and the regular cost per block?
Friday, July 31, 2009
and the regular cost per block?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Although, for me,
Just because you're not listening,
so I put together a little "somethin somethin"
And remember that banner I made for Bubby's birthday?
and not just because of this giveaway...but in a
I wish we could shop together,
eat nachos together,
because she's totally awesome
and crafty and
kind of way.
Yeah. I really like her blog.
you would too.
check it out here.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I feel my first ever tutorial coming on...
1. take out all oven racks.
2. place 1 oven rack as low as possible in said oven.
3. squeeze pinata into oven.
4. shut oven door. shove the door with your hip if necessary.
5. put your oven on the lowest convection heat possible (mine 325 degrees)
6. Keep checking to make sure there are no flames.
7. feel temperature of wire rack. when too hot to the touch--take pinata out IMMEDIATELY.
8. leave oven door open to allow heat to escape.
9. when oven has cooled and rack feels just warm shove pinata back in and shut the door.
10. keep checking.
RESULTS: 1 dry pinata
Take it from me...
DO leave yourself and the pinata ample time to be completed.
like I said, I am not an expert
...but it worked.
(photo courtesy of FOTOSEARCH.com)
You are invited to a CAR WASH Birthday Party!
Bring a ride on toy to wash...
Thought of Tanya, when I was making this :)
I even did some sewing for the party....
A car banner for the patio decor....
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I did a little stitch around the edges of the sleeves just so they wouldn't get stretched out.
Monday, July 20, 2009
It arrived with my mother, a note attached.
My favourite thing Jodi makes are her "Square it Up's"
Can. not. wait.
see the ones with the 5 and 6 marked on them?
so wanting to use them.
for one of these.
And a beautiful gift from Jodi!
I have coveted her fabric baskets and often wanted to try to make one.
Well now I don't have to right away!
And I don't know how she knew but
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!
I big puffy heart it.
And thanks to my mom for truckin' all that stuff to Canada with her.
It will go to good use.
Some of it already has.
2 packets cherry Kool-Aid (unsweetened)
1 1/3 cups boiling water
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 cans (355 ml each) limeade concentrate (semi-frozen)
sprite / 7-UP
Pour boiling water over Kool-Aid and sugar.
Stir to dissolve.
Stir in a handful or two of ice cubes and stir to melt in.
Add limeade syrup and stir to melt in.
Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Fill glass to brim with ice cubes or crushed ice. Pour limeade syrup over ice and allow about an inch to settle on the bottom (depending on your size of glass could be 2-4 tbsp). Fill with Sprite and serve with a straw.
For fun you can drop maraschino cherries in the bottom of the glass and arrange a lime wedge on the rim.
I served this at the baby shower and it was a big hit!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
OOPS # 2 and #3
If you can't tell from the pic
I cut 2 squares too small.
My blocks were supposed to be 11.5"
I ended up cutting 1 a half inch too small
and the other a whole inch too small!!
What was I thinking?!!
In this photo,
if you count the blocks I have a skinny and long quilt.
After taking this pic I realized I had enough blocks add more length
so now it's even skinnier and l o n g e r!
I want to be skinny--NOT my quilt!!!
I think it's inevitable.
I must make 2 more blocks.
Problem is that I only have boring fabric left.
None of the designer stuff.
how is my quilt along going?
I'm loving it!!
keep me in place,
I lost someone, that I truly treasured.
My "Uncle" Tom.
He was my father's best friend.
My mom and he were fishing buddies.
He leaves behind a wife and soulmate.
Her first child.
The Lord had a plan.
Uncle Tom held on until she came.
So have I.
"Kelly, you need lots of butter in that pan..."
Here's a pic of my dad with his beloved crockpot.
And here is our dog in hopes of something falling on the floor!
Yeah. It's hard.
Monday, July 13, 2009
so a baby shower was born!
and a newborn
But what we lack in numbers
As it was a mixed shower we played only 1 game.
At the end see who got the most right.
Then everyone gets to take their choice of treat off the tray.
And what did I give to this new baby??
Well I did end up making one fabric baby block.
It was 6 inches square and I added teethers and rings to it that I had salvaged
from another baby toy destined for the trash.
REduce, REuse, REcycle!
It was super easy to put together using this tutorial
and it took less than an hour start to finish.
I even snuck in some bells when I was stuffing it, for some extra sensory development--or just to make it sound it pretty :)
My mom did the handsewing to close it up because she's just better at it than I am!
Welcome BABY "S"!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
"oh yum! I'm SO glad we're NOT getting delivery!"
Let's just say he ATE his words.
But I think I do it just right to achieve the ultimate in
Put them in the bread maker in the order written.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The bald guy on the commercials?
The one with the earring?
Now don't get me wrong,
this isn't the ONLY good thing about the Dutch...
they also know how to make a mean dessert!
p.s. I LOVE my husband.
I *BIG PUFFY HEART* HIM !!