Sunday, February 20, 2011

Video - How to Unravel An Old Sweater For The Yarn

I found this awesome video when I was Stumbling. What do you do when you find an old sweater with fabulous yarn in beautiful colors but the pattern is boring and/or dated? Unravel it! Check it out:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DIY Handmade Cloth Diapers

I recently had a baby girl named Azalea Luz. She is now 3 1/2 months old. While I was pregnant with her I ran across these new fitted cloth diapers. I remember playing with my baby doll as a child and putting my old cloth diapers on her...folding them just right and trying to pin them so they stay on tight. I can't imagine having to do this on a squirming baby! I immediately fell in love with them but on one of the online shops they actually sell them for over $50 EACH! I almost choked!

After some more research I found this tutorial for making your own fitted cloth diapers.  Click HERE to view this tutorial.

I really like this tutorial because you can incorporate recycled fabric to save money but you can also customize the fabric on the outside using any color or print your heart desires!

However, if you don't know how to sew, or don't have the time, you can purchase some really cute, inexpensive, and practical ones on Etsy.
Here are a few of my favorite designs:

Re-usable Diaper - No Diaper Cover Needed!

Fitted Diapers (no image available at this time)

Diaper Covers

All three of these Etsy Shops are really reasonably priced with a variety of sizes and prints.  I <3 these!

Make A Fabulous Tote Out Of An Old Wool Sweater

I ran across this wonderful tutorial at Not Dabbling In Normal.

Click Here to view this tutorial.

Needless to say - it is on my to do list! Can't wait! Now to find some old wool sweaters.....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Interesting Business Advice

When you want advice, ask for money. When you want money, ask for advice.
Being asked for advice is a refreshing change and will lower an investor’s guard. Once someone gives advice they will feel a sense of ownership in you and your company, and an interest in your success. If you follow their advice—or demonstrate a good reason that you didn’t—they will be more likely to continue to engage with you. And they will be more likely to invest in you when they believe you are ready.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How To Make A Wig Beanie "Hallowig"

I ran across this awesome tutorial for this adorable winter hat.
I don't knit so I want someone to make me one...any takers?
Here's the tutorial:

January Giveaway Winner

Winner of January's Giveaway is Sherry Handel Pincus! Thank you for entering. New giveaway for February is up. Click here to enter