Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fabulous Friday Follow

Everybody loves Fridays! We want to celebrate Fridays with the Fabulous Friday Follow. Every Friday my good friend and sorority sister, Laura, from Lily's Laundry Boutique Blog and I will be hosting FFF. Show off your blog and then hop on over to someone else's blog and see what their up to. If you are like me you love comments, "meeting" new people and gaining endless inspiration. What a better way to do it than through a blog hop. Are you ready to link up?! This is what you do...

We are keeping it simple.

1. Follow the LLBB and 2GiggleBoxes (We will follow you too!)
2. Click on the Linky Tool below and add your blog.
3. Check out the other blogs on "Fabulous Friday Follow" and follow them too.

We will pick another person from this weeks Linky List who has a "FABULOUS" blog to host with us next week.

Linky will close on Wednesday evening and the "FABULOUS" blog will be notified on Thursday via email!

Happy Following!

XOXO, Laura and Sarah

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I received a phone call from one of my good friend's mother the other day. She wanted me to make an outfit for her cousin's daughter's soon to be baby boy. There entire family is from Houma, LA. So, naturally she wanted me to make something with a crawfish. I told her, sadly, I did not have an embroidery design with a crawfish and my computer with the embroidery program is as old as dirt, in the garage and is very temperamental. The program isn't compatible with a MAC wouldn't you know. So we decided I would make her an outfit with a gator on it. Then I spoke to her again and again in her southern accent she asked, "Are you sure you can't get me a crawfish." Well, I don't like to disappoint anyone and knew she had her heart set on a crawfish.

I pulled the computer out of it's burial plot in my garage and set it up. What do you doesn't work. I tried a few times and it still would NOT boot up. After several tries I was about to throw in the towel. Then I remembered my husband having to take out the battery and put it back in, so I tried it...didn't work. I was going try one more thing...If any of you ever had a Nintendo as a kid this will bring back memories....I took out the battery blew in it and put it back...AMAZING! It worked! I found this adorable crawfish machine embroidery applique at Applique for Kids and got to work!

I made baby Aiden a personalized crawfish onesie, matching shorts, burp cloth and bib. I hope baby Aiden enjoys his gift! XOXO

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Label Label Label...A Tutorial

I love storage bins with labels. Storage bins like these...
and this...
Labeled bins make me want to stay organized. Everything has its place and looks nice, but even more importantly you can always find what you are looking for! It also makes it easy for baby sitters or grandparents to find things and find them fast.

While pre-labeled storage bins from PB Kids and other specialty stores are nice, they can be costly. You can easily make your own labels for storage bins you already have or bins you find around town. Some great places to look are...Tuesday Morning, Michaels, Wal-Mart, Target, TJ Maxx, Etc.

Here is how you do it...
Materials: scrapbook paper/business cards, hot glue gun, exacto knife, ribbon, basket/bin, Kinko's, computer, printer, ruler, scissors/rotary cutter

I had business cards on hand, but you could also use a piece of printer paper, scrapbook paper or card stock. I designed my labels using Word and printed them out.
Choose a couple different pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper. I had some on hand, but also found some on sale at Michaels for 40 cents.
Decide how large you want your labels...
I made mine using these measurements.
Glue them together.
Laminate them. I took mine to Kinko's and laminated them. The lamination there is very durable. It costs $2 for 8.5 x 11 sheet, unless you have two crazy kids with you then it's free. The man didn't charge me. I think he felt sorry for me. I had a 3 year old running around like a chicken with her head cut off and a fussy baby. Now that I think about it he probably just wanted me to get out!
Use an Exacto knife to cut slits on each side. Cut slits as long as your ribbon is wide.
Measure around your bin and cut your ribbon. I always cut a little more just in case. You can always trim it at the end.
Stick the ribbon about 1/2 through the slit.
Fold over and glue with your got glue gun.
Tack the label on the front of your basket/bin with a little hot glue.
I also tacked it on the corners.
When you make it back to the front stick the ribbon through the slit just like you did before. Cut any excess ribbon and tack into place with a little hot glue.
I made this basket label for a friend as part of her baby shower gift. The basket was my gift holder and she can use it to put diapers, toys or baby products.
I added a little bow on the corner.

I also made labels for the baskets in Clara's room.
Don't look at my One Year frames on the you can see they have been neglected. Hopefully, I will be caught up before Clara turns 1 next month:) Sad:(

You could also use labels to jazz-up your storage bins in the laundry room, kitchen, bathroom, dorm room or playroom.
After much inspection...I think she likes them!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Labeling! And Happy Monday!

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