February 10, 2017

Simple Valentine DIYs

Hey there friends! I don’t talk crafts often here at TME, but I adore making cute, simple crafts as gifts…so, I thought I’d round up a few easy ones to share for Valentine’s Day. And, I have to be honest, I love how this turned out!

It was inspired by a couple of different images I saw online, plus a little what-can-I-do-last-minute inspiration from my own brain cells. I’m excited to send these to the grandparents!

Check out the steps below for a quick tutorial on this simple Valentine, plus some other awesome Valentine DIYs from some of my favorite blogs.

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May 22, 2011

Somebody Please Make Me This Top…

P5152580 My obsessive searching for post-partum friendly tops coupled with my complete lack of sewing talents has finally gotten me somewhere. 

I just guest posted at a Jennuine Life, providing "inspiration" for those much more talented than I to come up with some DIY post-partum fashion.

What did I come up with?  Well….nothing that a few well-placed staples and duct tape couldn't take care of.

But for longer-lasting solutions, check out the contest.  Entries for her maternity and nursing portions of the contest blew me away – so much talent!!

I'm crazy-excited to see what those crafty ladies come up with in the post-partum fashion category.



May 10, 2011

Own a Sewing Machine? DIY Inspiration (and contest) For Preggo Moms, Nursing Moms and Post-Partum Moms

Screen shot 2011-05-10 at 9.11.35 PM I love the idea of sewing, of making my own clothes.  And someday when I grow up, I envision myself as Esther from Chinny Chin Chin.  The reality, however, is that not only do I NOT own a sewing machine, I've been known to staple the ribbons to my ballet shoes just to avoid any kind of sewing requirement.  (Which works just fine, thankyouverymuch.)

But I was contacted by Jenn from a Jennuine Life to see if I wanted to participate in her Mother to Be, Being and Been contest.  I'm honored that she asked – this contest is so very cool.  Basically, each week in May she's holding a competition to see who can make something stylish and fabulous for moms.  This week is maternity, then nursing, then post-partum. 

We'll be guest posting over there to help provide a little post-partum style inspiration.  And she has some fun prizes for the winner…stuff that anyone crafty and more talented than I would be excited about.  So if you are that someone crafty and more talented, head on over to a Jennuine Life and check out the contest.  I'm amazed with what people come up with.  You talented, crafty DIYers.  Just amazed.