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DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

We know everyone is on a budget these days and the last thing you want to do is spend money on a costume that your kids are only going to wear once. So we have found a couple of solutions for you!

Add Some Color!

Our first idea is perfect for multiples going to a party or trick or treating together. They could all dress up as crayons! This costume is inexpensive and easy to do!

To start with all you need are solid long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts and matching colored pants. In the how-to instructions it says to use adhesive-backed felt but you could use regular felt and use either iron on hem tape or fabric glue if adhesive-backed felt is too expensive. A few more things you need are scissors, a ruler, and party hats for the tip of the crayon. Here is the link on how to make these fun yet easy costumes: Colorful Crayon Costume

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s.. SUPER BABY!!! 

All you need is a layette or a baby bodysuit, some felt, a small piece of fabric and some Velcro™. You can make this one faster than a speeding train! Here is the link on how to make this adorable flying baby! Super Baby Costume

If you have any other ideas or if you choose to make one of these costumes, please share with us on our Facebook page! We look forward to seeing what you came up with!

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No Sew Applique? Yes!

Love the way applique looks but you wonder how can you can do it without sewing? For those of you that may be intimidated by sewing machines or just don’t have the time, we have found the easiest way to applique to fabric, no needle & thread necessary. All you need is Steam a Seam, a great idea, and you’re ready to go!

Check out this You Tube Video on how to use Steam a Seam.

Now you can create your own one of a kind t-shirts, bags, fabrics and more! You can get t-shirtstanksbaby bodysuits and so much more on Rock Bottom T-shirts to make your ideas a reality!

A Picture Perfect Birdy for a “Tweet” Little Girl

An Alligator Applique for Your Little Monster

A Beach Bag or Purse for Every Outfit

If you make anything using this technique, we’d love to see it! Let us know what you thought about it on our Facebook page, or comment below.

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Beautiful T-Shirt Poppies to Brighten Your Day

In our last blog we suggested saving your t-shirts that might have a small stain or hole in them for fabric scraps. So what do you do with all those fabric scraps?

There are tons of tutorials out there that utilize scraps in one form or another, but we came across this unique blog post from Melissa @ Until Wednesday Calls. We couldn’t resist these pretty little poppies. Just looking at them made us smile! Envision them attached to just about everything! Pillows, purses, t-shirts, canvas pictures. The application could be endless.

The supplies are simple. Fabric circles in varying sizes, eyelets and eyelet tool, contrasting fabric scraps and some fabric glue. You can get the full tutorial here, complete with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

If you can’t resist them either, make a few and let us know how you used them. You can comment below or post on our Facebook page.

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Baby Shower on a Budget – Planning an Amazing Baby Shower for Less

Baby Shower on a Budget

Baby Shower on a Budget

Having a baby is one of the most special times in a parent’s life.  For the  40 weeks that it takes a baby to develop, many parents are preparing for their baby’s arrival.  One way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby is by throwing a baby shower.  Continue reading as we cover three ideas that can make the shower a special event, even if you’re on a tight budget. Continue reading


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Saving Money – Affordable Kids Activities

Saving Money by Choosing Affordable Children's Activities

Affordable Children's Activities

Raising children can be very costly.  However, raising children and trying to keep them from getting bored can be even more expensive.  So how do you balance your child’s need to participate in fun activities against your need to save money? Continue reading as we cover several affordable children’s activities.   Continue reading


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Children’s Activities – Your Rainy Day Readiness Kit

Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Few things are more difficult for a child to bear than a rainy day. As children grow, they need intellectual stimulation. Since the rain brings everyone inside this can be the best time to develop your child’s motor skills, while having fun.  Having your rainy day readiness kit on hand, before the rain comes, means you’ll be that much more prepared when the rain begins.  Will you be ready?  Continue reading to find out. Continue reading


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Reader Survey – Which of the Following is on Your 2012 New Year’s Resolution List?

2012 New Year's Resolution

2012 New Year's Resolution

With the new year right around the corner we thought we’d ask about 2012 New Year’s Resolutions.  Happy Holidays! Continue reading

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