Wednesday, March 31, 2010

fancy pants giveaway

Here is another giveaway from fancy pants be sure to enter giveaway ends 4/7

Funky Gloves Tute & Easter Glove Refashion

So I had these ridiculous long socks that drove me nuts and would never wear them due to the length.  I decided to cut them off when I had to wear them because all else were dirty.  I was abou to throw them away when I decided to make them into gloves for my daughter.  Here is what I started with

I cut the thumb hole at the end that was finished (not the cut end).  Then I cut slits toward the the top cut off end.  I spaced them out so I could lace the ribbon through it.

I then decided to sew a straight stitch on the cut end to help keep its shape and fraying too much.

Next I laced the gloves.

Now put them on tie it in a bow. 

Cut off the excess ribbon and heat seal. 
I also want to show you these gloves or boves as my daughter calls them.  Her nana made these for easter gloves.- so stock up now!!

Have a happy hump day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

To Do Tuesday

I think I have way to much to do but why not pile on these fabulous crafts and ideas!!
First up is some homemade laundry detergent by Sew Much Ado

Oh the money that can be saved!! Go Here to see how she makes it!!
Next up is this fun and educational activity that is right up my son's alley he loves cars and lining them up
This activity is from A Little Family Fun

You can go Here to see more about this fun way to practice numbers.

I would love to find this at my goodwill! Way to go Junk Blossoms.

You can go Here to see its beautiful transformation to this.  I so want it for my daughter's room!

Minutes to spare made this darling swag.

You know I love the Rags!  Go check out Minutes to Spare to see more.
And you mind as well go back on over to I am Momma Hear Me Roar.  Cheri is constantly amazing me.  I soo love this little cowboy room.  My son will eventually going to have his on room and we want to do it cowboy style! So here is my inspiration.

You  should look at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar to see more of this little cowboy's room.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Giveaway of $20 Gift Certificate to FANCY PANTS

Sorry I have been MIA but we have had spring break and a load of orders I need to fill.  I should have a new tutorial up this week and will be back in action.  However I did wan to take a moment to tell you about a giveaway. As most of you know I have a children's boutique on etsy called fancy pants.  This week Life as Lori is holding a giveaway to my shop for a $20 gift certificate to any item you wish.  Please go HERE to enter this giveaway.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Winner

I had to choose a new winner for my apron giveaway since I did not hear from the first selection.  So the new winner is Lanie Ree from Life in the Pitts.  Please e mail me your address so I can mail you your new apron.  My e mail is  You have until Sunday to give me your address or I will have to pick a new winner.

Raggy Flops Tutorial Part 2

Here is the second part of these flip flops. For this tutorial I started with these flip flops to see how I made the first part you can go Here.

Next I felt we needed a focal point on these wild flip flops.  I wanted to embroider a K on some black fabric to put on a button cover.  If you don't have an embroidery machine don't worry Hobby Lobby sells some cute embroidered letters on button covers.  They are white with black stitching and they also would be cute in the middle of a bow. 
Once I embroidered my K's I cut them down to put on my button covers I used adhesive spray to center and keep in place, however a glue gun wuld work great too.

Next I cut 3 various sized circles per flop with my pinker shears. I then used my needle and thread to stitch and pull to gather the circles.

It should turn out something like this. 

Now you are ready to hot glue it all together.

Do the other one, and you have some cute flip flops on your feet. I need to make her an outfit to go with these.  Look for that later.  Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cowboy Days and Gun Holster Tutorial

This past Saturday our family made its yearly visit to the Cowboy Days at the Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.  We love to get dressed up for the occasion...well...the kids and I do.  Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of myself which is often the case since I am the one taking the pictures.  Here is a picture of the kids watching team roping. 

Last year I made the vest you see him wearing.  It is nothing special it is made of felt and I sewed a star and stitched sheriff on it.  Luckily it still fit.  I also made Kate an outfit but didn't get to this year.  However my mom made this adorable outfit that fit the occasion.   I ended up whipping together a holster for Josh so he could carry his gun.  Here is how i did it.  I took his gun and laid it on some brown fleece- i would have preferred felt since it is a little stiffer but it was just for the day so it did okay.
Next I cut the bottom piece of the holster. Using the gun as my guide.

Then I cut the top piece.

Then I sewed it together with silver thread using a decorative stitch.

 Finally I cut two slits for it to put the belt through.

Here it is ready to go!


This project was featured at this fabulous blog

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

To Do Tuesday

So I had my energy drink and I am ready to go! First up on my to -do list is these lovely eye catching luggage tags from Fun to Craft.

These are perfect for quick identfication amoung all those black bags when traveling.  Go here to learn how to make them.  This tutorial is brought to you by
Next on the list is this AWESOME bag that turns into a playmat.  I needed this with my kiddos when they were a bit  younger but how great now to take a picnic in it and lay out a blanket from the same bag carrying the goods.

Rockie really created SOMETHING WONDERFUL! Go here to see how she did it.

I must mention this super cute applique Cas did over at Just a Steel Magnolia in Georgia 

Go here to see more!

I also must add this sweet craft to my to- do list

This will be a great addition to my Easter decor and believe it or not she made that basket from yarn!  She has a great tutorial here.
This beautiful seasonal craft is brought to you by

Have a wonderful Tuesday!! I look forward to all the new crafts put out there every week it gets hard to decide what to put on my to do list.


I had so many wonderful comments and plenty that made me laugh.  Ya'll are great.  Through this process I gained more followers I am almost to 200 so I guess I will have to do another giveaway soon to celebrate that milestone.  I used love that!! and got momto2munkeys.  Please email me with your address and I will mail it off to you asap.  You have until mar. 18 to contact me or I will pick a new winner.