Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Scoop

Another baby was born last week! May has definitely been a busy month for babies. I think 5 or 6 of my friends are having or have had a baby this month. It's all so exciting and I am so happy for each one of them and their new addition.

What to make for this new little life? What else but The Scoop! I had never made The Scoop before now, but really loved the concept...a blanket and toy holding bag all in one! I usually just fold up the blanket with all the toys inside and two seconds later I have one toy falling out one side and then another toy out the other side. So, I thought this would be a great present for the new mommy and baby.

I stopped by my favorite fabric store KMIS to chose fabric and grommets. I always have a hard time choosing because they have such a great selection. I finally decided and was off to create this...

I didn't follow the directions to a "T". I used grommets instead of button holes and I put the grommets closer together thus using more. I did this because the grommets came in a pack of 8 so I tried to just use 8, but there was too much of a gap when the blanket was folded up. So I ended up going back to the store and buying 8 more grommets. I put them between the existing grommets. Now I had 16. If you haven't used grommets you should. They are so easy. The only downside is that they are more expensive than making button holes. The upside is that they are less of a headache for me anyway!

I had Clara test it out!

She approved so we wrapped it up for baby Tripp. We hope you like it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010



heather0103 said...
i love jewelry...go stella...go stella

Congratulations!!! I will be contacting you to get you your Kristin bracelet. If you didn't win and are interested in Stella and Dot you can contact Don't forget 2 Giggle Boxes readers can receive FREE shipping through May.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

M & J Challenge

This arrived on my doorstep today!

It was a package I have been anticipating since last week! So I opened it...

And I found another lovely box with a note. Before I even read the note I ripped into the package and found this...

Have you ever seen so many wonderful trims in your entire life? And the presentation was so beautiful. I didn't want to disturb them, but I have to! Because it's another CHALLENGE for M&J Trimming! Last week they contacted me along with other crafty bloggers asking if I would be interested in entering their challenge...My answer...OF COURSE! I hadn't any clue about kinds of trims or even the color scheme until it arrived on my doorstep this afternoon. So what's the challenge? The challenge it to take what has been given to me and create DIY projects to share. Soooo stay-tuned because all DIY challenges will be posted here Wednesday, June 9th.

I can't wait to share what I create with you! And I can't wait to see what the other bloggers have up their sleeves!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jazz up Your Flops: Tutorial

Summer is right around the corner and school's almost out! Dust off your flip-flops and snaz 'em up! Whether you're going to the beach or just hanging out around the house these flip-flops are a must have for cost less than $6!
Old Navy flops- $2.50
Buttons with JoAnn coupon- $3.00
Of course I had the other materials on hand...ribbon scraps, glue gun, DMC thread.

Materials: flip-flops, ribbon, scissors, glue gun, DMC thread, 2 decorative buttons, sewing machine

1) Cut the ribbon: 2, 7 inch pieces and 2, 2.5 pieces.

2) Take the 7 inch piece and fold it into the middle. Sew the ends together in the middle. Repeat for the second piece.

3) Take the 2.5 inch piece and fold it in half. Now sew the edges together. Then sew the other side so it matches. It probably doesn't make a difference if you do this or not because it will be hidden by the button, but I like them to match.

4) Wrap the folded piece around the bow and glue. You could also sew or hand stitch.

5) Glue the bow onto the flip flop.

6) Now you are going to take the DMC thread and cut off a piece about 10 inches. Stick it through the hole on the back of the button and wrap it around the bow and flip-flop. Tie it into a knot and glue to reinforce.

Yay! You are finished! Keep them for yourself or give the away! I like to include these in Carson's Teacher's end of the year gift. Along with some other things I will share with you over the next week, so stay-tuned!

Have a great Tuesday! Oh and if you haven't entered the Stella and Dot Giveaway go leave a comment! It ends 5/20!


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