Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Fossil" Inspired Scarf

My cute mama came home from California last week with the BEST Fossil Scarf I have ever seen!  I fell in love and wanted one myself.  However, I about tipped over when she told me how much she paid for it....$32.00!  Now, for some, that's not bad - because it is freakin' CUTE!  But, I knew I could make mine for FREE and spend the $32.00 on groceries for my stinkin' cute kiddos. 

(Sorry about the pixel-eee picture)
Here is the expensive Fossil scarf.  Do you love it?  I do!
Now, for all the fabulous people who know how to knit or crochet, you can whip this out in a heartbeat.  But for me, who doesn't know how, I had to improvise!

The color is kind of drab, but with a cute jacket/coat  it will do just fine!

Here is an ancient sweater I have had hanging around...just waiting for new life.

I used a seam ripper to remove the sleeves.

After removing both the sleeves, I cut them to be the length I wanted my scarf.

I turned the sleeves inside out and put one sleeve inside the other.  Once I run a stitch around it, I can pull it right side out and I will be perfect!

Just slide the arm of your sewing machine into the sleeve and stitch around the opening.

Turn it right side out and this is what you will have!

I wrapped it around my neck and marked where I wanted it and then tacked it with some thread.  I snipped a button off the old sweater hand sewing it onto my scarf!  You can make a button hole if you wanted, but mine is stretchy enough I can slip it over my head.

There you have it!

Here's my little Charlee Boo modeling it!  If I looked as HOT as the Fossil model, I would model it for you.  But, let's face it.  I'm not.  Especially when it's 9:00 at night, I have taken my contacts out and have my taped up glasses on with my pj's...yeah not model material!

I know you all have an old sweater just laying around, so pull it out and make yourself something warm for the winter!  Now that I know how easy this is, I may have to find a thrift store sweater with some color to add a little more pizazz to my new accessory!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jungle Cupcakes

I had the privilege of making cupcakes for a Jungle Crew Baby Shower!  I'm loving these cute fondant jungle animals!  They turned out super cute!

The Lion, of course.

The Giraffe turned out to be my favorite.

The expectant moms choice of cupcakes were Cookies & Cream and Snickerdoodle!

Oh my goodness Tara, why didn't I think of making these fondant monkeys for Brooks baby shower?  They would have matched perfectly!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Baby Boy Monkey Shower

I threw my good friend a shower and we have fun with the brown and green monkey theme. Good food and friends makes any get together great. And I love those printable parties from etsy. They make it so easy to throw a great bash!

Did you see the onesie? So cute!!
This side of the room had the yummy soups and hot dips. Again, YUM!
The mother to be requested these Oreo cupcakes. Hope they were as good as she remembered them to be.
Recycled baby food jars turned party favor! Thanks Craft~o~Maniac for the great idea.
Diaper Cake
This item cracked me up. Seriously! I had never heard of these until this shower. For baby boys, a pee pee teepee? Too cute!!
Aaahhhh. The people made the shower, but it didn't hurt that we had good food and cute decorations!

Thankful Pennant

I saw a version of this on They had made their pennant with grains stalks and different kinds of fall foliage. I liked the idea, but wanted to do it with beans so that my five year old could count and sort them, a little math homework of sorts. Fun to do with him and easy peasy.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cupcakes & Ice Cream Party

Cupcakes & Ice Cream Birthday Party!

My little girl turned six and here are some fun pictures from her party.

The Entry to "The Sweet Shoppe"

The Sweet Shoppe Wreath.... It's A Party!

The Cupcake & Ice Cream Table

Filled with everything a little girl would need to dress her icecream.

Fancy Ice Cream Bowls & Sundae Cups

Aaahhh... The Cupcakes.  Tropical Punch of course!

The Birthday Girl - Charlee

Just A Little Thank You

Charlee and I made all the little guests Pink and Black aprons as a thank you for coming to her party!