September 24, 2013

Wrist Leashes

Wrist Leash {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
Have you ever seen those backpack leashes?  My kids actually used to love wearing those.  Since they’re getting a little old for them (and I don’t want to have to hold onto the other end) but I’m still worried about them wandering off I decided to sew some wrist leashes.

September 20, 2013

DIY Mickey and Minnie String Backpacks

Mickey String Backpack {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     Minnie String Backback {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
I knew we’d have things we’d need to carry while walking through each park and I though string backpacks would hold everything we’d need and be easy to carry and pack.  I started off with two red backpacks with logos on them.  I have no idea where we got these but I wanted red to save me some time.

September 18, 2013

Cinderella Dress Makeover

Before and After:
Cinderella Dress Before {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     Cinderella Dress After {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
Disney was AWESOME!  We had the best time.  I know I haven’t posted in a while and it’s because I was trying to finish everything in time.  Now that we’re back I can share the rest of what I created.

My daughter and I had reservations for Cinderella’s Royal Table for breakfast.  Of course she wanted a Cinderella dress.  I was so lucky to find one at a garage sale for $5.  It was from the Disney store (an older version) but a little too small.  It’s an extra small and she needs a small.  I was planning on making one from scratch using this post, however, for $5 I thought I could modify the Disney one.

August 13, 2013

First Day!

My kids had their first day of school today.  Of course we had to take our traditional first day photos . . . .
Back to School Sign {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     Back to School {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
Back 2 School Sign {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     Back 2 School {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
I love making a new sign each year to match the outfit they’ve picked out for the first day of school.  I plan to put them in their photo album with their pictures. 

August 1, 2013

Vintage Phone Desk

Phone Desk Before and After {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
My dad (and I) love to go to auctions.  Many of the pieces in my home have come from various auctions.  I love the hunt . . . . although I must admit I have several of my treasures in my basement waiting to be “updated”.  This phone desk (sometimes called a gossip bench) was no exception. 

July 29, 2013

Shrink Art Monogram Necklace–Kid Craft

Shrink Art Necklace {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
This was another fairly easy craft from my daughter's craft camp that the kids kind of just ran with.  (To see the other crafts from craft camp go here.)  I was just planning on making their initial and let them decorate it.  They decided to trace other shapes and turn it into a sort of charm necklace.  I printed some simple outlined shapes that I found searching on-line.  I also had some clipart from a shrink art kit we bought a while ago.  The only think I had to purchase was a necklace.  I got a rainbow colored satin cord necklace from Hobby Lobby for $0.99 each.
Shrink art necklace tracing shapes {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}        Shrink art Necklace Jump Rings {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}    

July 24, 2013

DIY American Girl Wood Doll Bed–Kid Craft

Doll Bunk Beds {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
This was by far the most ambitious craft camp project we did.  Go here to see the other crafts we did.  Mainly because of the prep work needed but also because I was unsure of the skills of the girls and not sure how they’d handle a hammer and nails.  However, they all did great!