DIY Running Belt


My husband runs. He doesn't like to be called a runner, but he does run. Last year while training he was faced with a problem - he liked to run with his phone, but hated all the armband cases. He said the phone was too heavy to have on his arm, I said he could run with his old iPod Nano. He said he relied too much on a running app on his phone to leave it at home. What to do, what to do? Then one day he sent me a link to a running belt and asked if I could make him one.  It didn't look too difficult, so I picked up some Spandex and gave it a try. He loves running with it, so I thought I'd share instructions in case you are stuck in the same predicament. You'll need Spandex for the belt. The stretch allows the belt to fit snuggly around the waist, and hold the contents close to your body to prevent bouncing. First, cut a 14" width piece. Spandex comes in 45" width, so I fold it a couple times so it fits on my cutting mat. If you can find thick spandex you won't … [Read more...]

Headband of the Easiest Kind!


Ok, so i'm usually long-winded here and my goal today is to make it short and sweet for your sake ;). I love these headbands so much!  I've always loved the classic look of a simple striped bow. Here's my quick version.  If you want darling ribbon to work with, you can go to HairBowSuppliesEtc. 1.  Start with a foot and a half of ribbon and fold like so (with snake tongues cute out of each end).  Hot glue ribbon in the middle of the bow where everything comes together and on all layers. 2.  Wrap and glue one piece around the center. Done!!! 3. Glue along the metal headband and attach bow. 4.  Use one last piece of ribbon to glue onto the bottom side of the ribbon and over underside of the headband. DONE.  Enjoy. … [Read more...]

DIY Interchangeable Belts


I'm so excited to share with you today the online shop Hair Bow Supplies Etc!  Why you might ask?  Check out the awesomeness below.  I don't know about you, but when I get my hands on ribbon, especially ribbon with stripes, trinkets, jewels, fabric flowers, stretchy elastic and glittery stretchy elastic, I get extremely giddy.  This is what I came up with when I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the very best stuff from Hair Bow Supplies Etc. Keep going... So there are a thousand things you could make with these awesome supplies.  I wanted to come up with something unique, something my little 5 year-old Q would adore. Oh and check out their Valentine ribbon... So we came up with Interchangeable belts, with interchangeable things to put on them.  Easy enough right?!. Here's an example: Supplies: -Flowers -1 yard of elastic -alligator clips -glue gun and glue -felt Glue the flowers onto a circle of felt so they fit on nicely.  When I made this … [Read more...]

TOP 10 Favorite Things about the NEW Cricut Explore


  We are so super excited to introduce to you.....drum roll please.....i'm not sure if you know how big of a deal this's a big deal...the NEW CRICUT EXPLORE machine!!!!  This lovely baby was unveiled in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday evening at an event hosted by Cricut.  We were lucky enough to be in attendance and were able to see and USE this beauty first-hand.  It's everything other cutter machines are NOT and we are so excited to tell you about it so here it goes..... ***IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER*** 10.  It's the FIRST machine that CUTS, SCORES, and PRINTS all in the same simple machine. YES, it's TRUE!!!  This is truly groundbreaking and when we heard about it just last night, we couldn't believe what we were hearing.  We got to see it in action and it's AAAAHHHmazing!  Down below, you see a picture of this in least the cutting and printing part.  As you can see, it's cutting around the letters and the letters are being drawn right on the card. 9. … [Read more...]

Best Tips for An Easy Faucet Install!


This post is sponsored by MOEN, but the thoughts and feelings about the product are my own. I'm really really excited to share this post with all of you today, REALLY EXCITED.  I learned how to do something that was totally out of my regular realm of whipping up things on Photoshop or sewing on my Bernina...I was able to learn how to install a FAUCET!  A new kitchen faucet, something we have needed for over a year!  Even better, I got to work with MOEN on this project.  It wasn't hard at all and the instructions made it really easy and doable. When it comes to great design and great functionality in the faucet department, leave up to MOEN to totally nail it.  On this particular occasion, I got to work with the  Indi Pulldown Kitchen Faucet that features: Features a sleek aesthetic and clean lines (AWESOME) Features Microban® antimicrobial protection and Spot ResistTM finish (AWESOME) The pulldown wand features Moen’s exclusive Reflex® system and offers threewater … [Read more...]

BUILD A Children’s Arbor Bench-ANA WHITE


This was such a fun project.  It's always fun building projects from Ana White's website, plans for the bench found HERE on Ana's site.  Until I found her, building stuff with wood was just a dream of mine that I would think about frequently.  I would look at furniture and wonder how it was done, or wondered what tools I would use.  When I found here site, I built Q's Blue Play Kitchen, and Q's Doll High Chair and a handful of other fun projects that I will share in the future.  Today I will be sharing how I cut the arch, and if you are lucky you will hop on over to Ana's site and see the building plans.  ANA YOU ARE A GENIUS MY DEAR!! So I KNOW you will want to know where I got this LOVELY fabric....because I was DYING over it when I found it.  I purchased this fabric at Quilter's Haven in Woods Cross, UT during the Spring of 2012.  If you haven't been there, YOU MUST!  They all the most darling stuff from all the best designers.  I created the pillows with a simple slipcover, must … [Read more...]

How to Make Elastic Hair Ties


Have you seen these cute elastic hair ties in stores? You can often find them next to the register, begging you to take them home. You can find them at Ulta, Sephora, and even Anthropology, but making them yourself will save you some money and guarantee the colors you want. You will need 5/8" elastic. The plain elastic with the line in the middle is called "fold over" elastic. I've ordered it from Pick Your Plum, and recently have seen it on the shelves at Michael's and JoAnn's. But the cute chevron and glitter I got from Sunshine Shoppe. Psst...the chevron is on clearance right now. Making them is as easy as cutting and tieing. First, cut the elastic to the length you want. Somewhere between 8-10" is a good length, depending on how thick your hair is and how big your wrist is. A lot of girl's like to wear them as bracelets. Not only are they cute on wrist, but when they want to pull their hair up, they always have an elastic handy. Once they are cut, you'll want to seal the … [Read more...]

Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway


We are excited to have a Cutting Edge Stencils here for Giveaway Thursday!! You've heard of Cutting Edge Stencils right?!?!   They have some amazing stencils.  Just look what people have done with these! Love this Master Bedroom stencil done with the Rabat Allover Stencil. … [Read more...]