Here’s the tutorial for how to make a crinkle square mini blanket with taggies like the one below for a baby. It’s super easy, quick, and doesn’t cost much. If you don’t have ribbon on hand, that might be your biggest expense.
- 2 squares of flannel (I used 9×9 inches)
- ribbons cut to about 4 inches long and folded in half (I used 4 big pieces, 4 medium pieces, and 4 skinny pieces)
- crinkly sheet/package, the same size as your flannel (I used a wrapper from a sample diaper I got in the mail). Some other options: wipes package, microwave popcorn wrappers, chips bag, clear gift wrap . . . Just make sure that you cut your flannel pieces to whatever size your crinkle sheet ends up being
- Put one piece of flannel right side up and pin ribbons along the edges with the cut sides off of the flannel. between the two pieces of material (wrong sides together).
- Put the second flannel sheet on top of the ribbons right side down.
- Put the crinkle sheet on top of the flannel and pin all layers together.
- Sew along all the edges– except, make sure to leave a big enough section not sewn so that you can turn the blanket right side out. Take the pins out.
- After sewing, turn the blanket right side out.
- Then, sew all the way around the square, and you’re done!
Back in November, we decided to grow my daughters hair out, but her hair kept getting in her eyes. Bows come in and out easily, so I decided I’d try to make her some headbands. You could make some for yourself, too, and your daughter might be extra excited about wearing headbands, just like Mommy.
- an elastic hair band/ponytail holder without the metal
- coordinating thread
- Measure around your toddler’s head to the nape of her neck.
- Cut your material to the appropriate size and iron flat. [Cut a rectangle that is double the width of what you want your headband to end up, plus about 1/2 in for seam allowance and 3 inches less than measurement you got from step 1. I think I cut mine 3.5 x 15.5inches. If you want it to be reversible with two different patterns, cut accordingly.]
- Measure in on the bottom ends in about 1/2 “ on each side and mark, draw a line up to the top corners and you will have a tapered rectangle.
- Fold right sides together “hot dog style” and iron flat.
- Then pin together and sew around, but leave a “U shape” opening in the bottom, as if you were sewing a pillow.
- Turn tube of fabric inside out and iron flat. Also, fold a 1/4 inch or so on each end and iron down.
- Put elastic pony tail on one end inside the flap created in step 6. Fold the 1/4 over the pony tail, and sew straight down.
- Do the same with the other side.
- And you’re all done.
I made the headband in the pictures and a pink one. I also made a reversible one: one side black and one side red. Abs loves them. Let me know if you have any questions.
Just a little note to say that I have done a few crafty projects that I thought I’d share with you . . . sometime. I just need to write up some tutorials. So, you can look forward to learning how to make:
- Baby Legwarmers (I’m still working on these, so I haven’t uploaded the pictures, yet.
J wanted a different cake for his bday this year. I know he’s a fan of Mint Chocolate Chip, so I made him a Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake.
He liked it so much, he had me make another one with Cookies n Cream Ice Cream. Here’s the recipe:
- 26 Oreo cookies, crushed
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 gallon ice cream, any kind (Mint Chocolate Chip was what he liked best)
- 1 (15 ounce) jar chocolate fudge topping
- 10 ounces of cool whip, thawed
- Reserve about 1/3 cup of cookie crumbs for topping.
- Mix remaining crumbs with butter, and press into the bottom of a 9×13 inch dish.
- Freeze for 20 minutes.
- Put 1 layer of ice cream (1/2 of ice cream) on top of the crumbs.
- Put 1 layer of hot fudge (1/2 of hot fudge) on top of the ice cream.
- Put remaining 1/2 of ice cream.
- Put down remaining 1/2 of hot fudge.
- Freeze for 20 minutes.
- Spread the cool whip on top.
- Freeze until ready to serve.
- Sprinkle with the 1/3 cup of cookie crumbs on top just before serving.