Month: August 2014
Along with the 007’s desk and the Door Shelf, both made by our own Handy Dandy Papa, Mama and I wanted to tackle another problem in particular…
We wanted to sew a dress.
And it happened! With quite a bit of help from our friend, Cindy (Check out her blog here) , who provided us with a pattern and sparkling creativity. 🙂
The bottom picture is the dress we were going for, the pattern was beautiful!
First, we analyzed the pattern to decide what would fit best.
After that, we ironed the pattern in order to distinguish our lines and measurements more clearly. (Don’t iron over tape folks, it melts…)
And sewed till I was delirious and bleary eyed. It was super fun. 🙂
But at 9:30 PM, after working so hard and seeing pieces slowly come together, we were finally done!
Cat loves Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies. If I buy a box, she will consume the entire thing. So, when I saw this pin, I thought that it was a good “end of the first week of school snack”. Lets see if she agreed…
As always, when baking is involved,
I have, beside me,
my trusty side-kick 007
I didn’t even have to tell him to pose.
He saw the camera,
leaned in toward the mixer, smiled
and said “Is this a pin?”
What will he do next week
when he bakes without
The dough comes together quickly.
After you divide it into two
(fairly) equal portions,
bake it for 20 minutes.
Cat came home and sniffed the air with a smile.
She knew something awesome
was about to happen.
After they cooled, I spread on the icing.
That is the face of a happy sixteen year old.
I cut it into 8 pieces,
even though she thought
the whole thing was for her.
Her first words after tasting were
“Shut up” and “Yeah, man.”
That’s teenager for
“Dearest mother, thank you so very much
for providing me with this brilliant
biscuit after I toiled at my studies all day.
It is divine.”
I speak teenager,
so I was flattered.
If you love oatmeal cream pies
and can eat gluten
(which seriously rules out
a bunch of my friends)
You’ll be glad that you did.
🙂 6 more, Ladies and Gents.
Today, I learned something that I wish I would have learned 12 years ago, when my little girl was a little girl. Today I learned how to make my own hair bows.
Seamus helped me.
Pick a ribbon and sew it.
Then, loop a ribbon around the center
and sew it.
I liked this one too.
Then, you could hot glue it to
a plain old hair clip like this
Or you could just slip
a bobby pin in the back
and put it on your pretty
who still lets you
because the dog is hiding.
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PS If you liked this one, check
out the other diy ribbons and bows here.
Between our message boards, our meal planner and various calendars around our house, we use dry-erase markers a lot. When I saw this pin, I knew it was for us. Y’all, this is EASY.
Here are a few of our markers.
I bought these cute little pom poms
at my local male-named craft store.
the glue gun.
I opted for the black pom poms
rather than cute colors
because I knew that after
a few uses, those cute colors
wouldn’t look so cute anymore.
There’s someone who always looks cute
He’s already working on tomorrow’s pin.
There are only 10 more.
The girls cut the boxes
While “The Boss” worked intently with Play Doh
They traced and cut construction paper
for the inside of the journals.
Then, they sewed buttons on the front.
We deviated from the original plan
in that we tied yarn around the button
instead of sewing directly with the yarn.
Here is Twinkle Toes showing off her button and yarn.
Sewing the inside seam is a task not
for the faint of heart,
We used various decorative tape
and stamps on the outside.
Here’s the one we made for their
Overall, a fun project
with really great company.
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