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Journal Cover Tutorial Round Up

Journal Cover Tutorial Round Up

There’s just something exciting about journal covers, isn’t there? Maybe not for everyone, but for me, it turns a plain, inexpensive notebook into something special, and something I’m more likely to use! Plus, when one notebook is full, it can be swapped out for another! So I have this pile of journal covers I’ve just … Continue reading

Tiger Party Prep: Progress!

Tiger Party Prep: Progress!

Preparations are humming along! Mandarin orange cups turned tiger: Mandarin orange cups + googly eyes + Sharpie!   I flipped the orange cup upside down, used a low-temp hot glue gun to stick the eyes on, and then traced the indentations on the bottom with the black Sharpie marker.  I added a nose, mouth, and whiskers, and was finished!  … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: The Everyday Princess Dress

Sneak Peek: The Everyday Princess Dress

It is what its name implies; a princess dress that is comfortable, easy to wear, and easy to wash, and thus suitable for everyday use.  We’re not much on frills and furbelows around here, but Miss E is almost five, and is expressing more interest in dresses.  The lack of long-sleeved dresses, and the price … Continue reading

Build, build, paint, paint!

Build, build, paint, paint!

I love building.  It’s a new-found love, since no one thought I should be around power tools.  It still makes my husband a little nervous.  But he showed me how to use them, and sometimes when he comes home from work, he finds out that I have been busy! I didn’t have to cut these … Continue reading

Basketball + Royal Icing

Basketball + Royal Icing

My son played basketball this winter; his first sport! It was an Upward league, and if you can find one of those leagues near you, I cannot recommend highly enough that you join in! I was scheduled for snacks for the last game, and I couldn’t resist the desire to do something special…you know, more … Continue reading

Character flaw: Overambitiousness

Proof that I suffer from overambitiousness:This is my first cross stitch sampler. Ever. Further proof: I began this approximately eight years ago. It requires 12,080 stitches. This fact should be stated on the front of the package, to help those with tendencies to INSANITY. Namely, me. I was fooled by its mere size of 5×7″. … Continue reading

Interchangeable Dinner Menu Board Progress

Given the last picture clue with the word “dinner” in it, the identity of this project doesn’t surprise you, does it?  This is a picture update, but the full explanation will be forthcoming.  I have only two small steps left to complete!  And then I’ll be making another one of a similar style, but which … Continue reading

Wonkiness and another Sneak Peek

  I love that “wonky” is an official quilting term.  I also love that this wonky log cabin style is my favorite, as well as being the one that is best suited for me!  This little block is going to become a pot holder!  I’m working on the reverse side now, possibly with a ticker tape … Continue reading