Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Somebody, somewhere along the way must have told me that carmel making was hard, because I have never dared try to make them. I have always left it to sweet Sister Brown, our little widow friend, to provide us with our favorite holiday treat.
I was thumbing through this months CountryLiving magazine and saw this recipe. I don't even think it's the "easy" one, but for some reason I thought, 'Hello? You can do that, it's just like sewing, all you have to do is try.' So I did and can I just say YUM!!!!! They are, by far, the best Carmel's I have ever tasted. So rich and melty in your mouth, salivating here just talking about it! I had to hurry and wrap them up in their little gift bags before I ate them all.
If you have any time left at all.....
YOU "GOTTA" TRY IT!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
If you are patient....yes.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
- Clear glycerin soap and soap dye (I got both at Michael's).
- Some sort of mold. I used a Christmas tree cupcake mold but you could use ice cube trays, muffin tins, really any small container.
Put glycerin cubes in a microwave safe bowl and melt according to directions on the box.
Add desired color and stir.
Carefully pour melted glycerin into molds. It is hot so you might want to do this part if your children are very little.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
You will need:
- About 6 yards of tulle (netting). I like them super fluffy and end up using somewhere between 5 & 6 yards. If you have extra, just make a tutu for her baby.
- Non-roll elastic 1" wide. Cut a piece 1" smaller than her waist.
- You could tie the tulle onto a long ribbon and tie the tutu around her waist. But I know you're dying to try out some mad sewing skills!
Cut a 6 inch strip.
Snip through the folded end, which would give you two pieces of tulle.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Visit her etsy shop and leave a comment here, telling me what your favorite item in her shop is.
For extra entries you can:
- Heart her shop
- Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway
- All of my followers get an extra entry
Make sure you leave a comment for your original entry and all extra entries. That way Random.org will count you. Also leave me your email address so that we can get in touch with you! Giveaway ends at 10:00 mst
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
- choosing a bare branch and spray painting it red.
- filling the vase with red and green M&M's.
- wrapping a pretty red ribbon around it.
- You could get all crazy and fold the money origami style (I probably won't, but you could)!
My kids love getting money from Grandma and Grandpa each Christmas, this would be a fun way to give it. What about that starving college student you know? Bet they'd appreciate a money tree.
Monday, November 30, 2009
- 1 rectangle, for your main fabric, measuring 20" x 38".
- 1 rectangle of fabric (red in my case) measuring 38" x 8"
- 1 rectangle of fabric (green in my case) measuring 38" x 1.5"
Pin the two together as shown with the folded edge facing up, the raw edges together. If you would like you could baste them very close to the edge or....
...Skip that part and lay them on top of the 38" side of your big rectangle (right sides together) and sew all three pieces together about 1/4" from the edge, as shown below.
Friday, November 27, 2009
I was so touched by Kelly's positive attitude that before they could move on to the next story I was on her blog asking if I could introduce her to you. Not only did she say I could share her story, but she told me she would like to offer you a giveaway! The winner may choose the card design of their choice and Kelly will email you the pdf file and send you a disc so that you can have them professionally printed or print them out yourself.
HOW TO ENTER: Check out her blog and her etsy shop and tell me what you think. That's all you have to do to enter. You can get an extra entry by facebooking or tweeting about Kelly. I really want to help her get the word out...not just about her cards, but even more so about her desire for a child. Somewhere out there, there is a birthmom who would be the luckiest girl ever to find Kelly and her cute husband.
Make sure that you leave a comment about your initial entry and one about your extra entry. Please have an email address in one of your comments so that I can get you and Kelly together.
GOOD LUCK! Giveaway ends Friday Dec 4 at 10:00 pm
You know how I've been getting ready for Mindy Mae's Market? Well I just found out that there is a $100 gift card to Mindy Mae's Clinton show on Pinching Your Pennies. Check it out here.
This is going to be one amazing gift show. It is so big that they are using TWO model homes to house all of the booths. Click on Mindy Mae's button on my left sidebar to see some of the vendors.
I'm going to cross my fingers that one of my readers wins the gift card.... how cool would that be? GOOD LUCK!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving thought. I hope you watch it to the end. It makes me a little tearful every time I watch it. It is sweet.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Zig-zagged the raw edge. This was one loosely woven sweater.
We then turned the zig-zagged edge under about an inch and
a half. If she had wanted them to stay up I would have slipped
some wide elastic in the casing. But she wanted them to
slouch down so we just left them with a wide hem.
And before the dinger dinged (bread sticks remember)
......she had some leg warmers.