Superhero Cape – Pattern and Tutorial

Embarrassed that my daughter would run around the house with a dishtowel tucked into her shirt shouting “Super Amanda to the rescue!”, I decided to make her a cape.  I created this pattern from one of her bibs.  I wanted to keep it really simple.  You can download the pattern here: Superhero Cape.  If you want to make a similar logo applique, you can see how I made it here: Printable Fabric Appliques.  This size worked for my daughter who is 2 years old and just under 3′ tall.

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Fireplace Makeover

When we moved into our new house, I wanted to redo the fireplace.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but everyone looked at me like I was crazy.  I figured if I didn’t do it while we were doing some other projects in the house it would never get done.  I wasn’t a fan of the brick and didn’t have a real mantel to decorate.  My goal was a nice clean fireplace that served as a blank canvas to decorate seasonally.

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