Football Lovey {or something to do with adorable dinosaur fabric}

I was at Joann's the other day and saw this adorable dinosaur print remnant for $.75. I couldn't resist, but it was very boyish. So when a friend with a little nine month old boy offered to take me and little miss to the airport (instead of us having to get there by several forms of public transportation), I found a use! Since football season had just started and the last time I saw her little boy he was in a football jersey, a football just made sense. 

I started looking around for ideas of how to go about this football plan. I found this article over at Make and Takes and used it for my inspiration. 

Here's how it turned out:

I used some random green ribbion left over from another project to make the threads. I stuffed the football with plastic shopping bags (we have a lot and I didn't want to have to go out to get polyfill). I also made a pouch out of scrap fabric to hold a couple of jingle bells and stuffed that inside. 

Over, I'm happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to find the right "girly" fabric to make my little miss one!

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Paint Chip Coaster {or hiding from teething and diaper rash}

Little miss (all fourteen weeks of her) is teething. Apparently my family are a bunch overachievers when it comes to teething. We teeth early and we teeth like little terrors. We were just starting to get some sleep and a regular routine down when little miss turned into a drooling, gumming, screaming mess. Particuarlly wonderful is her desire to be held, chest to chest, while standing up AND ONLY STANDING UP. 

So instead of sleeping or working on homework during one of her infrequent naps, I decided to bust out the Mod Podge and go to town on some tile. Oh, the things I do to stay sane! I happened across this tutorial at Itsy Bisty Paper just before hubby, little miss and I set out for a thrift store/ Habitat for Humanity ReStore adventure. I snagged some white bathroom tiles for only five cents each. SCORE!

So, I turned some drab, white titles into these cheery little guys. 
(Sorry for the iPhone pic. Hubby stole my camera for work and then misplaced the battery.)

I plan on giving them as a housewarming present for a dear friend.

Oh how I love what paint chips can do!

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