Hi I'm Skyler, and I'm into crafts, sewing, baking, and other domestic intrigue!

Posts made in August, 2012

Fat Quarter Friday: Sweetie Pie Bow

Fat Quarter Friday: Sweetie Pie Bow

I love the bold look of this sweet bow. I based my bow off of this tutorial from Sutton Grace (whom I miss) and used my own baby headband tutorial.   Materials: 1 fat quarter hot glue gun Step 1: Cut a rectangle out of your fabric. For my bow that ended up being about 3″ long and 2″ wide (at the widest part), I cut my rectangle to be 3.5″x6″. If you want a bigger bow, cut a bigger rectangle. Step 2: Fold the rectangle...

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Nifty Thrifts

Here are some more wonderful thrifty finds! These Little People sets were picked up at a garage sale: Noah’s Ark for $6 and the dinosaur set for $8. This is more than I would usually spend on toys for Ada, but they’re so darn cute and new they’re crazy expensive (like $30-$40 per set). The ark set is currently her favorite toy, she likes to throw them down the stairs one by one (not two by two unfortunately).   I was never...

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Weekend Sweets: Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This week I’ve been hankering for fall, pumpkins, corn mazes, crunchy leaves, and tasty treats spiced with cinnamon. School started this week and that’s my trigger, I automatically switch from summer to fall mode, and there’s no going back (even if we had a few days still in the 90’s this week). In honor of fall and all things delicious, I made these Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal cookies, inspired by this recipe. They...

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DIY Steampunk Costumes

DIY Steampunk Costumes

For our trip to GenCon we decided to make our own steampunk costumes. We wanted to do them well enough so that we didn’t look pathetic, but we also didn’t want to spend very much money. Pretty much everything was handmade or thrifted. Why steampunk? Well, we wanted to dress up, but we wanted to do something that we could all do so that we didn’t end up as the dysfunctional family of the Flash, a tavern maid, and a baby Yoda....

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Crazy Ribbon Lady

So it’s official, I’m a crazy person. I bought my first wholesale order of ribbon, and it’s rather frightening. It’s a little hard to tell from the picture, but those bottom spools are about 8″-9″ in diameter and are 100 yards. Yikes. If you too are a crazy person and want/need absurd amounts of ribbon, I got mine at Ribbon...

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