Saturday, October 19, 2013

Stacking rings for baby, so I made these a couple of weeks ago and just got around to posting them, I found this pattern and i loved the idea of stacking rings that are soft and can be linked together! pretty simple to make and goes pretty quick. I just used some extra fabric I had around the house for this project, which makes it even more awesome lol because it doesnt take much fabric so you can use all those scraps of fabric you have left over from other projects. my 3 year old even thinks these are cool.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Another fabric woven purse, I took a lot more time on this one (as if the first one didn't take long enough lol) and this one really turned out well, I added a good sized pocket to the inside as well. it takes awhile to weave this together and all but I think it is well worth the time it took to make. I love the possibility's with these purses because you can combine all kinds of colors and patterns.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I made this purse out of a pillow case and some pink fabric I had. I cut the material into strips and sewed down the raw edges, I wove all the strips of fabric together and sewed the woven square into this purse!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I bought a twin size sheet set to make curtains because it is so much easier to just use a flat twin size sheet to make curtains lol and usually a lot cheaper too! I made curtains for my dining room for $4 dollars a pair! so anyway I made the curtains for the baby room and then I cut some slits in the fitted sheet and used it for the crib bed skirt  all I had left was a pillow case and I still wanted to make a matching baby quilt so I cut the pillow case apart and cut it into two separate pieces and added the orange this is how it turned out! I was pretty happy with this especially being as it only took me about 40 minutes from start to finish to make this little quilt.

Monday, September 23, 2013

made this crocheted flower out of tatting thread because I have not been able to master tatting yet lol.
I was thinking of using this flower for hair barrettes or to decorate tote bags maybe?

Friday, February 1, 2013

I am trying to come up with cheap or free ways to decorate my house and,
I had some super ugly pillows for my couch that I hated, so I made black pillow cases for these pillows and cut a bird shape out of the pillow case that matched a picture I have hanging in the living room, I hand stitched with matching embroidery  floss a lime green bird on the inside of the pillow case, this is a really easy project the only time consuming part was stitching the green fabric into the pillow case. so this is how they turned out!

Monday, January 28, 2013

I love homemade applesauce! and I make it all the time, I make up a couple of batches at a time and store them in the freezer. this recipe is really simple to make, has only 4 ingredients  and tastes amazing!

3 pounds of apples peeled, cored and cut into fours (I use what ever kind of apples are on sale)

1/2 cup of water

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/8 cup of sugar

place the apples into a pot with the 1/2 cup of water, bring the apples to a boil then reduce them to a simmer and cover. cook the apples until they are soft, depending on the apples this will take about 30 minutes or so.
once the apples are cooked add the cinnamon and sugar.
pour the apples into a food processor or blender and blend until the applesauce is the consistence you like!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Knitted baby boots. I found this knitting pattern on the internet the other day. here is the link to it: baby uggs. I don't knit very often (don't have the patience for but when I saw these adorable little baby boots I knew I just had to make them! I had some trouble understanding the directions but was able to figure it out after a couple of hours. it took me about 3 afternoons to finish these...but now that I know how to make them I think they would take much less time and they are pretty simple to make once you figure them out. I really enjoyed making these, and am now searching for more knitting projects to start! if you are like me and don't knit much or have trouble figuring out the pattern then defiantly go to the comments on this project because she explains this pattern in more detail as some other people seemed to be having trouble figuring out some of the steps as well.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cake pops! love them, I found the book "cake pops by bakerella" this summer when I was trying to decide what kind of cake to make for my little girl's birthday, I bought the book and was super excited to try my hand at making these bear and lion ones. but have to admit I was skeptical that I could make them look anywhere close to as good as the picture in the book, well much to my surprise they turned out great and where a huge hit with my little girl! so if you have ever thought about trying to make these I would go for it but let me share a few tips with you first. 1. they are very time consuming so make sure you set aside pretty much a whole day for this project. 2. do not put nearly as much frosting into the cake pops as it calls for or you will end up with dough ball instead of a cake ball, just add enough so that the cake crumbles can be rolled into balls. 3. the chocolate candy shell is a lot easier to get smooth then the peanut butter...I had to keep warming the peanut butter shell up and adding a bit of oil as well or it would harden up before I could even get the cake pops dipped in it, I did not have this trouble with the chocolate at all though.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Stroller bag!  I have been trying to come up with some cute stuff I can make for baby gifts that are really useful. I found the instructions for a stroller bag in the book "fabric by fabric, one yard wonders" and I thought this would make a great gift, also this bag is pretty easy to make I didn't even read the directions and didn't have any trouble.  this bag buttons around the stroller handle, and has plenty of storage inside as well as the pockets on the front which would be great for a bottle and toys.

Friday, January 11, 2013

mozzarella bites! my family loves mozzarella sticks but they are pretty expensive not to mention unhealthy, so when I saw this recipe for mozzarella bites I was super excited to try them. I made a several changes to these in order to make them just right...and it totally paid off because these are truly amazing!
I cut string cheese into bite size pieces, dipped the pieces into a mixture of milk and beaten egg, and then rolled the bites in Italian panko bread crumbs mixed with regular bread crumbs. then I dipped them back into the milk mixture, n rolled them in the crumbs one last time. then I placed them all on a cookie sheet popped that in the freezer for about an hour and then baked them at 350 for about 5-10 minutes watching them carefully so that they don't become a melted mess!
I also made about 30 of these and after sticking them in the freezer on the cookie sheet for about 2 hours I placed them into a plastic bag and froze them for later on!

I have just recently become totally obsessed with and I have been seeing all kinds of little baby shoes and booties being pinned and I just couldn't resist pulling out a pattern for a pair of these adorable little shoes! I was really surprised at how simple they are to make although sewing the bottom of the shoe to the sides was a little bit difficult but not to bad. these shoes take very little fabric so you could make them out of scraps of material you have left over from other projects...I used fabric from a button-up little boys shirt for the lining in these. also I used iron on interfacing to make the fabric stiffer so that the shoes would keep their shape.