Saturday, August 13, 2011

Decor Ideas

Headboard made from an old door for Master Bedroom. I found a good tutorial at Sweet Nothings.

I am also stronly leaning towards the farmhouse bed at

or a old fashion metal headboard in oil rubbed bronze.
Check out how the Lettered Cottage saved money on the one they did.

Kids Art Display at Posh Pieces blog.

Display board at Two Crafty House Wives
I love the uses for this, stocking hanger then decor hanger. I have clear glass knobs to use, I just need to figure out how to attach them.

A storage shelf like this over at House of Smith's.
It is an awesome  blog I stumbled upon a year ago. I love her design ideas and projects.
She is a thrift shopper to boot!

I would really like to put a shelf up like this in the bathroom and my daughter's room.
I also have three old windows to refinish.

I am so intrigued by the beautiful things people are making from thrift store finds. My decor desperately needs a facelift. I am inspired by the projects on so many different blogs.

A bunting we will go . . .

I love the buntings I have seen all over blogs. I have made a few and have plans to make MANY more.

I have even made cake buntings.
What you don't know what that is?
I was introduced to them by Leigh Anne at yourhomebasedmom.

I think it is so cute I had to make one.
This is the one I made for the Relief Society Birthday Party.  

Simple Instructions:
I cut the triangles using this tutorial.
I doubled up the fabric.
Then used a crochet floss to hand sew the flags together.
I tied it onto bamboo skewers.
An adorable cake topper!

I made a large one for my friend's nursery.

I cut the triangles, two for each.
Then zig zagged around the two long sides in brown thread.
For the letters I ironed on wonder under to brown fabric then cut the letters out using a template.
I ironed the letters on each triangle.
To finish it, I sewed the triangles between store bought cream binding.

I am in love with them. I am going to make a cherry bunting to hang on my kitchen windows.
Happy bunting making!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Great Giveaway

Have you heard of the DIY Dish? It is a site created by twin sisters that love to craft and sew. There are celebrating their birthday this week with fabulous giveaways. Go on over and sign up to win.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fabric Giveaway

I have been following this blog, iCandy handmade for awhile. They have fabulous projects. They are doing a giveaway to an online fabric store, Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I had so much fun browsing the store. I need to find a few more fabrics to make the boys quilts.

So I looked around and found this brown and blue polka dot  flannel.

I also found these cute snowman fabrics. I would love to make a quilt out of this whole line of Be Merry fabric by Riley Blake.

Head over to iCandy handmade to signup for the giveaway.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

fabric + buttons + lots of time = stockings

Papertrey Ink is having their anniversary celebration this week. A new line of stamps and dies is being released and it is all about BUTTONS! I love buttons, so I am very excited.

There is a challenge to create some thing with buttons. I just happened to do that for Christmas. Hooray I am ahead of the game. lol  I made stockings for my kids, then spelled their names with Papertrey Ink buttons. I love their big bags of buttons.

Yes the stockings are HUGE. It is a tradition in both mine and my husbands family a box of cereal is in your stocking Christmas morning. My mother-in-law created this pattern and I copied to make them for our family.

Here is a close up of the names. I love how they turned out!

Sewing info: 
I cut 4 layers and sewed them all together. 2 of corduroy, 2 of cotton fabric
Then sewed on the loop to hang them.
Glued the buttons to the cuffs.
Sewed the buttons.
Attached the cuffs to the stockings.
. . . . many hours later and I was done. Now I just need to make them  for hubby and myself. I did buy a ton of the fabric for future family additions, so everything would match. Best of all the kids love them.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Menu Planning

What to make for dinner? I think about that a lot. I decided I would brain storm and list our family meals, to help relieve the stess in the future. The next step is to post recipes for these dishes. Yum.

Pork chops, scallop potatoes and veggies
Chicken Cordon Bleu, seasoned rice and broccoli
Hot Dogs, baked beans and green beans
Russian Chicken over rice with veggies
Sloppy Joes
Breakfast taco
Pancakes and eggs
Noodles with Alfredo Sauce
Chicken Stir Fry
Teriyaki Chicken with brocolli
Meatloaf and mashed potaoes
Shepards pie
Enchiladas (I have at least 4 different recipes)
Taco Soup
Taco Salad
Black bean soup with homemade rolls
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Noodle soup
Chicken Pot Pie
Steak glorious steak
BBQ Chicken
BBQ Beef sandwiches
Chicken and seasoned rice with mixed veggies
Chef salad with rolls

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Here are a few recipes I want to try that look scrumdiliumptous!!!
Stromboli over at Sister's Cafe. I love browsing through the Sister's Cafe blog. It is full of so many yummy recipes. Go take a look, but don't go when hungry!

Fantastic Fudgewiches over at Plum Pudding

Orange chicken by Leigh Anne at Portland Mama. Leigh Anne has a fabulous blog Your Home Based Mom, full of recipes, party ideas, and pretty things in life. Go check it out!

Well I am off to make dinner and pumpkin cake from Sister's Cafe. Oh how I love fall food, spiced cider, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, soups, stews, apple crisp, turkey and gravy. I think I need to do a series of posts dedicated to pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin soup, 2 varieties of pumpkin cake, pumpkin dip, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies. I have already posted two pumpkin favorites. I better stop before I gain 5 pounds!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A paperie gift

I made my mom amd mother in law (love) greeting cards for their Christmas present. These are just a few that I  made.

Birthday Hats: I cut out the hats from My Mind's Eye Party Time Pack.

Felt Flowers: I used my Big Shot and Sizzix flower die to cut the felt flowers.