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Fabric Name Book

This is a baby shower gift I gave to a sweet friend of mine. Hopefully it will help her little guy learn the letters in his name. Or at least it will give him something colorful to look at (and chew on). I created every page in the quiet book with the same basic technique. I lined all of the...

Fabric Quiet Book

Hi everyone! Sorry things are slow around here these days. I am actually VERY busy with several craft projects at the moment. I just haven't finished any of them enough to post yet! So while you are waiting, here is a project I did about three years ago---a fabric quiet book. I saw a friend with one at church...

Fixing Things

The seat of this little baby doll stroller was made of such cheap fabric that it ripped after only a few months of use. So I dug out a scrap of denim and some bias-fold tape and WHALA...good as new! We even tested it out today on a walk to the mail box.We used to have a...
As my friend Kirsten says, "It's not Halloween unless your living room is covered in fabric." Well, this year I sewed four costumes, three of which I didn't have a pattern for. And yes, my house is a disaster. But the effort was well worth it. Dorothy's dress was a pain in the tush. The pattern...

Cheater Dumplings

This is one of my go-to recipes on busy nights. I call it "Cheater Dumplings" because it is so much faster than making the soup from scratch but you still get the homemade dumplings (which are the best part of the soup anyway, right?!) You can use any type of canned soup, but at our house we buy...

My Crafting Roots

Lately I've been thinking about two of the creative women in my life--my mom and my grandmother. .My mom is an amazing woman. She taught me to sew. Any time I get stuck on a project, I call her and she tells me some brilliant solution. She made us the most amazing dress up clothes as kids...I had...
Aside from saving you money, dried beans can actually be tasty. Nothing beats home-cooked refried beans on a warm tortilla. Yum! Here are some of my favorite bean recipes. Please feel free to share any good bean recipes you have! And just for good measure, I included a picture of lentils for those who've never cooked with...
My sister called me today and said, "I have a few questions for you since you are the thriftiest person I know. What do you do to save money on groceries?" She then told me that she checked my blog and there were no tips. Well, Sis...this one's for you. Here's how groceries work at our house.1. Plan...
Here are some of what was in my pile of half-finished scrapbooking pages...and they are now FINISHED! Hurray!
I love Halloween. To me, it's a holiday that is just about having fun. I love dressing up, going Trick-or-Treating, having parties, and most of all eating candy! I'm sewing costumes for our family this year (which I haven't started yet...yikes!) so stay tuned for those. But in the mean time, here are some cute little monster...