I am not too much of a sucker for a great deal. . . I mean, I love a good deal, but I don't want to buy junk just for the sake of a good price tag. But oh boy, I couldn't let this one slide. Sometimes a good deal is just so good, you figure it is worth the lesson learned if it turns out to be cheaper than a Kmart ironing board ;). So, i suppose my lesson will be learned, or rewarded, when my knew 7 pc. stainless steel Farberware Knife set shows up next week from pfaltzgraph.com. I got an email from a friend who gets deal updates from pinchingyourpennies.com and as I was glancing through I couldn't help but stop on what I thought was the best deal on there. . . a $3, yes that's right $3 Farberware knife set (Actually the best deal I thought was a 15 pc. Kitchenaid set, that was marked from $120 down to $12 with the coupon code, but apparently everyone else did, since it was sold out, so i settled for the second option). I will admit it is no professional set, but if you saw what we are currently working with, it is a definite upgrade. The original price was $45, which if you look for knives, you will note it is not high on the price spectrum, but heck, $3. . . I'm giving it a try. So if anyone else is interested. Go to Pfaltzgraff.com Search for the Farberware 7 pc. Knife Set, and use the coupon code: MAR2010 to get an extra 40% off, and there you have your $3 knife set. Or use the code for something else! I will let you know if I love it or hate it when it arrives, so this is a bit of a to be continued, but how could i not share a 40% off coupon code to Pfaltzgraff that may expire before I get it (the code expires March 31st)?
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Now your ready to make some ruffles for the bottom of the bloomers. Take one strip and fold it in half, so the seams are inside the ruffle. Line the raw edge of the ruffle up with the raw end of the shorts (you don't need to turn the shorts inside out, sew the ruffle to the top and then it will fold down when you are done so the raw edge is on the inside). Start one inch from the end of the strip and start bunching and sewing. Just make sure you are only bunching the ruffle, and not the shorts underneath.
When you are about on inch from where you started sewing, stop. Pull the shorts away from the machine and cut off any extra fabric, leaving one inch loose on this end as well, so like the picture you now have unsewn fabric on both the start and end of the ruffle and a small space left to sew it to the shorts. unfold those two loose ends and place the wrong sides together. This will feel a little akward, but it's pretty quick when you get the hang of it.
Sew the wrongs sides of the ruffle ends together and fold them back in line with the rest of the ruffle.
Once you have folded it back line the raw edge of the ruffle up with the raw edge of the shorts and bunch it together to fit in the space you have left, to finish it off. Repeat all these steps on the other leg openining.
Voila! Easy Peasy (as my kindergartener would say) bloomers. Here are the ones I have made this way. It takes no time at all and you can make them in all different lengths to fit what you need!
So go out and enjoy the spring air and the playgrounds, because now you're covered ;).
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Okay, so i haven't forgotten to blog, i have just been swamped with things. We are getting some new countertops and so the prep and planning for that has taken a lot of time, but when they get installed i will be excited to show off the finished result. We are also taking a little time off for some quality family time, so i will be back to blog next week with some great projects and hopefully soon, better kitchen countertops :) Hope everyone is blessed with a little sunshine this week, we have gotten some, and it was just the taste i needed to get out of my winter funk!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Of, course not without having to redo the neckline so her head could fit through. But now in the back it has this sweet over-sized keyhole, with ruffle detail that I just love and may not have been there if it had fit the first time ;).
She's wearing it around with her fancy dress up Cinderella shoes. I think that means she likes it :)