DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth

I have a fun and cheerful (pun intended!) tutorial for you today!  My daughter cheers varsity for the high school, and she is constantly looking for unique and cute cheer bows. I swear, it’s like a cheerleader obsession.  During practice, cheerleaders want the bows that no one else has!  So I made this DIY cheer bow for her for Independence Day.  If you want, you can also make an cheer bow set for the entire team for like $10. Continue Reading →
18 Hole Golf Cupcakes: Happy Father’s Day

18 Hole Golf Cupcakes: Happy Father’s Day

I take time out from my regularly scheduled blog posts to bring you this public service announcement: WATCH OUT FOR GOLF BALLS. (I think in golfing language, you yell “FORE!”) Said no father ever on Father’s Day.* My husband harbors a not-so-secret desire to leave the rest of us in the house and play an 18-hole game, along with three other dads who also utterly fail to disguise their yearning to forgo (FOREgo?) their fatherly duties to spend FAMILY TIME. 18 Hole Golf Cupcakes: Happy Father’s Day That’s because Father’s Day really isn’t about the Father.  Father’s Day is about … Continue Reading →
Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts

Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts

I’m reposting this blog post Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts because, for whatever reason, my other blog post is broken — every time I try to update the post, it crashes my web site!  I know I’m not supposed to “reblog” the same post, but since it constantly breaks my web site, I thought I’d make the jump … Continue Reading →
Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion with a Gather

Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion with a Gather

I bought an extra man’s green t-shirt for St. Patrick’s Day, but it was a little too bright.  I think the color is more appropriate for the hazy, happy days of summer!  So here’s another ten minute refashion, making a shoulder bows t-shirt.  This gives a little feminine ruffle detail on the shoulder.  This gather-sewing trick can be used in all sorts of different refashions, such as on the sleeves or on the sides to create a little bit of extra detail.  I always use plain t-shirt in order to show off the refashions, but this would look just as nice … Continue Reading →
The $25 Macro Lens Photography for Bloggers Hack

The $25 Macro Lens Photography for Bloggers Hack

Bloggers know that you need to take good photos, but macro lens for your dSLR camera can be quite expensive.  This Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Fixed Zoom Lens costs almost $600, and this Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED costs almost $900.  I am saving up my money to purchase these Nikon macro lens, but in the meantime, I want to show everyone the $25 macro lens photography for bloggers hack.  Of course, anyone can use this hack, but bloggers (who can’t yet afford the expensive lens) will benefit from this.   Continue Reading →
Simple Cut Bows T-Shirt Refashion

Simple Cut Bows T-Shirt Refashion

This week, we have a very quick refashion — you make this shirt in less than 5 minutes with some fabric glue, so it’s also a no sew refashion.  This shirt is a simple cut bows t-shirt.  A good candidate for the “before” shirt is a t-shirt with some kind of decal or logo on the front, but blank on the back, although I think it would look fine with a decal or logo on the back, too, just a little “crowded.” Continue Reading →
Folding T-Shirts the Best Way So You Can See All Your Shirts

Folding T-Shirts the Best Way So You Can See All Your Shirts

I hate to clean, and I hate laundry even more.  Laundry is a horrible demon to test the strength of any marriage.  But, I like folding t-shirts!  Something about making them all stand up straight makes me smile.  Okay, so I’m weird.  So today, I am going to provide a step-by-step guide on the absolute best way to fold a t-shirt! (Hehe, can you see my heart cutout t-shirt refashion?) Continue Reading →
Panda Cupcakes – It’s Pandamonium Here!

Panda Cupcakes – It’s Pandamonium Here!

School-aged children brings school-run functions.  I have a few “go to” recipes for these functions, and these panda cupcakes is definitely one of the first ones that we think of.  The best part of this recipe is that my kids love to bake them with me, and can’t wait to decorate the pandas (especially the ears).  A few weeks ago, my daughter and I had “Mommy and Daughter” time by baking these pandas for the youngest’s cheer banquet.  The cupcakes are deceivingly easy to make, as well, all using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. Continue Reading →
Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making fabric bows!!  Bows are so beautiful.  This tutorial is part of a series of 10 posts … all about bows!  I am going to craft or refashion 10 projects using fabric bows in some way or another.  After the series is over, I will come back to each post and add all of the tutorials.  For this bow, you could make it into a hair bow or even just add some flair to a shirt or something.  My daughter has already requested a bunch of hair bows. Continue Reading →