Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fabric Hair Clip Board

Yesterday I came across a hair clip holder that was made out of a frame and some ribbons, so I went to look for a cool vintage frame today at Hobby Lobby but didn't love any of them. I remembered the Fabric Photo Board that I made with canvas and fabric and decided to replicate it as a hair clip holder in a smaller size. I used a piece of one of the fabrics I bought for the baby's bedding I plan to make soon.

I also threw together a couple of ribbon hair clips from this tutorial to put on the board and get it started, I love it!! Ribbon by the spool was half off at Hobby Lobby so I was able to get a bunch of really cute ribbon for a $1 a spool. There are so many ideas for hair clips out there, I'm sure that this is going to fill up fast!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Boppy Cover

We found out last week that....IT'S A GIRL...and I am so excited I can't even stand it! I have two boys and can finally do all the fun girly sewing and crafting that I've been drooling over. First thing was my trip to JoAnn's because I had 50% coupons, which ended up not even using because all the fabric was either already on sale or a red tag fabric. I found all the fabric to make her bedding, including coordinating solids for making my own crib sheets! I also found three really cute flannel fabrics that I picked up in the red tag clearance section that I knew would be perfect for a boppy cover and they will coordinate well in her room with her bedding. What I have leftover from the boppy cover, I will use as receiving blankets or for little stuffed animals. :)

I thought I would just wing it on the boppy pattern, but double-checked on line for a good tutorial. I came across this "quick and dirty" tutorial that was basically what I was planning to do myself. The funniest part was she used the same fabric that I had planned to use! :)

Here's the final result (the other side has a cool red and dark pink tight polka dot pattern but it is not photographing very well):

It turned out great, and I feel so excited to have one item done from my list of MANY projects I want to do before she gets here! Best part was the cost was about $4.50 including the zipper!! That's cheaper than what I could have found in the store, especially with a unique pattern!

Much more to come!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Free Right Guard or Dry Idea Deodorant or Body Wash

This week at Walgreens they have Right Guard deodorant and body  wash and Dry Idea deodorant buy one get one free, combined with the BIGI Right Guard or Dry Idea product coupon from the 5/1 Smart Source insert and they are both free. I just picked up four deodorants and four body washes for my hubby, that should keep him smelling good for a while. :)

I also went Saturday to get some of the deals that were ending and ended up paying $6.32 and saving $23.45.

3 Bayer "baby" Aspirin $3.19
Used 3 $1 off coupons from May coupon book
Took $2 off each with in-ad coupon
= $0.19 each

3 Hunts tomato sauce for $1  with in-ad coupon
2 Mandarin orange cans for $1 with in-ad coupon
2 diced mushrooms for $1 with in-ad coupon
1 gallon of Dean's milk on sale for $1.99

2 Bayer Advanced Aspirins $3.99
Used 2 $1.75 off MF coupon
Took $2 off each with in-store coupon
= $0.25 each

I get my  coupon match-ups for the week from Couponing For 4, all of this week's Walgreens deals are here. These deals end Saturday, but she should have the upcoming match-ups by tonight or tomorrow.

Couponing for me has been such a life saver. As a stay-at-home mom with a family of four (almost five) on on e income, it is so nice to afford name brand products and have a stock pile of necessities on hand all the time! If you haven't started yet...you need to!! :)