Monday, October 25, 2010

so chic chicos

I am frugal even when it comes to my kid because seriously, he's one. He doesn't need a $30+ tee shirt that he is going to smear potatoes on or wipe his nose with.

However, these items give me cause for pause...

{sherpa cable knit sweater from gapkids. Too cute for words. I mean, elbow patches. C'mon.}

{janie and jack ankle boot. are you going to daycare or a lecture on campus?}






Sigh. Little boys. So adorable.




Friday, October 15, 2010

she works hard for the house

I am really trying to work hard around the house. We are contemplating selling the house next year and I have a list as long as my arm of things that need to be done.


Today...
  • Planted tulip bulbs around the landscaping to bring some cheer to the exterior come spring (when we will hopefully be on the market).
Next up...
  • Our walls in the bedroom are covered with family pics, which realtors frown upon, so we'll have to spruce it up with some wall decor. Ideas: 
{20x200 artist Yellena James "Myriad"}

{West Elm manzanita sconce}


{Crate and barrel set of Banana leaf mirrors}

Then... curtains?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chi-town

Latest design... 

You can customize this onesie with any city, any state, any initial. Super sweet for a super little girl!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

did you DIY it?

Have you made a ghost Halloween bag? Send (littlehappycamper@gmail.com) or post a picture here!


I've been looking for another DIY Halloween project. Here are lots to get your spooky crafting juices flowing:


Living Locurto Halloween Door Decorations
Storybook Costumes from Scholastic
How Does She? Candy Corn Wreath

Friday, October 1, 2010

diy: Ghost Halloween Treat Bag

I love these Pottery Barn Kids Tote Treat Bags for Halloween, especially the personalization. 



However, if you don't have the scratch for the tote + embroidered name ($16 + $6.50 = $22.50). Try out this DIY project and make your own for as little as $2.50. I did and I am pretty happy with the result.


Here's What You Need:


--orange tote bag (made of felt or similar material--I got one for $1.39 at Hobby Lobby. Size is 13.5" H x 9.75" W x 2.75" D.)
--9" x 12" felt pieces: (1) white and (1) black for this design (25 cents/piece at Hobby Lobby)
--embroidery floss: white and black (35 cents/piece at Hobby Lobby)
--embroidery or similar needle
--Tacky Glue


Here's What You Do:
1) Cut out LHC ghost pattern including the eye holes and mouth hole. Pin to white felt and cut around ghost pattern. Cut out eyes and mouth.


2) Adhere ghost to bag with Tacky Glue.
3) Choose letters you need for personalization. Cut out letters from letter pattern. Pin letters onto black felt. Cut around letters.
4) Adhere letters to bag with Tacky Glue above the ghost.


5) Use contrasting embroidery thread and stitch on the ghost using a basic straight stitch. Begin stitching about 1/8 inch away from the edge of the eyes, mouth, and shape of ghost. Stitch about 1/16 inch from edge of letter. The Tacky Glue will hold the pieces in place while you stitch.


Stitches on ghost should be about 1/4 inch long and you should leave about 1/4 inch between stitches. 

Stitches on letters should be 1/8 inch in length and 1/8 inch between stitches.



6) Fill with candy and enjoy!