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Little Miss Muffet (from an old Tshirt) Tutorial

Kindergarten had a nursery rhyme program for their friends and family.  My daughter was assigned to Little Miss Muffet.  Cute, right?  Oh, and costumes and props were welcomed.  Also, I procrastinate. So, at the last minute, I threw together a little costume made from an old Tshirt.  I constructed the dorky-looking hat bonnet and a half apron and had her wear it over the jumper I made her big sister last year that she had…

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Backstitching Embroidery Tutorial

About a year and a half ago, I figured out how to do hand embroidery and I have been selling “framed stitcheries” in my etsy shop.  A friend of mine asked me to teach her, so I snapped some pictures of a piece I am working on that will look the the one above when I am all done.  (If you find that my pictures are not phenomenal, I am blaming most of it on…

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Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles is a very common meal around these parts. I can remember the first time I met someone who was not a “local” and had never had chicken and waffles. I was shocked and horrified! I thought everyone ate chicken and waffles. It is really just good, homemade waffles topped with cooked chicken and gravy. You can figure out how to make the cooked chicken and gravy on your own, but here is my…

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Car Roll Tutorial

In my attempt to be the coolest aunt ever (I have 22 nieces and nephews so far!), I made this cute little car roll. It is made from some fabric I had on hand (it’s hard to find non-girly stuff in this family!) and some size 4T jeans that were headed for the garbage. I was inspired by THIS tutorial, but I wanted to do a few things differently:a) I don’t have duck cloth and…

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My Own Cookie Recipe

I like to just throw things together when I cook/bake. I saw Martha Stewart just dumping vanilla out once and was truly inspired! I NEVER measure vanilla anymore cause Martha doesn’t do it so I don’t have to! This non-measuring technique can get carried away sometimes. I was so hungry for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and couldn’t find a recipe. SO I just threw a bunch of stuff together and ended up with a DELICIOUS…

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Naomi’s Quilt

Not my best quilt ever, but it is FINISHED!!! AND I got it done BEFORE her first birthday (with 4 hours to spare). I originally wanted to machine quilt this one, but since I can’t lower my feed dogs, it was a failure. 🙁 So, rip, rip, rip it was. Then I hand quilted the cow blocks, but I couldn’t figure out how to quilt the red blocks, so I gave up and tied them…

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Tandy Cakes

Here is one for all of you chocolate/peanut butter lovers out there! 😉 I love homemade tandy cakes! I think these are so moist and delicious because I bake them in a greased 10″ x 15″ glass baking pan. Here is the recipe: 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup milk 2 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2 Tbsp. melted butter 1/3 cup peanut butter 12oz. bag milk chocolate chips Beat…

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Grace’s Quilt

TA DA!!!! I started Grace’s baby quilt a few weeks before she was born (hence the bright, but neutral colors). I was inspired by Anita’s beautiful quilt HERE, but since I don’t like to do sashing, I decided to use this Moda Bakeshop pattern, except I cut my own squares instead of using a charm pack.They are both sooooo cute!!!See that red pinwheel? Those are what I was cutting when I cut my fingertip with…

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Strawberry Shortcake Dress

My 3yo is still on the Strawberry Shortcake kick! So for her birthday I made her a Strawberry Shortcake dress. I just blatantly copied Strawberry’s dress by sewing a semi-circle skirt to the bottom of a white T-shirt. It turned out pretty good, but my brain does NOT function well lately, so I had a few snags. I accidentally made the skirt twice as big as I needed to (should have divided the waist by…

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Flannel Button Quilt

So, my little girl went through a phase where she LOVED pink camouflage. I was on a flannel quit kick, so I decided to make her a pink camo one for her second birthday.She turned five in December.You see, I thought it would be absolutely charming and adorable to do a checkerboard pattern and use high-loft batting and sew a button on each square. I was picturing this comfy, cutesy, “Little House on the Prairie”…

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