Father's Day Gift Card Holder


Cute little gift card holders based on last years brown paper bag gift bags!

I used 12" x 12" cardstock cut to different heights - follow the pictures :-). Used Double sided tape as adhesive. Will try to add actual dimensions later.




















Oh My Onesies!

Hormones are making me act even more ridiculous than usual. I spend a great deal of each day crying over inconsequential minutiae. Yesterday I cried because I couldn't find my baby mittens. Cue a freakout of epic proportions: "My baby has no miiiiiiiiittens! (sob) (sniff)"

I found the baby mittens.

I need this to be over. I need to be done. 

But today I cried happy tears! Look at the monthly onesies Mike's buddy's wife sent. She sewed each decoration herself:





Each number corresponds to the size onesie Baby should fit into during that month! What a great idea and an amazing gift!


Cut Off Jean Shorts


The secret to perfect cut-offs? Sandpaper!

The only jeans I wanted to cut up were maternity jeans haha ;-).

Supplies:

  • Jeans
  • Scissors
  • Needle and Thread
  • 80 and 220 Grit Sandpaper

Cut your jeans. It's better to cut them too long than too short! Much easier to cut off a little more off than try to add some more on ...


Lay out your shorts so that the waist lays the way it would on your body - the front usually sits further down than the back.

Fold your shorts, front sides together. Snip the excess at the bottom so that the front isn't longer than the back:


Cut the threads up about 1 - 1 1/2 inches up the side seam.


Sew across the seam to keep it from unraveling further. Pull the unraveled side seams slightly inward, creating a small gap, and blind stitch down.



Round out the cut corners with a scissors.

Use sandpaper to distress as desired. I used 80 grit on areas to get down to the white threads. I also used 80 on the cut bottom to make the denim fringe out a little easier. I used 220 for slight distressing and to smooth out the areas where I used the 80 grit.

When you're sanding/distressing, make sure you have some kind of barrier between the front and back of the shorts - scrap wood works well.


Trim off the extra thread. Done!



Upcycled Pocket Phone Storage!


I needed a little bed pocket to store my phone. The pockets of an old sport coat worked perfectly! The top flap sits right between the mattress and box spring. No velcro needed. Easy 10 minutes (or less) project.

Supplies:

  • Old Sport Coat or other jacket. Tip: Go to Goodwill on Tuesdays - certain colors are 70% off! They always seem to have a surplus of old suit jackets in interesting patterns ;-).
  • Cotton fabric for backing
  • Sewing machine/thread
  • Scissors

Cut out the pocket. Make sure to leave a few inches on the bottom and sides and about  10-12 inches on the top. Pull away any jacket lining or interfacing.


Cut the cotton backing fabric to the same size.


Pin around, right sides together.


With a 1/2 inch hem allowance, start sewing on the top, a couple of inches away from the right top corner. Backstitch and sew around, leaving enough unstitched so that you can turn the pocket inside out.

Turn inside out and sew the top closed with a 1/4 inch hem allowance. Or topstitch the entire pocket. Up to you :-).


Tuck the top flap between your mattress and box spring.


Add phone.


Done! It's so cute. I love it! Time to make another one for the other side of the bed :-).

This might make a good project for craft fairs? Relatively cheap, fast and usable.

Need Crib Sheets or Baby Bedding? Get thee to Target NOW


I know, I know. I've been slacking on the crafting lately. Sorry. But I have been buying!

Today I needed to do a Target run to grab a present for my sister (hopefully she gets it in time? or within her bday week? :-/ ). And I took a detour through the baby aisles. Most of the bedding aisle was on 30-50% clearance!  A lot of these deals are online, too - link here. PLUS 20% off Circo bedding with Target Cartwheel through 5/6/2017. Happy Shopping!

Aden by aden + anais 4 muslin swaddles originally $34,99 marked down to $17.48:


Some fitted crib sheets are marked 50% off to $4.96:


White/gray animal mobile originally $24.99 marked down to $12.48 and knit crib sheets marked down to $6.98:


Mesh breathable bumpers originally $28.99 marked down to $14.98,