Saturday, October 29, 2011

little gnome

For Sawyers first time trick or treating I decided he needed a new costume!
It needed to be simple and comfy, so I made this gnome costume that I have to say I kinda adore on him!

Those curls coming out from under his hat kill me.

I knew he wouldn't keep a strap-on beard on his face at all and I found a infant gnome costume online a few months ago that had the beard sewn onto the onzie and I loved that idea.

He loved the attention we gave him when he put the hat on so he actually wore it all night to a school carnival and at our ward party last night.

My little gnomeo!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Great KIDS Giveaway!

I have a great giveaway over HERE for a 50% off your order coupon for cute things like this:

and this:

and this:

Come enter to win, and support a stay at home mama!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review and Giveaway..

I was sent this adorable outfit for Macie from a great little shop called Splasheroo. It is the cutest thing ever and if those ruffle tights fit me I would totally wear them!!

Anyhoo, they also want to give away a $25.oo store credit to one of my followers over at The Dress-up Drawer.

Come over and enter!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Serious DVD makeover!

My dream is to walk into every single room of my home and every little thing has a place and is organized. Because it will be 17+ years before I have all my mess makers out of my house....I just like to dream. But when things start to look something like this:

...(a close replica of all of our family DVD's) then things have got to change.

Husband brought home a bunch of these awesome storage boxes and we got to work pulling DVD's out of their cases, put into sleeves, labeled and alphabetized.



When all was said and done. ALL of our massive collection fit nice and neat into these 2 boxes.

I'll tell you, I loved this project so much I went around the house looking for more things I could downsize.

I love it. My kids love it. Project 1 of 3,497----DONE!

Friday, August 12, 2011


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crap to Craft- bookshelf entertainment center (a work still in progress)

Last month my handy hubby took on the project of creating an entertainment center. We had previously been using my in laws and now we needed to fill the HUGE empty wall where it once was.

I wanted something light! I have slowly been going in different directions in my decorating and I really just wanted to de-clutter and brighten things up a bit.

Loverbuns, (he would die if he knew I called him that on here) started with white bookshelves from IKEA. Oh lovely, lovely IKEA.

And then he went to work.

This boy amazes me. So far this is the finished entertainment center...

It isn't quite done because as you can see 2 shelves are pretty empty and I am planning on lining the back of the shelves with a grey print contact paper or even wall paper if I can find it, just to add a touch of color. And then I need to figure out what I want hanging on the wall behind this whole thing?

So many options, I am loving it.

Big pat on the back to my very own handy manny.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Crap to Craft~nick name T-shirt

I didn't have a ton of time to put together a birthday present for one of my sons best friends so it was a little last minute. But I actually think is is one of my favorite gifts that I have ever made.

We went to the store and got him a fun little Nerf gun and I bought a plain white T-shirt.

I love thinking up projects for my Silhouette and I was determined to think of a gift idea for this little boy.

His name is Ryan, but in his family he is called by a bunch of cute nick names. His mom even wrote up a post about them all on her family blog so that's were I headed to find them.

Once I had them all saved I entered them into my program for my Silhouette and organized them all cute with different fonts.

Then all I had to do after they were cut out was set them where I wanted them and ironed them on.

Easy peasy and the birthday boy ended up LOVING it!

Camp Flag

I am the Young Women's president in my ward at church and girls camp is something that I have always looked forward to. As a teenager it was one of my favorite parts about summer.

Some things have changed since I was a young woman at camp and now each ward is in charge of making their own banner or flag.

Fun! So I got all excited when I found out that this years theme is the 13th article of faith, specifically "We seek after these things" and it was a PIRATE THEME!!

I enlisted the help of my uber talented mother who was the artist behind it all and we worked out a design.

We went with 3 girls, all piratey and in the cabins color.

They are seeking their treasure which includes
scriptures and the temple

I made sure to sew on the name of our ward and at the top I used our color's bandanna to make tie tabs so it can be adjusted to whatever it is hung on.

I love it! And I think the girls will to.

I heart girls camp.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crap to Craft~ shabby apple inspired skirt

**BTW, I have started a new summer project- HERE- and would love your help!:)**

Ok, first off I have to explain that this project DID NOT start off as "Crap" that's just the name of my refashion posts. We got that straightened out? Great, In fact, this project actually started out as a beautiful dress.

A beautiful dress given to me by my sweet friend Tiffany who made it a little small so she mistakenly thought that I was small enough to fit into it.

Not the case.

I apparently have what some would call Swimmers Shoulders and couldn't even put my arms through.

I didn't want this beautiful fabric to go to waste and I remembered this beautiful skirt I saw over at Shabby Apple and I had to make it!!

I cut the top off the dress. I totally reshaped the bottom turning it into a pencil skirt and....believe it or not....put in MY VERY FIRST ZIPPER!!!!

I can not tell you how excited I was. I have been sewing for about 6 years and have always been afraid of zippers till now. Dumb. I have missed out on a world of possibilities.

So this is the finished project:

I think I am in love!

Pretty darn close to the one at Shabby Apple and custom fit to my rear.


More zippered skirts are in my future. Love. LOVE them.

Friday, May 20, 2011


I have a great giveaway going on over HERE for anyone who has a little girly girl.

Maybe a dancer;

Or one that likes fun custom outfits;

Friday, May 13, 2011

Crap to Craft- fun summer sandals

It's cold here. I had a swimsuit sent to me to review about a month ago (review and giveaway on that soon to come to Leelou) but it has been so windy and overcast here I haven't been able to get some sun on my pasty skin to take pictures in it.


And to get me in the mood, I had to make some fun summer sandals for my girls. My mom made some of these the other day for them and I had to make more. I'll have to take pictures of the ones she made they are multicolored and fun for all the birthdays I have next month.

You start with a simple pair of flip flops.

Buy a pack of small water balloons and tie them on. You need 100 balloons for each shoe. I tied them twice to make sure they held.

They end up something like this:

You can pull and poke them to shape the way you want them. Adorable and the whole project cost $3.00!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bunko Mama's

I got a big fat package in the mail a while back from Silhouette that was full of their newest addition. Rhinestones!!!

So I had to try them out and decided to make something for my Bunko group.

We have a bunch of dice and little extras that have to be passed around from host to host every month so I made a great little bag that is opened an closed with little tabs that you pull and you would never expect it but there are pieces of a tape measure that holds the bag closed tight.

It is the coolest thing and very easy to make. I got the pattern from my friend and I plan on making a massive bunch of them for a craft fair coming up.

These rhinestones were fun to work with.

There are so many different designs to choose from and so many ways to bling things up a bit!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Need a new cute dress for summer?

. . If you would like to win a super cute pattern/e-book of your choice...I'm giving one away!!

Over 40 different styles to choose from.

Come enter over HERE!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Crap to Craft~ maternity shirt refashion


I have been organizing my closet and trying to downsize. So I came across a few shirts that I thought would be great to refashion into something for my girls. I was inspired by this adorable $40 skirt from JCrew.

I assure you this project does not even need a tutorial it is so self explanatory but here goes.
Oh, and because I despise doing tutorials this is the step I was on before I remembered to take a picture.

It was just a plain maternity Tee when I started out. I measured the length on my daughter to see where I wanted it to hit (plus a little over an inch for a casing) and cut the shirt straight across the top leaving the hem of the shirt as the bottom of the new skirt.

I grabbed some elastic and made a casing on the top of the shirt.

Wala....plain skirt done. But now I wanted to make it girly and nothing says girly better than ruffles. I didn't have any chiffon like the JCrew skirt used so I decided to skip it and just do the ruffles.

I cut one inch strips of fabric out of the rest of the shirt leftovers and sewed down the center with a long stitch and pulled the bobbin thread to make the ruffles

.I layed them where I wanted them...pinned and sewed them right on.



That's that!

I loved it so much that I grabbed another shirt...

and made one for my littlest daughter.




and FREE!!!