Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Little Cupcake Receiving Blanket

So, I had fun at the fabric store and I found this super cute Moda cupcake fabric and vintage frilly trim and decided to make a receiving blanket out of it!


- 1 yard Moda "confections" fabric
- 1 yard white cotton fabric for backing, or flannel if it's winter time.
- 5 yards ruffle trim in yellow (or whatever color/trim you like. Rick rack works well too.
- matching thread. I used pink.


Wash and iron your fabric

Then, with pattern side up, pin ruffle trim around edge.

Then lay your one yard of white fabric over it and pin as well. On machine, sew along edge being mindful of where the ruffle is. Go slow and leave a five inch opening to turn out.

After all edges are sewn, turn out your blanket. Iron all edges so we can gem them for a finished look. Hem on machine about an 1/8" from outer edge. Begin by closing the five inch opening and continue around.

At last you're done! Your little cupcake is going to look so cute!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Teaching My Little Girl About Shopping...

So, I couldn't stand it anymore. I've been saving and saving and I finally snapped. Baby has learned enough about being frugal alone, time to teach this little girl how to be frugal and SHOP!

Even though I'm a bubble and probably look off-balance in heels I didnt care. Mama needed to stand taller than Hubby and that's baby's first lesson, so I got these:

I think has the best packaging!!!!

Not your average box!

Then I taught her about thrifty name brand shopping and I found her some outfits, brand-new but at the second hand store:

And how to pamper herself second hand with this massaging bouncer:

Even grandma is a thrifty fashionista buying her this little outfit and a cute cuddly home-from-the-hospital outfit from my fav. bargain website

And last but not least she's gonna get her bum wiped in style on this changing pad cover mom so stylishly sewed for her (pattern from

Thrifty fashionista already!!

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