Powered by Blogger.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring Fling Skirt Tutorial

I have a board on Pinterest labeled "Future Craft Projects." This board is full of fun and creative craft projects -- most of them I've never had the chance to do.
My daughter LOVES wearing skirts and dresses. In fact, she insists on wearing one or the other on a daily basis.
I decided to go ahead and attempt one of the numerous skirt tutorials I have pinned to my board.
And let me just tell you -- I have absolutely fallen in love with this tutorial. It's called the Spring Fling Skirt. This blogger does a wonderful job of explaining how to make this skirt, including posting several pictures. A nice thing about this tutorial is that it's a very simple project to do, even for the novice seamstress.
And one of the best parts about this skirt is: it's reversible!
The two pictures above are of the exact same 4 skirts!

Picking out the coordinating fabrics & binding was a lot of fun!
On this one I broke the rule of no directional fabrics.

I just love this material so much that I didn't care if some of the cupcakes ended up hanging upside down or sideways.

And here's the other side of the same skirt! I let my daughter pick out this material today from the patriotic section at JoAnn. 


I love the color combination of green and turquoise. 

Here's the other side of the floral skirt. This material is Marvel Comics super heros! I happened to find a yard of this in the remnants section so with the extra discount it ended up only being $3.50 -- score!

I'm loving this combination of super girly flowers and tomboy superheros!

This black and white material is from Hobby Lobby and is very soft!

And the other side of the same skirt is Mickey Mouse -- so fun!

Tada {again}!

And last but not least: this beautiful blue floral print....

... paired with a dainty heart-flower material.

Soft and feminine!

And the neat thing about this material is that it is the same fabric my mom used for my daughter's coming-home-from-the-hospital outfit!

Now the only problem I'll run into is how will my daughter decide which one to wear each day!
She had a blast today wearing her "princess skirt."
It's perfect for twirling and jumping and running!

You may be wondering, which skirt did she pick to wear the first day she had all 8 {4} to choose from? 
Mickey Mouse, of course! I wasn't surprised at all.

Thank you so much for joining me on this skirt adventure.
Rest assured that if you are my friend and you have a daughter, you will receive a skirt like this at the next event we attend. It is so precious.
Please go check out the original tutorial at This Heart of Mine and show her some extra love!
Do you have a favorite tutorial or blog that you found on Pinterest?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Out

I know, I know -- it's been a while! Things have gotten busy in real estate and I'm not disciplined enough yet with my blogging to make time to write posts amidst the chaos. I'm so sorry!
But I'm back & ready to share with you all!

My daughter has been in a Mother's Day Out program since she was 15 months old. She attends school at a little Baptist church near us, two days a week for a few hours each day. It's been so wonderful for both of us, and we love the teachers & curriculum, so my husband and I decided to enroll our son, as well. He will be 15 months old in a few weeks so he's about to start!

My friend Mandy made my daughter a nap mat one year for Christmas and it's been great at school. And now that my son is about to start, I need to make one for him! I have seen several different tutorials for nap mats on Pinterest but have picked out the one I'm going to use to make his.
So now I have the pattern and the supplies -- all I have left to do is block out the time so I can sit down & sew!

I promise I'll share the tutorial with you all after I'm done (and I'll give my thoughts & opinions on it, too).

Have you ever attempted to make a nap mat for your child(ren) or anyone else before?
Were you successful? 
Did you use a tutorial/pattern or did you just guess as you went along?