Saturday, July 30, 2011

Missouri Star Quilt Company - humor

Even if you don't quilt you have to check out this fabric and quilting company. Make sure to click on the daily deal...even if you don't need the deal or even care about getting a deal...you need to read the little blurp with each one. Oh my...it has me in stitches every day. LOL I don't know who at the company writes these, but they need a huge pat on the back - a hooray - and a pay raise. Some pretty funny stuff there. What an awesome marketing technique, it has me visiting every day. And of course, if you visit you have to look around...right? LOL And looking around leads to...well, you know. And to think, I was driving out to my sister's house (in the boonies) and saw this ad on a huge giant billboard - another smart marketing move!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Make your own tortillas!

Wow, what a great find for those of us who love once a month cooking! Because we've saved time having our meal pre - prepared for the most part, when we have a little extra time we can make these awesome fresh tortillas shared by Lynda over at Life on the Farmlet.






Thank you so much for sharing Lynda!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Some great new clutches!


























Some pretty new clutches have been added to the store, you'll want to make sure and visit the store and check them out!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Make your own slip and slide.




Feeling the heat at your house too? It's been melting temps here for about a week and the natives are getting restless. lol So here is a great idea from Dianne over at The Inspired Housewife - Make your own SUPER slip and slide Make sure to let her know how much you enjoyed making one, and she has some other great ideas to share so check it out!





Monday, July 25, 2011

Motivation Monday








Sewing mends the soul. - anon











Nothing more true than this. While I have sewn, knitted, crocheted, embroidered and cross stitched since I was very young - you know how it is when you are grown and oh so busy though. It pretty much was put aside while I thought I was too busy with life - when a husband, four children and jobs just took almost every little bit of energy I had. I admire the many women here in the blogosphere who can keep up with their craftiness through it all, I could never quite juggle it all. Yes, I did things here and there but not with any regularity. It wasn't until my husband was diagnosed with cancer ten years ago that the overwhelming need came back oh so strong. The day before his 14 hour surgery I dug out the crochet hooks, ran to the store for a big sack of yarn and dug out my project tote. I sat in that waiting room and crocheted half of a super size afghan in his favorite colors so he could be warm over the next few months - and so I coud at least attempt to stay sane, instead of just terrified and overwhelmed. And it didn't stop there, in fact it has yet to stop. My husband lives on now only in our memories and I am certain that the only reason I have survived up to this point is because of it. So, when you are feeling overwhelmed with life and what it is offering you - take a moment to dig deep and see if sewing can help mend your soul.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - DIY Giant Buttons

As some of you know, I'm in the middle of trying to redo my studio area. This weekend I found the cutest tutorial to make Giant Buttons for the perfect wall art! It will be a few weeks before I have the time, but I wanted to make sure and share it with all of you in case you're in the mood for a project. I found the tutorial over at Ucreate by Guest Blogger Kami from No Biggie!

DIY Giant Buttons


Make sure to thank her for sharing this supper fun tutorial!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Motivation Monday

Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored. I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much



Now, you KNOW it's true. LOL
It's a much safer place
because I carry mine with me.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Sewing Tip - Fabric Scraps



Ashley, at Make It and Love It, has a special section for the beauty of fabric scraps and it's full of ideas and tutorials. What an awesome way to help us all out with just what to do with all those little leftovers. Don't make trash....make something and love it! Thanks so much for sharing Ashley!




Friday, July 15, 2011

Things that make you go hmmmm.....

You REALLY have to wonder sometimes, just how much our culture really believes in "going green". Not only are HUGE vehicles still the choice regardless of how high gas prices go, the list could go on and on about our wasteful ways that we just refuse to change. Well, when one family decided they would take a "we have to tear up your yard to repair your sewer line" mess into something wonderful - a sustainable organic vegetable garden to feed their family - they are now being threatened with fines and time in jail by the city they reside in. Makes you hang your head in shame. I was over at GeekMom reading when I came upon the Bass' story. Check it out.



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Make a Tabletop Ironing Board

I know ironing is not everyones favorite thing to do. BUT...if you need to do it occasionally and you don't really want to invest in a full ironing board (or if you're like me and need to iron quite a bit and would like something more portable) this wonderful tutorial by Ashley at lil blue boo is just what you need!

Make a Tabletop Ironing Board


Thanks for this great idea and tutorial Ashley!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Motivation Monday

Well, we all know how exciting Mondays are...lol So I thought maybe we could all use a little story or motivational quote or word to help us get our week started out. So...here's the quote for today -

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in chage of our ATTITUDES."
- Charles R. Swindoll


I wanted to make sure I shared how I could share this quote with you - the very first time I saw it was on my friend Shanna's blog. Thank you so much for sharing Shanna....and I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!