March 28, 2013

Disney Count Down Calendar

Disney Countdown Calendar {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
It’s official.  We’ve scheduled our first Disney Vacation!  My kids are so excited.  Even though it’s still a ways off I’ve already started planning (I may be more excited then they are!)

March 25, 2013

Slumber Party Flip Flop Craft

Slumber Party Flip Flop Craft {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
My daughter loves crafts and wanted one for her slumber party.  (You can see the personalized thermoses party favor she is handing out here, and the personalized pillowcases each girl will receive here.)

Since I didn’t want anything too messy or time consuming (or too expensive) we settled on decorating flip flops.  Luckily I was able to find them in stock at Hobby Lobby already.  We bought several pairs of black and several pairs of pink to give everyone a choice.  I plan to return what isn’t used.

March 22, 2013

Slumber Party Pillowcases

Slumber Party Pillowcase {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
As you know from my last post my daughter is having a slumber party for her upcoming birthday.  To see the thermos party favor I created go here.

Since the thermoses were so inexpensive I decided to make another treat.  I sewed each girl a matching pillowcase with her name.  This is a super easy sewing project for even a beginning sewer.  My daughter picked out the fabric (keeping with her pink and black theme – and a little turquoise).  Then I used my Silhouette to cut out the names from fabric (I ironed on fusible web to the back before cutting so I could iron them onto the pillowcases).  It was then a simple (but somewhat time consuming) project to iron on and stitch around each letter.  Some names are easier to read than others but I think they turned out great and I think her friends will love them!

March 21, 2013

Slumber Party Personalized Thermos

Slumber Party Gift Thermos After {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
My daughter has decided that she wants to have a sleepover for her birthday.  We don’t usually spend much on parties or do the elaborate Bounce U or Chuckie Cheese parties.  I’m always looking for a way to keep the costs down.

March 14, 2013

Cute Mom and Me Matching Aprons (and oven mitts)

Pick Your Plum has some super cute matching aprons . . . . for moms, teens, and kids!  Comes with a matching oven mitt too!  Click the photo below for details!

March 7, 2013

Silhouette Cameo Blades . . . . for less!

I recently used my cameo to cut paper snowflakes . . . . a LOT of snowflakes . . . . for a craft at my daughter’s Heritage Girls Daddy Daughter Dance.  If you’re a sewer you’ll relate to this.  It dulled my blade so much!  My kids know they’re not allowed to cut paper with my fabric scissors for this very reason!!

So, I had to go in search of a new blade.  Did you know that Silhouette sells their things on Amazon and they have a blue fabric blade (colored so you don’t mix it up with one you cut vinyl or paper with)?  Did you know that they sell this blue “fabric” blade for less than the regular black blade (on Amazon)?  Did you also know that they’re exactly the same according to their descriptions.  The only difference is the color!  I ordered 3 to get free shipping and plan to label them . . . . one for vinyl, one for fabric, and one for paper.

Click on the picture below if you want to check it out!

Keep in mind, not everything they sell on Amazon is cheaper so it pays to check around. . . . but not having to pay for shipping is a bonus!  I haven't received mine yet so my fingers are crossed that they really are the same . . . .