Saturday, August 13, 2011

Prego Mom Costume

I usually don't dress up for Halloween, but I saw these last year and HAD to have one!  I couldn't really afford what everyone was asking, so I made my own!  now here I am, sharing!  This was by far the biggest pain in the you know what, but I was thrilled with the way it turned out.  Since I don't have the vinyl cutter I'm dying to get, this project took a few extra steps.  Also, since printers don't print white, iron on printable was out.  So I printed out my template (using 4 sheets of paper) cut it out, attached it to some white fabric (with iron on adhesive I'd previously added), cut out all the fabric pieces, then proceeded to lay them out on my black shirt, then ironed them on!  To keep it from falling off, I plan on sewing around the edges........eventually.  If I had been smart I would have found a white sheet of iron on decal and cut my shapes from that, but it was a little bit of a last minute project on a tight budget, so I used some fabric I already had. 

Like it?  Want it?  Well just go HERE for the download!  I should have added a bow in for a girl, but I didn't.  However, for all you 'do it yourselfers' out there, how cute would a ribbon bow sew on be?!?!?

That's me, sprouting my little boy just three months shy of my due date!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kid Friendly Stocking Holders

Remember the stocking holders I posted ages ago.  Well I made my own last Christmas, and I'm now just posting. My bad, but here it is, in plenty of time for Christmas!  I followed the directions found at The Many Faces of Mom, but added my own little twist!  I wanted them white, so out came my paint, then a dollar store tree ornaments hot glued to the front!  I love the way they turned out, not to mention it actually takes quite a bit of pulling to get them to fall.  So perfect for little kids and pets who don't seem to understand the dangers of a heavy weight stocking holder falling on ones head.  Here's a few of my own tips.

~Before painting, bend the ring to fit exactly where you want it.  Because my mantel has decorative boarding under it, it didn't fit the way it did on my counter top.  (Love how adjustable these are!)
~Before embellishing, put it on your mantel to make sure you attach it to the right spot and not to high/low. 

I love how versatile these can be!  Get creative and add your own style!