Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Onesie Stickers

I finally used up all the stickers! Although now I'm sad that she isn't a baby anymore...

These stickers were such a great and fun baby gift to receive :)

Love my grandma's quilt as the background, she made all the grandkids a quilt when we were babies, and now the tradition has continued for her 7 great-grandkids!

Can you tell which month isn't like the other? Yup, that would be the timeframe that we moved and I packed my grandma's quilt before taking the picture! ha! So instead I had to substitute my chenille baby quilt for one!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Onesie Dress Tutorial

A while back I made a sweet little onesie dress for Baby B...so far back that the dress is already packed away as an outgrown item!

Such a fun easy dress to make!

My fabric was 1.5X the width of the onesie waist and 9" long. I was using scraps, so this was all I had. If I were making it for real, make sure the fabric is at least 2X the width of the onesie, mine was a little "tight" around her legs!

1. I don't have a serger, so I used an overlock to seal the edge. I missed taking a picture, but then took a 4" piece of trim, folded it in half, and overlocked stitched the ends together. I then sewed the trim to the bottom of the skirt.
2. I placed the skirt 3" from the leg hole
3. Taking the non sewn side of you fabric panel, run gathering stitch and gather. Pin to the onesie and stitch in place.Place skirt so that wrong side of skirt fabric matches to the right side of the onesie, placed on there looking exactly as you want it to look in the end.
4. Fold the skirt up, we are doing a french seam to cover the raw edges. Stitch just so the raw edges are completely caught in the seam and will not be sticking out.
5. Fold the skirt back down and a perfect clean skirt!

I have seen other methods that would fold the onesie in half with the skirt fabric sandwiched inbetween, also giving a clean skirt without raw edeges, however that decreases the length of the onesie. I have long torso babies, so I prefer this method as it shorted the skirt fabric and not the onesie!

  Not a fan of pictures on this day!

Perfect ot play in my messy living room!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The week of 10-7-11

How did the first week in October fly by already? At what age does time "slow down"?? I want to enjoy my kids before they don't like me anymore, ha!

1. a failed attempt at Cake Pops- up to this point they were PERFECT!!  Homemade Red Velvet mixed with cream cheese frosting...the dipping didn't go so smoothly, but they sure taste fantastic :)
2. The girls playing nicely on the Bouncing Zebra thing
3. My little climber, the first 2 didnt' climb as much as B does!
4. B trying to help...or maybe that's just an excuse to climb in the dishwasher to help unload clean dishes!

Phone Camera Roll:

 A crabby girl refused to nap, playing in my room for an hour and a half, then I found this, ah, peace :)

 Girls Weekend with Fantastic High school friends! So glad we can do this once a year so many years later!

 D was in a parade, she was ducked down pretty low behind the white picket fense though!

 After being gone for two weeks for work, Daddy got some bonding time with H & B, at the park he loved how happy B was and had to share a picture with me!

Poor H had to have 2 teeth pulled. They were baby teeth, but his mouth is too crowded...anyone besides me hear the sound of the orthodontist laughing 10 years from now as he takes my money for overpriced braces?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quilted Card

Another great scrap buster!

I cut an 8.5x11 piece of card stock in half to make two cards. In 30 seconds you can "quilt" scraps on, and ready to give!

Quick, Easy, Cheap, does it get better? Oh, yeah, they are cute and original too :)

2nd Day Hair

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Anyone besides me too lazy to wash their hair every day?!? Chasing after the kids and running to and from activities keeps every mom busy, and I prefer not to wake up any earlier than I have to :)

I also continue to hear that it is good for your hair to NOT wash it every day, that is my rationale for being "lazy" :)

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  1. Shake the bottle WELL
  2. Lift hair in small section and shake underneath each section
  3. Spray in Short Bursts, holding 8-12 inches from head.
  4. Don't spray all over like hair (all over and continueous)
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  6. Use your fingers to distribute the spray evenly
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