Monday, March 29, 2010

Ruffles and Stuff Contest Entries

Ruffled Air Freshener 

 A State Trooper pulls a car over on a lonely back road and approaches a 'blonde lady' driver. 
"Ma'am, is there a reason that you're weaving all over the road"?
The woman replied, "Oh officer, thank goodness you're here!! I almost had an accident! I looked up and there was a tree right in front of me. I swerved to the left and there was another tree in front of me. I swerved to the right and there was another tree in front of me!"
Reaching through the side window to the rear view mirror, the officer replied, "Ma'am... that's your air freshener." 

Never again will you have to worry about those "trees" jumping out and causing you distress ;) Just whip up this quick and simple air freshener cover that I made from fabric and ribbon scraps. It was SO simple and I have very minimal sewing skills (as in... I can make square pillows... minimal). I think it turned out really cute and mom has it hanging from her rear view mirror!

I've got a Tutorial for this so watch for it!

Ruffled Bottom Shirt

I know we Moms may not always feel like it but I believe we are all Superheroes. Face it, you know as well as your husband, that he didn't inherit any Diaper Changing Powers. So to further prove my point let's take a look at the Superhero checklist.

Superpowers? Check! Us Mom's are fluent in Toddler-ese... a language which most are unable to understand, let alone speak. Not to mention the thousands of other superpowers we posess.

Transportation? Hello... what do you think that minivan/SUV in the driveway is? It morphs from vehicle, to movie theatre, to restuarant, closet, and to anything else you can imagine.

Ability to Keep Secrets? Double Check! You know all that knowledge you gained from studying, intense conversation, and debates in college? All that stuff that never comes up in your Toddler-ese conversations which has become so secret even YOU forgot you knew it? We totally posess the power to keep our superhero status a secret.

Costume? Che... Wait a minute!

Need a costume? I gotcha covered :) I know what you are thinking... "I am NOT wearing my underwear on the outside of my clothes." Well what would you say if I told you that you COULD wear super cute underwear outside your clothes and no one would know?

Yup those are pink polka dot NEW NEVER WORN panties. Yes I might just be crazy. It's entirely possible but I blame genetics. Anyway I found these super cute panties but they were several sizes too big for me. But they were just too cute and too cheap ($1.99) to pass up. So I modified them to make a stretchy *belt* and added it to a black shirt that I never wore. I twisted extra fabric from where I took in the side to make the center of the corsage brooch. The rest of the brooch was constructed of an old pair of Hannah's zebra print pants, some pink netting, and light gray fabric. Crazy? Yeah I am... but I've gotten lots of compliments and no one has even guessed what I did! Everyone thinks I bought the shirt that way!!


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