Thursday, April 7, 2016

DIY Baby Bandana Bib

DIY Baby Bandana Bib
These DIY Bandana Bibs (or "Bibdanas) are a stylish alternative to traditional bibs. Not only are they super cute, they're also great for teething babies. These bandana bibs are a breeze to make! I've made at east a dozen so far!  

 (Want to buy a finished Bandana Bib? Visit Indigo and Bear!) 
 
Supplies
Cotton (I used woven cotton for the front and plaid cotton flannel for the back*
*It's best to use flannel for the back- woven cotton on both sides isn't absorbent enough
 Sew on snaps
Sewing machine

Print out the .PDF pattern by clicking this link.
Set the size to 9 inches wide and 8.5 inches tall before printing
DIY Baby Bandana Bib
Using the pattern piece, cut out 2 bibs. One in the cotton and one in the flannel.
DIY Baby Bandana Bib
Place the right sides together
DIY Baby Bandana Bib
Sew around the entire bib, leaving a 1 1/2 inch opening at the top so you can turn the bib right side out.
DIY Baby Bandana Bib
Turn bib right side out and iron all around the edges.
DIY Baby Bandana Bib
Topstitch all around the bib. This will close up the small opening you left earlier.
DIY Baby Bandana Bib
Sew on the snaps
DIY Baby Bandana Bib
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern

Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern
In case you didn't already know, I'm pretty obsessed with knitting hats for my little guy! With Easter approaching, I figured a bunny rabbit hat would be perfect. This hat is really easy to knit- it's a garter stitch with a rolled brim and the ears are knitted separately and then sewn on.
             (Want to buy a finished Bunny Ear Hat? Visit Indigo and Bear!)

Knitting Pattern:
Size 12 months (18 months, 24 months)
Yarn: Lion Brand Woolspun in Royal Blue (1 skein)
Size 7 16 inch circular knitting needles and size 7 straight knitting needles
Hat
Using circular needles- Cast on 52 sts (56, 60)
Knit in Garter stitch until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2") inches from the beginning.
Crown shaping for 12 month size-
Round 1*K4, K2tog* repeat around
Round 2*K3, K2tog* repeat around
Round 3*K2, K2tog* repeat around
Round 4: *K1, K2tog* repeat around
Round 5: *K2tog* repeat around
Cut tail and pull through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Crown shaping for 18 month size-
Round 1: *K5, K2tog* repeat around
Round 2: *K4, K2tog* repeat around
Round 3: *K3, K2tog* repeat around
Round 4: *K2, K2tog* repeat around
Round 5: *K1, K2tog* repeat around
Round 6: *K2tog* repeat around
Cut tail and pull through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.
  
Crown shaping for 24 month size-
Round 1: *K5, K2tog* repeat around
Round 2*K5, K2tog* repeat around
Round 3*K4, K2tog* repeat around
Round 4*K3, K2tog* repeat around
Round 5*K2, K2tog* repeat around
Round 6: *K1, K2tog* repeat around
Round 7: *K2tog* repeat around
Cut tail and pull through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Ears (make 2)
Using straight needles- Cast on 9 sts
Rows 1-11: Stockinette stitch, beginning with a K row
Row 12: P2tog, P5, P2tog
Row 13: K across row
Row 14: P2tog, P3, P2tog
Row 15: K across row
Row 16: P2tog, P1, P2tog
To Finish:
Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern
This is what the 2 ears look like. Weave in the ends of the yarn at the top.
Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern
Pinch the ear together at the bottom to create a 3-D shape. Sew a stitch through the bottom to hold the shape in place.
Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern
Sew the ears to the top sides of the hat

Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern
Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern
Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat Knitting Pattern
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Monday, March 7, 2016

DIY Butterfly Wreath

DIY Butterfly Wreath
I found these beautiful butterflies in the floral section of Michaels and they were just too pretty to pass up! I knew they would be perfect for a spring grape vine wreath. This DIY wreath was so easy to make and (excluding the drying time for the paint) it only took about 15 minutes.
Supplies
Grape vine wreath
White spray paint
Butterflies (large and small)
DIY Butterfly Wreath
Spray paint the grape vine wreath white. It will need a few coats. Make sure to let it dry thoroughly between the coats. Spray the wreath at different angels to make sure all the areas are covered. 
DIY Butterfly Wreath
The butterflies are attached to thin wires which make it easy to secure them to the wreath. No glue is necessary.
DIY Butterfly Wreath
Stick the metal end through the wreath and weave it around the vines to secure.
DIY Butterfly Wreath
Alternate the larger butterflies with the smaller ones. Place them in the center and at the inner and outer edges of the wreath.
DIY Butterfly Wreath
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"Kale"sadilla

These "kale"sadillas are my new favorite lunch! They only take about 10 minutes to make and they're chock-full of vitamin rich kale. These simple ingredients make for a very tasty dish!
Ingredients
1/2 Red Bell
1/2 Medium Red onion 
1 1/2 cups Kale (stems removed)

1 tbsp Olive Oil
Butter
1 Pinch Cumin
 2 Flour tortillas 
Grated cheddar cheese
Directions 
1) Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Add the ground cumin and the kale and toss to combine. Cook for another minute or two. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl or plate.
2) Spread a little butter on the bottom of the pan and place down a tortilla. Heat on medium heat until you see bubbles of air pockets starting to form. Then flip the tortilla over. Sprinkle half of the tortilla with cheese. Add half of the kale, pepper, onion mixture and top off with some more cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and press down with a spatula. Flip over when the side has browned. Repeat steps for to make other "kale"sadilla.
"Kale"sadilla recipe
Kalesadilla recipe
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