Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

No sew tutu-torial

My little Beeb is going as a cupcake for our Fall Costume Carnival at church. I made a simple no sew tutu for the costume… and here’s how!

What you’ll need:

  • Tulle in your desired color(s)
  • Elastic for the waist band
  • Tape measure
  •  Scissors
  • Something to hold the waistband

I used two shades for brown for this project. I think the tones add a little interest to the skirt. Anyways, cut your tulle into small strips, one to two inches wide and twice a long as you want your tutu to be. I also made one of my shades a little longer then the other, again for interest.

Measure  the and cut your elastic to fit the waist. Tie it off with a square knot.

Slip the elastic around something to hold it while you tie on the tulle. I used a formula container. 🙂

Take your first strip of tulle and fold it in half.

Insert under the elastic fold down.

Now, tuck your ends over the elastic and into the loop.

Pull tight. And repeat. I alternated my colors and squished ’em pretty close together. Experiment and see what you like to get the look you want.


Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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Mission Monday

Easiest rack ever!


I used to have all of our scarves, belts, hats, and things of that sort in a plastic three drawer storage thingy that was tucked in our closet. Very difficult to get to and almost impossible to see everything. I chose to use the plastic storage for Madeline’s toys in the living room. This left all of the previously stored items on our bedroom floor.

I was inspired by a picture I saw on another blog, but of coarse cannot find now.

This a branch from my back yard, some scrap fabric, and two monkey hooks.


I found the branch and broke off all the little twigs. You may want to use snips to cut the twigs of nice and close. I just snapped them off and they have been snagging my scarves.

After measuring what height I wanted the rack to hang at I cut the scraps of fabric, braided them and tied them to the branch. Placed the monkey hooks into the ceiling and hung the fabric.

I also took a baby formula canister and glued some more fabric scraps to that. I now use it for bandannas.

Hope this inspires you!

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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I’m quite late with today’s post and I’m sorry.

Here is the most exciting thing! It’s coming up on boot weather. I am a big fan of boots! Here is a great little idea from Craft Snob.

A boot scarf!

And a very cute headband from Me Sew Crazy.


Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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Mission Monday!

I’ve accomplished something!
I worked on my kitchen pantry and my bathroom.
Of coarse Madeline was helping.

Now I’m not going to say my tactics have been ground breaking but they have worked well.  We’ve been living with the improvements and they have made the kitchen a little easier.

Here is the pantry before.

Kinda of a jumbled mess.

I took some items out and gave them a new home. Someplace more suitable. Med’s are now in the bathroom closet, pet treats are now in the pet box under the sink, Chemicals are in a tote under the sink.

I measured the space I have on the shelves and went to the Dollar Tree (what a great place). I purchased a few baskets that fit on my shelves and “re” arranged the food. Dinner, snacks, baby food, ect.

This is the end result. Much easier to find things. =)

You just need to try and work with the space you have. The baskets are wonderful because the shelves are deep. Things can get lost in the back, but now I just pull the out the tray and I can see everything.

Try to put things in the most practical place. Now that Madeline is getting into the cupboards, having the cleaning stuff on the bottom shelf  is just not a good plan. Now they are in a closed container in a baby proofed cabinet.

Happy organizing!

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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Welcome to Tuesday friends! I have some helpful home beauty tips for you today.

Honey-Coffee Exfoliant: It’s pretty easy. Pour desired about of honey into a dish. Add about half the amount of coffee. Stir and use in the shower. It smells wonderful! I don’t suggest using it in the tub… you’ll be sitting in coffee by the time you’re done =)

Hot Oil Hair Treatment: Take about a 1/4 cup of olive oil (depending on the length of your hair). Heat lightly in the microwave for a few seconds at a time until desired temp. Pour on dry hair and work it in from root to tip. Wrap in a towel and let set for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.


And a few Tidbits!

Custom Fabric Covered Wipes Container. So cute!

Sippy Cup Leash. Who’da thunk? Great idea.

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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Well friends, it’s “Mission Monday” and I have nothing big to share with you. Surprise surprise! I have made a little progress on my kitchen pantry, but there isn’t much food in there. We’ll see how it looks after I grocery shop. =)

To tide you over until I have something worth showing you myself I’ve found these two great tutorials. I will hopefully be incorporating them into my Organization mission.

Hanging Fabric Basket…. LOVE! This is going in my bathroom!

Soft Box Tutorial. These can get kind of expensive when you buy them in the store. This way you know they’ll match perfectly!

I will have something done for you myself next week. =)

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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Sorry that there is nothing exciting to look at yet. I am working on getting this whole website thing tweaked and presentable. 😉

I can however let you in on my posting plan! The following is the daily posting schedule that will begin soon… hopefully.

Mission Mondays~ I will be taking on the mission to organize my home. In doing so I will post my progress. Partially to hold myself accountable to actually doing it, and partially to share the nifty little ideas that I come up with or find in the process.

Tips and Tidbits Tuesdays~ I will be sharing links to helpful and cute things!

Whatcha Think? Wednesdays~ Time for some opinions! I will share and article or topic of interest, way on it myself and of course see what YOU have to say. Let the friendly debate begin!

Thrifty Thursdays~ You can check in on this day to see what kind of project I’ve found or created to share with you. Repurposed, upcylced, DIY’d, and such!

Funtastic Fridays~ Great ideas for family, kids, and date night activities.

Spirit Food Saturdays~ A little devotional to whined down your week and pick you up!

So, for now, here is a cute baby picture!

Until we meet again,

Emily Anna

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