Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dinosaur Hoodie

For my nephew’s first birthday I made him a dinosaur hoodie inspired by the tutorial found here.


I was a little nervous sewing with felt but the tutorial was super easy to follow.  I used a plain hoodie from Wal-Mart that cost about $8.  (The hood lining was orange so that’s how I picked the color for the scales.)

First, make triangles along the crease of your felt pieces.

Then pin the pieces along the center line of the back of the hoodie and up the center of the hood.  Sew down the center line.

Hint: Don’t panic when disaster strikes.

Now that the triangles are sewn to the hoodie, pin them together to make scales.

Sew along the edges of the felt triangles to secure the scales in place.

Lastly, prance around in your hoodie to make all your cousins jealous.



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No. 28: Can Something

Given the number of tomatoes Doug grows in his yard, one of my 30 Before 30 items was to can some of them. Since I don’t usually just eat tomatoes, I really hoped I could can some in a spaghetti sauce or salsa.  Lucky for me, my sister-in-law had a spaghetti sauce recipe and a lot of motivation.  It was my first time canning anything (and let’s be honest I just did as I was told) so I really don’t know what we did or why.  So here is my pictorial story of canning:

Who wants spaghetti?


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No. 29: Watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I haven’t seen a lot of movies that people call “classics”.  Goonies?  Nope.  Top Gun? I’ll get around to it.  And, yes, I’ve never watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  (In fact, I’ve never seen any of Audrey Hepburn’s movies.)  Pop culture insists that this is one of the American classics, so I added it to my 30 Before 30 list.

I was entertained and Doug even seemed to enjoy himself.  Best movie I’ve ever watched? No.  Decent Friday night? Absolutely.


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