Bucket full of letters

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This was a fun little project that I have been wanting to do for some time now. Hudson will be three in a month and we have been working on recognizing numbers and letters. I thought these would be super cute and easy to work with on the floor.

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It’s an easy weekend project for even the beginner sewer. I printed out the alphabet in about a 5″ scale and cut out the letters. There are many different sizes on line. I think I found my link on etsy.

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I have 2 layers of flannel (diaper flannel cause its cheap) in between 2 scrap print fabrics. Trace each letter on the fabric and cut out. I pinned the fabric in a few places before I started to cut.

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Then zigzag around tge edges of the letter with your sewimg machine.

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that’s it.. Hudson got his as part of his Easter gifts.

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These make a great gift as well and really not hard at all. The biggest job was cuttting out the printed letters. I would love to make a set of these for all the little ones in my life since I have bins and bins of left over scraps in all these cute fabrics.

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Sandra

Mountain Buggy Nano

Have you all seen the Mountain buggy Nano? This would be great for urban living. Let me know what you think?

We could definitely dress this up with some Bubba and Blue Accessories.

Introducing the Mountain Buggy – NANO
Nano is the ultimate travel stroller that promises convenience, longevity of use and the authentic Mountain Buggy experience of ease and 1st class safety innovation.

MB nano 3 colors

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbvxHoyj13Q

 

Diy Sensory Table

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I love to do sensory play with my little man. Water, rice, whip cream, ice, foam or sand. Kids love this stuff and it can keep them busy for hours. I keep H’s colored rice and beans in one container and his moon sand in another.

I have been after the hubby to make a table for the containers to fit in for a while now. Today he finally made this table for me and it turned out perfect.

He basically measured my container and then built he base a little larger and framed it in. I didn’t get pictures of all steps but I think its fairly straight forward for anyone who is a little handle with the tools :)

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It’s the perfect height for H. We love having a handy daddy. Now what else do I have on my list of things for him to build.

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This is one luck boy to have such a good daddy :))

Play is just as good for you as it is for your kids so lets play with our kids every day!

Sandra

TOMS SHOES- One day without shoes

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We already love Toms around here, they are super cute and adorable for both boys are girls of all ages but it’s what the company stands for that is  kinda amazing to me. I love knowing that for every pair I buy someone in need is also recieving a pair. How great is that? The company also supply school uniforms, including shoes ,to those less fortunate.

On April 29, please join in raising awareness in “ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES “.

Let’s all do what we can to teach others ,especially our children about how fortunate we are.

Teaching my children compassion for all people is very important to me.

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Diy Moon sand

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You can buy moon sand, which super fun for the kids. Makes building a castle alot easier and less messy than adding water to their sand box.

Here is a cheaper way to fill a bin with some moon sand. I tried a few differnt recipes that I saw on pinterest amd this is what I found worked the best.

5 cups play sand
2 cups corn starch
1 cup water

I used about 20 cups of sand and 8 cups of corn starch to make enough to fill a 50 qt container half full. You can add some food coloring to your water before you add it as well or use colored sand. Mix together, working it with your hands to get all the corn starch mixed well through the sand.

H played for hours in his moon sand.
I stored mine in a cover container and added a little water the next time he played with it since it dried out a bit sitting in the sun.

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I Love it when something so easy becomes hours of fun for my boy outside in the sun.

Try it out guys.. and share.

Sandra

Bubba and Blue Photo shoot

I did a little Bubba and Blue Photo shoot the other day that I wanted to share with you all. My older boys took some great pictures of themselves in front of a graffiti wall a few weeks ago, so I had an idea of taking some pictures of my favourite stroller sets of all time in front of the wall. It’s along the train tracks here in Vernon behind poison park. We had to clean up some garbage that was around on the ground but it was a great backdrop…

Double city select decked out in “Skully” by designer Michael Miller… Add two adorable kids and BAM!! ( As my Gregory would say)

hudson and brooklyn

I wanted to get some pics on the tracks but probably not a great idea with the kids:)) but the ones we got turned out great. We headed to the park for some more before letting the kids run and play.

Excited to add some of these to Facebook photos.

Sandra

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Painting with whip cream

Thank goodnes spring has sprung cause it’s been a long winter for us Canadians. It’s really the best time of the year. I’m always looking for a quick activity to get H’s creative juices flowing. This is so easy and really keeps them busily entertained while you get started on that yard work :/

I have done this with shaving cream before too but hate the way it smells.

Mix up a package of whipping cream according to package and divide into a few small containers or use a cupcake baking sheet. I use these for sorting games too. Super handy. Add a couple drops of food coloring to individual containers and mix. Easy peasy right.

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And well if they eat a little that’s ok:)

With how busy families are these days and with technology all around our kids I hope everyone can remember how important it is to get our kids out side. Let them be creative and play pretend.

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere”

Albert Einstein

Happy Spring

Sandra

Taco Salad

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Do you love a great salad? I’m totally a salad person and have found so many recipes the family enjoys and we make over and over. Most of the salads we have are made as a side dish but the taco salad is a meal all on its own. Fresh crunchy veggies and spicy meat. yummy:) I have made a few different versions of this but this is a keeper.

ingredients:
~head of iceberg lettuce broke up or chopped
~chopped red pepper, green oninon, tomaotes or whatever veggies you love
~1 cup guacamole (homemade is best)*
~1 cup salsa
~1/2 cup sliced black olives
~1/2 cup sour cream
~ 1/4 cup thousands island dressing
~1 bag multigrain tortilla chips ( wont need the hole bag but good for munching on while u cook ;)
~ 1 pkg taco seasoning
~ 1 lb lean hamburger
~ 1 cup grated chedder

Fry up hamburger and add taco seasoning according to package and set aside. while it cools a little you can mix lettuce, veggies and olives in a bowl, add the thoussnd island dressing and mix. At this point I add about 1 cup into  the individual bowls and top with the hamberger, some sour cream, guacamole,  salsa and crushed chips. Top with a little grated cheese.

Easily feeds 4 people

Enjoy!!
Sandra

Bugaboo cameleon customized stroller

Katie sent me some very pretty fabric to help customize her Bugaboo frog.

super cute huh?

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I love to totally change the look of a stroller. This is a much better than a plain black stroller.

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Tutorial for a contoured change pad cover

Making a change pad cover is fairly simple and making one to fit the contoured change pads probably has a few added steps but is just as simple.

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what you need:

1 yard of fabric
small package of 1/4″ elastic
sewing machine
coordinating thread

These are super cute in minky fabric but you can also use a cotton.

I measure the length of my pad and add 1″( 1/2″ for each side) for seam allowance. (for mine that is 33″). Now I measure the width along with the thickness than add 4″ to wrap around the sides and add another inch seem allowance to each side for a total of (32″). I cut out a piece of fabric 33″x32″.

Now for the countoured side pieces I hold the pad standing on end to trace the shape out.

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like so.. Now before you cut it out add 4″ to wrap around the back of pad and 1″ for the elastic pocket. So I add 5″ in total to the bottom of the piece and 1/2″ around the whole thing for seem allowance.

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Do this for each side and cut out.

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Take your large piece (33×32) length wise and your side pieces and mark where the middle is on each piece. Like in above picture.

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Start pinning the end pieces on lining up the center of each piece.Your going to pin the curved edge of the side piece onto the end of the large main piece. Pinning all the way around the sides.

here is a better picture so you can see how you pin it.

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Now sew along the egde using the 1/2″ seem allowance. Repeat on opposite end.

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Should look like this:)

Now I zigzag around the raw edge to help keep it from frawing.

To make a pocket for the elastic when using minky simple fold minky over the elastic an inch and sew. I use a piece of elastic that will go around the whole piece and then cut off what I don’t need once I pull it tight at the end. This way I can fold the fabric over my elastic and skip the step of threading the elastic through the opening ( which I really hate doing).

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For a cotton cover I like to fold over twice. So fold about 1/2″ first and then another 1/2″ inclosing the elastic.

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You may need to do this all the way around the piece and pin in place before heading to the machine. I find it easier to do this when folding twice.

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When you sew this just make sure to push the elastic over to the right away from where you are stitching so not to catch the elastic with the needle.

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Leave an opening a couple of inches wide for both ends of elastic.

Put cover on the pad and pull elastic tight.. not so tight you can’t get the cover off though; ) Cut of ends of elastic and sew ends together.

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Sew the 2 inch opening shut and your done.

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I love these in the minky.  These make great baby shower gifts too.

Happy sewing and let me know if you try these.

Cheers,
Sandra