Browsing Archive January, 2011
DIY SpringTablecloth

...so I'm a little (actually a lot) embarrassed to show the before picture to you - here I am writing a blog about homemaking, and I have a huge stash of fabric just waiting to be sewn, and this is the sad sad condition my kitchen table finds itself. (someone please tell me their kitchen table ...

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Baby Boy Valentine Onesie: Bear Hugs

Hey there!  I know I neglect the boy department a lot on this blog.  Sorry about that - but a friend of mine just had a little boy, and I decided to make this little valentine onesie for him (L this is for little A :). Perhaps I can make a few more things for him and increase the number of ...

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DIY Cupcakes and Roses – Valentine T

This is a fast project (hour or less) with impressive results! Inspired by this shirt from Baby Gap: Here's what you will need: 1 solid t-shirt or turtleneck (I got mine at Wal-mart for $2.00) Scrap pink fabric red thread (sulky preferred because it adds a little bit of shine) ...

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Free Spirit Tunic Tutorial

I've been wanting to make a tunic for a while. I browsed around online at Free People and found this for inspiration. It's $298.00 So on Friday I went to the fabric store and spent $ 17.00 on a yard of Anna Maria Horner's gorgeous voile - the perfect thing to make a flowy tunic (or to ...

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Built for a Quilt

Here's what my hubby did over this long weekend. He found the wood in our yard and stripped the bark off - then made this ladder to display our family quilts. Top quilt: spider web design made by my great-great grandmother, garden wall quilt made by me, checkerboard hearts quilt made by my ...

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DIY Rosette Headwrap/Earwarmer

This is a quick little gift you can whip up in about 30 minutes. Perfect to give to a mommy who doesn't have time to do her hair :)  I made it using some vintage scraps, and it is easy sewing.  Here's what you will need: Measuring tape 4" x {your head measurement - 6"} rectangle of ...

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Chicken and Dumplings

After this and this and this we were all ready for some of this! This is my recipe for Chicken and Dumplings. It's a combination of several different recipes, with my added special ingredient of Red Pepper Flakes.  You don't add so much that it makes it too spicy, just enough to add ...

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Master Bedroom Reveal

This was done on a teeny tiny shoestring.  I only spent about $100.00 on accessories to complete my look - including things like a sidetable, lamps, votives, planter, aluminum bin, etc.  I had already made the window treatments and quilt,  I just worked on finishing touches.  I am really happy with ...

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