Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yummy Dinner…

I never thought this blog would include recipes, but cooking is a craft too, right??? So I found this recipe for creamy chicken taquitos on I heart Naptime. I halved the recipe, and I got 13 toquitos from it. They were very yummy, healthy and a more appetizing way to eat taquitos. Happy cooking and eating!!!00220032We added salsa and sour cream to ours too…so good0042

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Curled Flowers…

So…just when I get back to crafting, my sewing machine gives me grief.  It is something with the bobbin case, and could cost $40.00 to replace…ugh.  In the mean time, I plan to do crafts that don’t require sewing (Addison’s shorts are on hold).  I found this adorable curled flower accessory at I Heart Naptime (love the name of this blog!)  I got started on mine and really had a fun time with this project.  I plan to make many more of these especially for the shirts that get stained, but are still in good condition.
I cut circles of different sizes.  I didn’t have any rhyme or reason with it…just cut the next one a tad smaller than the one before.  0042 Used fabric glue to glue them together.  After this step, I added an embellishment.0222It’s hard to see, but I glued a piece of velcro to the onsie as well as the flower.0232A close-up on the flower attached to the onesie. 0242The whole thing. 0252Then I made this hot pink one (every girl needs pink!) 0262I put these side by side to show the difference between the two. The first one I made (blue one), I used matches to burn the edges.  The pink one, I used a candle.  You can see that the blue one did not curl near as much as the pink, and it took twice as long!  I also didn’t use as many circles as the blue one, and has more life to it.   I’ll definitely be using a candle from here on out.0292I also did what I heart Naptime did by adding velcro to a clip, so it can double as a hair bow.  I just love it! 0322

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I haven’t had a whole lot of motivation to craft the last few months, but I finally got it back!  I was searching through my blog roll, and found these adorable shorts that someone had made for their daughter.  I was instantly in love, and decided to make some for mine.  You can find the printable pattern and directions at Create and Design.  I added some pictures as I went along, but I won’t give instructions as it isn’t my pattern.  Happy short making…oh the possibilities with these!  
P.S. these are super easy to make and only took 1 1/2 hours from start to finish.13042Cutting out the materials (I made mine the 3/4T size, and they are plenty big).05420552Sewing the pieces together.0572 Half of the shorts.0592The full shorts sewn together.0612Ruffling the legs.  I stopped taking pictures after this, so I don’t have a picture showing how I attached the leg band.  Just follow her instructions and you will be just fine! 0632   I love how they balloon a little before the leg bands.13062 13072One happy girl, lovin’ her new shorts!13052 *I’m in the process of making some for baby Addison.  Watch for a matching pair in baby size.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cozette Couture…

cozettePlease check out my friend’s sister’s company Cozette Couture.  She has the most adorable accessories for all ages!  I have a couple of the hats with flowers, and just bought this bracelet for myself.  I can’t wait to get it!  Be sure to Become a follower of her blog, because she will be doing giveaways soon.  And become her friend on facebook for updates on her things!  For those who live in Utah check out her blog for a listing of  local stores that sell her products.  This stuff is seriously to die for…enjoy and happy buying!!!