Friday, September 23, 2011

Funny Iron-On Baby Clothes

Well, I'm the only craft blogger out there without a Silhouette, so I had to come up with an alternative. I was at Joanns one day and came across this photo fabric that you print on and then iron onto fabric. For just a couple bucks on clearance, I figured I'd give it a try!
I designed a few different fun images and then printed them all on one sheet of the PhotoFabric. Since onesies are so small, you can fit a bunch of images on one 8.5" x 11" sheet. The directions on the package say to let the ink dry, peel the backing off, and then rinse the fabric in water.

Then I placed the damp fabric patch on the onesie, covered it with an old rag, and ironed it on.
The adhesive didn't seem to stick that well and the edges were slightly frayed from the water, so I also stitched around the edges as well.
I was a little disappointed at the fraying on the edges, but some people like that texture.
I regret my decision to place the patch on the onesie at an angle to be more fun. It looks kinda stupid, but you get the idea...
I'm a lot happier with the next one that I put on a little snap-style shirt.
Every time I see this, the song gets in my head again!
So my overall review of the PhotoFabric, it's a great idea and I had fun trying it, but don't expect the best quality.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Handprint & footprint crafts?

We all know how tiny and adorable little feet and hands are. So I figured I should capture these little memories before they grow to be huge!

Please share your hand and footprint crafts and keepsakes with me.
I'd love to try a few and maybe make some cute gifts for the holidays!

Connor has exact replicas of my hands - long, skinny and the exact same shape of nails!

And Daddy's large feet...will he beat Daddy's size 13 shoes?

Thanks for your help! : )

Monday, September 12, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies (might induce labor!)

After dinner on August 22, I was still hungry so I hinted to Hubby that he should make us dessert. Peanut butter cookies are our little secret dessert that we make randomly when we need a snack and don't have anything in the house.

He whipped up a batch of these things and we pigged out in bed while we watched tv. 4 hours later and I was having painful contractions. 12 hours after that, I had a beautiful baby boy! While I was in labor we kept joking that it was the labor cookies that did it. So beware! They're good, but you never know what might happen if you eat them! : )

Adapted from Simply Recipes

• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1/2 cup peanut butter
• 1 egg
• 1 1/4 cup flour• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Beat the butter until creamy or for about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and beat for 2 more minutes. (We mixed by hand, but I think an electric mixer might be easier.)

Mix in the peanut butter and egg.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten in a crisscross pattern with a fork.

Bake until light brown or for about 10-15 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute and transfer to rack to cool completely.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guest posting & baby craziness!

Wow, I don't know how you all do it! It's pretty time-consuming to take care of a baby (and yourself and your house) and then have extra time for blogging! And those of you with multiple're rockstars!

Our little Connor is doing great and I'm still getting the hang of being a new mom. I've got more blog posts planned, but I want to have more time to chat & get back to reading your blogs too. I promise I'll be back soon once I get into a routine!

On an exciting note, our baby nursery is being featured today on All Things Fee. Felicia had a baby last week too! Congrats to her and her family!

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