Sunday, February 24, 2013


Well all, the winter storm hit so of course I wasn't able to venture out to get what I needed and of course by the time I was able to, I forgot. Haha. We've been fighting off a flu bug as well around here so I can say over all things have been unproductive around here. Until yesterday. Hubby and I knocked out the cleaning of the whole house yesterday. So that way today, after church I could do whatever I wanted. This is very excited as usually I sew or craft in clutter. So after church, we came home it was 50 degrees today so we took the kids out to play for about an hour then they came in to take a nap. That was my time. So I got all my material out I had a lot of sewing to catch up on. Since we just moved I've been meaning to get around to making new curtains and today was my day. I made curtains for our room and the kids rooms. If you've never sewn curtains before I suggest using flat sheets. That's what I use because non of us use them and they already match the sheets. Its a very easy project. Then, I started on my eldest daughters new bed set I got the pillow case done which she had to show off to her pawpaw when he got here for dinner because as she says "It's so cool" Tomorrow is hubbys "friday" so hopefully on Tuesday I can get some time to sit down and start cutting out the squares or triangles for her quilt. I am very eager to take on this project. I've never quilted a blanket. Hoping it goes well so that I have plenty of confidence for the next 2. Seeing as how I'm lazy I didnt get around to uploading any pictures like I did before, However, I plan to have them uploaded for my next blog. (I'm not really lazy but with this bug I have laying around has become a new hobby) So if anyone has and questions on the pillow cases or curtains just let me know. I'd be happy to help!

God Bless!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Business

I've decided to start my own at home craft business. I am going to sell the things i create on Etsy. This blog is for people who want to make the things i do, it will be pictures, how to's, and links to things i find. This Isn't my first time trying this. I am currently working on a set of jute bottles and a candle holder. The Jute bottle was easy. I went to the dollar store where i found jute for a dollar. it was a very good deal. So i came home and grabbed a beer bottle (one of many I've saved) wrapped it. I thought to myself ... hmmm .... this could be cuter. So i cute out a "B" and tried to spray paint it like a stencil it worked okay. But my B looks more like an 8. Now that i finally have my printer hooked up i can print out a better B. We are suppose to get hit with a winter storm tonight so I'm not sure if i will be able to venture out to get some more spray paint, printer paper, and a few other items i need to finish this first product.

A few days ago my nieces lost everything they owned in a fire other than about 2 weeks of clothes. So i took them to town and let them pick out some fabric and bought them new pillows. I made them some cool pillow cases that they love. raising 4 kids Isn't easy and since the fire I've had 6 the house is finally getting back to normal now so i can start doing things properly around here again with a little less noise. I'm uploading pictures of the pillow cases just to show them off. I'm not looking to take on many sewing jobs at the moment due to so many sewing needs in my own home. In a few days I plan to start a blanket and pillow case for my eldest daughter.

 This pattern was super easy. I didn't even use a pattern really. I spread the material out and used my best judgement. Like I said i let the girls pick out what they wanted the oldest is obsessed with cows and the youngest is a little more girly. If you would like more instructions on how to do this please let me know. I would be happy to help.