Sunday, September 29, 2013



I'm doing a little fall sewing and redecorating today.
See ya soon!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

What says... "Smile and say cheese"?

My new camera strap!

For something so simple this thing became a bit of a "pain in my patootie".
I wanted to make a slipcover to fit tightly over my existing camera strap that would not slide out of place and could easily be removed for washing. The existing strap was pretty flimsy. I prefer a nice padded strap, so I added a couple layers of fleece in between.
 Sounds simple until you try to turn that thick, padded strap right-side out and slide it onto the existing strap. I wanted to make sure it fit snugly and I only gave myself about a quarter of an inch difference between the width of the existing strap and the new one. What was I thinking?
It was sooooo tight it took both me AND Mr. Fisherman to wrestle that baby on over the existing strap.
It's not going anywhere.
(Maybe not even in the wash).
I made the entire strap with the serger except for the top stitching.
Even though it was a bit of a wrestling match trying to slip it on,
 I am really happy with the end result.

Now, smile and say "cheese"!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Can you guess?


Here's your clue.
Think "Cheeeeeese..."

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bloglovin' and a few new tees for Polly

Finally added Bloglovin' to my sidebar for all of you who would like to follow via Bloglovin'.
 I am hoping I added it correctly and it works. If not, please let me know and I will try again.
Thanks guys.

See ya soon!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

5 Easy Steps To Recycling Your Candle Jars


Have you ever thrown out those old candle jars because you thought you couldn't get the candle residue out? 
 I am going to show you an easy way to clean and recycle those jars and put them to good use.
Step one.
Just pop the jar in the freezer overnight.
(Yes, I know, don't judge me... that's a HUGH container of ice cream it's sitting next to.)
Step two.
Remove it from the freezer and use something to break the frozen candle into pieces.
Preferably not one of your good CUTCO knifes like I used here, but maybe an old knife or screwdriver.
Step 3.
Now that it's broken into pieces you should be able to remove the broken pieces easily.
Step 4.
This particular brand candle has an easy peel sticker which peels right off leaving no sticky residue.
If you happen to have a glass jar that does not have this easy peel sticker you can use a little dab of Goo Gone to remove it.
Step 5.
Wash, rinse and dry.
I use a nylon scrubbing pad on the inside just to get any tiny little bits left inside.
Could it be any easier?
What will you reuse yours for?
Or maybe...
Just another candle.
The examples above are all using the small jars, but you can do the same with the larger jars.
Hope this was helpful.
Have a great day!
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Working with Gloria...

Occasionally I pop into one of our local thrift stores to see what I can find.
While I know Gloria Vanderbilt is not necessarily a high end designer, most of her blouses still run somewhere between $25 to $40.
I paid $2.95 for a perfectly good Gloria Vanderbilt blouse at my local thrift store.
In fact, I bought three "slightly used" blouses for $9.76 total.
Take a look at my white button up before.
Nice blouse, but I feel like Gloria could have done better, so I got to work...
Adding a lace ruffle...
Don't you love that cuff?
I also thought the collar could use a bit of dressing up...
 I bought this blouse for the cuffs and these sparkly buttons.
Aren't they pretty?
So.... whatcha think?
Happy Monday!
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Do you judge others?

Something to think about...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Peace, love and.......

Goldfish crackers????
I am pretty sure (back in the day) that was the original saying...
(Peace, Love, and Goldfish crackers.)
My youngest grand baby LOVES Goldfish crackers and has been known to actually sneak a few from the kitchen pantry when mom wasn't looking.
Just look at that face when she realizes she just got caught.
Yesterday I showed you Oakleigh's outfit and pencil case I made to celebrate her first day of kindergarten.
 I couldn't mail a package for Oakleigh without including something for her little sister, so here's what I came up with.
A Goldfish theme.
If your interested, you can see my tutorial for the snack bag here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Unpublished comments and kindergarten for Oakleigh

Mr. Fisherman reads my blog daily and is my biggest fan (along with my BFF, Debbie) so here's what happens when life gets busy and I have no time to blog...

Hmmmmmm! August 16th........wasn't that like ..last month or something??? on Mr. Fisherman's new favorite pie.
on 9/3/13

August 16th was 13 days ago !!!!!!!!!!!!! on Mr. Fisherman's new favorite pie.
on 8/29/13

August 16 was 11 days ago ???? on Mr. Fisherman's new favorite pie.
on 8/27/13

These comments may say "Anonymous" but I know it's Mr. Fisherman motivating me to get back into the swing of things, so I'm back with a little something for Oakleigh...
Miss Oakleigh started kindergarten a few weeks ago and to celebrate I made her a new outfit and pencil case for school.
I purchased the school themed fabric months ago - not quite knowing what I was going to make out of it. I decided on a quick elastic waistband skirt and used the same fabric to applique onto a purchased tee shirt.
Since Oakleigh lives in another state, I had her mom measure around her waist and from her waist to her knee for length and send me the measurements.

Fit perfectly!


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