Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tutu Cute

Halloween tutu!

Just because...


A Lesson in Hair Flowers

 I don't remember if I've mentioned this yet here on the blog, but I'm in love with Pinterest. I pin a lot of pictures from blog posts, and a current favorite among other pinners is my yellow hair flowers. So, I started thinking "Hmmm... I wondering if I'm getting all these hits from people hoping to find instructions. Well, I grabbed my camera and all my supplies, and here are the step by step instructions....

Okay, so here are my supplies. Felt, fabric, scissors, a pencil, a glass and some good music. Like how Hanson's "Middle of Nowhere" album matches the flower? Yeah, I like that, too.

So, you'll take a glass with roughly the same circumference as your ideal flower (You can use a roto-cutter or other cool stuff like that, but I just use a glass.) and trace a circle onto the underside of your fabric. Now do it seven more times. Next, you'll cut them all out.
You should have eight of these. 
Now, fold a circle in half....
Fold one end toward the middle...
And then the other ...
Now place some glue in the center to make sure both sides stick. (I don't recommend laying the glue gin on the table for this step, however, I only have two hands and one of those hands needed to take a picture. Now, repeat this step with the rest of your circles. Now, it's time to really get gluing...

Put a small blob of hot glue on the right half of your little triangle. (Forgive the flash photography!!)
You guessed it! You're going to put the left side of another triangle onto the aforementioned glue glob. 
Side view.
The next triangle will go here. Left side glued to right side again. Repeat until you have a lovely, round flower. You might find you have an extra triangle, maybe not. Anyway, just tuck the right half of the end under the left side of the beginning. 
The middle part is super easy...
Just take a length for ribbon and twist it around and around and glue it to the center.
The last step is to glue your barrette to the back. I like to add some felt or a small circle of fabric to make it nice and secure.

And that's it!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fabulous Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies


1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 TBS vanilla
1 egg
(beat together)
1 cup of flour
1 TSP baking soda
1/4 TSP salt
A dash of nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon (optional)
1/2 cup OLD FASHIONED oats
1/2 (or 1 cup, depending on preference) chocolate chips (I used white chocolate, but you can use any kind of baking "chip" you like best!)

Bake at 350. Allow 5 cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Transfer to aluminum foil to cool.