Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pinning it Down #2: Unpaper Towels!

For my second try at Pinning it Down" I decided to make some "unpaper" towels. What exactly are "unpaper" towels, you ask? Well, they are re-usable towels that have flannel on one side and terry cloth on another. They are super absorbent and perfect for cleaning up those everyday messes. And then you just throw them in the wash and start again!

They were super easy to make using this tutorial. (Correction: They were super easy when my sewing machine was working properly!) I didn't do the snaps shown in the tutorials (just going to fold them up in my napkin basket), used a zig-zag stitch, and I only made four, because that was all I could make from the old towel and old receiving blanket that I decided to cut up and use. (My girls never really took to those cheeky dinosaurs.) So this project cost me nada! Bonus!

I am going to make a few more, but this is a nice start, and I already used them tonight to clean up the table. The girls had fun washing their play table and the windows too, but I think that it was actually the spray bottle of vinegar/water that they liked using the most. But, hey, I got to make supper in peace, so it turned out to be a beautiful day!

Check out my link-up as well as others on Pam's blog here!

Happy pinning and doing!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fabric Flower Hair Pins

After getting inspired on Pinterest with this tutorial. I decided to make a fabric hair pin of my own. I was really pleased with how it turned out! In the tutorial, they mention that it's really easy to get burnt (and they weren't kidding!) so I ended up sticking a large stick pin in the middle of the "flowers" while I was melting the edges. And I used a Glade candle, because it was all I had. (This coming from a girl who hates open flames! I only lit the flower on fire once....the tutorial says mistakes add character.) Enjoy!

And my friend Patti told me about a great idea she heard about from her friend Pamela called "Pinning It Down"...basically where you actually DO something from your pinboards! I love this idea! So if you love it too and are actually "pinning it down" visit her at her blog and let others know about it!

Places to link-up for "Pinning it Down" Tuesdays: