Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quilts for little boys bunk beds

I have two little boys that are best buds every afternoon when the first grader gets home from school.  They both love the color orange.  They were also in need of spreads for their bunk beds.  The end result...
 long slender quilts to fit the top of the mattress,
 with fish applique,
 and fish quilting!
 Uneven stripes with a large rectangle of the main fabric.
Center rectangle with border of 6 inch squares and 3x6 inch rectangles.

These quilts were so simple to cut and piece together...too bad it took me over a year to complete them.  Sometimes life gets busy.  I am so thankful these little boys love their new bedding.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Summer, boating, family reunions, soccer coaching, swimming, and numerous others have been enjoyed these past months.  I need more crafting time!
I have done some crafts, and hope to post about 2 quilts soon, but until then I have a few pictures to get me back on the blog.

Pink ruffle skirt for my girly girl!  Inspiration:

Card swap: 

I am ready to craft!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Door Decoration

Next week is Teacher Appreciation week.  I am thankful for wonderful, caring, kind teachers.
I was crazy or lucky enough to decorate two doors this year.  Sick kids for the last week did not help.  I worked hard today and successfully made the deadline!  Happy day.
Here  are the two doors:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cupcake Birthday Card

A crafting friend just celebrated her birthday!  A simple card just would not do.  Happy Birthday Julie.
Stampin' up cupcake punch, paper, and stamps!

Feel the Love

Better late then never . . . it is February 15, the day after Valentines day, and I just finished baking sugar cookies.  Pink frosting and heart sprinkles and happy kids.  Just continuing the sugar high!

I made a "Love" banner to decorate.  Can I just say I love my new Silhouette Cameo!  I got it for my birthday back in December.  I have so much to learn and explore.  I cut my letters out of an iron on glitter fabric.  I used felt in hot pink and black and an 1/8 inch silver ribbon to hook them all together and hang.  Not too shabby for a first try.

Hope you are feeling the love.

Sugar Cookies--best ever
1 cup soft margarine
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

--In large bowl with hand mixer, mix together.  Add:

1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
4 tsp baking powder
5 cups flour

--Mix well.  Cover dough tightly and refrigerate overnight.
Roll out dough on well floured surface 1/4-3/8" thick.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Frost when cool.  Makes 4 dozen medium cookies.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Luke 2 Printable

Neglected blog, maybe.  Busy schedule, most definitely!  I am thinking of Christmas and enjoying the November days being thankful for a warm home and family.  Here is my latest attempt playing with fonts/colors.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is a large batch.  I don't need that many cookies beckoning me to eat them.  The solution:  scoop cookie dough and freeze for instant cookies another day.  Fresh homemade cookies without any fuss or mess.
I bake about 3-4 dozen and freeze another 3 dozen dough pieces.  Scoop onto a pan, freeze for 30 minutes or more, then place in a freezer bag to save for another day.  I recommend using the frozen cookie dough within 6 months, not really a problem for me.  Frozen dough takes about 3 extra minutes to bake, or can be thawed and baked as per the recipe.

FYI:  Make someone happy, share a bag of frozen cookie dough!