Friday, March 30, 2012

Toilet paper seed starter

I can not take credit for this awesome idea. I got the idea from a friend of a friend.. who knows where she got it from. I am going to share it with you all today.

First, I cut the toilet paper rolls in half (my big helper did that for me). 
We lined them all up in a box that I cut in half
Then I held the rolls in my hand while I packed the dirt in the bottom half.
view from the top
view from the bottom
 Here they are! All done with the seeds.. when I put the seeds in, I just lightly put dirt over them I didn't pack it.

I am so excited to see our new things grow!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Faux Chenille Blanket

 I found the tutorial for this blanket on MADE. I also looked at the tutorial on Aesthetic Nest because I liked the idea of using flannel.
 The only directions I didn't follow on MADE is I didn't use the adhesive spray or pins. I found that the flannel sticks to itself and anything else that it is on naturally. I also didn't have the same problem Aesthetic Nest did with the flannel stretching because instead of sewing with the flannel side up, I sewed with the fabric side up to prevent stretching of the flannel.
Cutting was very tedious but I really don't think the cool gadget Aesthetic Nest had was really necessary. Would I complain if I had one? umm.. no especially after my hand was killing me when I got done. This blanket was SOOO worth the end result! I love it!