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Lion King Dress Tutorial

I ran out of time to make my own pattern for Project Run and Play this week, but decided that this was the perfect opportunity to show how to take a commercial pattern and make it totally custom. Here is my Lion King Dress… The dress pattern I started with in order to make the lion…

Master Vanity Tutorial

So I am FINALLY writing this tutorial, I am the worst at actually taking photos, and actually writing stuff down, since I would rather just move on to the next project! (worst blogger ever!) So If you remember, this vanity from Pinterest was my inspiration for my vanity makeover, I really loved the color, and…

Garden Balls

So when I was at my mom’s house a while back, the kids and I decided to to a project for Nana. My mom loves to garden, so we thought a garden project would be perfect for her. At Michael’s craft store I got some Styrofoam balls, grout, glue, stones, and various sized flat backed glass…

Miss Emmie’s "Anthro" dress Part 3

So we are finally here!!! If you haven’t read Part 1 and Part 2, of the making of this dress, feel free to go back and look. As a reminder here is the In An Instant dress from Anthropologie. And now here is my version of the dress made for $11 from materials bought at…

Miss Emmie’s “Anthro” dress Part 2

So I probably should have included this picture in Part 1, since it’s the last skirt shot, but I was only really including pictures from one upload session, and this one didn’t fit, so it’s officially here. 😉 After getting the waistband all sewn into a circle and with its elastic, I then evenly divided…

Miss Emmie’s “Anthro” dress Part 1

So remember how I said a while back I made my daughter a “anthro” dress made entirely out of things purchased from Walmart, and then I got busy with school and didn’t post the pictures or anything? Well, I have finally gotten my behind in gear and blogged about it! As a reminder, here is…

Union Jack 3 Piece Suit Pillow, part 2

Here is part 1 in case you missed it.  After I cut all the tie pieces to the size I wanted, I then added strips of cotton shirting material to the diagonal pieces. I could have used thrift store men’s shirts here too (and I think I will for future projects because I think I…

Union Jack 3 Piece Suit Pillow, part 1

So while I was in England I had a fun idea for a pillow for Isaac’s bedroom, I decided to make a union jack pillow with silk ties and suit fabric. The first thing I did was get red based silk ties from the thrift store, I decided to go with 4 different ties to…