Crafts

DIY Diaper Cake

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Hey y’all, I thought I’d put together a video showing how to make your own diaper cake. I love this gift for many reasons; It’s a great centerpiece if you’re throwing a baby shower, it’s a creative gift, anyone can do it and it gives that mom-to-be a basic item she’ll really need, but in a fun way! And since dinner is already done in the slow cooker, this will be a fun new project for you to try something new and get craftin’!

Is it Fall Yet?

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I am a summer girl for the most part, but when you live in Texas you can get a tad burned out with the heat! With days reaching 110 degrees and often no rain, even us “sunny day” people long for a little hint of crisp fall air! When temps reach down to the 80s I am on cloud nine, and I love that I can actually take my kiddos outside again! If we hit the 70s, you can bet that I am feeling a little “cool” and might need to start crockin’ up some Chicken ‘N Dumplins!

I already have my fall decor up at home and I have crocked a few soups… pretending it is cooler than 90 degrees outside! Here are some pics of my home decorated for the fall season. I have a TON of Christmas stuff, so I would love to add to my collection of Fall decorations this year. Watch out Hobby Lobby ;) I also went shopping in my own shed! I pulled out an old bench that I don’t currently have a place for in my house and put it on my porch, and got an old window frame out and smeared some turquoise paint on it to jazz it up a bit… I plan on switching out seasonal decor in the window and on the bench throughout the year. I just put a wreath and a homemade sign in it for fall and voila- it’s starting to look like fall around here!

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DIY Pillow Case Dress

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1. Measure your child from the nape of their neck to mid thigh.

2. Pick out coordinating fabrics (I chose 5 because I like the “busy” look). When cutting fabrics leave it folded. In the picture of the fabrics notice the fold is on the left and the length noted below is measured from the top to bottom of fabric the way it is oriented in the picture.
*Main fabric (school print) measured the length of neck to thigh. {Stella is wears 12-18 month and I measured hers 14″.}
*Accent #1 (cheetah) measured 3″.
*Accent #2 (with with big red polka dots) measured the length of Main Fabric + Accent #1 {for Stella’s 14”+3”= 17″ of Accent #2)
*Accent #3 (black with ABCs and 123s) measured 10″ and folded in half, making a 5” trim at the bottom. I do this so that I don’t have    to do a hem at the bottom.
*Accent #4 (white with black polka dots) measured about 4″.

3. Lay Main Fabric unfolded on the floor or working surface, and place Accent #1 on top of it (at the bottom edge of the fabric) right sides together.

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Hair Bow How-To Giveaway!

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Just like her mama, my Stella girl loves to accessorize!  She even pats her head and says “BOW”! I love to create bows for her and you can make them for your little fashionista too! Check out how I make her “bigger than Texas” bows! It really is fun and easy! If you have questions, just leave a comment below. Happy Craftin’!

It happened again…we couldn’t choose just one so we chose 3!!! Thanks for sharing y’all.

“Great idea… I am teaching my youngest daughter to sew, as her mom doesn’t know how. We will be doing a quilt or 2 together. Keep up the good work, very informing. Also showing her the cooking aspect , because after work I also do the cooking in the house.”
Ron G.

“My mom and grandma always made (knitted or crocheted) baby blankets for new babies in the family. When my best friend announced she was pregnant, I asked and she said no one in her family made things like that…I really felt like it was important for every new baby have a handmade blanket from someone who loves them even before they are here, so I asked my mom to teach me to crochet. A tradition was born! I have hand made a crocheted baby blanket for every new baby of each of my friends since that first one for sweet baby Iris. I love spending the time making the blanket dreaming about the little person who will cuddle up in it and how they will grow, who they will become.”
Teresa N.

“I do a lot of cross stitching. Last year I made different sets of ornaments for my husbands family members, my family members and some friends. It was a lot of work and took me almost 9 months to gets done. It was worth seeing those who appreciated the work open the gifts. I am doing another cross stitch gift for almost everyone again this year, but not on that large of a scale.”
Christina T.

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