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Photo Cropping Dimensions


Let's talk about photo cropping dimensions and ratios!  You will find this post extremely useful if you ever plan to enlarge your photos. Think of wide-screen movies versus full-screen movies.  The wide-screen ratio is more narrow from top to bottom and wide from side to side.  The full-screen ratio is a bit taller, but not as wide.  Similar differences exist in standard photo sizes. Pretty much any point-and-shoot or DSLR (with the exception of a medium-format or large-format camera) shoots in … [Read more...]

School Book Zipper Pouch

school book zipper pouch

Do you have a child who loves to read? Recently, I got an email from a school teacher who wanted to find a way to go a little "greener" with the books she sends home daily with her students.   This fun School Book Zipper Pouch is my inspiration from her email. These bags are pretty simple to make- do not be too afraid of sewing a zipper if you have never done one before, it is easier then you think! I'll show ya! 2 outer fabric rectangles (the owl fabric) 12 inches by 13 inches. 2 l … [Read more...]

Link Party with 10 Back to School LunchBox Ideas


One of my goals this school year is to pack more creative and fun lunches for my kids at school. In celebration of another year of learning, I put together a list of some of our favorite back to school lunchbox ideas. I hope these ideas inspire you as they have inspired me. These ladies are RIDICULOUSLY talented and unbelievably ingenious. I bow down to their lunch box mastery. Submarine Sub Lunch &  Swimming with the Dolphins by Lisa Storms. I'm dying over the straw scope and the cute J … [Read more...]

Fat Quarter Childs Apron Tutorial

childs apron

My little kids love wearing aprons while they help me in the kitchen! The tutorial I have for you today will show you how to make a simple childs apron using fat quarter fabric. A fat quarter is a piece of fabric that measures 18 inches by 22 inches.  You can buy them pre-cut to this size at most fabric stores or on-line. Let's get started! Material's Needed: 1 Fat Quarter 1 scrap of fabric 7" x 10" (for the pocket) Ribbon (3/8 inch to 1 inch wide) Matching thread Sewing machine … [Read more...]

Homemade Crayons


I am constantly trying to come up with fun activities to do with my kids during the summer. There is plenty of time to be creative together, but sometimes it can be hard to think of a simple activity that doesn't break the bank. This activity is absolutely perfect for any family- homemade crayons. My kids love crayons, but they won't have anything to do with the old, broken ones- they are always wanting new ones. Today, I am going to show you how to take those broken crayons and make new, fun … [Read more...]