Sunday, April 25, 2010

Charish's Hope

My 8 year old, Hannah, came up with the idea to raise money {by selling bracelets} to help people with heart disease in memory of her Aunt Charish. {You might remember this post.} On Jan. 1 of this year she collapsed due to a heart condition called cardiomyopathy and passed away a few days later. She left behind three young kids and 4 nieces, all of which are understandably heartbroken. I'm so proud of Hannah for finding a way to channel that pain and do something good with it. She hopes that you will enjoy her creations!

Here are the three color options that she has come up with. From left to right, Cotton Candy, Watermelon, and Soccer Mom {she wanted to make one that boys would like too, and since Charish was an avid soccer mom, she decided to use the colors of her boys' soccer teams}.
Each bracelet is $2, and can be made Small {babies up to age 24 months}, Medium {kids 2-abt 11}, or Large {adults and kids 12 +}. We are going to set up a PayPal option for payment, but for now you can just comment to this post with your order and mail her a check {send me a message at for her address}. I will try to get a PayPal account for her up and running soon!! Sorry for the inconvenience!
Thank you for supporting her cause!

Monday, April 19, 2010

{No Sew} Flowers

I love Made {here}. If you read my blog regularly you already know that. She always has cute . . . usually easy ideas. She is doing something until Mothers Day called Celebrating Mom where she will have cute ideas you can do for your mom or other women in your life. I'm excited to see what she has thought up!!
This morning she kicked it off with these no sew flowers. Find her free tutorial {here}. I'm going to pull out the scraps and make a few. I think they would be cute in the girls room too. I think I might actually sew along the bottom though to ruffle the fabric making it easier to "bunch" . . . but then again, she knows what she's doing, so I'm sure it probably is easier how she posted.
Thanks for another great idea, Dana!

Friday, April 2, 2010

{Egg-y} Cuteness!

I love LOVE coming across cute ideas for holidays . . . this is by far my favorite Easter blog post I have seen. So so cute. I can't wait to do this . . . hoping that I have enough time after planning a birthday . . . we'll see. :/

I found this idea on Poppy Talk. You can find the picture tutorial {here}.

Have I said I'm in L.O.V.E with this idea?! Happy Easter!!

Oh and {p.s.} . . . I promise, PROMISE I will get to the giveaway soon!! I have been SO busy with family and planning a GIRLY birthday party. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ruffle Dress {Men's shirt refashion}

I've been meaning to try another shirt dress for a while {I tried the first one about a year ago . . . here}, so I finally broke out the old shirt {and white scraps from an old bed skirt . . . I know, I save too much junk}. I wish I would have figured our her measurements a little better . . . live 'n learn, right! {Oh, and I attempted an elbow length sleeve . . . didn't quite measure right on that one either . . . just looks like I made them too short . . . sigh}
Cutting up the shirt. By the way . . . the tutorial for this shirt is found on Dana Made It {here}. I love how she adds tutorials to the stuff she makes . . . the main reason why I try to do that as much as I can here. Of course, my daughter had to be all up in the action . . . gotta love her.
All made . . . I also made her a little hair clip to match.

A little picture happy . . . can't have too many. {Okay, probably not true . . . but I DID cut back a little bit and delete a few . . . I need help}
The back . . . I decided to turn around the shirt and have the buttons go up the back. 

And that's it . . . I have a few tweaks to make. It's a little tight on the shoulders, but now I know for next time.