Fabric Friday

Today we are giving away this pretty Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Organic Fabrics, Eiko, Bird Blossoms Paprika from Fabricworm. While you’re thinking of what to make with it, you might want to check out the Eiko fat quarter bundle it also comes in. The colors are lovely and would make a beautiful quilt. What Pretty Prudent project do you think you’d like to make with this fabric?

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Organic Fabrics, Eiko, Bird Blossoms Paprika tell us a Pretty Prudent project you’d love to make with this fabric. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…



Behind the Scenes on the Set of The DIY Challenge

Today I want to take you behind the scenes on the set of my show The DIY Challenge. You can subscribe and watch the show every other Monday on The Moms View channel, and catch previous episodes here: The DIY Challenge.

So once you see what goes on behind the scenes in the video above, watch the first episode we shot that day here:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our Pretty Prudent youtube channel so you can catch our weekly vlogs, Texas Tuesday with Jacinda and Whatever Wednesday with Jaime!

The commenters on The Mom’s View were not fans of my giant bow. In retrospect, perhaps I look silly. But at least I tried?


How to Host a Spooky Halloween: Plus a Giveaway!

Every year we set up our haunted Halloween graveyard at the beginning of October (Scarlet added the bloody heart covered in glow-in-the-dark roaches this year, nice touch lady!). Those tombstones look old, and they are! Want to hear the story? It’s not scary at all, I promise…

I have four siblings, two of whom are much younger than I. When I was a teenager, before they were born, I’d visit my dad’s house around Halloween, and a house down the street always had the coolest old west graveyard decorations taking over their lawn.

Around the time that I went off to college, it seems the kids from that home also left the nest. When my brother and sister were toddlers, the owners of that home passed along the decorations to my father & stepmother so they could keep up the tradition on the street for their kids.

Now my siblings are in college themselves, so the decorations were passed on to me to share with Scarlet. We have also added a few of our own (say hello to zombie cat, plague mice, and terrifying tree bat).

This is the first year Scarlet was REALLY REALLY excited to decorate for Halloween. She’s her mother’s child, totally excited for the holiday, so I told her we could host a party for all her new Kindergarten friends the week before Halloween. Here’s all the stuff we got for our party! 

And you can win the whole set to throw a party of your own! Find out how and see more pics of our spooky Halloween decor after the jump… (more…)


DIY Halloween Costume Round-Up

We’ve pulled together our Halloween costume tutorials from throughout the years, starting with Jacinda’s beautiful Bluebird Costume.

A no-sew solution for a bird costume are these Colorful Wings.

Give a little girl the complete fairy costume with the DIY Tinkerbell Fairy Costume Tutorial. Finish with the Tutu and Easy Homemade Fairy Wings.

Make a DIY Knights Tunic with fleece and felt.

The Football Jersey from a T-Shirt is great for that little sports fan.

Use the templates to make quick and easy no-sew DIY Animal Masks for Halloween. Looking for something scarier? Use face makeup and this tutorial to turn your sweet baby into a Baby Zombie.

Top off a costume with one of these DIY Halloween Headbands for Witch, Cat, Sunshine, and Dragon.

Looking for a simple solution? Sew an Easy Poodle Skirt or Princess Cape with Pattern. You could also ditch the Princess Cape collar to make it a superhero cape. Dress Baby up as the sweetest treat with the DIY Candy Corn Hat.

Don’t think we forgot about you! This Tippi Hedren from the Birds costume is a tried and true favorite.