Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Colors of Fall: A Felt Maple Leaf Headband Tutorial

I don't know about you but September's are super busy for this momma!
Everything seems to start all at once at a record breaking pace!
Things have started to get back to "normal" around here and 
I'm so excited to be sharing this little project with you today! 

Seriously though, fall is my favorite! The colors, the food, the cooler temperatures!
I don't think I could live where the leaves didn't change colors.

Which is where this adorable little felt maple leaf clippie comes in!
I recently made a custom dress for the most adorable little girl who wanted 
to have a Maple Syrup Themed birthday Party...say what?!?! 
All I can say is I want to eat all the food at this party!
 Can you imagine a pancake birthday cake!! Yum!

She wanted her dress to represent a maple tree and this little clip made all the difference.
She could clip it in her hair or on the dress to finish the look! Needless
to say she loved the dress so much she slept in it!

 I couldn't resist making a few more slightly smaller leaves for my little girls to wear!
 And here's the best part! I made a printable just for you! 
Because I {Big Puffy Heart} Fall!

You can find the printable here:

Scraps of Felt
Embroidery Thread and Needle
Barrettes (I find mine in the jewelry/bead section of craft stores)

Step 1 : Choose a maple leaf size and trace one maple leaf onto 2 different colors of felt. One color for the front and one for the back. (I wanted mine to be 2 different colors)

Step 2: Cut out your maple leaves

Step 3: Hand or Machine sew your two maple leaves together

Step 4: Using scissors cut two small slits into the BACK SIDE ONLY (you should only be cutting through the back piece of felt to insert the barrette)

Step 5: Insert your barrette piece into the felt leaf. VIOLA. Now you can clip your leaf onto a headband or a cute hat. You can use some hot glue to secure the barrette or just leave it the way it is.

"I'm so glad that I live in a world where there are October's"
{Anne of Green Gables}

From my {heart} to yours

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Adorable Sleepy Masks: Making Bedtime Fun Again

I just love being spontaneous with my girls!
One of my crazy fun ideas this past year was inviting them to browse
my pinterest boards and then letting them pick out a special project for the day.
I have some special boards set aside just for this purpose.
With cute fun ideas for them to choose from!
You can find them here and here.
Their little faces just light up! Especially when I tell them that
the sky's the limit! (so to speak).
But seriously, I absolutely adore these moments together. 
We look together...each pick our favorite and then vote on which one we like best. 
Then we all take a trip to the craft store and 
buy our supplies and get busy together.
 I promise...its so cute watching them pick out what they want to do!

Recently they have been obsessed with wearing a sleep mask to bed!
It's pretty much the cutest thing ever!
Apparently its what all the Princesses are wearing. 
At least according to my five year old! 
So we made up our own fun pattern and got to work!
These masks are made from felt so they were super easy
to sew together and were really soft as well!
It was such a blast letting them pick everything out 
and spending some precious moments with them.

The best part is I made this super cute felt sleep mask pattern into a tutorial for you!
That's right! Free PDF download and tutorial for this sleepy eyed mask!
I hope you love it as much as my girls did!
(See below for link to download)

These would also be the perfect favor for a girls sleepover birthday party! 

And just because I love sharing!
Download your own free Felt Sleepy Mask Pattern and Tutorial

From my {heart} to yours

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lots of Love for Quiet Books

So why quiet books you might ask?
I {love} making things. 
I always have.
 I guess you could say it's one of my favorite things.
To make ideas come to life for little babes to love and enjoy.
But even more so I love sharing those ideas with you.
Which is what sparked this little blog. 
I may not post everyday, but my mind is always working on something fun.

When I made my first quiet book for my second daughter I was hooked.
The idea was perfect for her busy little hands.
I saw so many cute ideas online to start out with. 
And truthfully their are so so many adorable ideas out there.
Believe me once you start looking you won't be able to stop! 
Then I began to make up some of my own patterns, 
and used them in both of my nieces books and then my sons.
It wasn't until then that I thought about making these little
 quiet books into something more.
A special unique gift for other little ones. 

I simply{adore} watching my son play for hours with his quiet book.
I love seeing his little fingers discover the activities on the pages
and how much he loves every little detail.
 From the buttons and finger puppets,
 to the snaps and buckles. 
I treasure these simple quiet moments with him.
My kids even love them in the car and on long road trips,
especially airplane rides!

Some quiet book page patterns are in the works but for now....
If you would like to see some other adorable ideas 

I hope this has sparked your imagination! 
Or at least given you a quick look into a quiet moment in this busy mamma's world.


Capturing these moments has been delightful!
The little guy says thanks for stopping by and come again soon
because there are some adorable patterns in the works

From my {heart} to yours

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