Monday, February 28, 2011

Despite nursing school and two very busy little ones, I have decided to start selling again at Munchkinmakings. This is a good thing see I have a dear sweet best friend that lives way far away. My #1 munchkin and I were planning on going out to visit her and her family in March but $ is tight so we are having to put it off for a couple months. So I decided to earn my own money so I am guaranteed to get to go see her soon.

Hopefully, keeping my store up and running will also equal lots of blogging about the fun stuff I make or see on the internet. :)

Ok, I just have to share this link. I have two sweet munchkins to keep occupied so I am always looking for fun stuff to do with them. My #1 munchkin loves to color, paint, craft while munchkin #2 not so much :) but we still try with him. So I was beyond excited to see this blog post for homemade art supplies as we are always running out of supplies and making our own sounds like so much more fun. So check it out over at The Homeschool Classroom.

Also here is one of the things I listed in my shop today

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day

Ok, Ladies...this is what I've chosen for the girl belt. I can make two of either the boy or the girl belt. So Jennifer and Joni let me know if you want the girl or the boy belt and I will get them to you. :)

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day! How was yours?

I finished up my dress for my biggest munchkin. She was thrilled. I also made her a sweet headband to match.
Then we had lunch which consisted of heart shaped grilled cheese....yummy!!

For dinner we had homemade heart shaped ravioli. I've never made homemade pasta before but it turned out really cute and yummy.
Doesn't it look pretty?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Easy Peasy Belt Winners

Drum roll please.... :)

The Easy Peasy Belt Winners are Joni and Jennifer!

Here are your random numbers:

4 3 

Timestamp: 2011-02-12 15:15:29 UTC

I will post pictures of the belts tomorrow. You guys can let me know then which one you want :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Easy Peasy Belt

Ok, this belt is super easy!! First you need to start with 2 D-rings and some belting. I got this cute belting from Joann's. They also have princess belting and many others. :)

You will want to measure your munchkins waist then and about 5 inches and cut the belting to that length. For example I cut mine to 24 inches for my skinny 2 1/2 year old. Now place both D-rings through one end of your belting with the front side facing down.

Next fold over and tuck in the raw edge. I folded the raw edge over about 1/4 in and then again about an inch.Now sew across your fold making sure you are sewing through the folded raw edge as well. I used the "triple stitch" stitch on my sewing machine just to make sure it wasn't going anywhere :)
This is what it should look like when you are done.
Next you want to fold over the other end. I folded the raw edge over once 1/4 in and then folded it again a 1/4 in.

Finally sew that end. I sewed once about 1/8 inch from the end and again another 1/8 inch using the "triple stitch" again.

Here is your finished belt! Now wasn't that super easy? :)

Here it is on a pair of pants.

You can also tuck it in so the character can be seen all the way around like I did when my little guy was wearing it.

Now for the giveaway. I have two lavender (for a girl) and one navy blue with frogs (for a boy) on it. I will post pictures tomorrow. You are probably wondering how you can win one of these belts. All you have to do is post a comment on this post letting me know if you want the boy or girl belt. If you would like second entry then just tell your friends about this giveaway and then come back and comment with how you told your friends (facebook, blog, xanga, etc.) I will pick 2 winners on Saturday, Feb. 12th. Make sure you leave your email address so I can let you know if you win :)

Here are the belts...I think I'm going to make a princess belt instead of the lavender for a girl but haven't gotten that belting yet. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sneak Peak

Just a sneak peak of the belt that I will be doing a tutorial for tomorrow. It's super easy to do!! And I'm going to be doing a giveaway so you can win your choice of either a girl or a boy belt. :) See you tomorrow!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Do any of you have munchkins with little waists? I do...two of them to be exact. I know they make jeans now with adjustable waistbands but I have lots of garage sale pants/skirts that don't have these adjustable waists. So I need belts for my two sweet munchkins. Problem is you can't find belts for 2 year old's. So I'm going to make them some and I'm posting the tutorial for all of you in case you find yourself in the same predicament. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ideas for Valentine's Day

It has been a little over a year since I last posted. A lot has happened in the past year or so which is why I have not kept this up. 2011 is a new year so lets see how long I can stay with it.

We're gearing up for Valentine's Day in our house. My oldest munchkin is very excited about the holiday and to give Valentine's to everyone she knows so I've been scouring the internet for fun things to do with her and the little munchkin. I thought I'd share some of what I've found with you all.

Cupid Candy Corn Cookie Bar
This looks so yummy...But I haven't seen the candy corn so I may make ours with m&m's.

Mother Goose Popcorn
The kids love popcorn so I know this will be a winner with both of them!

Homemade Conversation Hearts
I think this sounds like so much fun. I'm not sure if the kids will get into it or not but we'll see

Felt Photo Locket
This is so adorable. I don't know if my biggest munchkin will ever take hers off. :)

Twisted Felt Necklace and Bracelet
I thought this was something fun that the kids could do. The littlest munchkin could probably care less but I know my biggest munchkin will love it!

Do you have any fun plans for your munchkins for Valentines day?