Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sense of Accomplishment

Don't you love the sense of accomplishment you feel after you complete a project or task that took some effort?  I am feeling pretty good about myself right now because I just accomplished the project of making laundry soap!  I saw this idea and recipe on Twila's blog and thought "I really need to try this!"  It was really simple to do but it feels good knowing that I saved some money and I can't wait to see how it works for me!

 Another sense of accomplishment comes from the painting of this chest of drawers.  I have been needing to replace the old chest of drawers that I kept in the kitchen to hold cookbooks, stationery, tools, batteries, etc.  It was so bad it was giving me splinters!  So I found this vintage beauty at GW for a steal, only it was a speckled light green!  Straight form the 70's!  So my dear husband spray-painted it for me.  Can't believe how nice it turned out.  I am considering painting a design on it like the one in the photo to the right.
What do you think?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Freezer Pop?

 On any random day, if you open my freezer, you might find something like THIS:

Not sure why it's so fun to freeze random toys in water!  But it sure makes life interesting!  Gotta love my kids...

Monday, October 24, 2011

More Pinterest-ing Stuff

So here are some more inspirations from Pinterest 
I was looking for some simple but pretty snack ideas for a party I was having, so I skedaddled over to Pinterest and found these cuties!  What a great idea for Valentine's Day, but also could be modified for other holidays/occasions!

I decided to make them with a Fall theme...They were so cute and Yummy!  I made them with a brownie mix in a mini-muffin pan.  Then I bought white icing and added food coloring.  This was very simple and inexpensive.  I could have made it from scratch, but I was looking for a quick and easy idea.

 The next idea I found on Pinterest was this cute mini veggie cup n dip.  I just HAD to try this!

Unfortunately, I couldn't find the clear cups in the mini size, so I did white ones.  It was so fun and handy!

The food was fun and pretty, and the only negative part of the party was that not enough people came to enjoy it!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Keeping the Little One Entertained

I have been getting all kinds of fantastic craft ideas on 
It's a virtual Bulletin Board where you can post your ideas and things you find all over the web.  And you can  also look at what others post.  Great stuff.  So I found this little notebook cover thing for a child and I decided to try to make one for Joanna to take to church, restaurants, or anywhere she has to sit for very long.

I started with a quilted pillow sham that I picked up at Goodwill and hadn't found a good use for, and some scrap fabric from a dress I had made for Joanna.

 I cut off a section of the pillow sham and sewed on the pockets, trying to only sew through the lining, and not the quilted cover.  I cut a slit in the lining where the tablet could slide through, and sewed a ribbon around the slit so it wouldn't tear any more. 

 I sewed ribbons on to close it, and Ta-Da!  A very fast and easy project. 

Oh, and she adores it!