Monday, October 18, 2010

Ironing Board Cover

I hate my ironing board cover.  It is always falling off because it ties at the end.  Well my son I decided to decided to pull on one of the strings until the other string was lost somewhere in the middle.  So I broke down and sewed a new cover.  I found a great little tutorial here.  And this is how it turned out in the end. 
Even my husband was happy about this.  He has been cussing the old cover for sometime.  What I love best about this is that it only took my 30 minutes from start to finish.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Batman to the Rescue

My little boy turned four recently and all he has talked about for the past year was having a batman birthday party.  So we did it and I wanted to just share with all of you a few things I did for it.  I was on a major budget for this party and I think I was able to really keep the costs low.
First off I made each of the kids Batman shirts.  I love the dollar Store because they had these shirts.  And then I just added the batman symbol.  I used a template for it from here.
Isn’t he cute.  My daughter made me do pink shirts for her and her girl cousin. 
I also wanted to make masks so I made my own template and then just cut them out of black construction paper.  I then hot glued so thin elastic to them.
I had originally planned on making capes for the kids but that was not in my budget so instead I used black garbage bags that I also got from the dollar store.  The kids loved it and most of them wore them the whole time.
On to the bat cave.  My son really wanted a bat cave.  I was originally going to use a canopy like you use when camping and then put tarps on the sides and have things hanging down.  Then this morning as I was looking at how long that would take I opted for an easier route.  I used our pop-up sun canopy and just added streamers and bats hanging down it was a big hit and super easy.
For the cake I just did a chocolate cake with yellow frosting.  I then cut out a bat in wax paper.  I used this wax paper cut out as a guide in.  Filling it in with chocolate sprinkles.  I think it turned out cute and it was simple and easy.
For the goody bags I made super hero coloring books.  You can find the instructions here.  I didn’t have book binding tape so I used black masking tape.  I think they turned out really great.
We had a really great time and I think all of the kids will remember how much fun they had.  What I liked most is that I tried to keep in somewhat Simple and Cheap Cost effective :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Maybe you remember the skirt I made for my daughter to wear on the first day of school.  I love this skirt and I want to make some more.  However, I can't find any more Chenille fabric like I used on the bottom.  I have search the Internet and search at least 5 different fabric stores.  All with no luck.  So if anyone out there has seen this and knows where I can get some please let me know.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Wreath

I know it has been awhile but life gets crazy and busy right?  Well I am mostly settled into the new house I only have about 8 or 9 boxes still hanging out inside the house.  Slowly I am adding things to the walls.  I felt that my from door needed a fall wreath.  So I went to the dollar store and for about $6 I got all the supplies I needed.  I just hot glues the leaves on and I think it turned out pretty good.