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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Crocheted Headband/Earwarmer

I had a lot of time to catch up on some of my projects during our 7 snow days this month! This project has been on my list all winter! I have recess duty at school. We will usually take the kids out as long as it is at least 30 degrees. This cute little accessory will keep my ears nice and toasty during those cold recess days!

The band and the flower are crocheted. This is the pattern that I used for the band:

The crocheted rosette was made from this pattern:

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Apron Dress and Ruffle Pants

This outfit has been on my list of to-do's for several months! Both the dress and pants came together pretty quickly. Now, I can't wait to make some more of these! I think next time I might even go a little crazier on the fabric combinations! That IS the style now days!!
I have bought this pattern and several other patterns from Little Lizard King. She is creates wonderful patterns! If you have not gotten a chance to check her out; here is her site!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

What a CRAZY two weeks it has been! Being a teacher, I do look forward to having a few snow days. But 7 days in two weeks...a little strange here in Arkansas! What is even stranger is that we not only had snow two weeks in a row...but 20 inches of snow on Wednesday this week! Okay, for those who do not know..we NEVER see that much snow at one time or even all winter! Yep, we set a new record! It had been like 80 years or something crazy like that since we had a snow like this.

With that said, I thought of the really cool snowflakes that I made to hang in my classroom. My family and I were eating at this local mexican restaurant around Christmas. Hanging from their ceiling were these awesome stars/snowflakes. I asked our waiter if someone had made them. The guy probably thought I was more than a little weird for asking. He told me one of the waiters had in fact made them. Okay...I instantly thought...those would be really cool hanging in my classroom for the winter! I studied them while eating. Before leaving I asked if it was okay if I took a picture. I knew that I could figure out how to recreate them if I had a picture.

Here is the picture I took at the restaurant.

Here are a couple of the snowflakes that I made. I got a little happy making them so I ended up with several. I think the blue one is my favorite!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Baby Leggings

I bought these knee high socks in the women's department at Target. I have seen several people make baby leggings out of these. I have been wanted to try this fast, little project for some time now. I thought these would be cute for my daughter to wear under her denim skirt.
Since they had hearts on them, I thought they would be perfect for Valentine's Day!

I apologize for the picture quality. My camera cards are full, so I had to use the camera on my phone.

I started by cutting across through the middle of the heel. I ended up cutting a little more off to make the sock a little straighter.

After cutting the socks, I turned the sock inside out and hemmed it. I had a little trouble sewing on this type fabric, so they are definitely not perfect!

This is the finished product.

I think they turned out super cute! I know that these are called baby leggings, but they fit toddlers too!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Day # 3 & Cake Mix Cookies

I love being stuck inside for a couple of days! To me this means....project time! I have had time to pick up the house, actually cook dinner, play with the kids, and work on finishing a few crafty projects. On my weekends, I am so consumed with the "What needs to be done to start the next week" question that my free time flies by way to quickly.
So yesterday my 2 year old and I baked some cookies! We made Cake Mix Cookies!
There are a ton of recipes out there for these. I just used the one that I found first.
I tend to forget how easy they are!
Here is what you will need:

These cookies turned out great! They were a big hit on a cold, snowy day!

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