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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Owls, Owls and MORE Owls

Apparently, this is the year of the owl.  I have heard a friend mention it and it seems to be so!

Everywhere you look there is an owl on something! 

So of course I could NOT go without making something with owls on it!

This is what I whipped up!


I decided that I would make my daughter and my niece cute little matching owl outfits!  It would be so fun to get a picture of them both together, but my sister lives about 8 hours away.  


Here is a picture of the bow I made for the shirt.  It is just a simple yo-yo flower topped with a twisted rosette in the middle.

Now I guess I need to move on to making some cute Christmas outfits!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Shabby Apple

If you have not cruised around the Shabby Apple website you really are missing out!  Those of you who have little girls have GOT to go check out these CUTE GIRLIE dress!  I have so many favorites that I am not sure I could just pick one!

Here are a few of my favorites!

Hibiscus                                              Fields of Gold

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The sizes range from 0-6 to even 10/12.
And of course they have not left you out either!  They have a huge selection for us older girls to!

                                                                       Atlantic Fog


I LOVE this one!  I can see this paired with a really great jean jacket for a little more warmth!     Go check them out!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Paper Pumpkins

In Kindergarten, we always take a trip to the pumpkin patch!  We love for the kids to see an actual field that the pumpkins are growing in. 

When we get back to school we write about our favorite part of the pumpkin patch trip.  I saw this idea on Somewhat Simple.  Instead, I typed out  the phrase “I liked the ________________.  The kids were to fill in the blank with their 3 most favorite Pumpkin Patch activities.  It is still early in Kindergarten and we have just started sounding out beginning sounds in words.  So for this activity, I wrote the words on the board that they told me they needed.

The kids did a GREAT job with these!  This activity was also great for practicing their cutting skills!


Here are two of the strips.  You will need 6 strips in all.  They had 3 “I liked” strips and 3 plain strips.


You will stack the strips all together and hole punch 1 hole in each end.  I attached brads on both ends.

After the brads are attached, pull each strip out and it will start looking like a pumpkin! 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Crochet Along with Maybe Matilda

I recently participated in a crochet along with Maybe MatildaThe pattern was for a Time Out Cowl. I am by no means an expert in the art of crocheting, but this pattern was pretty basic and easy to follow! 

When I saw this I thought this would be a great scarf for those COLD recess duty days!  I am lovin’ the way it turned out!  This scarf is so versatile!  I think I might just experiment with different weights and textures of yarn!

Here is a couple of pictures of my cowl. 

Cowl 1

Cowl 2

Well, looks like all I need now is some COLD weather!!!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Make-Over Monday+T-Shirt bows

It has been awhile since I posted a Make-Over Monday.  So I thought why not!   If you do not know by now; I LOVE making things out of t-shirts!  I had some left over scrapes and got busy making cute hair bows!  We are always needing some fun new hair accessories around here!

So this is what I came up with.

Cut about a 11/2 inch strip of t-shirt material.  Fold in half.  Snip all the way across the strip of material so that you get the frayed look.  (It is fun to experiment with different widths!)  Do not snip all the way through the fold.  Stop about a 1/4 of an inch from the fold.


Cut out a circle of felt.  Hot glue the strip flat and into a circle.  Around, around and around!


When you reach the middle you can trim off the excess and glue some bling into the center!

Here are a few that I made.


I just put an alligator clip on the back, but I could see these being really cute on a thin stretchy head band!  Let me know if you make any of these!  I would LOVE to show them off here on my blog!

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