Monday, March 29, 2010

Birthday Invitation

This is the invitation I made for McKenna's birthday party. What a cutie.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Project Book

My husband and I have a rule that we have to make our gifts to each other for Valentine's Day. This year, I was on my making books on the computer kick, so I made him a book to plan projects since he loves to do that.

This is the front cover:

Inside front cover he can use for list-making:

Project page:

The other side of the project page. He would have as many project pages as projects in his life (which is a lot)

Back cover for more lists:

Back cover:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How To Make Leggings

I get a lot of questions on how to make leggings, so to make the explanation process easier, here is a little tutorial.

  • A pair of socks (woman's size)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or serger
  • Thread
On the left, you see a sock. On the right, you see a finished legging. Let's make the second.

Step 1: cut the foot off just above the heal as pictured above

Step 2: cut the heal off of the foot as pictured above

Step 3: cut the toe off of the foot as pictured above

You can throw away the loose toe and loose heal pieces.

Step 4: turn the foot piece inside out as pictured above

Step 5: turn the foot piece right side out as pictured above. You want the raw edges together. Notice how the black stripe was in the middle of the foot and is now at the bottom of the foot piece. We will now call the foot piece the "cuff"

Step 6: place the cuff over the leg piece. You want the raw edges together (notice where the balck stripe is on the cuff). You want the cuff on the outside all the way around--not just on top of the leg piece.

Step 7: sew the pieces together. I prefer to use a serger, but if you don't have a serger, a sewing machine will work, too. When you do this, you are opening the sock as you would to put it on you.

This is how it will look when you are done

You can now pull the cuff down. The sewing is now on the inside of the sock

You are done! How simple is that!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crocheted Headbands

I am loving these. They are so simple to make. I have made several for me and a couple for the girls.

This is what it looks like alone:

And on heads:

I like it because it makes a simple pony tail look more exciting. That's nice for a mom :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Leggings

Sigh. Legging season is drawing to a close. But I will still enjoy them while I can.

Here are some St. Patrick's Day leggings for the girls:

and some pink leggings for spring (you know, the kind of spring where it still snows every once in a while like I have)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


For months, McKenna has been using her bumper pads as pillows. She smashes them down and sleeps on them. So I decided to let her have a real pillow now that she is almost a year old. I wanted to make some pillowcases for her that would match her bedding. Here they are!

She is loving sleeping on a pillow. But it does make for some crazy hair!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fun Flowers

It was girl's craft night again, and this time we did flowers. Here are the ones I made.

I love these first two for the Fourth of July. I made them by taking one red, one white, and one blue flower. Then I mixed them up to create these two flowers!

Monday, March 1, 2010


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