Take a trip to Chappell Hill, Texas on Saturday, April 14 from 10AM-6PM or on Sunday, April 15 from 12PM-5PM to see some of the most beautiful Bluebonnet Blossoms and other wildflowers in Texas!
Chappell Hill is located at U.S. Highway 290 and FM 1155. Admission is free and parking is $5.00. Vendors sell a variety of crafts and food. There is plenty of live entertainment, children’s activities, and tours of the community. For more information, see www.chappellhillmuseum.org.
One of Carina’s favorite things to do is color, and it will be nice to have this roll ready to go in my baby bag when we go out. When Carina opened it and saw the crayon surprise, she had a huge smile on her face!
I followed Skip to my Lou‘s instructions carefully, but here’s what I did:
You need three pieces of wool felt 6″ X 16 1/2 (pocket), 5″ X 16 1/2″ (outside), 5″ x 16 1/2″ (inside).
Take the 6 X 16 1/2 piece (pocket) and fold it in half length ways.
Lay it on top of the 5″ X 16 1/2 (inside) piece.
Starting over 1 1/4″ from the edge, stitch from top to the bottom on the pocket piece. Then continuing stitching every 1″. Back stitch at the top of each stitching line to reinforce.
You will end with 1 1/4″ on the other side and 15 crayon pockets.
Place the pocket piece that you just sewed on top of your outside piece (wrong sides together). Gently stretch and pin to keep it all in place.
On the right edge at the middle insert a 30″ piece of ribbon folded in half. Insert the folded end about 1/2 an inch.
Sew all the way around the outside 1/4″ in from the edge.
Dress up the edge using pinking shears – be careful when you come to the ribbon – you will have to do each side separately.
I have been trying to keep my office organized and finally decided that I needed an extra bookcase. I found some that I liked at IKEA, but they were too expensive.
In order to save some money, I kept my eyes peeled on craigslist and got lucky: a white three-shelf Mainstay bookcase for only $10. The best part? It was already assembled!
I loved the look of these shelves because of the bright painted interior and decided to do something more cost effective and less time consuming for a similar look.
Add a design to your shelving with gift wrapping paper or scrapbook paper:
Buy cute paper (I got mine from the dollar store)
Take out the shelves if you can
Cut one large piece of the paper to fit the interior back of your bookcase (this is what I did) or measure the back of each shelf and cut accordingly
Use a few small pieces of tape on each side to keep the paper in place
I also really like this idea because it is so easy to change up the look!
A few more ideas: Don’t my flowers look pretty? Fake flowers are a very easy way to brighten a room without requiring a lot of upkeep. I got these three stems and the glass vase for $17 at Garden Ridge in Katy. The ribbon was part of my huge scrapbooking/gift wrapping collection and probably came as part of a gift from someone else. The box is from some stationery that I used up.
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