Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Take-A-Long Blanket

Perfect for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks


Individual Blanket Backpack This is not a kid craft. Mom's you will have to make this for your children. This will give them a blanket to take to all of their summer activities.
One yard of Fun Fleece fabric
One plastic tablecloth that matches your fleece color
A separating jacket zipper
Straight pins
Sewing machine
Thread that matches
Take your tablecloth and lay it out on a flat table with the plastic side up. Lay the fleece on the top of the tablecloth. Make sure to leave 1/2inch edge of tablecloth on each edge. Pin together. Cut the tablecloth 1/2inch larger than the fleece. Fold over the tablecloth edge over the fleece pin the edge with strait pins. Sew along the edge of the tablecloth, sewing the two together Fold in the sides. Blanket will be divided into thirds. (Length wise) Fold the top and bottom into the middle of the blanker and then in half. Blanket will be divided into fourths. (Width wise) Mark along the edges of the folds for the zipper placement. Pin the zipper there. Sew on the zipper Fold the blanket and zip it. Mark the back and front. Out of the extra tablecloth cut out two stripes for stapes. Make the stripes twice as wide as you want the stapes and fold them in half and sew the edges. Cut out a pocket the size you want. Mark the blanket placement for these. Mark the corners on the back for the Straps. Mark the center on the front for the pocket. Un fold blanket and sew the straps onto the corners of the back. Sew the pocket onto the front. Center it in the width. Put it lower than center in the length.

Fourth of July Rockin Bobbie Pins

Make your own Rockin Bobbie Pins. All you need are bobbie pins and your imagination. Use mini bobbie pins for infants and toddlers hair. These are so much fun. You can make some for every holiday or even every outfit. Instruction http://www.mom-stuff.com/public/245.cfm For girls hair styles visit the wright hair blog http://thewrighthair.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Funky Flip Flops


A pair of inexpensive flip-flops. I have found them at Old Navy for $2.50.

Ribbon or fabric stripes. (Fabric strips will give a frayed look)


Cut the ribbon into 5-inch lengths and tie them to the stapes of the flip-flops. Make sure you tie a square knot so the knot does not come undone. (Left over right and then right over left) We found that this project gives a fuller, funky look if you alternate the way you tie the knots. We like this way on decorating your summer flip-flops because they last through the summer. You do not need to worry about any glue melting. The girls loved their funky flip-flops. I made some in red white and blue for the 4th of July. I will post the pic for you when I find it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fancy Flip Flops


A pair of plain flip flops  
Felt in (colors in your choice) 
Sewing needle and thread
Cut out the patterns form the felt.                                                                                                                                         
Put the pieces of felt together with the button in the center. Sew them together using the button holes. Do not glue felt together this makes it hard to sew through. If you are adding leaves glue then on to the felt flower after you have sown them together.                                                                  
Sew the felt on to the flip flops by sewing a stitch in the felt and wrapping the tread around the flip flop and then sewing a stitch on the other side of the felt. Repeat until you have secured the felt to the flip flop.  Repeat on the other flip flop.
These are so much fun to customize to match your girls outfit.
Get the patterns at Mom-Stuff  http://www.mom-stuff.com/public/273.cfm