I Made A Pillowcase Shirt

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Not only is this a pillowcase style shirt but it is literally made from the pillowcase shown below.


I liked the embroidered detail on the top so I decided to wear it instead of sleep on it. 


I used this black ribbon for the sash that make the straps. The best part about this type of shirt is that you can switch out the sash for whatever color or fabric you want.


There are a couple of ways to make this style of shirt. This is the tutorial I used for mine, even though it's a shirt made with fabric rather than an actual pillowcase. It has great instructions that can be adapted. 


I think it came out pretty cute. I'm even planning on wearing it on an outing this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and reading and have an excellent day!




We have a Winner!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Thank you so much to everyone who entered my first giveaway. I'm so very appreciative of every new follower!


Congrats Melanie.. I hope you enjoys your summer care package!


Sharing is Caring Wednesdays #4

Wednesday, July 25, 2012



This calender is my fave of the week! I just can't get over what an incredibly awesome idea this is for a baby shower.. I will be using this one as soon as I get a chance.. ;)--Ashley!





Um.. Yes please! Wouldn't this be a great idea for little Christmas gifts? 




This is amazing! Have you ever seen one of the great pink and black tiled bathrooms? Or that lovely 70's orange? Now you no longer have to suffer with ugly tile. Just paint it yourself!




Fabulous.. just fabulous! I am making one of these babies so I can safely email from my phone in the tub :)




And last but not least the Grateful Journal. What a great way to keep happy thought in your head every day of the year! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Ham and Cheese Breakfast Biscuit Cups


Ingredients

1 tube refrigerator biscuits 
1/2 cup cheese, whatever you like best works. I used deli style American
1/2 cup meat cut in small pieces, I used ham 
2 eggs
Salt and pepper
Cooking spray/butter/oil
Muffin tin

1. Grease your muffin tin and preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2.  Press the biscuits flat with your hands and press then them into the muffin tin cups. 

You will have two extra biscuits. I just throw them into a ziplock to use later. 


3. Fill the biscuit cups with the meat and cheese.


4. Whip eggs in a separate bowl and fill the cups evenly with the egg mixture. Season with salt and pepper.


5. Bake the cups for 20-25 minutes, until the eggs have set and the biscuits are golden brown.



This recipe is a new favorite in my household. My little guy grabbed one and ate his breakfast on the go. I can't wait to try these with all kinds of different fillings.

Thanks for reading!

Summer Of Sewing Project 4 - Practice Pouch

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


As I've said in a couple of other posts I think it's a good idea to practice a project first before committing your favorite fabric to your first try.

This little leopard print wristlet is one of those projects. 

I have a great pink zipper that I want to use for another purse I'm planning out but I though it would probably be wise to practice putting in a zipper first. 


I am pleasantly surprised at how this came out. The zipper was pretty easy to put in and the entire purse only took me about an hour to make. 


This would also make a great make-up bag because it's deeper than most traditional wristlets. 


Since this one was so easy I will be making another one soon. When I do the new one I will include pictures and instructions on who to make one yourself.

Thanks for checking out my practice pouch! Have an excellent day!






Summer Essentials Giveaway Last Call

Monday, July 23, 2012




Hey there everyone! If you haven't entered in my Summer Essentials giveaway yet, you should hurry on over to My Favorite Finds and do so. 


Don't miss a chance your some awesome free stuff from Avon. There's only one day left for entries so get those entries in tonight!


Just a quick recap of what the giveaway entails...


- Skin So Soft spf 30 with insect repellent. 
- Skin So Soft shave gel
- Suction cup razor set
- 4 piece home pedicure set
- Purple sequin wristlet purse




Good luck and have a great day!

A Maxi Dress Makeover

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I'm a big fan of the maxi dress fashions out there this summer. So when I see the dress below at the Goodwill with the tags still on it I had to grab it up. 


I got it for $5 and then peeled off the tags to find that it was originally from Target for $24.99. What a steal!


The dress was a halter to begin with and with my body shape halters don't give me the support I need. Not to mention, the fabric was just a little bit loud to have as an entire dress for my taste. I wanted to break it up and put a plain shirt on top.



I basically went with this tutorial, except I didn't have to do any hemming or making of the skirt because it was already made for me. 



This only took around 15 minutes to throw together. Now I will actually wear the dress!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like my maxi refashion. 

Easy Beaded Barefoot Sandals

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I've seen these barefoot sandals around lately so I thought I'd give them a try. And just as I suspected they are super easy to make!


The only supplies I used to make these barefoot sandals were clear plastic stretch cord that I bought for $2.99 and some beads I already had at home.



This is what I came up with. 






To make these, Cut a long piece of stretch cord or elastic cord. Find the middle and tie it in a loop around your second toe. (not too tight) String beads through both pieces of the cord until you have reached the ankle.

Then separate the ends and string beads on both sides until you have enough to go all the way around the ankle. Tie the pieces together in a tight knot and then trim your ends.


They even fit nicely underneath flip flops, so you can wear them to the beach and them kick off your shoes and style up the sand!



This craft project was just way too easy to only do one pair. The bead shown above are going to be my next barefoot sandals. 

Maybe if people request it, I will to a tutorial with the next pair. Let me know if you want one.

Thanks for stopping by!






Giveaway Time! Avon Summer Collection

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


To show my overwhelming gratitude for all my readers, I'm doing my very first giveaway. This summer package has lots of fun stuff to keep you be-utiful while you're trying to survive the heat!

Here's what's included...
Step Into Summer 4-Piece Pedicure Collection

Keep those tootsies well manicured for sandal weather with this 4-piece pedicure collection that comes with everything for a home pedicure, even a pretty pink polish!

SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535® SPF 30 Gentle Breeze Lotion

Skin So Soft is my favorite insect repellent there is. It smells so much better than the aerosol Off spray and now it's combined with a 30 SPF sunscreen. One coat and you're ready for the great outdoors. 

Flower Razor Set

This cute suction cup flower razor set combined with the Skin So Soft Shave Gel seen below, will keep your legs silky smooth and ready for shorts.

SKIN SO SOFT Fresh & Smooth Silky Stay Shave Gel
Summer Sequin Wristlet

And finally throw your essentials into this pretty wristlet purse and head out the door. It's great for the beach and/or running errands. 

Head over to My Favorite Finds  where I sponsor the wonderful Carrie. She is hosting my giveaway for me..

Good luck guys! 




Empty Corner to Re-purposed Command Center

Monday, July 16, 2012


Success! I have tuned another empty clutter catching corning in my home into an organized and functional space.  


I needed a spot where I could sit down and get some work done downstairs while my son is up. To make the table, I used an "L" piece from a desk. I sat it up and attached it to the wall with a couple of L brackets to keep it in place. Add a chair, a lamp, and my lap top and I'm ready to work.


I have a toddler so I have to keep things out of his reach. To do this I added a shelf for important things to go on. 

I have the little red lined basket for office supplies. The binder is our home binder and it's filled with all kinds of information. I have it broken up into emergency, auto, medical, manuals, menus, and miscellaneous. (I even have CPR instructions in there.. You never know when someone might need them!)

And last but not least my Salvador Dali book. I use this to write down all of the numbers we have in our cell phone. Again, you never know when you'll need a number but don't have your phone. And what is better than a lobster telephone book for phone numbers?


This is my canvas calender. I printed off my own monthly calender sheets, painted a canvas black, and then wove a ribbon through six holes to keep the pages on. Instant calender!



I added a chalk board and a clock from another room and it was complete.


I think it looks so much better than the lonely corner that collects dust bunnies and Lego blocks. 

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