Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Car City

My friend Erin asked me to take a picture of this fun play mat and I thought what the heck maybe my bloggy fiends would like to see it as well. It was one of my husbands very favorite things to play with as a kid and is now one of my sons very favorite things in the world :)


This is on a giant piece of canvas and is covered in great shops, stores, and houses made of felt. And what do you need with a big car city…..


yep a giant bucket of cars.

Friday, August 13, 2010

More of my favorite tips

Okay I know I recently did a similar post but sometimes you just have tips you have to share!!

My mother in law recently taught me that if you have something really baked on a pan (especially a crock pot) you can let it soak overnight with a dryer sheet in the water. And guess what it comes off like magic!!

I also heard a long time ago that if you have a stubborn zipper all you have to do is rub pencil over the zipper and it will fix it right up. Well I finally had a chance to test out this theory on a new pair of jeans and yep you guess it the trick worked like a charm.


Do you have any favorite tips you want to share?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Butterfly Blooms

My amazing sister made me these for me for my birthday:

IMG_8875Aren’t they so so cute?! She is calling them Butterfly Blooms.



Thank you sis I really do love them. 

She is planning to open an etsy shop to sell her creations  so I will keep you posted on her progress :)

Monday, August 02, 2010

I’ve been sewing

We went to a family reunion a few weeks ago and had such a fun time. Part of the deal was that you were asked to bring something you made and they have a family auction to help cover some of the reunion costs (like the camping fee). I love this idea and it motivated me to get my sewing machine out and make this………

IMG_8715 I used my favorite patter from The secret stitch club!!

I also had a chance to put together the birthday present my grandma got for me. She found this adorable kit for an apron from what she promises is the cutest fabric shop/boutique ever.

IMG_8684The kit came with everything you see here, isn’t it fun? And it turned out like this………

IMG_8714I don’t know if the seller of these cute kits has an etsy site but she does have a blog with a tutorial at The lazy Daisy cottage.

P.S. my five year old took the pictures and I thought he did pretty good considering the subject lol.