Sunday, February 21, 2010
We wrote thank you notes to members of our families so I thought these flower pens would work great. I bought the flowers I used at the dollar store. They came in a bunch of 6 flowers for $1.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I made the girls these YUMMY white chocolate dipped oreos. I just bought almond bark from Maceys melted it down and then dipped double Stuffed oreos into the chocolate. Topped them off with some pink sprinkles.
I attatched the cute handout I found HERE
Thursday, February 11, 2010
1- cut scrapbook paper (cardstock) 3.25''x6.5''
2- cut a different patterned paper 3.25''x2''
3-Glue your smaller piece (my polka dot) to your larger piece (cute flowers) in the middle of the large paper. (I also added the cute little bracket paper on top of the polka dot)
4-wrap your papers around your post-it note stack and then make your creases crisp.
5-put a glue dot on the back of your post-it note stack and adhere to your cute paper cover
6-EMBELLISH (i added a little ribbon, and a felt flower).
I had made these for one of my YW lessons too (See here) You could make them for anything. They are fast, and cheap but they look cute.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
1- I bought a cheap white apron at Walmart for $6. It was really long so I cut it off to the length I wanted.
3- I hemmed up the edges 1/4'' on both sides. (optional)
4- about 1/2'' down I sewed my gather stitch. If you don't know how to do a gather stitch
5-Gather fabric to your liking
6-Mark on your apron where you want each ruffle. I marked mine each 4'' apart.
7-pin bottom ruffle on and sew onto apron. I have found it is easiest to do the bottom ruffle first and work your way up. Also be sure that your apron Ties aren't in your way. (I have sewed those where I didn't want them a few times)
That's it! Pretty easy! Now the fun part Embellishing the top of your apron. I've sewn appliques (birds, flowers, etc..) or a pocket. But I have been wanting to try some different flowers.
1- for the smallest flower I cut a 2''x45'' strip and hemmed the edges.
2- Do a gather stitch in the middle of your hemmed strip
3-gather up as tight as you like
4-Cut a felt circle about 2''. and glue gun your gathered strip starting on the outside edge working your way to the center.
5-glue gun a cute button, gem, etc....in the center of your fabric flower
The 3 flowers on my apron were 2'', 3'', and 4'' strips glued to 2'', 3'', and 4'' felt circles
And Because I used the glue gun and want to still be able to wash my apron I just safety pinned my flowers to the apron.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
4- Now the fun part... EMBELISH.
Monday, February 1, 2010
I really liked President Uchtdorf's talk "A Matter of a Few Degrees". We also talked about the different Roles women have and the importance of each of them. (my week was busy so my YW lesson got pushed to the bottom of my list of "things to do")