creating PRIMAL FURS for Indoor Percussion

Last week I introduced y'all to Indoor Drumlines, or Indoor Percussion Ensembles. My son is in high school and had the cool opportunity to be a part of his high school's Indoor Drumline. They preformed a cool show called Primal, which included awesome costumes created on the cheap by the parents of the group. Here's the final costume: In this post I showed you guys how I created the loin cloth (skirt) and belt for the costume. Today I'm here to wrap up this Indoor Drumline PRIMAL series with a play-by-play on all the furs the kids wore. The pit kids (the ones in the front who … [Read more...]

Capri Sun lunch bag tutorial!

I am so excited about this tutorial. I created a video tutorial for you to make your own Capri Sun lunch bags. It's a very detailed tutorial and covers every step of the way. It's a perfect tutorial to have next to you as you sew your own bag. You can even pause it as you sew to make sewing your own lunch bags even easier. I'd love for you to subscribe to our channel. Also, please share any youtubers or channels you are currently digging. I'd love to find new ones to watch. Have a great day! … [Read more...]

How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod

First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room! I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol' nice. Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Let's talk Curtain Rods. More specifically, let's talk about my dining room curtain rod that I DIY'd. I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods and best above ground pool, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of … [Read more...]

Hibiscus pillow from a bedsheet

A few months back I scored several decorative pillows from my neighbor's garage sale, all for $1 each. A dollar for a pillow is cheaper than buying a bag of pillow stuffing! If you need a pillow, like, right this very second, or you just aren't lucky enough to find a garage sale 3 doors down with dollar pillows, Goodwill always has a plethora of crappy pillows to choose from. Then I found this purdy teal flat sheet at Walmart for only five bucks. Yes, I went to Walmart. {sigh} I try to avoid it at all costs (you guys know how much I love Target!}, but sometimes I head over … [Read more...]

The kids are getting crafty {learning to sew}

Today I taught my kids how to sew! They've seen me sew and have shown interest in it, so when Elle Sophia Design offered to send them a Learn To Sew kit, I was all, "Heck Ya. We'd love one!" Elle Sophia Design sent us a Personalized Gift Set for Kinsey and a Sewing Starter Shape Stuffer kit which I split up for them to share.    Oh-to the Em-to the Geee. These kits are not only ah-freaking-dorable, they are so fun to boot! When you open the kit, it comes with everything you need to teach your little ones how to sew; even the needle and thread! And the … [Read more...]

Aviary fabric by Thomas Paul

Several months ago I obsessed over some fabric I found in a model home (and you guys obsessed with me!). I've found several GREAT DEALS for this fabric and furniture with this fabric. Read on for the links! … [Read more...]