Sunday, December 22, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Jared Scarf all over the interweb and have wanted to make one for some time.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
this recipe and they were quite easy.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
My parents came for a visit last weekend. It was nice to spend some quality time with them and cook a little for them. My super industrious mother and I made curtains for all the windows in the house!
Here is the window in my sewing room. Note the fabulous view. This valance was made with a funky fabric I'm pretty sure I got at the Cancer Garage Sale last year. We also hung up these blinds. I am so loving this room! And I love that we used all this fabric from my stash. And eventually if we have kids or decide we want something different, I can just make new curtains.
We did go and buy fabric for the rest and I have to say we did a great job in the purchasing department. Joann Fabrics is one of my favorite stores because you can use their 40% off coupons on non-sale items. They were already having a Veterans Day sale and all drapery fabric was 50% off. It was $40/yard regular price so we would've paid $20/yard for everything. We looked but nothing jumped out at me.
Then we took a field trip to SR Harris. Dave drove us because it was rush hour by the time we headed out there. They put monthly coupons in the paper or you can print them online. All their drapery fabric was $20/yard on the tag and then everything is always 50% off the tag price so it was actually $10/yard. The featured coupon this month was luckily all regular $20 drapery fabric for $8.49/yard instead of the $10 price. We bought fabric for the downstairs living room window, the downstairs walkout sliding door and our bedroom. All told we spent a total of $140. I was pleased.
This is a terrible picture of our bedroom curtain. We hung a blind and curtain rod up in this window and then made these batik panels. Eventually I will get around to making a tie-back for these panels. I have an experiment I want to try involving a knitted beaded I-cord.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
My brother had his Navy drill this weekend so he and his wife and two daughters and two beagles came to stay with us. We had a very productive Crafty Fun Time. We made 8 batches of bath bombs for Christmas gifts and Halloween teacher gifts.
We used my jack-o-lantern mold for some large spiced apple shaped bombs. This was the first time they'd made these and they did a great job. I tested out a jack-o-lantern bomb in my bath last night!
These were some Christmas ornaments that took about 3 minutes to make. I'd bought these ornaments on sale at Michael's thinking they were plastic but they were in fact glass. We had a harrowing moment when Annika dropped one on the carpet and it bounced onto the linoleum but didn't break. I'd picked this greenery off the evergreen tree in our yard a few weeks ago and let it dry on the counter. We just pulled the caps off the ornaments, snipped some greenery and stuck it in the ornaments and then put in some small red jingle bells and then put the tops back on. We tied some ribbons through the loops for a hanger and we were done. And yes that is my trusty old yellow Formica table. It used to be my kitchen/dining table but now it is a full time craft table and lives downstairs in the family room.
these Santa ornaments out of dried milkweed pods I'd picked last year around this time. We painted them with acrylic paint and put the beards and fur trim on with Snow-tex paint. These were such a hit that we decided to go out and pick more milkweed pods.