Mom’s Shirt to Girl’s Dress in Under 60

Mom's Shirt to Girl's Dress in Under 60 -- easy tutorial on how to turn old shirts into new dresses | littlefamilybigplains.wordpress.com

Hello, MOTIVATION! These warmer days have got me in the most wonderful of moods. It’s like a new found energy! It has also sparked lots of creativity and eagerness to make ideas come to life.

You know that stack of shirts you have that don’t fit you any more? Yeah, same here. I haven’t allowed myself to give them away because, “you just never know when you might need them, or fit into them again (maybe a baby in the far, far, farrrr future?).” So there they sit. Continue reading

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Lion’s Mane DIY

kid halloween costumes, lion and lion tamer costumes, lion diy costume, lion tamer diy costume

Well, hello November. I am not ready to see you! Was anyone’s Halloween anything more than a blur? The day/night flew by for me. The kiddos had so much fun dressing up this year, and I got way too much enjoyment out of designing and creating their costumes. Ha – that makes it sound like I created some extravagant ensembles. In reality they were Continue reading

Pillow Projects for an Odd Week

envelope pillow DIY, christmas pillows, burlap pillow sleeve, paint on burlap, nativity pillow

You know how every now and then you just have an odd week? Not that something out of the ordinary or spectacular happened to make your week different, but there’s just a feeling that something is….off. Or different, maybe? Anyways, that was my week. Continue reading

Personalize Bamboo Swaddle

Personalized Bamboo Swaddle

 As I mentioned back in this post, I have been working on an Aiden and Anias wanna-be blanket, you can find real ones here. I knew I wanted something special and light for niece #2, and a personalized bamboo swaddle A.K.A. Aiden and Anias knock off was a great solution. I love the sweet swaddle of those blankets, I’m just not a huge fan of the price -not to mention I wanted a more personal touch. As someone who has decent sewing skills I see these blankets and think “I can make that.” Of course finding the right material is more  of a challenge than the creation. So I did some research and found some bamboo swaddle that was perfect. Continue reading

Easy-Peasy Baby Gifts

DIY bandana bib, baby gift DIY

It is all about pink out here on the plains. At least in terms of little baby nieces- I am AT LEAST a year out from even thinking about #3 at our house. On the other hand I am so excited to be sewing little girl things for the sweet little bundles joining our family in the next few months. Continue reading