Friday, February 27, 2009

Valance!

This fabric was on clearance at Joann's and that's why I have been using it for everything. I love it. And the little curtain rod was .89 cents! So altogether this cost me less than $2.00.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another Bag

From the front

The back

Cody helping me sew, by being a happy boy.

I broke down and decided to measure and use straight lines, it turns out better this way.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Little Tote

I've come to realize that I am not a very patient person. I have some patterns for sewing but I don't use them. I know they are simple, but I just don't even want to put the effort forth at all. So this is just simply a little bag. Don't look too close, you'll see the flaws.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Night Stand Makeover

BEFORE

AFTER


I have always wanted really nice night stands. We only have the one little table, but it works well. It was a hand me down from Kevin's Mom. It used to have a green table cloth on it, which was fine, but I knew once Kevin graduated, new night stands were one of the first things I wanted to get. You can hardly see the old night stand in the before picture, but you get the point. I just painted the table brown, because I thought to myself, if this doesn't turnout I can just put the table cloth right back over it. The lamp was just plain and had a light wood base. I decided to paint that pink and sew on the buttons. CUTE.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Crib Bedding

I don't use a bumper so I didn't have to worry about making that. Although I do need a red sheet for his bed now, or black would be cute too.


This is an up close of the bed skirt


Bed skirt and blanket


Altogether, and yes he was napping.


Back of the blanket


Ta Da! The blanket!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Painted Picture Frame

This one was a last minute gift. It was Kevin's 25th birthday. I know that Kevin really loves my art work, so I decided to do something for him. I wanted the pictures to be black and white, but someday I can easily fix that. I used water colors and simply took the paper from the glass frame painted and viola!

Sling Sling!

This is the first thing I have ever sewn without any help at all. I was sooooooooooo excited and proud. It's 5 yards of fabric wide (two 2 1/2's) and about 20 inches long. Really really easy. You should use a stretchy fabric like rayon. Now, the magic is, how do you tie a baby onto yourself. If you need to know that leave a comment and I'll show you:)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Breakfast Quesadillas

These are totally yummy, and very healthy.
Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Baby Spinach leaves
1 tomatoe, cut
1 yellow onion, chopped
9 eggs
Lots of cheese
Black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, minus the cheese, scramble away. When your eggs are almost done set aside.

Place the ingredients into a whole wheat tortilla on a hot pan, sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Fold over and grill.

I enjoy them with fat free sour cream and salsa. Then you enjoy!

Rag Rug

First off, Thanks Theresa for the scraps! I used to make these back in highschool and middle school, but seeing as how I now have more time, I thought I would give it a shot. You can use any fabric really, I normally go to a second hand store, buy at least two sheets (queen or king), cut out the corners and the edges off. Cut the strips into 1 3/4 inch or so. Tear into strips. Some sew the strips together I just make little cuts into the ends (am I making any sense at all??) Okay okay fold the end of the strip over and cut a little slit, that way when you unfold it you have a little hole. Pull the strip through itself, its not a knot. I'm not making any sense. Anyways! Then you crochet the rug using the largest hook you can, it's blue. If you really want to know how to link the strip together, just give me a call :)