Saturday, April 23, 2011
These are called "Spring Birds Nest Snacks." They are super close to being classified as dessert in my book! I found the recipe a little while back, and immediately knew I wanted to put this on my Easter menu. I did mess with the recipe a little. You can find the recipe here. If you want my variation, simply use one half bag butterscotch chips, and one half bag chocolate chips in place of the whole bag of butterscotch chips. I'm not a big butterscotch fan, and couldn't resist the temptation to add chocolate!!!!! These are as yummy as they look if not more so!
You aren't hungry yet, are you? :) Cauz I got one more picture!
Will be spending time with friends and family tomorrow. How about you?
Midst all the fun and festivities of Easter, we must be sure to remember the reason behind the holiday. Here's a couple songs that really spell out what goes through my mind around this special holiday.
This first one is called: One Holy Lamb
The second is titled: The Power of the Cross
Have a Blessed Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ta-da!!!! There it is! I love it....although the whole horizontal stripes thing isn't really me....it sure beats what it looked like before.
Definitely not something you'd want to be seen in, right?
Now comes the part were I usually show you what I did.....however, I didn't take any in between pictures for this project, so I'm going to have to talk you through it.
The first thing I cut off were the sleeves. Save these, you'll use them for the straps in a little bit. Then, I cut the front of the shirt as I've drawn here in the black:
Sorry, I actually can draw fairly well....just not with a computer. :)
I cut about the same height in the back, except straight across instead of curvy.
The green shows were I had to take the shirt in some and sew it.
After I got that done, I took some extra wide bias tape and folded that on the top raw edges of the shirt, and sewed that on. Then I cut the blue-and-tan-mix stripe out of each sleeve so I had two rectangles of it. I folded each of them right side in and sewed them and then flipped them inside out. I then attached them to the shirt for the straps for the tank top. It was a bit too bulky for my sewing machine to handle, so I ended up sewing them on by hand. Anyways....that's what I did...if you can make sense of all that!
|There! I finally left my face in a picture for you! Don't you just love my cowboy hat? :)|
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I've done two sweater refashions this week...both of which I'm super excited to share with you. Today you get this one! It's pretty basic.
Yep, this is what I started out with.
(*side note*- that's my favorite fleece, jersey cow blanket in the background. :)
There wasn't that much chopping required for this fun little sweater. I cut off the turtleneck part, then cut down the middle, and rounded up the top of the front a little. After that, I turned in the edges about a half of an inch. Then sewed about a fourth inch from the edge--a medium to long straight stitch.
|(sorry about the fuzziness...camera died on me right when I needed it)|
Friday, April 8, 2011
I know most quilters say it's not that hard to make, and I guess it's not hard, but for me a it was a bit tricky....nothing that me and my trusty sewing machine couldn't handle! :)
I sent the block off to Texas yesterday. The deadline for these blocks is May 1, 2011.
I've been chopping out 6 inch squares for the "2011 Farmer's Wife Quilting Challenge." It's sort of a mystery type of thing. She told us we needed to have 75 squares of light to medium fabric, and 75 squares of medium to dark fabric--for a total of 150 squares!!!
The nice thing is that this is a stash busting challenge. We get to use our scrap fabric!!!!! Yay!!! I've got a whole half of a room full of that! Anyhow...I had to have all of them chopped for this past Wednesday. I have no idea what she has in mind from there. We will probably be putting these quilts together in the Fall. Finished quilts will go to the Red Cross.
Posted by rita jean at 12:59 PM
Monday, April 4, 2011
Love the sweet little cows.
Awwww...look at the puppy!
There were a lot more, but these were the ones that I loved overall. I'm not a girly, flower-loving girl....yeah, my mom tells me I'm crazy!
Hope you enjoyed these pictures.....I do apologize for my camera strap getting in the way of the dog picture. I didn't notice until I got home. Oops!!! :)
Friday, April 1, 2011
Here's how the transformation happened.
First, I laid it out on my cutting board, and drew a straight line, just above the bottom pockets, with a piece of chalk.
Once I got that cut off, I cut off the sleeves, leaving about a half to a fourth of an inch there on the vest, which will soon be frayed to get that shabby look. Then, I cut off the buttons and the button holes up to the collar. It took me a while to decide if I wanted the collar or if I should chop that off too.
Lastly, to perfect the magic shabby look, I threw it in the washer, then in the dryer. I had to clean out the lint tray a few times. Small sacrifice for the outcome, I say.