Old shirt upcycled into infinity scarf

23 Nov

This is a very basic tutorial for a friend, so bear with me if I haven’t explained myself super well!  Give it a try anyways, it’s a super simple project, literally took about 10 minutes total. 


I found a shrunken shirt of my hubby’s and cut the bottom off to use as the scarf. 


Next, I cut one of the sides open.Image


I then folded it lengthwise, right sides together so it was long and skinny.



I used my sewing machine to stitch along the top line, leaving the two sides unstitched. 



Next, I just reached in and turned it right side out.



This part might seem confusing but it’s really not at all.  Just match up the two open ends and sew with your machine around the edges until you can no longer go any further because of the scarf bulk in the middle.  Just try it, you will understand what I mean as you do it. 





This is what I mean about the bulk in the middle…



Now just fold so it’s all right side out and hand stitch that little hole closed.


(notice how my lines don’t line up at all…  oh well)

VOILA, you have an infinity scarf made from an old shirt that hasn’t been warn in years and was just taking up space in your closet!  

Happy scarf sewing!








Giveaway winner, November 16, 2012

17 Nov

and the winner is….. 

HILDA!  How exciting, the winner is someone who I have actually met, thanks to Etsy!!

Hilda, please send me a convo through Etsy to let me know which blanket you would like to use your $25 gift card on for your new little guy.  Congrats!!


Thanks to random.org for making it so easy to pick a random winner!



Aside 9 Nov

Time for a giveaway!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on my Facebook page under the contest picture, stating which Benny and Boo blanket is your favourite, and then share the contest photo on your own page.  Please come on back here to my blog to leave a comment letting me know that you did so and voila, you will be entered into the draw.

Winner will receive a $25 coupon code to spend at Benny and Boo!  Coupon is good to use towards any blanket currently in stock.

Winner will be chosen and announced here on my blog on Friday November 16, 2012.

Good luck!


Back to School

11 Sep

It’s that time of year again, and this year Back to School has taken both of my babies with it!  My oldest daughter started Kindergarten and my youngest began Play School.  They are both very excited about school, and although I am having a hard time adjusting to full day kindergarten, my daughter is loving it.

Here are some pictures I took for their first days.  I took their pictures in front of a blank white board and used this amazing website Picmonkey.com to add the text.  This type of picture also looks great in front of a brick wall with white text.  

I plan on taking these pictures on the first day of school each year, and am excited to see how my girls grow and how their little personalities change!  This is a good way to remember how your children were at each age.  Since we can’t remember every detail of every year, it’s an easy way to sum it up!Image



Now that the weather is turning and there is a definite chill in the air, if you are considering ordering Benny and Boo blankets for Christmas, please get your orders in early.  All custom orders take approx. 4-5 weeks.  All in stock blankets will be shipped with in 48 hours from purchase.

Happy pumpkin season!



Baby Shower

22 Jul

I recently helped my mother-in-law host a baby shower for her beautiful daughter who’s expecting a baby girl.  I took care of the decorations and thought I would share some pictures.

I made 5 of these giant tissue paper pom poms which were super easy once I got the hang of them.  Here’s the tutorial that I followed for them.  I wish I had taken a picture of them hanging at the shower, they looked so pretty.








I made this banner using my Cricut machine, super sweet but very simple.















My Cricut also came in hand for these recycled baby food jar shower favours.  I used Goo-Gone to remove the label glue, decorative tape to go around the jar and outside of the lid, and card stock for the tops.  I filled these little jars with yellow and purple candies.








It was hard to come up with a truly purple punch for the shower.  Every recipe I tried that claimed to be purple ended up being a dark red.  In the end I used grape Kool-Aid and 7up.  To make a slightly lighter purple, I would have added another bottle of 7up, making it equal parts of each drink, but I ran out of room in the drink dispenser.  It was surprisingly good, reminded me of my childhood!













The purple theme all came from the design of this amazing cake by Lara Kozan.  It was as yummy as it looks!









As a keepsake for the mother to be and baby, I made these Wishes for Baby cards that the guests all filled out.  I think they would be sweet added into the baby book.














It was a fun day, now the hard part will be waiting patiently for 10 whole weeks before I can meet my new niece!

Baby Shower Gift – home made nursery decorations

12 Jul

My sister in law is expecting in September and for part of her shower gift, I decided to make some wall art for the nursery.  I originally saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago and loved it!


I ordered a fat quarter bundle of coordinating fabric from Jody at Fabric Shoppe, and picked up some cross stitch hoops from Michaels.  I was told that places like Value Village would have them for super cheap, but I needed other craft supplies anyways, and they were only around $2 each.

Before you start, be sure to iron the fabric to get the crease lines out.  Then simply place the fabric through the hoop and cut away access fabric.


I used a hot glue gun to make sure the fabric would stay in place, folding it over the hoop.


If there is any extra fabric bunching inside the bottom of the hoop you might see it through the front, so be sure to cut the fabric short enough.


Voila, you have instant nursery decor!  I will be adding a coordinating button letter to the gift once they have settled on a name.  These would look really nice on the wall over the crib, surrounding the button letter in the middle!


Happy Father’s Day!

17 Jun

My four year old gets VERY excited about any and every holiday right now.  She made her daddy a father’s day card two weeks ago and kept it hidden until this morning.  She’s been talking about fathers day for two weeks straight, excited to give her daddy the gift we made him, but some how managed to keep it a secret.  I did over hear my 2 year old telling her daddy “I wear that shirt” when he was getting dressed in the morning but of course he didn’t clue in!

The girls had a lot of fun getting dressed up in their daddy’s shirts and ties!  We took a few pictures and printed this amazing keepsake for him.





















Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!