Super Stay At Home Mommy!

Adventures in the life of a stay at home wife and mom

Activity Tote and Crayon Roll

These were the last things I needed to make before we go on our road trip to Missouri. I wanted Linnaea to have a few things to keep her entertained, and this activity tote and crayon roll were absolutely perfect! I made the activity tote from an old denim dress I got at Good Will for cheap, and used a fat quarter from my Tuesday Morning stash for the pockets and handles. For the crayon roll, I used 2 more fat quarters and some leftover flannel from the Quiet Books I made a while back. Now I’m excited to go out and buy a few more things to stock up her activity tote.

Nice little holder for all her crayons

All rolled up

Outside of the activity tote

Inside

Perfect!

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Toddler Sundress

I’m still working on making Linnaea a few things to take with us to Missouri and THIS toddler sundress is one of them. It took me about an hour to whip up yesterday during her nap time and I couldn’t be more in love with it. It’s simple and adorable! I used an old sheet I got at Good Will for $1 (although I only used about 1/8 of it), and a fat quarter from the goods I scored at Tuesday Morning. Another 25 cent outfit 🙂 Cute AND affordable, gotta love it!

 

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Romper!

We are heading to Missouri to visit my parents soon, so I wanted to make Linnaea something comfy and light to wear in the heat. I found this awesome pattern and tutorial for a romper at Fabric.com, and just HAD to make it! To make things even better, I made it out of an old sheet that I got at Good Will. The whole little outfit cost me about a quarter. You can’t beat that!

Just adorable, right? And it only took me an hour or so to make from cutting to finished product. I love it!

With the cute little sash around the waste.

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From Trash to Treasure!

Recently, I snagged a couple little chairs and table on Craigslist for $5. I was looking for a little place for Linnaea to sit down and color, and this was perfect! There was just one thing wrong… The chairs were covered in cartoon characters (Dora and Spongebob, which we don’t watch here), and the table had a picture of a princess and was covered in scratches. Since they were going to go in our living room (the room Linnaea has officially taken over as her playroom), I needed them to look more presentable. So, I decided the easiest way to go about doing that was priming and painting the whole set. This ended up not costing me a penny! How did I do that, you might ask? Well, we had a little primer left over from a previous project. For the paint, I went to Ace Hardware on a weekend when they were offering a free quart! They do this occasionally, so keep an eye out and grab a quart next time you see the deal going on! You never know when you’re going to need some paint!

Here’s some before and after pics, I am quite pleased with how they turned out!

Before.... Even if we wanted to, we just couldn't leave the chairs this way. Linnaaea was terrified of the giant Spongebob eyes staring at her!

During... After a couple coats of primer

After! Her table and chairs set up in her little corner of the world 🙂 Total cost- $5! In researching online, I found that I saved anywhere from $45 to $100! (Depending on the set of table and chairs you get). Keep an eye out for deals, it pays off!

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