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Showing posts from May, 2011

Lions, Zebras, and Monkeys oh my

Jungle themed memo board and animal portraits.
I love memo boards because they are very easy to make, can work for any theme, and are perfect for any room, office, or in this case a nursery. It can hold precious pictures of your little one, reminders about appointments, or anything that you would need quick access to. 

• Fabric (Walmart)
• Quilt batting 
• 18x24 and 8x10 canvas (Michaels - with my 40% coupon!)
• Ribbon
• Brads
• Wood animals
• Staple gun and staples
• Glue gun and glue sticks

Niah's Fairy Princess outfit

My little cousin is like every other little girl and loves to dress up and pretend to be a ballerina, princess, or fairy. She had the typical princess outfit but was missing the fairy/ballerina outfit.

There are tons of tutorials in the internet and YouTube on how to make a tutu. Simple and easy to make and the possibilities are endless. 

•Tulle (fuchsia and lime)  - I found mine in the wedding section at Michael's ($3/spool), plenty of colors to choose form. You can also buy it on the bolt and cut into strips, but I like simple so I bought the spool because all I had to do was cut the right length. 

• Elastic band - measure waist and sew 2" smaller

Cut 24" strips of tulle and fold in half. Make loop and place behind the elastic band. Pull ends of tulle through loop and pull tight. You can make tie into a knot if you wish.

The wand: 

• wooden dowel painted pink
• butterfly from the floral section at Hobby Lobby
• ribbon tied under the butterfly to add a whimsi…