Jan 27, 2012

 The year has started out with a bang!  The commercial version...pee-wee basketball has started, I have several quilts I've been commissioned to make, OH! - the fuel pump in my car gave out New Year's Eve...in Biloxi!, it's still in Biloxi and thankfully I had my mom's car to drive back home.  Now I just have to figure out when I'm going back down to get it.  I am in lurker mode in blogland (hopefully not for long).  And a bunch of other stuff has happened but I want to keep this post short...

Anyhoo, I thought I'd take a break tonight and make some key chains.  I saw the recipe on the Moda Bake Shop Blog and I knew I had to make some...you can find it right here.  Then I went on Etsy and placed an order (here).  They were really fun to make!
How about a GIVEAWAY?!?!?!?

If you would like the chance to win one of these key chains (my choice), just leave me a comment.  NOTICE...I am not a professional key chain maker!  These are my practice key chains so there will be a flaw here or there...lol!  I will announce and contact the winner on February 4th.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jan 13, 2012

Clever ideas to make life easier...

***These are not my ideas...lol!  A friend of mind sent me this email & I just had to share it. (I like the wrapping paper idea & the fitted sheet).
Stop cut apples from browning in your child's lunch box by securing with a rubber band.

Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl.  The concave shape amplifies the music.
Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.

Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.

For those who can't stand the scrunching and bunching:  how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.
Forever losing your bathroom essentials?  Use a magnetic strip to store bobby pins, tweezers and clippers behind a vanity door.

Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.

Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

Pretty neat ideas!

Jan 7, 2012

Accessory Bag Swap...

Kris over at Dandelion Quilts is hosting another fabulous swap.  If your into accessory bags, this is the one you'll want to join.  She makes the prettiest things!  Jen of Miss Punkie Pie is in the swap & you might get her as your partner.  She also makes the prettiest things.  We were swap partners for a pin cushion swap & she made me the most coolest pin cushion & bag...click here to see it...lol!  I digress, anyhoo...Kris throws some of the best parties!  I believe you have until the 12th to sign up but don't take my word for it, just click here for all the information.  I'm not a bag maker so I'm just going to watch from the sidelines and oooohhh and aahhhh at all the creations when they are done.

Jan 6, 2012

2011 in Review...

It was a fun year! I hope to sew as much, if not more, in 2012!  LOL! Here's too a new year of creating & being inspired!!!

Jan 4, 2012


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