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Ninja Turtle Baby Quilt

I finally finished it!  I started out with two yards of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fabric that I had bought with the intention of making a quilt for my brother’s first son.  That was years ago!  They weren’t even engaged yet, but I was thinking ahead. 🙂  A little over 10 months ago, I finally got that nephew.  Then, I had to figure out what I was going to do with that fabric! I hunted…

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Football Beanie Pattern

For Christmas gifts, I made four of these crocheted football beanies.  They were gifts, and my only boy isn’t so little, so I don’t have any great pics of cute little boys modeling them.  They were pretty easy and I thought that I would share the pattern since I made it up as I went along.  I made it in several different sizes so I will give the directions for 0-6, 6-12, and 12-24 months.…

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Hello Kitty Ears

I am back-tracking a little bit here, since I finally got all of my Christmas pictures off of the camera card. 🙂 Right before Christmas, we celebrated Isabelle’s 7th birthday and she wanted Hello Kitty again.  Just for fun, I made a dozen or so of these Hello Kitty ear headbands.   They were super easy and cute! I got the idea on Pinterest and you can see more Hello Kitty party cuteness HERE. I…

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A Big Batch of Filling- Freezer Cooking

Now I am going to show you what to do with those leftover crusts from the uncrustables sandwiches…  I save them to make filling!  I get a lot of compliments on my filling and it is so moist!  It is really simple to make, too.  Here is what you need: 6-7 loaves of white bread3-4 medium onions3-4 stalks celery8 sticks margerine I know!  That is a lot, right?  I like to make my filling in…

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Make Your Own Uncrustables

Have you ever seen those “uncrustables” sandwiches that you can buy in the freezer section of your grocery store?  In my opinion, they are pricey and not worth it at all.  I guess you are paying for convenience.  My kids had some free samples at thee grocery store once (thanks a lot, lady!) and really liked them.  So, I decided to make my own… for cheap! I get bread at a local place called “Budget…

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Eggplant Parmesan (Freezer Cooking)

One of the best ways to save money (and have better food) is to preserve fresh vegetables when they are in season.  I love to have eggplant already breaded and frozen for a fast, easy meal in the winter.  If you don’t have a garden giving you lots of lovely, purple eggplants you can pick some up for cheap while they are in season at a local farmer’s market.  Out of two very large eggplants,…

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All-American Dress Tutorial

Just for fun, I decided to make dresses for all four of my girls for Independence Day.  I designed this high waisted halter style and it was sooooo easy to make! Really!! OK… here goes a little tutorial. I make my bodice patterns by tracing shirts that already fit the child well and adding seam allowances.  For this one, I also made a V-neck and a high waist- only about 3/4″ below the armpit.  Cut two…

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Little Star Quilt

 As I was stitching on the last little bit of the binding, I realized that I pieced this quilt 8 years ago!  WOW!  It isn’t even a large quilt- only about 22 inches on each side.  Talk about procrastination!!! I like the soft sage green and tan fabrics, but there is not much contrast between these colors.  The piecing is not perfect- I have definitely come a long way in the last 8 years! I…

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