I hope your Christmas was fantastic as well!
Friday, December 25, 2009
I hope your Christmas was fantastic as well!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
For this reason I will always be a Carrie fan. I was going to purchase her new album, but was given strict instruction via text to just be patient. On Saturday Play On arrived in the mail with some seriously good treats. We spent the rest of the day in the kitchen cooking and dancing to "Undo It!"
Saturday, November 7, 2009
She responded by saying, "We'll sell the house if we have to."
For some families, selling their home just won't cut it. When I read this story I couldn't stop myself from tearing up and I've watched this auction go for the past few days and have been blown away by people's generosity. Just as I was when we raised money for Shriners...those little $5 donations added up quickly! These children need help and the strength of a community to get them through, so stop by and donate if you can or bid if you're looking for a super cute quilt--its the same one I'm working on right now...I love it! I don't know this family personally and I don't know Camille either (I just stalk her ;), but I think they could really use our help.
Monday, November 2, 2009
And then a couple of Halloween shots for the Grandmas!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
30 Minute Rolls:
Mix together and let rise for 5 minutes until bubbly:
- 3 1/2 cups warm water
- 6 TBSP instant yeast
- 1 cup oil
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 TBSP salt
- 3 eggs, beaten
- approx. 8-10 cups flour
Mix well and roll out. Form into crescent rolls and let rise for 15 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until the inside is cooked.
You can also use this dough as pizza dough, bread dough, cinnamon rolls, or orange rolls. So many options and so easy to do! It makes a lot...we did 3 dozen large cinnamon rolls!
Thanks for stopping by and come again!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I also wanted to address two questions that I've been receiving a lot of lately.
1.) Where do you buy your fabric?
I buy it everywhere! I've been lucky to have so many quilt shops in my area with high
quality fabrics, but I also love to shop online. Quilt Expressions is a great online store and Etsy is always a winner. If you know your designer just type in the name and the options are endless. I prefer Etsy over Ebay by a long shot! Etsy owners seem to take a little more pride in their shops and the care of their product. The black and white fabric that I made Paula Deen's bag out of is by Free Spirit and then I just found some reds that I loved to go with it.
2.) What's your best piece of advice for someone just getting started?
Never, never, never give up! Be patient and take care of your family...the rest will fall into place.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I just love Halloween, don't you? I made these little bags for my kids and they just love them. Ruger calls it his "cat bag". The patterns will list in my Etsy store next week, but if you'd like to pre-order you can and you'll be the first to receive them! They're $5 individually or you can buy them together for $9. Just send me an email and I'll add you to my list!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Bow Tie Chicken Pasta
- 1 package of bow tie pasta
- 1-2 chicken breasts
- 1 jar of sundried tomatoes
- parmesean cheese
- garlic salt
Cook your pasta and chicken. Shred chicken and stir together the first three ingredients. Add cheese and garlic salt to taste. Makes a lot.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
My goal on this blog isn't just to sell patterns and bags, but it's also to help mothers see that everyone has something that they're going through and with that we all have talents to share.
So go check out her blog, the Polka Dot Pig, shop around, and while you're there grab her button!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Let me explain something...Quilting and sewing a bag are two entirely different things. As most of you know, I purchased my first quilt pattern the other day and decided to give it a go. While I sit in my sewing room and stare at these tiny little squares that I just spent hours cutting out, I wonder if I will ever finish this. It's slowly becoming adorable. And I love the fact that I have only used scraps so far. But it's a lot like doing a puzzle, whereas sewing a bag is more like fixing something. Roni is texting me, "haha's" every 5 minutes, but I know that I will push through this. I will get this done! And it will be look amazing hanging in my living room...I hope...maybe...please?
Also, I whipped this up the other day. This bag has been a hit with the moms out there. The size-versatility seems to really work in our favor! Watch for the pattern this fall!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
2005 I had Ruger c-section,
2006 I had my gallbladder removed,
2007 I had Sawyer c-section,
2008 Ruger had his tonsils removed,
2009 I had knee surgery (something with my knee cap and tendons and such). I don't even ask anymore, I just say, "Fix it, so I can move on with life!" Granted, the babies are much more than operations and such, but it's just how everything falls right into place. I think Jason and I are just being reminded that we need to slow down and appreciate what we have. Anyway, my knee is well on its way to recovery, my children are taking complete advantage of having Grandma and Grandpa K. in town, and I'm anxious to get in the sewing groove again. I just bought my first quilt pattern (Pint-Sized by Thimble Blossoms) and I am so excited to start! My living room is in desperate need of coziness and I thought a quilt would be the perfect solution. Wish me luck on my new adventure!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This is the spot where I keep all of my important things, like patterns, ribbons, fabrics for bag orders and such. The flowers were made by Ruger. He gave them to me for Mother's Day and the wrought-iron purse was given to me for my birthday from Roni.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
- Never leaving Old Navy without purchasing several bouncy balls for my children's entertainment.
- Opening crackers in the grocery store before purchasing them (I know I'm going to pay for them, but the whole idea that I haven't purchased them yet is still a little foreign to me).
- Always trusting my advice, because I'm always right!
- Fraying my jeans and cuffing them (We know we look rediculous...people tell us that, but it's comfortable).
- Haggling at yard sales.
- Always looking for our initials or names on key chains or decor.
- Sneaking ziplock bags of popcorn and soda into the movie theater.
- Calling Roin's mom at all hours of the night for quilt measurements (we're not very good at that) and Kay, you work for me now, so there's no escaping me!
- Thinking we're hilarious, even though we're not.
- Standing up for myself and refusing to be pushed around.
- The MSG...Apparently that's just what we are! HA!
- Throwing stupid Halloween Parties (actually I may never do that again).
- Keeping up on HSM and Hannah Montana just so I can understand her conversations with Emma.
- Hershey's Cookies and Cream and Diet Soda!
- Huge sunglasses.
- Children's clearance sections.
- We're totally different, but completley the same. For example, I dream of being a Rock Star, whereas she dreams of being a Vampire. It's not the dream that brings us together, it's the fact that we dream!
Four years ago she taught me how to sew my very first bag, and clearly that was a great lesson for me to learn. She also gave me some rediculously amazing fabric for Christmas last year and I made that into the Glam Bag...imagine where I'd be without that bag? I think people are in our lives for a reason and clearly Roni's made a significant difference in mine. So even though I kicked her trash in the bag competition, let's not forget who brought me to where I am today! I love you Roni and this town is totally boring and lame without you! Come home soon!
BAG A: Roni BAG B: Tiffany
BTW, throwdown bags are due today and I must say we have some serious competition on our hands so far!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This bag has crossing straps with saddlebag pockets...super cute!
And then there's BAG B:
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I'm extending the date of the competition to August 3rd at midnight! But as soon as you're done with your bag, post it on your blog and email me!!! Roni and I will post our bags for voting on the 25th. Sew....let's get sewing!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009