Monday, December 29, 2008

A dress for Sweet Pea

I have completed my first dress. Over the years I have started many articles of clothing, but this is the first finished garment. I have to admit it was easier than I thought it would be. The zipper isn't that perfect, but who is looking..hehehe



I need to decide what I am going to do about the bow. Right now, it is just pinned on. I could leave it that way, or tack it to the dress. I think I will leave that decision for another day. Now I just need to decide on my next project.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Raggedy Quilt for a Baby Boy


This is a rag quilt that I made for a lady at church. She is having a little boy and due any day now. This is the first rag quilt I have made. It was really rather simple. I will definitely be doing it again.


close up of the quilt

Friday, December 26, 2008

I made some new aprons recently. The first two were for a lady a church. She wanted to give matching ones to her nieces for Christmas.



Here is a close up of the shopping bag fabric. I really liked this fabric. I had a hard time restraining myself and not buying up several yards. You know I have a fabric problem.


And then a Christmas apron for Sweet Pea.


This was a new pattern for me. I really do like it. It worked up quickly. I also made aprons for my mom and I to match for Christmas. I tried this pattern in the adult size XL but it needs some help. Not sure what yet, but I may have to work on it.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Matching Aprons

for Grandma

for Sweet Pea

Friday, December 12, 2008

What does it mean...

...when you make your own birthday cake? Last year, a friend and I took a cake decorating class. We had a blast. We got to get out once a week for a month and came home with a beautifully decorated cake...that we got to eat. I mean what more could we want? Well, last year I made the birthday cakes for every family members birthday. Dad's in September, Brother #2 two weeks later. Then in November, Bro. # 1 and I have birthdays 1 week apart so I made a cake for that. The Dad in Law and Sister in Law in February. Then Sweet Peas in March, TA's in April, The Man's a few days after that. AJ's in May. Lots of cakes...but let me tell you...they tasted awesome.

This year when Dad's b-day rolled around I didn't even consider making it. I just didn't really think about it. So we had a store bought was good, but mine are better. Bro. # 2 same thing...but this one was frozen. Bro. #1 bought it, and he didn't know it was frozen...but still, it was. The kids said it was a cake Popsicle if that tells you anything.

So by Bro. #2's birthday and mine of course, I had had it. It was time for one of my cakes...and it was awesome.


I will admit that it gave me some trouble. If you look closely you can see the crumbs in the top. But, boy, was it good....and that is really all that matters.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chili Recipe

Okay, I have a problem with chili. I really like it, but it seems that I just can't ever make it the same way twice. Either it is really, really good, or it is just so. Well anyway, last week I made chili and it was really, really good, so I thought I would put the recipe here. That way next time maybe it will be just as good.

1 lb ground beef
2 cans chili beans
1 can tomato paste
1 chili can full of water
3 beef bouillon cubes
1 onion diced
1green pepper diced
1 and 1/2 packets of chili seasoning

mix all ingredients into a crock pot and let cook. I cooked mine on high for about 5 hours and it was ready for a late lunch,

It is really a mild chili. Dh and I would rather it be a tad spicier, but Sweet Pea will eat it if it isn't too spicy so mild it will be. Of course add some hot sauce and there you go.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My newest Smock

Here is a smock I made for a friends child. It was her first birthday..and although it was big for her, I really don't think you can introduce a little girl to the world of aprons to early..hehehe


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Aprons for some friends

Here are the last two aprons in my Mother/Daughter birthday aprons. They are finished. I need to get all of us together to get a group photo.

This was for one of my best friends daughters.

and this was for my friend.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Aprons, aprons and more aprons

I have an apron problem. Mainly I love them. I decided this year to give my friends and their daughters homemade aprons for their birthdays. So here are some pictures of the first completed projects. The two blue ones are for my friend L and her daughter R. The pink is for my friend K's daughter E.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Craft Blog..

I wanted a place to list all of my crafty type things in one place and here it is.

Honestly, I am an amateur at anything crafty I try to do. Right now, my main craft is sewing. I mostly sew aprons, but am currently working on a rag quilt as a gift. Some other crafts I do include crochet, scrapbooking, and making hairbows.

Hope you all enjoy.