I didn't want to spend a lot of $$ buying TWO of those cart/high chair covers, so I did this instead!
I took TWO blankets the babies already had. They're 42" x 32." Any smaller than that probably wouldn't cover the front and back of a cart or a high chair. The blankets I used were double-sided flannel. I'm only showing Lamb's cover. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of Cuddler's.
I measured my babies' thighs and added a couple of inches to the circumference (for growth). I cut ovals in their circumference about 2/3 of the length and centered. You could drape the blanket on your highchair at home and estimate and guess where the holes would be in a cart or a public high chair. Finally, I zig-zag stitched the edges to keep them from fraying. It was super easy, and it didn't cost me anything because I already had everything!
I hope this tutorial helps anybody who wants to save money from having to buy covers at the stores.
These could also be made more fun by attaching ribbons to hang their favorite toys to, so they won't be bored at the restaurant or when you're out shopping for HOURS. Ummm.. I don't do that.
I grew up eating this, and it's what's "homestyle" to me!
This is a delicious soup that my mom makes once a week, and I love it!
I finally learned how to make it!
Filipino Albondigas Soup
1 pound ground pork
1 cup fresh spinach
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
a handful of Miswa noodles (oriental market)
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons salt
10 cups water
1 Tablespoon fish sauce (oriental market)
Boil the water in a large pot and let it simmer. Make the meatballs by mixing the flour, salt, raw egg, and ground pork in a large bowl using your hands. Each meatball should be no bigger than a golf ball. Put the meatballs in the water and boil for 45 minutes. Add the fish sauce, onion, garlic, spinach, and Miswa noodles and boil for 20 minutes.
Combine sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. To make the cake smoother, sift the flours, baking powder, and cinnamon into the bowl. Beat altogether well. Add the vanilla and carrots into the mixture. Fold in the raisins, pineapple, nuts, and coconut. In two greased and floured 8" round cake pans, pour the batter and bake at 325 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Once the cakes are done, cool them and remove them from the pans. Frost using the cream cheese frosting recipe.
My husband and his dad made beautiful bookcases about three years ago for our office/den, and this is what my husband used to set the cans of stain on.
Yep. It is a mess, and it used to be pretty nice.
I used this in my classroom to set out all of my treasure chest items every Friday until it met its fate.
I guess it's fitting that I feature this project for "Fun Friday." Well... I've been wanting to use a different surface for all of my crafts, since I've been using our dining table. Mind you that table isn't looking as great as it used to either. I guess we're all pretty rough with surfaces in our house. Anyway, this TV tray table just made me sad every time I looked at it.
What I Needed:
a new surface for my small crafting projects & even a surface for my sewing
What Materials I Used:
leftover pieces of scrapbooking paper
old TV tray table
What I Did:
First, I pried off the thicker globs of stains from the table.
I wiped the table as clean as I could with a damp cloth.
I'm too lazy to sand it.
Next, I cut as many 4" x 4" squares of leftover color-coordinated scrapbooking papers that would cover the entire top surface.
I used a sponge brush to spread a thin layer of Mod Podge over the entire top surface.
Then I took a paper square and spread Mod Podge to its back side, applied it to the center of the table, and spread another layer of Mod Podge on its front side.
I did that until I covered the entire top surface of the table. I used scissors to trim the edge pieces of the table. Notice that there was a pattern in the beginning, but it became more random as I got to the edges. I told you they were just left-over pieces!
After the top dried, I applied two more coats of Mod Podge to seal it.
Yay! It has come back to life in a big way! I love its clean surface once again! It just goes to show that you don't necessarily need to buy "new" to get "new."
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Now go and Mod Podge something.
By the way, I have a folding table that might meet the Mod Podge fate as well.
The table has really seen better days.
I am a wife to an awesome husband and mommy to the sweetest 1 year old twins- Cuddler and Lamb. I taught for ten years before I stayed home with the babies. I have a Master in Education with emphasis on Creative Arts. I love creating. I obsess over redoing, organizing, decorating, cooking, scrapbooking, and designing.
I have a few projects I would like to tackle. Hopefully, they're in the near future rather than later.
Project #1 Okay, I haven't done the kitchen chairs yet. Right now, they're covered with "off-white" fabric. I would like to cover those six chairs with a brown or black faux leather fabric. I think that it'll be easier to clean.
Project #2 Another project I would like to tackle is replacing the commercial pictures in a long frame with pictures of my twins. It has three 8x10 slots, and I think that would be an easy project to do.
Project #3 I got really big and exhausted early in my twin pregnancy and I didn't get to fully decorate the nursery as I wanted to. Now that Lamb and Cuddler are over 15 months old, I'd like to give it the attention it deserves. I have less excuses, huh?