The $4, 5 Minute, Napkin Dress

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This is one of those project ideas, like my dishtowel dress, that could easily go either way.  Into the absolute-genius-category or the what-in-the-f-were-you-thinking-category. You can be the judge for yourself, but I am pretty pleased with how it came out. I bought some napkins at World Market, for $2 each.  I used one napkin for… [read more]

$2 Dishtowel Christmas Pillowcase Dress

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Yup,  I made my daughter I dress out of dishtowels. It is one of those things that could go very wrong or very right.  I wasn’t convinced it was right, until she tried it on and then I felt pretty damn good.  But Penelope would look cute in a potato sack, so I am not… [read more]

Recycle, Reuse Refashion: Infinity Scarf for Mama

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While I was making some new scarves for Penelope, I did a scarf refashion for myself. I have had this big, chunky scarf for almost 10 years and I love it. It keeps me so warm!  But it was huge and it had some stains on the ends of it. So I cut off the… [read more]

DIY Baby Infiniti Scarf

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I was so excited when the cooler weather arrived because Penelope and I love to wear scarves.  Last year she wore a scarf of some kind, pretty much every day.   As I started pulling out her scarves, I noticed a couple of things.  The original one I made, was a regular, long rectangular scarf.… [read more]

Monogram Applique

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Ya’ll know I am on an applique kick.  Well, here is another applique shirt I did.  This one was a gift for a sweet little boy named Owen, for his first birthday.  If you are local, his mom, Vanessa, has a great local blog. I wanted to make Owen something, but I don’t really know… [read more]

Felt Flower Headband

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These make me squeel they are so sweet and pretty!  I got the headbands in the little girl department at Target, a packet of 4 for $2.99, so they are a little bit big on Penelope, but they fit me too.  I rocked the pink one the other day when I was wearing a pink… [read more]

No Sew Baby Cowl

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This winter Penelope has worn a scarf or cowl pretty much every day.  I am a little nutty when it comes to keeping her warm, but its only for her health’s sake. Your body actually perceives cold as stress.  And when you are cold, your body spends energy keeping your organs warm and functioning and… [read more]

Last Minute Homemade Gift Ideas

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Like you don’t have 5 million other things to be doing right now, but JUST in case, here are few super cute, last minute, homemade, and best of all, EASY and CHEAP gift ideas. These are some organic sugar body scrubs I made. Here is the full tute here. It was very easy. I put… [read more]

Fabric Flower Hair Bow

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I have fabric flowers on my mind from yesterday’s Sunday Surf. This is one I made for my friend’s daughter to match her pillow case dress I made her for her 1st birthday. If you recognize the fabric, its from an earlier Recycle, Reuse, Refashion post. I took the shirt I had made for myself… [read more]

Recycle, Reuse, Refashion IV

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 I used to be a nanny to two very sweet little girls, Ava Grace, who just turned 5 and Ella Shea, just turned 4, who also happens to be my Goddaughter. Yes, they are 12 months apart in age! It was HARD WORK, but oh, so fun. I needed to whip them up something for… [read more]

Recycle, Reuse Refashion III

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This is a beloved dress from my college years, more exactly, my hippy college years. Who am I kidding, I am still a hippy, but I just dress more preppy now. And since I would not be caught wearing this dress anytime soon, but it has such a pretty print, I decided to cut it… [read more]

DIY Mama Skirt

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I made this skirt for myself. I had hopes of making a dress, similar to the last dress I made Penelope, and I envisioned it to come out kinda of like this dress, but with a wide elastic at top, that are all the rage right now. I bit off more than I could chew… [read more]