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Bundling Up Babies in Need

Bundling Up Babies in Need

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Leprechaun Binoculars

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Tall Tales

Tall Tales

Meet Fenley & Chifu

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Fresh Stories & Good Stuff

Dreaming Up Bedtime Stories
26 Feb 2015 19:29

  Meet… Jason D. Batt of Rancho Cordova KIDS: Tristan (13), Keaghan (10), Aisleyn (3)   This month we’d like to introduce you to a local Sacramento dad who has taken his children’s bed­time stories  [ ... ]

Summer Camp for all Ages
26 Feb 2015 19:09

    Summer camp offers all kinds of fun and character-building experiences for kids of any age. Whether you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment or weeks of intentional skill-building for your child, [ ... ]

Earaches are a Pain
26 Feb 2015 18:51

    By Jamie Lober Clinically speaking   If your child complains of ear pain, has a headache, acts more irritable than normal and has trouble sleeping, he is not alone. “Ear infections are probably  [ ... ]

Babies & Bumps Boutique
26 Feb 2015 18:38


There’s nothing more personal and thoughtful than a unique hand-crafted gift for a new or expecting mom. While many parents have a list of big box items needed to prepare for their little bundle of joy’s arrival—t [ ... ]

Tips for a Great Photo Shoot
26 Feb 2015 17:52

 5 Tips from our Babies and Bumps Photographer:  This event is sponsored by Sutter Health By Michelle McDaid | Memories by Michelle Photography
www.MbyMPhotos.com 1. YOUR BABY NEEDS TO BE SITTING UP UNASSIST [ ... ]

Bundling Up Babies in Need
24 Feb 2015 21:01

  By Michelle McDaid Photography by Memories By Michelle | www.MByMPhotos.com As a Social Worker for the newborn unit at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Dawn Olson meets families who are in need on a daily b [ ... ]

Tall Tales
24 Feb 2015 20:46

  Giraffe Encounters at the Sacramento Zoo By Leisa Mayer Photograph by Jill Carmel | www.JillCarmel.com   Fenley loves giraffes and has visited them at the Sacramento Zoo since he was a baby. He dreamed o [ ... ]

Loose Parts
24 Feb 2015 20:26


Turning Bits and Pieces into Learning Tools
By Shannon Smith “To all who value play To all who tinkered as children To all who cherish creativity To all who advocate for preserving childhood” This month we wer [ ... ]

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How to Make a Felt Halloween Banner

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DIY Decorating
By Jennifer Schroeder
 
 
 
 
 
Still decorating for Halloween? Here's a simple, inexpensive (and super-cute!) banner tutorial that will have your house looking festive in no time at all. Don't sew? Just replace thread and needle for hot glue, and you can join in the fun too!

Supplies you'll need:
felt (various colors)
thread or hot glue gun
ribbon
stuffing 

 
 
Step 1: Make a template for each of the shapes you want. I made a pumpkin, candy corn, bat and ghost. If you don't want to freehand it, you can find many templates online.
 
 
Step 2: Cut out the shapes by tracing around your template with a pen. Make sure to cut two at a time so you have a front and back. Sew eyes on, then sew together, making sure to leave a 1-inch opening to stuff.
 
 
Step 3: Stuff your shapes then sew closed.
 
 
Step 4: Sew your shapes to your ribbon. You can glue on little bows to up the cuteness and cover up your seams.
 
 
Now step back and enjoy your handiwork. You are finished!
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Schroeder lives in Sacramento with her husband/best friend and their four children. To seestep-by- step photos for this craft, plus more of Jennifer's fabulous tutorials and style finds, visit her blog:  My Life... A Happy Circus.