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!!!    


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