Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Jul 21, 2014

Lesley Flutter Top Pattern (50% of this week!) and Giveaway

A couple of months ago, I came across a pair of gorgeously distressed and embroidered ladies western boots on sale.  I'd been looking at boots for a while and still had my birthday money burning a hole in my pocket, so I went ahead and bought them.  (I live in Texas ya'll and haven't had any cowboy boots in at least 15 years- when I got rid of my winter white lace up Ropers I wore while in college.)

The sad thing is, I still haven't worn the boots!  I have nothing to wear with them and it is too hot for jeans.  I've been trolling Pinterest and Google images to see how everyone is wearing this type of boot.  Mostly short dresses and skirts in the warm weather and with skinny jeans in the winter.  

I love the look of above the knee dresses with boots, so I started my hunt for the perfect dress.  I looked everywhere!  The problem is, I won't wear a sleeveless dress and I don't like anything fitted/structured on me.  Out of the blue one day, this top popped up in my Facebook feed. 

 I loved it!  I wear tops like this ALL THE TIME and I knew I could easily make it into a dress. (read the rest of the post and enter the pattern giveaway after the jump.)
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Jul 20, 2014

8 Frozen Dessert Recipes + Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday, we're happy you're here!
We hope you come for inspiration and leave some of your own!

This week, we found 8 delicious frozen treats to cool you off! 

(Link up and see the features after the jump!)
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Jul 18, 2014

Tank Sundress Tutorial (pattern hack)

I have another pattern hack for you today!  This one is based on my Tank Top pattern from earlier this summer.

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Jul 15, 2014

Simple Waldorf Salad Recipe

Every few weeks, I ask my hubby to stop by Sam's Club to pick up a few items that we use in bulk.  I always ask him to grab us a couple of their rotisserie chickens as well.  We use the first one in a couple of meals and I de-bone the 2nd one and freeze the meat in meal size portions to use later.

I have so many different recipes to use the chicken, though one of my favorite ways is in chicken salad!  And what chicken salad is yummier than a Waldorf Salad, stuffed full of grapes apples and walnuts?

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Jul 13, 2014

6 Pallet Projects and the Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to the Inspiration Monday Party, we're so happy you're here!

Link up on one blog and be seen in 6 different places:

Last week's party was full of FUN! And pallets...lots of fun pallet projects!

This week's features were selected by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor.
(see the features and link up after the jump)
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Jul 11, 2014

Pattern Hack: Double Ruffle Capris (tutorial and pattern)

Hey guys!  Remember my legging pattern from a few weeks back?  (The pattern was a shorts/capri/full length legging in sizes 3 to 8.)

I've got a cute pattern hack to share with you today! The original pattern included a flounced ruffle with the capri legging, but I wanted to create a looser fitting knit pant with a double ruffle hem.  (Not too loose of course, because my daughter reminds me constantly that she likes her pants "tight".)

free ruffle legging pattern

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Jul 9, 2014

Boredom Busters: Simple Paper Crafting

We've had a great summer so far.  The weather has been cooler than normal, which is great for being outside, but everyday the temps are climbing and we'll soon be back to our normal 100's.  When it's that hot, we tend to stay inside.  Even saving the swimming for the evening hours.

I've got a great Paper Craft idea to share today. It's perfect for those days when you start hearing the dreaded, "I'm bored!"  I love that this craft requires very little supplies and will entertain them for a good amount of time- and with hardly any supervision. :)

All this craft requires is a few different colors of construction paper, a square punch, scissors and a glue stick!
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Jul 6, 2014

The Most Delicious Blueberry Dump Cake Ever

Once you make this Blueberry Dump Cake recipe, you'll understand why I say it is the most delicious Blueberry Dump Cake ever!

Blueberry Dump Cake

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8 Nautically Inspired DIY Projects and the Inspiration Monday Link Party

Happy Sunday everyone! Hoping you all had a lovely weekend {a holiday weekend for lots of us}! We're ready to kick off July with another inspiring party full of your fabulousness!

Today's features are nautically inspired.

(See the links below)
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Jul 3, 2014

Just a Little 4th of July Sewing...

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays to sew for.  Everything is so festive- red, white and blue everywhere!

I'm so glad my little guys still let me sew for them...  (You can see previous year's outfits here and here.)

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