Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Want to reuse your Christmas cards after Christmas has come and gone??
 Cut out photos on your Christmas cards to make gift tags for next year. You just need a hole punch and some ribbon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Crayons

I thought this was a great, easy, inexpensive way to make gifts for classmates.
Final product
I bought the crayons at Dollar Tree for $1 each.

 I found these molds at Target for $2.50 each. I peeled off the wrappers and broke up the crayons into each mold. I baked them on 300 and just kept checking on them until they were fully melted. 

 Then after they completed cooled off I took them out of the molds and put one of each into a bag.
I found these at Dollar Tree for $1!! 
Here is the final product!! My daughter and I wrapped one for each child in her class. Then we attached a Christmas card on the front. For all the supplies it cost me $9 for 12 kids!! What a deal and the kids loved them!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gift ideas

Need a gift idea?? Why not homemade body scrub?

 These would be great for a teacher, hairdresser, or maybe a co-worker!!! Just follow this simple tutorial.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Another top/dress

I had seen this style of dress online and love it! However, at $40, I didnt like it as much. So I recruited a friend to help. She has this fancy sewing machine that embroiders. She embroidered the name and I sewed the dress. The material cost me $8. I little more than the average fabric, but its Michael Miller so you pay for the name. I love how it turned out!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Table Runner

I recently discovered Jeri Kelly and her wonderful table runners for every month book!! I thought I'd try my hand at a Christmas one for my mom. I LURVE how it turned out. However, it was the so hard!! I cannot tell you the amount of hours spent sewing over all the little pieces. Its by no means perfect, but I'm sure she will love it!!! I think I'll let some time pass to forget how hard it was and try again!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Cove

Have you seen the movie, The Cove?? I put off seeing it for one reason, it would break my heart. I'm a HUGE dolphin fan. How can you not be! What love you feel when you see these amazing animals!! This movie does break your heart, but its something everyone needs to see and needs to KNOW! If you look away it wont go away.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A little sewing

I finally got around to making a pillowcase dress for my daughter. The great thing about these, you can make them as long or as short as you want them to be. AND they can be worn in the summer and the winter. I made this one a little shorter because my daughter wears it with leggings and a long sleeve shirt. I bought the pattern here.