Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Well, as most of you know. Almost everything I've been making recently is for Christmas. I figured, if I'm going to be making things for my girls, I might as well save it for Christmas (easy on my budget). Today, I made a hat for my little Pudding using this amazing tutorial from Disney! Here is my little sleeveless hoodie that I used:
da-da, da, da, da....I'm lovin' it! (hmm...is it illegal to use that?)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Take some old crayons and break/cut them up into small pieces. Mix colors however you want! I put them in a shaped baking pan and melted them at 200 degrees for about 15 min. (I would just keep an eye on it...cuz I dont remember exactly how long...oops)
Friday, November 6, 2009
Next up, Walgreens. I LOVE, LOVE Walgreens!!! I'm a huge fan of register rewards, because I take them and use them each week...it's like I'm constantly getting stuff from there every week for free. Anyway, here's the scoop: Almay is having a B1G1F deal. It says you get the second at 50% off, but it rings up as free. You buy foundation (which is $9.99) and get $10 RR. Then you pick yourself up some eye shadow or mascara and get it for free! There's more!! That will give you $5 in RR! I already had RR to use up, so I got them for almost nothing, twice. Now, I have $30 in RR for the next 2 weeks.
Next up, Walmart...again. I went shopping two seperate days. I went to one of my favorite sites, Good or Free deals. They have this post for $1 off 2 Campbell's soups. People have been saying that they had trouble printing the coupon, but I didn't...I clicked on the right side of the screen to take me to the coupon when getting ready to print. So, I got two cans of Cream of Chicken and two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup for .08 each!! This awesome 5 pack of Tide-to-go was on clearance for $3!!! Again, if you have coupons, there was one for $1 off. I got the 5 pack for 2 bucks (I've always wanted to buy some, but think they are too expensive). The cake mix was .78 each. Not amazing, but good cuz I needed them. This trip, I spent $4.10!
Lastly, I hit up one of our dollar stores, Dollar General (if you have one). They have their Libby canned veggies 2/$1, but once again...if you get coupons, the coupon was $1 off 4 cans. Making it 4/$1!!! For me, this did not work on corn even though the coupon only says "for Libby's canned vegetables."
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I wanted a dress with a little more "wow" (I'm obviously not good at expressing myself). I have the whimsical, the flirty/comfy for work and for play, and this time, I wanted the elegant. With a bright floral pattern, it can be worn anywhere that you want to look fabulous, but...if it were in black and white...it screams socialite dinner and formal outtings! I LOVE this dress!! I would love to see it with a deep cuff on the sleeves (which I should've added in my picture).
My inspiration for this was to have something a little more "walking through the garden" feel to it. I picture this dress in pale pink or peach. I wanted a dress with a great flow/swing to it. I imagine it with a sheer fabric on top for the ruffle, belt, and neckline. I made the neck a v-neck on this dress. I love the belted waist and accent flower for this dress. I think it will make it look almost whimsical (in the garden in my mind).
Monday, November 2, 2009
Fabric: breathable cotton knit/blend. Trendy floral pattern with solid color accents. Classy and Comfy
My inspiration for this dress comes from my girls and the struggle I have with finding a dress for my "lack of curves" :) I love the fabric that I chose for the tunics I designed for my girls (pic below). I wanted a dress that would be comfortable but very beautiful and flirty. I wanted something that I felt would flatter most, if not everyone's, body type. At the same time, I want to be able to feel comfortable carting around a toddler and infant (while still looking and feeling great). Finding a dress like that is a struggle for me, so that's why I came up with this.
Some features written on sketch (I didn't know how to enlarge it):
--sleeves just above elbow, flare out like a comfy tunic
--wide belt placed to define curves
--front detail with ruffles and buttons to create and show-off curves
--darkened areas of sketch are for solid color accents
--the neck is a boat/banana neck.
Not exactly your traditional Red. So...here is how it turned out: