Monday, May 31, 2010

Makin' It Monday-Beach Toy Bag

We are in Florida this week!!!  Don't you hate all that getting stuff ready for a vacation?  You need a vacation after the days of preperation of the clothes, the toys, the camera equipment, the loading of the vehicle, etc, etc, etc. 

This is a bag I made the day we left for the beach...I know I am crazy, this is one of the last things I needed to be doing.

You will need:
1/4 yard of clear vinyl
a mesh laundry bag (I got two for a dollar at the Dollar Tree)
a zipper

Happy Sewing!!

Decor Mammasweetcharli
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Things to Try Thursday-Interchangeable Flip Flops

I am sure you all have seen these in blog land, but here is my version of fun summer flip flops.

I found the this tutorial over at Make It and Love It.   I LOVE that blog.  Ashley has so much cute stuff on her blog, and she shows you how to make it too!! 

I made these flip flops for my Aunt's birthday.  I sure hope she loves them!  I know my wants a pair...that just might have to be a Just Because I Love you present.   (Momma, I know you are be patient with me and I will get ya a pair ;)


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I was Featured!!

My beaded bracelets were featured on Under the table and Dreaming yesterday!!  I am so excited, this is the frist time I have been featured!!  Go on over and visit Stephanie Lynn to check out all the cool stuff she featured from her weekend showcas!


Monday, May 24, 2010

What's for Dinner Wednesday-Spinach Salad with Chicken, Strawberries and Balsamic Dressing

Okay,  so I made this with the stuff I found around my kitchen.  I am trying to eat a little healthier and thought this salad would be a good way to start.

You need a bag of salad mix.  I used a bag of spinach.
Strawberries.  I used 8 oz. 
1-1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheese
1 can of chicken

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper (freshly ground is better if you have it)

Mix all of the dressing ingredients together and wish until the sugar and salt have dissolved.  This makes a little over a cup of dressing. 

Pour the dressing into a container.

Wash and dry your spinach.  Place in your salad bowl.

Pile on all of your salad ingredients.  Drizzle with the dressing.

Toss the salad with tongs to mix it up and coat it with the dressing.

Serve and enjoy!

Happy Eating!!

Shabby Apple Giveaway

That's right  YOU could win a Shabby Apple dress!!!  How cool is that????  Tatertots and Jello is hosting this awsome giveaway.  If you win you get to pick the dress of your choice.  That is a value of $130.  Head over to Tatertogs and Jello and enter to win!  Good Luck!

Happy Day!

Makin' It Monday-Monogrammed Coffe Cup Cozy

I have seen these before and I thought I would try my hand at making a coffee cup cozy for my BIL. 

Whatcha' need:

Fabric (scrap fabric will work just fine)
Felt/Fleece/Batting ( I used a fire proof batting from a previous project)
Crochet Thread (for monogramming)
Needle for monogramming
Scissors or rotary cutter
card board cozy template (i used an old one from Starbucks)
Button and an elastic

I started by taking my template and placing in on my fabric and cutting out my shape.  I would suggest you make the cozy a little bigger than your template to allow for seam allowances.  I didn't do this and my cozy is a little smaller than I would like, but it works just the same.

I did the same thing with my batting material.

I monogrammed my fabric with the crochet thread and an embroidery needle.  I used a fine point marker and traced my monogram on my fabric so I had some guidelines to follow.

I pinned my fabric and batting together with my monogram facing inward. 

Next, I stitched around the outside of the cozy leaving one of the ends open so I could flip my cozy inside out.

Pin your elastic in the open end of your cozy.  Fold the raw edges of the fabric in and sew the seam shut.  I went over the elastic end a couple of times to help secure them in place. 

Then sew your button on the front of the cozy on the other end.

You are ready to attach your cozy to your coffee cup. 

With the monogram you will never get your coffee cup confused with anyone else again...unless they have the same initials as you.

Happy Sewing!!