So, I wasn't actually going to post today :) since I'm guessing I'm in D.C. right now, but I made this cute little hat to take with me on our trip ( since we'll be staying over the Fourth of July) but it was just to cute I couldn't justify NOT sharing it.
But this will probably be the only post this week. BUT, maybe I'll decide to write another post intend of packing :).
The hat is made entirely of felt (well you can add some tulle or something too if you want), and you even get to paint on felt (oh…. I went there :). Plus it's super easy, it involves a sewing machine, but you only have to sew a straight line.
- Sheets of felt (I would recommend buying 2-3 different colors). You can buy sheets of felt for around 50 cents at Michael's or any kind of store like that.
- freezer paper
- paint brush
- needle and thread
- tulle and other accessories to add extra cuteness
- headband/hair clip
- With an electronic cutting machine cut out your design on freezer paper. Do you want to do a chevron design too (I like the way you think :) you can download the one I made here. Do you need help cutting designs out on your silhouette? Go here.
- Once you've cut out the design on freezer paper, take the negative part of it off (basically the insides of your freezer paper.
- Iron the freezer paper onto your felt. Simply lay the shiny side of the freezer paper down on the fabric and iron.
- Paint inside your stencil. I decided to switch colors and do a red, blue, red, blue pattern.
- Cut out the piece of felt to the right size. Mine is 3"x****FGXHFG".
- Fold your piece of felt right sides together hamburger style (lets go back to preschool, shall we?). Sew a straight line down the shorter sides of the felt and flip the felt right side out. Your felts should now form a tube.
- Cut out another piece of felt that is as wide as one of the open sides on your tube. With your needle and thread sew it onto one of the open sides off the tube with a simple whip stitch.
- Now the tube should have only one open end. Put stuffing into the open end until it's full
- Cut out two more pieces of a DIFFERENT color of felt. Make the pieces a couple inches wider than the top/tube of your hat. Sew one of the pieces directly onto the hat with a needle and thread.
- Take the other piece of the same size, and sew it onto the bottom of the piece you just sewed to the bottom of the top of the hat
- Add tulle and other accesories to the hat.
- Attach the hat to a clip or headband.
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I have a quote board on Pinterest. Most of the time the quotes just sit there to be forgotten, but this quote stuck in my head and I knew I had to do something with it.
I have 5 colors available for now, but if you would like another one added I would be happy to make one for you.
The color combinations are black and blue, mint and pink, pink and blue, orange and green, pink and green.
Made Play Dough
Play dough. Its hard to know whether to hate it or love it. It's disappears/ gets ruined almost instantly, but on the other hand it's super fun to play with while it lasts. That's one of the great things about homemade play dough, it's super easy to make and badly costs anything so when it's all gone you don't have to worry about rushing to the store to buy more!
I promised my little sisters that we would make play dough together, so we did. It turned out amazing!! We actually used Jello! Crazy right, it makes the play dough look and smell amazing.
Yep, super fun. My sisters loved the whole "baking" process too. This would also be perfect for a birthday party.
Doesn't it look cute in the little containers? Guess what the little tiny containers are from dollar tree, $1 for 8, I know great deal. Plus I made super cute printable labels for the tops (get them here)
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 a cup of water
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 1 tbsp cream of tarter
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 a pack of jello
** I found that if I 1/2'd the recipe above I got an amount of play dough that fit perfectly in my containers**
- Mix all the above ingredients in a sauce pan (yep ALL of them)
- Stir until all the lumps disappear.
- Put the sauce pan over medium heat and stir consistently until the "dough" starts to get thick play dough like consistency
- Put the play dough onto a silpat mat and allow it to cool for 20-30 minuted
- Once it has cooled "Knead" the dough (the dough is so small we were basically squishing the dough) add in a bout 1/4 cup of flour, until the dough isn't sticky any more
- Put into an airtight container and enjoy!
The thing I love about homemade food is (for the most part) you always now what your eating. You don't have to worry about preservatives, or if the chicken nuggets your eating contain horse meat (yuck!).
But this……. Yum, there is no horse meat in this :).
- 1 c. water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 2 1/2 C. flour
- Combine water, sugar, salt, oil, and 1/2 of the flour.
- Add yeast and remaining flour and mix well.
- Allow the dough to rise for approximately a 1/2 an hour.
- With oiled hands, roll dough onto either a large greased pan or a pizza stone.
- Add pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and toppings.
- Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.
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