Thursday, September 3, 2015

Liebster Award!


Guess what?!  I've been nominated for a Newbie Blogging Liebster Award by Evi from Ev's Eats!   Check her out, she has some awesome recipes!  

What is the Newbie Blogger Liebster Award?

The Newbie Blogging Liebster Award is an award given to new bloggers, usually for those who have less than 200 followers, by other bloggers as a way to support each other in our journey to growing and building our blogs.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Craft Fair Apron Tutorial

Hey there!  How have you been?  Around here we are gearing up for craft show season to start in about a month (eeek!).  Nicole from No Time for DIY (check her out, she's awesome) and I will be hitting the circuit together.  I've done craft shows before, but it's been a while, so I thought I would give you guys a glimpse into how we put things together along the way.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Journal Cover Tutorial

I am a list maker.  I have to do lists, to buy lists, lists for homeschooling and girl scouting and menu planning.  I love nothing more than to see all those items crossed off *sigh*.  I so look forward to back to school shopping season and all of the fresh, clean notebooks and supplies.

On that note, I also like to personalize the things that I use on a daily basis.  I love a composition notebook, but the standard black and white cover leaves something to be desired.  So, I made these beautiful, reusable, washable journal covers.  The cover has a pocket inside the cover to hold your pens and a ribbon bookmark to hold your place.  These make for beautiful diary covers and when you fill one book, just swap it out for a new one!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Fast and Easy Ironing Board Cover DIY

     I honestly can count on one hand the number of times that I have used my ironing board for clothing.  99.99% of the time it is solely used for my sewing projects....which means that it is still used on an almost daily basis.  My poor ironing board was looking rather ragged, so I decided to make a new cover.  New cover for me, quick new tutorial for you!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Rag Quilting

 Hey, Y'all!  This week has been crazy busy!  We are in the middle of building up our homeschool co-op, I have taken up a volunteer position with our Girl Scout service unit (plus, actually just gearing up for our troop to start back up for the fall), we are prepping for our craft shows coming up soon, all on top of the normal mom and wife day-to-day activity.  

I did however manage to churn out a lovely little crib size rag quilt for some friends who just had the sweetest little baby girl.  Since I was already making the quilt, I figured I would put together a tutorial for you!  I tend to do things a bit differently, so this is just the method that works best for me and has given me the best end results.  I have made several of these quilts at this point, so you get the benefit of learning from my (many) mistakes.  :)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Building Castles (and a Vistaprint review)

     This week I started getting the basics for my business together.  I went to Vistaprint and ordered my business cards, banner, and even a couple of T-shirts with my logo.  I've ordered from Vistaprint before, but I figured I would give my opinion on the products I received.  I am not affiliated with Vistaprint in any way, and they are not reimbursing me for my review in any way.