Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My first quilt

I'm done! I've completed my first quilt, and I love it! I used Crazy Mom Quilts' Ragged Squares Quilt pattern. I think what drew me to this quilt were the colors that she used. They matched Sara's room perfectly. And, I also wanted something that I could quilt myself. The only issue I had while quilting was a few puckers on the quilt top (which aren't noticeable because of the loud fabrics).The back turned out perfectly. I had such fun making this that I think I'm addicted to quilting.

Linking to Quiltstory

Monday, September 13, 2010

i spy purse

My favorite type of fabric is corduroy. I love the feel of it! I found the cutest owl print and made an i spy bag. Unfortunately, this bag was destroyed about 10 minutes after Little S played with it. I didn't reinforce sewing on the vinyl. The fabric will tear away very easily.
So I started over. This time I used fleece and triple sewed everything. I went to Walmart to buy the vinyl, but they were out. So I used a vinyl table cloth in the home department. It's a little thinner but works. The i spy bag is filled with cute buttons from Michaels. They are all purse themed, i.g., lipstick, mirror and a few other things.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cheater Cream Puffs

This is my kind of dessert. Super easy.

Buy the cream puffs at COSTCO. Remove the cream puffs from the freezer for about five minutes and cut them in half. Add a slice of strawberry. Melt some chocolate chips in a sandwich baggy and take a tiny snip off the corner of the bag to decorate the top of the cream puff.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Best Zucchini

Wash zucchini, cut off both ends. Cut zucchini in half and then in quarters. Place in a casserole dish and drizzle a little olive oil on them. Add a sprinkle of lemon pepper and top with Parmesan cheese. Put in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on size of zucchini. YUMMY!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Baby Shower Invites and Favors

Diaper Cake

This is the cake my friend made me for my baby shower.

For her baby shower, I didn't want to copy her so I used paper to decorate her cake. I think it turned out really cute. It's also nice to be able to use paper that I had in my stash.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth of July Cupcakes

When I was younger, we would make a 4th of July cake with white frosting and used strawberries and blueberries to make a flag. We decided to try something different this year. I bought a white cake mix, followed the instructions on the box and then divided the batter into three bowls. Add a ton of red and blue food coloring and then layer it the cupcake wrappers.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Flag Shirt

The blue square is levi appliqued on but not sewn. I used a square of fusible web that was smaller than the levi so it would fray when washed. The stripes are grosgrain ribbon attached with Fabri-tac. Buttons are hand sewn on.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 28 - July 4

Tuesday: Spaghetti with Twisty Buttery Breadsticks
Wednesday: Salmon with rice
Friday: Hamburgers with Garlic Fries
Thursday: Hawaiian Haystacks
Friday: Stuffed Pizza Rolls
Saturday: Tacos
Sunday: Pulled Pork with Potato Salad (or Pasta)

Desserts: Frozen Banana Split Squares
Fruit Salad

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cake Balls

First off, Cake Balls? Not a big fan of the name. Let's call them Cake Truffles or Cake Chocolates. Sooo easy to make. Here's how I made this batch:
1 Confetti Cake Mix
1 Tub of Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting
White chocolate baking squares.
Bake the cake. Let it cool. Break it up in a bowl. Add frosting. Stir. Form into small balls (these are rich, small is best). Set on wax paper covered cookie sheet. Freeze for 20 min, or so. Dip in melted chocolate.
Then eat.
I didn't take a picture of the inside. I think I'd use a little less frosting next time so they are a little more cake like.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Frames

Here are some frames I made for Mother's Day. The small frames have tiny, but strong, magnets on the back so they can go on Mom's fridge. This is my first time using Mod Podge and I found it super easy and fun.
(Another poor quality picture. That's what you get when it's midnight and I'm lazy!)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tie Onesie

This was my first applique project. I love the tutorials from Crap I've Made.

Fabric flower embellished shirts

I bought these shirts at Target for $5 and embellished them with fabric I had in my stash. The flowers are super fun and easy to make (thanks for the instructions Aunt Jill).

Poppy embellished T-shirt

Stems are ribbon, flowers are cotton (2 different sizes), both appliqued on. Center is a button. Time it took me to make: 10 minutes :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Christmas Shirts

While at the mall shopping with a friend, I found some really cute embbelished shirts at Gymboree. They were around $17 and I'm way too cheap to pay that, so I went home and made a few of my own.

(I realize this picture is horrible)
The supplies I used are felt, ribbon, buttons and thread. They are super simple. The shirts are from Walmart.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Relief Society

Here are some of the Relief Society invitations that I made for our Birthday Celebration. Our theme is "Let's Get "Purse"onal". I love this theme. I got the template for the invitations here: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/pursetemplate.pdf

I came up with the idea for the poster. I found a few on other blog's but they seemed like a ton of work, so I kept it simple.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the invites. I just printed our info on pink cardstock and glued them in. The hardest part of making the invites was cutting out the purses. The rest was pretty simple. If I were to do these again, I think I would keep the flap straight accross instead of the scallopped look. Other than that I think they turned out pretty cute. I also used paper with texture, some velvet and some raised shiny diamonds.