Monday, January 21, 2013

The Liebster Award!

I have been nominated for The Liebster Award!

And, to be totally honest I had to do a little bit of research to learn exactly what that means.  The origins of The Leibster Award seem to go back to a German blog; liebster means dearest in German.

Bloggers nominate fellow bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. Once you receive the award, you must pay it forward.

A huge shout out to Lisa at One Red Shoe and Agy from Green Issues for nominating me :)

So here goes...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

BB Sews a Skirt!

I'm a proud mama today! BB made her very first sewing project today. She's been pretend sewing ever since she got a toy sewing machine last fall. It was a great way for me to show her some of the basics.

Then at Christmas I got an extra sewing machine. BB was so excited that I designated it was 'ours.' I promised her I would show her how to make a skirt for herself.

I found this adorable fabric while I was at the fabric store today and I just knew it was the one. When you know, you know :)  You know?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to Make a Guitar Strap from a Belt, or Just About Anything Else

Santa brought our little performer her very own guitar and mic this year. She has been playing and singing like nobody's business.

The only problem? The guitar didn't come with a guitar strap, so it was hard for her to play it standing up with her mic.

Last week I walked into a music store thinking I would just get one there.  They ranged in price from $15 all the way to $40!! Immediately I knew I could just make one ;)

I had several materials just laying around that would have worked fine. I let BB make the final choice, and she picked this rainbow colored belt.

This project took literally about 10 minutes. Well, if you don't count the time that I spent looking for my supplies because I couldn't remember where I put them before my nap... sigh...

Here's what I did: