I don’t know about others, but I love to recycle clothes and I love to sew for my children and when I can combine those two I have a lot of fun! During this time in my little one’s life we get and use lots of hand-me-downs and there are always tons of tee shirts. Here’s a simple way to use up some of the extras: Tee Shirt Dresses!
The purple dress was actually free. I cut the skirt from a stained church dress (found in one set of hand-me-downs) that I couldn’t get clean and attached it to the coordinating tee (found in another set of hand-me-downs)! The green and brown dress cost $0.50 for the 1/2 a yard of $1 fabric. I already had the lace. I did splurge a little on the cupcake dress as it was for her birthday because I really wanted teal/blue cupcake fabric, but I still only spent $2! I already had the ribbon seen on the hem line left over from our wedding (uhum…definitely time to use it up!).
A very sweet Daddy dressing her baby in her matching cupcake dress (made from a plain cut off 3 month onesie and scrap fabric.)
Pretty dresses don’t slow her down any!
Visiting a special friend.
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In our family birthdays are a BIG deal! We love parties and spending time with family as we celebrate the special person of the day. And don’t forget the presents!! But I refuse to throw money away on toys that they’re not even going to be playing with in a month. Now don’t get me wrong, we do buy fun gifts and some of them are toys, but often our kiddos are given useful presents and they LOVE them.
For her 2nd birthday our daughter was given a Bissel 3-in-1 vac. She was so short that she used it for quite a while without the handle. She’s now 3, uses the full length handle and vacuums almost as well as I do. Precious girl has begun trying to teach her 14 month old brother how to clean the floor. So I’m thinking we may be buying a blue version in 10 months! 😉
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This past weekend found us putting up pears. I’m so in love with my helpful children!
This picture was taken just a few days before Missy died. She dearly loved and carefully watched over the children! She added such pleasure to the last 13 years of my life…an unexpected gift from God who wandered into my life and took over my heart.
Honestly, I don’t know why we ever spend money on toys!