More T-shirt Remodels

I found these cute V-Neck T-Shirts for $5, new! They were such pretty colors I had to get them and make something out of them. They were actually in the Men’s department, although I don’t know any men that would wear these colors. I still want to paint them or add iron-ons but right now I am lacking inspiration of what to decorate them with. Check out the links to look at tutorials!

I made another Skirt. This one has pockets!

I made my sister a pair of Bermuda shorts. I made them just like I would make pajama pants, but with some of the work cut out because the bottom seams were already finished. She only wants to wear “comfortable pants” (aka: leggings) so I hope she likes getting these for her birthday!

I made another dress, this one with t-shirt sleeves. I love the t-shirt look with the V-Neck. This is another gift that hasn’t been given yet so I don’t have a model but trust me it will look so much cuter when it is worn!

With the scraps from these pretty shirts I made some flowers. I turned them into a pin for this dress. I have tons more, but I’m not sure what I will use them for yet!

Removable Flower Pin to Dress Up Shirts

Recently I have been making tons of stuff from t-shirts, including these dresses. I made one for my sister’s birthday but it was from a plain V-Neck so I wanted to dress it up a little. With a pin, it can be used on other shirts and taken off when they are washed.

T-Shirt Dress with Flower Pin
Materials:
3 Flowers Made with This Tutorial
Pearl Beads
Felt
Safety Pin (Or two even!)

Directions:
Use this tutorial to make your flowers. Towards the end of the tutorial, use three pearls and stitch them to the center of the flower instead of the button.

Each flower will be stitched onto the felt.

The felt will be cut out around the three flowers.

Next, a safety pin will be added to the back and stitched on.

Now you have a fun pin that will work with almost any shirt and you can take it off to wash the shirt or dress.

Dog Bed Take Two!

I made this great dog bed last year. (See the tutorial for it here)We have a new dog, so we needed a new bed.

I put this tutorial for perfect binding to good use. It made me a little disappointed that I hadn’t thought of doing it like they did before now!

I used two large squares of fabric, the bias tape and tons of scrap fabric for the stuffing. It took me the past couple of months (or more) of saving fabric scraps to fill the dog bed, but it was nice to use something that would have been thrown away otherwise. It made this a relatively cheap project and I couldn’t be happier with it! Neither could my son, who was this dog bed for again?

Other Dog Crafts:
The First DIY Dog Bed
Dog Stuff Holder
DIY Beware of Dog Sign
Dog Stuff on Pinterest

Why I Love My Appliances: BlendTec Blender Edition


It’s time for the fifth edition of Why I Love My Appliances, the series of where I brag about my appliances and decide whether they are worth their investment and their shelf space. This week I will be talking about my BlendTec Blender.


Why I Love My BlendTec Blender: 
I love it for all the smoothies and shakes in the summer, and for all of my kitchen pulverizing needs. (Trust me, there are plenty.)

What I Use My BlendTec Blender For:
I use it for parts of recipes such as turning sugar into powdered sugar, chopping nuts, shredding chicken, grinding oats. I also make vegetable juice that I use in recipes instead of milk or water. When he needed it, I also made tons of baby food as well. Sometimes I use it for making soups, banana bread dough, or other recipes. (See my list below)

Features I Love About My BlendTec Blender:
I love that I can put it on a speed or use a preset. The blender turns off after the preset is finished or 90 seconds. I love that it works everytime and that it doesn’t crap out on me halfway through a smoothie. I could go on and on. Or you might have fun watching Will it Blend? (See More about My BlendTec Here)

Was My BlendTec Blender Worth the Investment?
We used to go out and get milkshakes with our meal, they were about $4 each. We never get those anymore because we can go make them at home (if we actually do or not doesn’t matter :). We also saved on things like baby food, I hardly paid anything for baby food because I was able to make it myself. We also save on things like chopped nuts and powdered sugar. I have found that it is amazing that our blender can take sugar and pulverize it into powdered sugar. Powdered sugar is about twice the amount per ounce as sugar so any way I can save is great. It also saves me from running to the store when I realize I have run out of it at the last minute. (See more about Powdering Your Own Sugar here)

There is one more major thing that this blender has saved us on, and that is buying new blenders. We were buying twenty dollar blenders before and none of them was able to withstand my husband’s smoothies. The fact that this one has lasted us a few years is incredible. We have had the blender bowl replaced by the warranty once, but that was incredibly easy to take care of over the phone. I immediately was able to talk to a real person. All in all it has been a great investment and the longer it lasts the more money it will continue to save us.

Recipes for My BlendTec Blender:
Not Refried Beans
Tomato Basil Soup
Green Chicken a la King

Disclaimer: I do get compensation for things you may buy on Amazon.com but all opinions are my own. I also love Amazon.com for reasons other than any compensation I may get.