Friday, February 13, 2015

Quick stitched Valentine's gifts

I bought these cute little soaps with hearts on them some time ago and I finally found a reason to use them.

Valentine's Day!
I purchase hand towels, embroidered my two granddaughters initials on them and added a few
fun stickers.
Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

~ A pillowcase for Veronica ~


 See ya soon....


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Repurposing flannel sheets

Call me cheap (I prefer smart and thrifty), but I have a hard time throwing anything away I can recycle, repurpose or reuse.
 I grew up with a Mom who actually darned socks, so I come by it honestly.
My daughter sleeps on cuddly flannel sheets and when the elastic on the fitted sheet wore out, rather than throw it away, I chose to repurpose it into extra pillowcases.
I got 4 "new" pillowcases out of one twin sheet.

I'm thinking flannel pj's out of the flat sheet.

Monday, January 19, 2015


I haven't had much time to sew lately, but I was able to pop into Hancock's last week and pick up a couple new patterns.
A couple.... meaning 10  :-)
Hancock's had a 5 for $5.00 sale I couldn't pass up.
I just recently found out how fun it was to sew for these little 18" dolls.
I can't wait to get started.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

~ Strawberries fix everything ~

I am one who never misses an appointment - NEVER.
 I live by my planner.
Well, as they say...
"You should never say never."
For years I have used the Franklin Covey ring bound binder with refillable pages.
It's actually my EVERYTHING planner so it becomes a bit bulky to carry around every day.
In 2013 I decided to try something different and purchased a small, lightweight spiral bound planner.
I quickly found... it wasn't for me.
Since it's spiral bound you can't add any additional pages. I ended up using 2 separate planners; one for appointments and another for meal plans, grocery lists, routines, to do lists, etc.
The spiral bound planner went from January 2013 through December 2013.
Makes sense, right?
It does, unless you need to schedule your next appointment for June 2014 and your planner ends in December 2013. You either have to carry two planners (2013 and 2014) or put the appointment card in your wallet, hoping you will remember to write it in your 2014 planner when you get home.
 Simple enough...unless you forget to write it down when you get home.
Which is exactly what I did.
 Missed my appointment.
 I felt so guilty for missing my appointment, I came up with a little "please forgive me" gift. 
My dental hygienist lives in Plant City, Florida which is famous for growing strawberries and hosts a Strawberry festival each year. Since I had no idea of her kitchen d├ęcor, I opted to go with the Plant City strawberry theme. 

I think she forgave me....

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