Child's White Coat

So this was one of my wing-it kind of projects. I thought it would be pretty busy, but it definitely was pretty challenging. Though it definitely turned out pretty well after a lot of work and frustration and she was very excited to get it. Extremely excited about her stethoscope to go with it and spent all of her birthday party diagnosing everyone at her party from weird sounds to having too big of belly-buttons. Definitely a good project to finish. If there is enough interest I will try to come up with a full tutorial for the coat, otherwise I definitely suggest trial and error and lots of patience. 

Breakfast at Tiffany's Tulle Dress

The decision to make this dress is linked to an adorable story of a 6 year old who told me she MUST have this dress and she would need to dye her hair brown of course. With her birthday right around the corner, I figured it would be a perfect excuse to try my hand at tutu dresses. This was a pretty simple project and super fun for little girl dress-up or maybe even big-girl halloween.

Things you need
Black tulle-I used 20 yards of 6 in across for hers
Black elastic
1yd black satin
Black ribbon

1. Measure around the chest under the armpits. Take this number and subtract 3 inches and measure out this length of elastic
2. Sew your elastic together at the ends
3. Measure from right below the under arms down to the knees, double it, and add 3 inches. This will be the length you need for the tulle.
4. Cut your tulle into 6 in strips the length you calculated above

5. Put your elastic around something round (I use my leg)

6. Fold each piece of tulle in half, put the middle under the elastic, pull the end through the loop that is under the elastic to make a knot until you have down this with each piece of elastic

7. Measure out your satin so that it will fit around as a kind of slip(this is optional but keeps the dress from being itchy) and sew together edges. You kind of want to make it V shaped so they have enough room to move around
8. Sew the top of your satin tube onto your elastic
9. Add two loops of satin on each side of the tube for your ribbon to go through later
10. Measure your shoulder length and cut out  4 pieces this size and sew where you want your shoulders to go
11. Tie your shoulder ribbons together, these are adjustable which makes it nice to make a perfect fit.
12. Straighten out your tulle and then run your ribbon through your loops and tie around the back
13. Pair with tiara, black shoes, and red fingernail polish :D

Updates and such

I have been MIA for about a month now and it has definitely been a very busy month as far as medical school education is concerned. For the first time in weeks, I have been able to sit down and actually finish a project. There is quite a few things I am working on to look forward to. Within the next couple of months I should be posting tutorials for a panel quilt, child's white coat, tutu dress, child's witch costume, child's cape, diaper cake, and the start of christmas decorations. I am already making big plans for my hand-made christmas and I'm very excited to share it with everyone else. This last week a made a Family Birthday Display for my sister and it turned out great. I tried to stick to one color scheme since there were less families to include and I really liked the result. You can find the tutorial here.

Easy Chicken Tenders

So this is not the most inventive recipe in the world, but it is extremely easy and much less fattening and in my opinion much tastier than regular chicken tenders. More meat less breading.

What You Need
Shake and Bake
1.5 lbs of chicken breast tenderloins

1. Preheat oven to 350F and place cover baking sheet with foil
2. Pour some milk into a bowl and pour your shake and bake into a different bowl(you can use the bag but then the shake and bake will clump together and you won't have enough for all of your chicken.)

3. Dip each tenderloin into the milk and then cover in shake and bake
4. Bake in oven for 20 minutes