Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just a little catch up

I have not exactly been tackling any major crafts in my life right now but I have done some little ones that make me proud and keep the creativity moving.  I fixed up a thrift store find to dress up my work place for Easter, I found a great way to store my spray paints, and I made a fun pillowcase to match some new sheets I got as a gift for our comic book room.

I found this cute little bunny at a thrift store in Rockford.  She is from the people at Build a Bear and was wearing a dress way too large for her at the time I found her.  I have been updating our holiday decorations at work and I thought she would be perfect for Easter.  I made up a new dress for her and gave her a a little bow in a green check pattern.

My favorite little touch is that the fabric I made her dress out of has little carrots all over it.  They are subtle but cute, with the added bonus that it was in my stash already.

  I found this shoe caddie and thought it would make an excellent spray paint can holder.  I have a thing for spray paint crafts and have thus acquired many different colors.  They were overflowing the shelf in the garage and had threatened to mutiny if I left them out in the cold for another winter.  Now they are safe and warm on the back of the craft room door and my husband can have his space in the garage back.

My awesome husband gave me My Little Pony sheets for our guest bed in the comic book room for Valentine's Day this year.  I needed a MLP cover for the over-sized pillow as the set only came with two standard sized pillowcases.  We were out on a one day vacation to Lake Geneva and found a great sale on MLP fabric.  I nabbed enough for a pillowcase, as well as the matching accent colors, and had it made the next day.  The Star Wars sheets are on the bed right now, but I can't wait to show off my new MLP creation soon!

While not complex, these simple crafts are quick and keep me feeling satisfied until a big job comes along.  I am very excited for Spring to hurry up and come to Illinois as I have a big project outside to tackle and I am desperate to get started.  I can't wait to show you the before and afters!

Have a wonderful day!
Kelly 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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What great timing for this post!  Little Sis @ My Sisters Pantry helped me out as I start on my journey to improve my growing skills.

Jessica @ All She Cooks has a great recipe to use up all of those leftover bananas I find at the end of the week.  I can never have enough recipes using ripe bananas! 


I am in love with this tutorial from Cheryl at Sew Can Do for a convertible sleeping bag.  Partly because its a great tute but mostly because its MLP themed fabric!  Friendship is magic.

 I have spring fever real bad and these little diy paper umbrellas from Lou Lou Girls makes me want a fruity beverage.  Check out their tute to make some of your own.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Brittany @ Clumps of Mascara has a great post with 11 uses for coconut oil.
I never knew it had all these great uses!





Ruth from Craft with Cartwright linked up a great instructional post on how to make these wonderful felt broaches.  She even made the little box they come in too.  


I have a serious problem with saying no to stuffed french toast ever since I had it years ago at a diner I waitressed at.  This post from Tammi at My Organized Chaos isn't helping.  ;)


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Monday, March 16, 2015

Dino's New Bed Pad


I found out recently that Dino likes to cocoon himself in his bedding when I'm not looking.  Of course that meant that I had to make him an envelope blanket to go on top of his raised kennel bed.  Here's the results.


I embroidered his name on the top just for a little extra love and to make sure it didn't get lost or given to anyone else by mistake.  It's just a basic fleece blanket that I added a flap on top for him to snuggle under.  The walking foot for my sewing machine was invaluable for sewing through all those thick layers.  There's also elastic straps on each of the corners to keep it in place on the elevated bed.

The elastic was a little problematic in trying to figure out which layers to sandwich it in between so there was some hefty use of a seam ripper but I got there eventually.  Loads of top stitching was important to secure everything as this will get heavy wear.  I'll keep you all posted on how it holds up.

I'll definitely be making another so I can rotate them while one is being washed.  He likes to pee on the edge of his bed for some strange reason.  (I've given up trying to understand this dog.)

Sew on!
Anita


Thursday, March 12, 2015

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This post by Lisa @ My Thoughts, Ideas, & Ramblings was really fun.  I am a comic and cartoon lover so this interview was awesome. They even geeked out about Stan Lee! 

I have been back and forth with myself about what to do with our entryway.  Keitha @ the Bajan Texan has some great inexpensive ideas that I am totally going to bogart!


Emily from Painting it Purple surprisingly painted these glam concrete planters black and copper instead of purple.  Check out the link in her post to see the full tutorial and paint them your favorite color.

Miranda at Lemons and Laughs linked up a recipe for Sweet Kale Sunflower Smoothie from a recipe book she is reviewing.  I just recently resurrected my magic bullet so I'll have to give this one a go.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Leanne @ Classy Yet Trendy pulled out one of my favorites.  Broccoli Salad!  This is a great recipe for the cold months with all the broc around in the stores, so yummy.  

Lemons and Laughs has a great kid craft to send to a loved one far away.  Check out the adorable little Spider-man that created these long distance hugs!


I know sometimes it feels like the cat lovers are a little underserved at our blog so this one's for you. 
Check out Pickles and Peppers post on tricking out your cat tree!

Jen at Naptime Warrior posted this yummy recipe for heart shaped strawberry pies.  
There's only 4 ingredients, people.  Make your family some pies!


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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I am in to all things slow cooker right now and this recipe looks like a great one to chase away the winter cold. Stacie @ Simply Stacie presents Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza Pasta...in your slow cooker!


I hate buying the bottled creamer!  Wanna know why?  Cuz most doesn't even have CREAM as an ingredient.  Check out this quick and easy recipe from Emily @ Painting it Purple to make your own from scratch with just 3 ingredients. 

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