Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekend DIY - butterfly appliqued kid's pants (fix hole in kid's pants)

My daughter fell from the slide a couple of weeks ago. She is OK. But oh, no, not the first time she wore this pair of summer pants. A hole in the new pants.

I already have this vision of this butterfly top to go with this pair of grey pants. So why not using a butterfly patch to cover up the hole. Butterfly pattern came straight from the shirt.

I used a piece from pink tee fabric from my old tee to match the color of the pink petal. And I hand sew the pink butterfly piece into the pants using the dark purple thread to match the butterfly tee.

Here is the final look.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Organization Monday - display kids art / greeting cards for under $5

I meant to fill up this empty wall with the greeting cards we receive for special occasions and artworks we get from the daycare every other week.

I did some research on Pinterest and figured out how to do this display for cheap.

Materials I used are, spare white yarn I already have, mini command hooks from Target and wall sticker from Dollar Tree.

Don't forget the mini clothespins from local craft store. I got mine from Jo-Ann Fabric.  I spotted some colorful mini clothespins in Target dollar spot for just $1 yesterday.

There you go. For under $5, I have this functional and beautiful (of course I'm biased because I did the work.) display wall.

Take a look at the Father's Day card. Isn't it the cutest?!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Weekend DIY - monkey finger puppets

My 2 year old daughter really likes the "five little monkeys jumping on the bed" song.
If you don't know that song, here is the Youtube link,

I like crafting, but I'm very lazy. I would totally make one monkey finger puppet using my Youtube time. But five of them??!! Then I came across this youtube video. 
Make the finger puppets WITHOUT SEWING. Glue can save me a lot of time!

So here it goes. I made six monkeys.
Materials you'll need if you wanna do this project,
dark brown felt and light color felt, local Walmart or craft stores. Here are the shapes I cut out. Bodies, faces and ears.
The monkey pattern is from a blog post and I simplified the face part a little bit.

You'll definitely need glue. I glued the face to the body. I tried the Fabric Fusion first which did NOT work at all. The oldie but goodie hot glue worked very nicely.

Yes, at last I did sew.  I did that to make the finger puppets last longer. You don't have to. Hot glue works pretty well with felt fabric.

Now My daughter and I can sing five monkey song while playing with the monkey finger puppets.