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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Market Bag (Recycled Coffee Bean Bag)

Every now and then, there comes a project that does not go as planned. Perhaps it is a project like the apron I made, where it takes A LOT longer than expected.

Case in point, about a month ago my Mom, Aunt and I tackled another sewing project. (I think we are going for one epic sewing project a year.) We made market bags out of recycled coffee bean bags and used pillow cases to line them. Please don't laugh if this sounds easy to you or if you are able to produce a market bag an hour. (Ok, I guess you can laugh a little bit- hehehe!) It may have taken us a few evenings of work, but I just love a project that uses your whole brain to figure out how exactly to do it. I think they turned out great. What do you think? They are nice and spacious and will fit everything the Farmer's Market has to offer!

I'll be linking to these parties this week.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from my family to yours!

(Grandma and the Red Headed Easter Bunny circa 2010)

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

eReader Case

I have a Nook coming in the mail! I scored an awesome deal on it! I am excited and we all know that with a new 'toy' means you have to get all of the accessories. Upon perusing the merchandise available online, I decided I didn't like any of the cases, so I had to make one!

I was going to wing it and figure out something, but without the Nook actually being in my possession, it would have been hard to do. I couldn't find many free patterns online, but I did come across this pattern from Birdful Stitches on Etsy.

I was nervous to try it (it was my first solo pattern sewing project), and after only 2 mistakes (nothing severe or too major), I was pleased with the end results.

It even has an extra pocket that will come in handy!

Someone got jealous of the attention that case was getting. Mental note on first Nook Book purchase: "How to Train the Untrainable"

Now let's hope the Nook actually fits in it! :o)

I will be linking to these parties this week. Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sea Shell Plaster Mold

Hey everyone! I am back from Spring Break in South Carolina. The weather was great and we were even able to fit in a fun craft thanks to my Aunt's brilliant idea. This would be a great craft to do with the kids on the beach. It's easy and fast and so much fun!

Start with a shell of your choice and push it into the sand face down.

Use an old frame to also push into the sand.

Carefully remove both pieces.

Fill the hole with Plaster of Paris.

Continue to fill it all in.

This is what it will look like.

Let it dry in the sun while you go swimming.

An hour or so later, gently pull it out of the sand and rinse it in the water. And now you have a mold of your favorite shell to remember your favorite vacation.

I will be linking to these parties!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Kitchen is Coming Together...

Hey y'all! Is it Spring Break where you are?? I am coming to you all the way from South Carolina! Whatever you are doing this week, I hope you are having a great time. Now on to some business...

Remember when I discussed our $20 kitchen update? We ended up with a weird space where we had taken down a set of cabinets. This is what it looked like.

That's when I made the Calendar/Memo/Menu Board.

And combined it with a $4 shelf from Goodwill.

And there you have a nice, organized area for mail and notes in the kitchen. Remember my matching coffee pot coaster? The kitchen is coming together nicely, don't you think?

Now if you'll excuse me, the sun is calling my name! Happy Spring Break!

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