I found some time to put together another project. I saw this a while ago at I am Momma- Hear Me Roar and I knew I would be needing it someday. Cheri has two adorable boys and so many cute projects for them. This project the always tucked shirt, is going to be one of my favorites, I can tell.

Church today was so great not having to tuck his shirt in! My husband (who teaches the teenage boys) says this would come in handy for them too, lol! The best part is it's super easy to make...

For more detailed instructions click here to visit Cheri's site.

Look he's waving to you

Friday, October 15, 2010

Reusable produce bags

I'm sure many out there use reusable grocery bags to do something for the environment (if you don't forget them in your car lol). But since I started using them its always been weird that I don't have some kind of produce bag because even though I'm not using plastic shopping bags I'm still taking home a bunch of plastic produce bags. And there are just too many under my kitchen sink, it's sick! When I was at Joann's on Monday (waiting an hour in line for the cutting table!) I saw that the utility fabrics were on sale, which included mosquito netting. I grabbed a yard and put together a pretty simple drawstring bag.

I'm not completely sure I like the drawstring, so I'm going to put together another one with a different closure and then post a tutorial.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My version of the UNO shirt

When I first started getting into and reading blogs, one of the first things I bookmarked was Dana's UNO shirt that she made for her son's first birthday. I knew I wanted something like this for my cub when the time came. Well Wednesday was the day and I still hadn't started it so I got rushed but he got to wear it for a bit on his birthday. My version is a little different. I did mine in red and black to look like this picture I found...

I did the same basic freezer paper stenciling technique, but I had to do it in a couple layers (sorry no pictures, I was scrambling to get it done and dry in time). I started by stenciling the black then red and lastly the letters. When the letters were on I didn't like them and almost scrapped the whole thing. I gave it one last shot and hand painted around the letters to give it an outline and I liked it so much better.

Ignore the frosting smudges on this one...I forgot, of course, to get a close up before he had cake, but at least it wasn't chocolate.

Yeah, I was apparently a 'mean mommy' for not making him a chocolate cake to make a huge mess in our apartment with light carpeting. :-P I made him an apple/banana cake instead and he seemed to like it just fine. I found the recipe here and the frosting recipe here, if anyone else dares to be a 'mean mommy'.... ;-D
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