Olides But Goodies – Cloth Diapering Archives

Please enjoy my Oldies But Goodies while I take a break from the computer and enjoy my family and other things that I'm THANKFUL for this year.  New content will return later this week. Have you checked out my Cloth Diapering Archive lately?  There are links to most of my past posts of cloth diapers, reveiws of over 20 different cloth diapers, and links to some of my guest posts on other blogs.  Be sure to check it out! When live posts return later this week I'll have more cloth diapering tips on how to travel with hybrids and my thoughts on hybrids versus cloth for traveling.  How did you survive Thanksgiving?  Any travel tips you learned along the way? ... [ Read More ]

Oldie But Goodie – Upcycled T-Shirt Scarf

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Please enjoy my Oldies But Goodies while I take a break from the computer and enjoy my family and other things that I'm THANKFUL for this year.  New content will return later this week. I have been sewing lots lately and decided to use the fabrics that I have on hand instead of going back to the store to buy brand new, fancy fabrics.  Most of my on-hand fabrics are old, retired t-shirts.  I’ve seen many different varieties of a t-shirt scarf and here is my own version. Supplies:  2 adult t-shirts, a sewing machine, pins, needle, thread, and scissors Directions: -Decide how wide you want your scarf to be.  I used a scarf I had on hand as a guide. -Cut strips from your shirts.  I cut about 8″ wide strips starting from the bottom of the shirt (cute through both sides).  Remove arms and neck pieces. -After I cut the width strips I cut those strips into 12″ lengths (approx. size only – all sizes can vary). -Decide on a pattern and color scheme by laying the strips out the ... [ Read More ]

Oldie But Goodie – Handmade T-Shirt Doggy Bed

Please enjoy my Oldies But Goodies while I take a break from the computer and enjoy my family and other things that I'm THANKFUL for this year.  New content will return next week! I usually save these posts for Thursdays but I had to share my latest project with you today.  My sewing machine has been quite busy lately but I’ve put myself on a fabric buying ban!  Seems that I get a little carried away at the fabric store with all the pretty prints.  If you remember my last Trash to Treasure Thursday (tie-dyed ruffle skirt) I still had parts of that the tie-dyed t-shirt in my fabric box.  My sweet (mischievous) pug decided recently to attack (and destroy) his pet bed – or should I say he redecorated the house with stuffing!  I decided it was time for him to have a new bed – but I refuse to buy him a new one!  Afterall it will only be a matter of weeks before it’s used to redecorate the house too. For this project I measured the size of the crate to determine the dimensions of ... [ Read More ]

Oldie But Goodie – Upcycled Magazine Christmas Tree Craft

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Please enjoy my Oldies But Goodies while I take a break from the computer and enjoy my family and other things that I’m THANKFUL for this year.  New content will return next week! I know you want to learn how to make this cute upcycled Christmas Tree from magazines and mail catalogs…. …but you’ll have to visit The Mommy Blog for complete directions.  I’m a featured guest blogger over there…thanks to the kind invitation from Cinella.  Please visit and leave comments both here and there about your ideas on turning trash into useful Holiday decorations.  ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 2009. ... [ Read More ]

Oldie But Goodie – Eco-Advent Calendars

Please enjoy my Oldies But Goodies while I take a break from the computer and enjoy my family and other things that I'm THANKFUL for this year.  New content will return next week! Tis’ the season for our children to WANT, WANT, WANT!  I struggle each year around this time to remind my 6 year old that it’s not all about presents and Santa.  He had a homework project this week to talk about the holiday that we celebrate (Christmas) and why it’s important to him.  His teacher is including Winter Holidays in her lesson plan and each child gets to contribute with the holiday that they celebrate.  While working on his project I realized that he still doesn’t ‘get it’ with the reason we celebrate Christmas.  Christmas of course is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.  One way that people help celebrate the holiday is with Advent Calendars.  You can find them in most retail stores filled with candy hiding behind little cardboard doors.  The last two ... [ Read More ]