Showing posts from July, 2011

Ribbon Belts

I am trying a new format for my blog. I am going to start incorporating videos and pictures together to give you a better demo. Hopefully this will increase your success rate when you try to duplicate my project ideas. I came up with this idea because I find that I am drawn to this format when I am trying to find new projects. I decided to start with a simple ribbon belt project to test this format.

Supplies Needed: Ribbon Webbing Craft Glue Belt Tips (buy these the same width of the webbing) D-Rings (make sure these are at least as big as the belt tips)
Some basic supplies are also needed such as a measuring tape, scissors, and a sewing machine. 
I ordered all my supplies and got the idea for this tutorial from Ribbons and Bows Oh My!
First measure how long you want your belt.  When you cut the webbing and ribbon add two inches to the length to accommodate for the space required for the D-rings.

Add a bead of glue along the center of the ribbon. Personally I like to sew the ribbon ont…

Ball Pit Room

My youngest daughter had her second birthday last month. We decided to get her a ball pit, but after shopping around I found out a "ball pit" was really just a blow up pool. So I decided to get a much larger pool so that everyone can enjoy it. I think the two older kids enjoy the ball pit just as much as the youngest lol. Anyways, we awkwardly fit the huge ball pit in the living room for awhile, but balls were everywhere and we couldn't get to somethings. We thought about rearranging the living room, but everything fits so nicely where they are right now. So we decided to give the ball pit its own room. Fortunately we had a spare room that was being used as a storage room, so we had the extra space. Now the kids can all enjoy the ball pit and if any balls spill out, then it is contained in its own room!

Knit Hat for Summer Camp

My daughter is on her way to summer camp this week. As we were going through the check list of things to bring I saw she needed gloves, hat and a scarf. Yes this is summer camp! But in all fairness her summer camp is in Northern Wales. Here in London the temperature is averaging 65ºF (18ºC). I decided it would be fun to knit her a cute hat since it would be next to impossible to find one in stores during summer. 
To create this hat I used a free pattern provided by Lion Brand Yarn's website. I think you need an account with them to access the pattern, but here is the link. Knit Cap

Self Catering Holiday/Vacation Meal Plan

Menu Plan
Saturday Lunch – Crescent roll ups with meat and cheese (pack for car ride) Dinner – Throw in the oven pizza
Sunday Lunch – Chicken Kabobs, crisps, mac & cheese, rolls, and dessert Dinner – Dinner out
Monday Lunch – Sabatta bread (like a french bread pizza with ranch dressing sauce, chicken chunks, topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese), pasta salad, melon, dessert Dinner – Season chicken, biscuits, bagged veggies
Tuesday Lunch – Quiche, biscuits with clotted cream (butter) and jam, strawberries, and dessert Dinner – Baked spaghetti, breadsticks
Wednesday Lunch – Cheese and crackers, Prosciutto wrapped around breadsticks, chicken strips, grapes, pastry dessert Dinner – Shrimp, fries, corn on the cob, and rice

Thursday Lunch – Make your own tacos, rice, dessert Dinner – Dinner out
Friday Lunch – Large pasta w/tomato sauce, olives, dessert Dinner – Cheeseburger or hotdogs, crisps, and leftovers