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September 28, 2011

Harry Potter

Wow, that was Super fun sharing my last Halloween idea...

I think I'll share another.

This was the first costume I ever created for my son...and let me tell you he was Ador-a-ble

I remember thinking as Halloween was drawing nearer, "Hmm, what outfit should I make for my son, now that he's old enough to walk around and enjoy Halloween?"

One day I walked into Target and quickly ran sauntered over to my favorite section.

The Dollar Section (who came up with this idea?  Genius.)

There I found these, "Wizard Glasses".

The costume pretty much came together right then and there.

 The breakdown of the outfit went like this:

After I purchased the glasses the only other thing I needed to buy was black material for the robe and some red felt and yellow felt.  We had everything else already.

Using one of his jackets as a guide I sewed up the robe (making it up as I went).

Then I drew the gryffindor lion on yellow felt and glued it onto a red felt shield and hand sewed it onto the robe.

Cutest little Harry Potter I'd ever seen.

September 27, 2011

Do you see what I see?

SO EXCITED to be featured on U Create this morning!!

U Create

Another little something to add to my I See page.

September 26, 2011

The Incredibles

I've been so excited to share my next tutorial that I literally couldn't wait.

I was planning on doing some sort of "Halloween Ideas on Friday" event where I shared tutorials and costume ideas every Friday starting in October...but that kind of went out the window once I started preparing this post.  I keep seeing all these ideas on other blogs and I wanted to add mine.

"Why wait?" I told myself.

Why, indeed.  Here we go:

This was a Halloween costume I created for my family two Halloween's ago and it was such a big hit!

1. Black felt
2. Yellow felt
3. White felt
4. Orange felt
5. Glue
6. Sewing machine
7. Printed off Incredible Icon pages. 
8. Red shirts or sweatshirts
9. Red pants or sweats
10. Boots
11. Black gloves
12. Black Halloween makeup

(Right click on the image to save, and print on an 8x11 page to get the proper size)
(Right click on the image to save, and print on an 8x11 page to get the proper size)
STEP ONE: Print off incredible sheets depending on how many you're making and what size you prefer.
I did two large and two small.

STEP TWO: Using the printed off pages, cut out each felt piece in the corresponding colors and glue all together using craft glue.
One could, of course, sew these all together for a more permanent look.  I was trying to be quick and had no plans on washing these 'i's'.

STEP THREE: Using pants for each person as a guide, make the bottoms for the outfits.
Cut out black felt --one front and one back piece-- in an underwear shape for each person.  Cut out orange felt to be a band on the top.  Make the orange band double wide so you can fold it over.

STEP FOUR: Sew the two sides of the bottoms together.
Sew the orange band (that's been folded down) to the top of the bottoms.

STEP FIVE: Hand sew each incredible i onto your red shirt using black thread.

STEP SIX: Grab the rest of your items to complete your outfit(s).
Mr. Incredible has t-shirts stuffed in his extra large sweatshirt for a little extra muscles.

STEP SEVEN:  Add black masks using black Halloween makeup.
This was an interesting decision to have a 3 year old wear black, smuggy makeup.  But we told him over and over again not to touch it-- and he didn't.

Now--Go fight some crime!...

or go trick-or-treating.

See why I was so excited to share this?  It's so fun!

September 23, 2011

The Charlotte Dress

Two days before my sweetie's birthday I realized something horrible.

Ah, I had not made this little girl a dress.

I REALLY wanted to make her a dress for her birthday, but was slightly running out of time.

Luckily I was prepared for just such an emergency.

This dress was super easy and really fun to complete.  It probably took me about 2 hours to do total (and a lot of that was cutting and preparing the ribbon).  
And best news of all I actually didn't have to buy anything first.

I had the fabric on hand and the "ribbon" was left over from a Christmas tree skirt I made 5 years ago.

It turned out so sweet!  I'm sure she loves it!
(well, at least the ruby shoes tastes good)

September 20, 2011

Is a Great State Fair

Curious about the State Fair??

We went, it was great (Get it?  Our State Fair is a Great State Fair-- like the movie?).

Upon entering the fair I made the family bee-line straight for my painting-- bypassing many things they wanted to stop and see.

First things first.

Here it is...so proud.

Yes, no ribbons proudly adorn it.  But I was very proud of it anyways.  And husband told me it got his vote for Favorite piece.

And I would sound very ingenuine (not a word, I know) if I mentioned how I thought my painting was much better than fifth place's And seventh place. And I'm sure I would lose All credibility if I told you I didn't even Want a ribbon and I wasn't entering my painting for thus-- so I won't even go there..or you wouldn't believe me, right?

Moving on-- anyways, after the thrill of seeing my painting wore off we walked around and had a lovely time enjoying the rest of the sights.

Which included but were not limited to:





until next time, State Fair.

September 17, 2011


Greetings on this lovely Saturday morning.

Two thoughts:

1. Go Cougars!!

2. Go read these blogs, make a comment at the bottom, and enter the giveaway-- you just might win an original magnet from yours truly.


September 14, 2011

Family Home Evening Board

May I tell you a secret?

The best way for a family to remember to have Family Home Evening-- is to have a constant reminder on the wall to help everyone remember that Monday night is Family Home Evening night.A board is a great reminder to start and then soon it becomes habit and everyone remembers that Monday night is for the family.

Growing up in my family we had a "board" made of two paper plates.  It did the trick...but I wanted to make something a little more...um...nice looking. 

Thus my next project...

1. Small Magnet Framed Board, unpainted.  I bought mine from Roberts.
2. Alphabet Rub-On Book
3. Magnets
4. Clear Rocks
5. Paint
6. Pictures of your family printed out. One 4 x 6 and little pictures of each family member.

These rub-on books are So great to add fun fonts with.
For my FHE Board I wrote out:

After the board was prepared I made the picture magnets.  
You've probably seen these around it's a really cute/quick way to make this FHE board personal.

Okay, Now we're ready to Paint-- my favorite.

After I painted my board red I thought the color was too flat.  I like lots of colors and blended shades works the best.  So real lightly on my sponge brush I added two other colors (a light purpleish-red and a light blue) and went down the board in light streaks to add more colors and dimensions.

Now for all you people out there with cricut machines and silhouette machines this would be a great time to use it to write out "Family Home Evening".  

I do not own either of these machines.

But I wanted "Family Home Evening" to look nice and straight-- So I printed this out in the front "Honey Script".

All Done!

September 12, 2011

Froggie Snack

Need a fun snack?
Green Apples
Peanut butter
Chocolate chips

These froggie snacks were a big hit for two hungry weird boys.