Saturday, September 10, 2011

Moving, moving and moving

We have successfully moved from San Antonio to Las Cruces and now have successfully purchased a new home. Life has been all about change and growing so there has been little time left for blogging or keeping up. Maybe as the fall comes around life will settle down a bit. I have found a website that I love and have several boards that I created there. One of which I created a few days ago called Honey please do list. My wonderfull hubby is already on it. I have always wanted a porch swing and when I saw this one made from a pallet I sent him a link at work. He had a pallet at work, brought it home on Thursday, created it, stained it and now it is awaiting poly. I should be swinging in style by Monday. What a wonderful life. The internet can be such a miraculous blessing.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Headband from re-cycled shorts

My son had some shorts w/stains on the legs. I was getting ready to throw them out (which I hate to do) because they were so small (18 m) and I couldn't salvage much, when I glanced at the waistband and the idea emerged. I could probably make a pretty good headband out of these. I used my small sewing scissors so that I could get as close to the seem as possible. Starting at the side seam I trimmed the waistband off. Then I trimmed the mock drawstring from the front.
Next, I cut 3 different size squares from the shorts, where there was no stains.

I cut out a butterfly shape. Then I layered the 3 butterflies over the place where I had removed the drawstring.

I decided it needed a little sparkle and added a bead. I sewed it all together with orange thread.

Voila! (That's the fancy french word for "look at this" according to my 5 year old and some Fancy Nancy reading). A new headband (and just in time as we broke 2 this morning). It took about 15 minutes.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

take a papertowel and gently wipe up

just like new!
Warning- while I have used it on everything from cloth to walls- the paint on the walls will often fade, but will get rid of the marker and make it easy to do a touch up paint, without primer or anything else

Removing Permanent Marker

I picked up a cookie/cupcake holder at Goodwill for $1.99. The only problem was the price written on it and someone else's name in permanent marker. Lucky for me, a few years ago I found out how to remove permanent marker. I have passed along this advice many times and decided it would be a great first blog.
The only thing you need is OFF- the insect repellant.
Simply spray whatever it is on, clothes, material, walls, plastic and give it a minute to start running.