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How to make a plain or too large Tshirt cute by fringing it

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Lately it seems my daughter had been getting a lot of too big tee shirts from camp, functions and school. They fit but are a little too big and boxy looking. I wanted to give them a cuter look and then remembered a craft fair from when I was a kid and someone fringing tee shirts.

Well I decided to try it and it came out adorable and now it is retro cute!

This is how I fringed a tee:

First flatten a sleeve so the seem is even and then cut the seam off. Next cut each of the folded ends up to the shoulder seam. Start cutting fringe next up to the seam.

Repeat with second sleeve.

For the bottom, start by making the bottom hem even and cut it off. next fold the tee in half so you can cut through four layers at once. Then decide how long you want the fringe and put something at the stopping point so you will be able to make it even. Cut the fringe.

The shirt is done and can be worn, once it is washed it will have an even better fringed look as each piece with curl together, longways.

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Cute Bugs Bento Lunch for the last day of Summer Camp

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This week of my daughter’s Girl Scouts day camp went by so fast! I can’t believe tomorrow is her last day.

Tonight I’ve done a Cute Bugs Bento lunch for tomorrow.

There are two mini veggie burgers w/cheese (the ladybug and snail), black olives, sliced pickles, pretzels, string cheese (spider and ants), and three vegetarian (without gelatin) Marshmallows (lightning bug, caterpillar and bee.)

This whole week has been so fun making these lunches. Now I will have to think if I can keep this up and stay creative enough to do this through this coming school year…

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Littlest Pet Shop, Puppy named Zoe Bento Lunch

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For my daughter’s second to last day of camp, I’ve made a Littlest Pet Shop theme featuring Zoe the puppy. This was a very simple lunch.

Bone shaped French toast with syrup to dip, vegetarian sausages, a hard boiled egg with Zoe on it, strawberries in the shape of flowers and cinnamon pita chips.

Drawing was done with food color markers.

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Summer camp, day three, Disney’s Brave themed bento lunch

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Tomorrow is the third day of camp and my daughter is too excited to return. While she sleeps, I’ve been making her lunch for tomorrow.

This bento theme is Disney’s Brave, featuring some symbols and friends from Princess Merida’s world.

Vegetarian turkey deli slice roll ups with a little color added, a dill pickle, bunny crackers under the Brave with baby bear tortilla chip, a hard boiled egg with Angus the horse, raspberries, and two cookies with a somewhat Celtic design drawn on and another small tortilla chip with Merida’s bow and arrow.

This one will be a fun surprise for my daughter as she loves Brave!

All drawings were done with food color markers.

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Teacher gifts, spa socks and gifts made into a cupcake

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It is always thoughtful to have your child bring a gift to their teacher(s) on the first day of school. In the previous year we had done flowers but wanted to try something a little different.

I had seen somewhere the idea of making a faux cupcake with socks and a lollipop as the “cherry on top” and decided I could fashion some with a twist and without the unneeded lollypop.

I wanted to make the gift something simple but useful and enjoyable. Going with a spa theme I purchased spa socks, a small hand lotion, an eye mask and a bottle of nail polish.

First I taped the nail polish upside down to the lotion so I would have both a top and a base. Next I wrapped the face mask around them and then wrapped the socks one at a time making the shape of a cupcake. I used a rubber band to hold everything in place. Next I cut a piece of colored paper to make the wrapper and taped it together at the seam. I used some cellophane plastic to wrap the cupcake up and tied some curling ribbon on the outside and attached a small gift tag as well.

The teachers adored these gifts and I know they will be enjoyed.

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Finding Monster High Doll School Supplies

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This coming school year is fast approaching and as any other parent preparing their child for school, I’ve come to the point where my daughter wishes for a certain type of “branded” school supply. Last year it was Barbie, before that Lisa Frank and now low and behold it is Monster High Dolls. Let me just say these were the hardest to track down. I went to all the box stores, Target (only had the lunchbox and possibly a backpack), couldn’t find any of the much needed folders, notebooks or pencil cases. It finally dawned on me to check out Toys R us and they came through! They had it all even though they are starting to run low now. Hard pencil cases have been outed this year and so we were lucky they made a soft one with the Monster High theme. I’ve seen the jacked up prices online for these things and I would say don’t pay that if you can make your way to a Toys R Us by any means!

My daughter is all set now and will be bringing her favorite Gouls to school everyday now.

What theme are your kids using if any? Are you done school shopping yet?

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Free fun kids project classes at Lowes Build and Grow

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Every other weekend or so Lowes offers a fabulous free clinic for kids to make a great project in store. We have been going for the past two years and just adore it. You go online to build and grow website and sign up for an upcoming clinic for your child or children to attend, don’t forget to print off the waiver and bring with you. The stores have limited numbers of the kits though and so when they fill up they won’t let you sign up anymore. The best time to sign up is when they release new project dates online, normally the same day they are having a clinic in store.

You get to keep your project and receive a certificate of achievement and patch to iron or sew onto the free apron they give you too! Simply lots of fun.