Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rocky Rolls!!!

Some of our favorite treats to eat during this time of year is Rocky Road and Cinnamon Santas (or bears) covered in chocolate. 

This year we made Santas covered in both milk chocolate and white chocolate.  We called them “Utah Santas” (this is where Santa will get snow on his boots) and “Florida Santas” (this is where Santa will get mud on his boots).

After finishing the Santas I was going to use the remainder of the chocolate to make Rocky Road, but upon searching I realized I didn’t have any of the mini marshmallows only the regular sized ones.  So we rolled the regular sized marshmallows in the chocolate and then in the walnuts.  It was messy but fun!!! 

So instead of Rocky Road this year we are having “Rocky Rolls”!!!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

It’s been a while….

Sorry it’s been a while since I have posted anything.  It’s been a crazy whirlwind of a ride over the last few weeks.  I’ve been enjoying spending time with my family at the same time trying to overcome some medical problems.  I developed a blood clot in my leg a few weeks ago and have been living on the couch.  It was quite the scare, but I am doing much better now. 

I haven’t been able to do much crafting but here is a little project I was able to finish:


I made my baby girl and my two little nieces all matching skirts from my sister’s old scrubs.


Aren’t these babes so cute….


Monday, November 8, 2010

A Learning Quilt

Boy did I learn a lot putting this quilt together.  I did a lot of firsts.

It was my first time working with a shape other than squares (and not an applique).

It was my first time doing free motion quilting.

And it was my first time binding a quilt.

My sister had the triangles left over from making a quilt for her little girl and she offered them to me to make a quilt.  I didn’t want to make one just like her quilt so I started messing around with ideas.  I came up with my pattern and once I started sewing I soon regretted my choice.  It took forever to sew those little triangles all together.  Not to mention trying to figure out how to add the cream into the design too.  The free motion quilting was fun, just don’t look too close and you won’t notice how inconsistent my stitch length is, LOL!!! 

Without any further ado here is the quilt….


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I’m still here…

just taking a little break to enjoy this cute little face


Our baby girl was born on October 20th and was only 5lbs 10oz.  She spent 5 days in the NICU for respiratory distress, but she is home now and healthy as can be!!! 

I have several projects I finished up just before she was born that I hope to get up soon, but first I need to get in a few more snuggles and catch up on school!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Blanket and Barbequed Pizza


With the arrival of our baby girl fast approaching (tentatively planned for this coming Wednesday) I’ve been trying to finish up the blankets I planned to make her.  Here’s the first one that is done:


I appliquéd the picture to a purple flannel.  I tried to incorporate different textured fabrics for the appliqués.  I used flannel, fleece, corduroy, some sort of cotton with flower embellishments, silk, and minky fabrics.


The border is the same as the back of the quilt.  I just folded the back over to the front and then did a zig-zag stitch around the inner and outer edge of the border. 


Barbequed Pizza

So my husband had this idea about a month ago that he wanted to try Barbequed Pizza.  Not as in Pizza with BBQ sauce on it, as in cooking a pizza on the grill.  Well I finally planned it into our meals for this week.  It turned out great except for the crust cooked a little to fast and I had to move it onto tinfoil so it DSC07281 DSC07290

Ta Da!!!


We are a crazy crew!!!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blessing Dress Update

Remember the blessing dress I made about a month ago? 

Here’s the picture of the sweet little girl wearing it!!!  So cute!  Thanks Rachele for sharing a picture with me!!!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Crochet Trim and Appliqué Bodysuits

I so excited to get to announce my new product I have available in my etsy shop!!!  I’ve been working on these over the last couple of weeks trying to come up with new fun designs that aren’t already out there.  I know there are already a ton of people who offer appliqué bodysuits (onsies) on Etsy so you might be wondering what makes mine different.  Well I’ve figured out a way to add crochet trim to those plain white bodysuits to give the onsie that little added flare!!! 

So head on over and take a look at what I have,  I still have a few more styles to list that I will hopefully get up later this evening, but I really need to study for a test that I have to take today. 

After visiting I would love to hear what ones you liked most.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the styles that I haven’t listed yet:

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This set was inspired by my Cousin-In-Law who is expecting Twins, which is available in my etsy shop right now.


I am offering custom orders on almost everything I have or will have listed, just send me a message.  I will also be offering plain white bodysuits with just the crochet trim and no appliqué.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

And the winners are….

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and entered into my flower giveaway!!!  So without further ado the winners of the flower clips are:

image#14:  Jon and Reans said...

pink center. very cute.


and #8: Bobbie Mackey said...

definitely purple! great giveaway...thanks!

Congratulations Jon and Reans and Bobbie Mackey.  Please send me an e-mail with your address and confirm the color of center you want for the flowers (silver, yellow, or purple) so I can mail them off to you!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pot Racks/Kitchen Decor

Don’t forget to swing by and enter my giveaway it ends today!!!
I’ve been contemplating on a better way to store my pots and pans since our kitchen is small and I don’t want to stack them in a cupboard.  So I started looking into pot rack ideas here’s a few ideas I liked:
My husband didn’t like the valance idea because it blocked out what little light we do get from our window.  He really liked this idea:
I really like this idea of using a coat rack especially since it incorporated a place for the lids too…
however, I did not have a coat rack nor did I want to spend any money to get one.  So I sort of incorporated all three ideas together in creating this…
I think they turned out great.  I’m loving the brown and green colors too, which match our dishware set and I didn’t even have to go out and buy the paper I already had it in my stash.
I just cut up some scrap boards into 4.5” by 3.75” rectangles.  I then attached the scrapbook paper to the board using Elmer’s glue.  Yep, you read that right I did not use Mod Podge (ran out of this on my last project).  The glue worked wonderfully, and I think it’s the best job I’ve ever done.  Usually I get a little bit of bubbles or wrinkles but this time I didn’t have any of that on any of them.  I also ran the edge of a spatula across the surface to help smooth out the paper and remove the bubbles.
006-1Then I brushed up the sides with some brown acrylic paint and applied a top coat of Elmer’s glue to  seal it.  I then drilled a small hole about an inch from the bottom and screwed in the hanging thing (these were in a wall hanging kit we bought a few years ago). 007-1-2Total cost for this project was FREE since I already had everything I needed around my house!!! 
I’m loving the look and functionality of my new kitchen decor!!!    


Thursday, September 30, 2010


I just wanted to shout out a THANK YOU for helping me reach 100 followers!!!  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a pair of these cute flowers!!!007-1

Click HERE for details and to enter!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

More Flowers and a Giveaway!!!

At one point me and my 3 sisters were all pregnant with baby girls.  Shayla was born in May and the rest of the baby girls will be born around October, November, and January.  My oldest sister and I are due only a month a part and last week we got together to make some flower clips for our girls.  Here’s some of the ones that I did.  I actually did a couple that are for me (the big yellow and red one).
I also made these little flowers that I attached to small bobby pins.
That’s where the giveaway comes in.  I’m giving away two pairs of these cute white and purple flowers with your choice of either yellow, silver, or purple center.

How to Enter:
For one entry leave a comment stating what choice of center you would like
For a second entry become a follower (if you already follow your already set) and leave a comment saying so
For a third entry refer a friend and have him/her leave a comment with your name in it!!!

And just to spice things up I will  give away another two pairs if I reach 150 followers!!!
Giveaway will close Monday, October 4th at 11:59pm!
Winners will be chosen by
Good luck everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jack O’ Lantern Curtain

My inspiration for this curtain came from my Hubby.  He put together a fun romantic evening a couple of weeks ago, including decorations and dessert.  He made candle lanterns out of cardboard boxes and a curtain out of shredded paper.  His curtain gave me the idea to make one that wouldn’t get torn up by the kids and was festive for Halloween.
How To:
1 orange twin size flat sheet $4 at Walmart (or orange fabric)
Black paint
Green scrap fabric (optional)
Pumpkin face ideas (I found mine here)
Pole or string (whatever you want to use to hang the curtain with)
Measure the width of the entryway you want your curtain to hang in and round up to the nearest inch.  Then measure out your sheet to that same size (I unstitched the seams in my sheet first).  I just put a little snip in my sheet and then ripped the fabric straight down. 
Now find your design for your face.  You can draw it right on your fabric or cut it out of paper first.  I cut it out of paper first so I could see how well I would like it and position it where I wanted.
If you did the paper then trace around the paper onto your fabric.  I used a black marker.
Now paint the face in.
Now if you are going to use the green trim at the top you need a piece that is as wide as your orange fabric and double the width you would like the trim to end up being.  My piece would up being 38” x 12”. 
Once your paint has dried sew one edge of your green trim to the top edge of your orange fabric with right sides together.  Then fold the other edge of your green fabric with at least a 1/4” fold and then fold the green fabric in half over the seam you just made.  Now stitch the folded edge to the orange fabric meeting up the edge with the seam you made earlier.  I did two stitches along this edge.
If you are not doing the green trim you just need to create a casing that will fit your pole or string.  As you can see in the first picture I used a scrap piece of wood (the same one that my hubby used for his curtain).
Now at the bottom edge of your orange fabric make small cuts every 1”.  Then tear the fabric into strips all the way up to the green trim or the casing you made. 
Now your Jack O’ Lantern is ready to hang!!!
My two munchkins are loving the new look!!!
Curtain Fun
(I wish I had taken more pictures of the sewing portion, but I’ll probably be making  another one [not a pumpkin though] and I’ll be sure to take more detailed pictures.)


Friday, September 17, 2010

Alphabet Photography Sign

I made this Alphabet Photography sign as a wedding gift for my cousin. It says “Harris” with the classic “EST 2010” for the year they were married.
I had fun scouring my town and the mountain to find the pictures to take.  Then I ran out of time to put it together at my house, so I had fun trying to use what I quickly packed with me to make it look nice.  I also forgot my wall hanging kit at home (350 miles away) so then I had to decide how on earth were they going to hang it on the wall.  I then came up with the idea of using some barbwire as the hanger; I just had to get my dad to help me attach it to the board!!!
How to:
I used a 7”x32”x1” scrap board that I had.
I took the pictures and then edited them to all have the same look (you can also find pictures online, but me being a photographer myself I wanted to use my own pictures).
I painted the board brown and then glued the scrapbook paper strip along the bottom. 
Because my dad was all out of sandpaper I distressed my board using a metal/wood file and a wire brush.
I then evenly spaced out all my pictures and glued them down.
I used my sister’s vinyl cutting machine to cut out the “EST 2010” and placed it on the green scrapbook paper that I cut to the same size as the photographs.  (FYI if you need any custom vinyl cut let me know as she just started her business called Got Vynl?)
Then I covered the entire board with mod podge to give it a protective coating.
My dad did wonders with the barb wire.  He measured out a piece of barb wire and then made a loop at each end around a screw and then screwed it into the top of the board.
That was it!!!
Oh and just for fun here’s a picture of the newlyweds…098-1MCP

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blessing Dress

After seeing the Baptismal dress I made a few months ago, a friend of mine asked me to make a blessing dress for her little baby girl.  I can’t wait to see some pictures of this dress on her little princess!

(Not the best environment to take pictures, but I did all the finishing touches as we traveled this last weekend so I could drop it off to her instead of mailing it!)


I just love the ribbon running through the eyelet lace.


I also decided to make a matching headband with the scraps!!!



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