Thursday, March 31, 2011

Point of View Skirt Features

Did you link up your skirt with Point of View? Here are a couple of my faves...

Amanda from Every Crafty Endeavor linked up her Ruffle Knit Skirt. We are totally on the same wavelength with this one! Comfy, stylish and slimming?! Yes, please!

April from Wildflowers & Whimsy made this adorable feather skirt for her little one!

April and Amanda, you can grab your Point of View featured button.

We have another fun theme coming up soon! Remember Point of View on every 4th Friday. The theme for April 22nd is SPRING so be thinking of a fun project to link up!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DIY Under $5: Easter Printables

I wanted something meaningful for my Easter display this year to remind us what that Easter is more than bunnies and baskets full of treats. I made this printable with the words to "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" a hymn written by Samuel Medley.

The best thing about printables is they are free! I made mine in dark purple as a part of a display I will be debuting soon, but I wanted to get this out there if you would like to use it! I printed mine to fit an 8x10 frame. Click the pic to go to photobucket to download.

Click the thumbnails above to print in
Black, Green, or Lavender.

So now it's time to link up!

Please remember:
  • Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand)
  • You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit
  • Please link back so others can join the party

DIY under $5

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Utah Bloggers Meetup

This weekend I got to attend a super fun event with the Utah Bloggers Meetup. It was held down at Blickenstaff's down in Provo. I had no idea such a fun store existed! It was like the love child of Willy Wonka and FAO Schwarz!

I so need a wall mounted dinosaur head for my 3 yr old's paleontology room and a car grill for our transportation nursery!

Everywhere you turned there was something fun to look at, play with or ride! Lincoln was going crazy. He thought he'd died and gone to heaven!

Oh, and did I mention the adult sized rocking horse?!

Stacy the horse riding pro looking calm and collected.

Amanda got on after she took my pic and said, "I'm going to get on and just smile, not be eccentric like you."

What's that supposed to mean?

Oh, that's what that means. Kids, stay away from the crazy faced lady with 17 double chins.

All in all it was a great time. Amanda and I toted around our twin babies (ok so they're not twins, but they were born on the same day). And Stacy and I raided the Juicy Pear Jelly Belly Bin because we all know they are the best!

It was great to see some familiar faces:
Camille, April, Pamela, Brittany, Kim, Lindsey, Carly

and also meet some new ones!
Carrian, Gayle, Mindi, Lindsey, and Heidi.

Thanks for the good times Blickenstaff's and Aiden can't get over the chocolate rocks!

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

General Conference Coloring

Here's a fun General Conference coloring page to add to your packet! I thought rain was appropriate for April.

Click on the image above to make it larger for printing.

Original image sources: Rain, Flowers & Bee

Here are some ideas you could use to make a General Conference packet.

Spring/Easter themed general conference coloring & activities

Salt Lake Temple Sewing Card
Temple sewing card and 1st Presidency coloring page

As always, Sugardoodle has a ton of fabulous general conference packets for all ages.

Even my girl Alison from Oopsey Daisy got in on the general conference packet action!

I just got back from the YW general broadcast and it was amazing as usual!
I can't wait for next weekend!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Making a Bedskirt and DIY Toy Storage Pockets

Remember a while back when I told you I was part of a fun new group called Point of View who would be showing you our takes based on a theme? Well, it's time!! Today is the day. The reveal if you will. This month's theme was SKIRT. So take a look around, see which point of view matches yours and even link up your own! But, first, take a look at mine cause I am like a proud project parent just waiting to show what I have been working on.

One of these things is not like the other...

1. Amy {Ameroonie Designs}
2. ME & here you are for the tutorial!
3. Camilla {Rosy Red Buttons}
4. Gwen {Gwenny Penny}
5. Stacy {Not Just a Housewife}
6. Jonie {Just Between Friends}

You can link up your point of view on the skirt theme over on Stacy's page!

Being the lack lustre seamstress in a house full of boys, here is my point of view on the skirt theme. Enter the no-sew bedSKIRT and DIY toy storage pockets upcycled from an old cargo SKIRT for my 3 year old's room! See how I worked the theme in there. ;)

Let's start off with making a bedskirt. Seriously, this is a no-brainer people. It took me all of 5 minutes and was, in true Tipsy fashion, FREE!

We have this bunkbed that my father-in law built and my husband grew up sleeping on. Sentimental, yet fun and rustic, perfect for the developing Paleontology theme (see more on that soon). There is always a collection of junk under there, some from my latest Costco run and some from the little guy hiding when I catch him awake during nap time. Either way, not pretty and full of clutter.

So here's the kicker, grab the flat sheet (which my son refuses to sleep with anyway) drape it over the bed frame so it ripples a bit with the edges hanging to the floor.

Plop the mattress and other bedding on and ta da, you've got a matching set!

And now it's an even cooler hiding spot.

Now for the bare stair. My son always climbs the other side of the bed, so I thought it would be fun to make some DIY toy storage for him to keep all his little treasures. And get this, this project was free too! My husband is going to shout for joy!

It all started with this fantastical box of a cargo skirt that I have had for years and have not worn in well, years. Add to it the pair of hubs jeans that bit the dust recently (pretty sure he wore those in our engagement pics). Then, just for kicks take the pockets from a couple of corduroy maternity pants that were hand me downs from someone much shorter than myself.

Slice and dice that baby right down the back seam so it's a big open rectangle. Cut the pockets off the pants including the back fabric so it is a little envelope. This way the pocket is more durable

Grab your pockets and waistbands (used for hanging on to the steps) and play around with them until you get a placement that you like.

I wanted to keep it as no-sew as possible so I attached all the pockets with fabric craft glue.

I wanted each of the loops to have a button and be removable so I could take the toy storage pockets off the bed. I glued the back of each loop between the denim waistband and the cargo skirt to secure it. Since I used waist bands from pants, I automatically had a button on one end and a button hole on the other. So I used the button hole on the loop's waistband and the button on the other half of the waistband to make the two end loops.

In the middle, I glued a random denim button on and used velcro for the re-usable closure. On the other one I used a denim button pin (in a pack of pant waist extenders) I had from the Dollar Tree.

Let it all dry overnight so it is secure and then roll the edges of the skirt back to have a clean edge and zig zag stitch with coordinating thread.

Hang your DIY toy storage pockets and let your little one fill them with their treasures!

The unveiling...


Now that you've seen my point of view on the SKIRT, go check out some of the others and link up your skirt if you have one! We'd love to see it!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DIY Under $5: Making Fabric Flowers

I wanted a little something to spruce up my wardrobe, but did not want to dent my pocket book. I pulled out my fabric stash and got to work. I made a few little fabric flowers (you have seen them EVERYWHERE), but made them so I can interchange them and wear them a whole bunch of ways depending on my mood and outfit.

How to make Fabric Flowers

  • Scrap Fabric
  • Buttons
  • Hot Glue
Cost: FREE!!

Everything I used for making these fabric flowers was stashed in a drawer or on a shelf.

1. Cut out four fabric flowers. (I liked the back of this material better. It looked aged and had a burlap/canvas feel.)

2. Fold each flower in half and then in half again.

3. Glue all four folded flowers to a circle of felt or cardstock. Add a button to the middle.

4. Glue an additional piece of cloth over the one the petals are glued to. I only glued two edges so I could slide it on a headband or clip and interchange the flowers.

I also made another type of fabric flower by cutting out circles instead of flowers and using the same folding technique. I did two layers of circle petals making he second layer a bit smaller.

Wear them any way you like from head to toe!

In your hair...

On a cardi or necklace...

or bracelet...

{The grey knit bracelet is actually the top of a sock from my cute bean bags from worn out socks project. Shhh. Don't tell. Does this make me a certified hoarder? I knew I could use it for something someday.}

or on your shoes!

OK, so now it's time to link up!!

Please remember:
  • Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand)
  • You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit
  • Please link back so others can join the party

DIY under $5

Linking Up:

Look What I Made
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

The winner of the $50 to GiftCardRescue is...
The Sims Family!

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