Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hard Taco Shells from Scratch

So yesterday morning my darling husband headed off for work with both of the car seats in his car again. You think we would have learned our lesson by now. The real tragedy of this was that I had tacos planned for dinner and no taco shells in the house! What I did have, thankfully, was a bag of Masa and a little ambition. :)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Baby Doll Carrier

I found this awesome project over on Sew Bossi and decided to make one for my little daddy in training.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Non-slip Push-up Bra

I don't know about other ladies, but I have always been a little saddened by the fact that I was forced to choose between attractive bras which made me look nice and full-coverage mom bras that kept my ladies in place while doing the day-to-day bending and lifting of taking care of the kids and doing crazy athletic things like tying my shoes. I would go to the store, try on a few styles and bend to touch my toes with the opposite hand while trying them on. If everything remained in the bra awesome; however, this very rarely happened. Nothing like jiggling your tits back in place fifty times a day to really make you hate the people who design bras.

Then I ran across an article in the April/May 2014 issue of Threads about a woman who had sewn a strip of material covered in silicone along the top back of her daughter's strapless prom dress to keep the dress from slipping. Inspiration struck! What if I tried sewing a ribbon along the top inside edge of my pretty new push-ups to keep the girls from sliding around when I bent over? Spoiler: It worked!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Musty washcloths? Problem solved!

If you regularly use washcloths you've probably noticed that even straight from the wash once you get them wet they have a faint (or not so faint) musty odor. I've tried bleaching them, washing them in hot water (in the washing machine), and adding extra washing soda to the laundry to no avail. I read once in a book of old-timey advice that you can avoid this trouble by regularly boiling your rags.

You ever get a really good piece of advice but it takes you forever to actually apply it?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Glitter Time Out Bottles

Glitter Bottles

So, I found this link on Pinterest and was reminded of it again when a friend posted something related on her Facebook page. So, it seemed to me like I better get to work on making a couple glitter bottles!