Thursday, March 19, 2015

Multitasking

 The last couple days I have been multitasking!
Do you ever have days like that …
maybe most days?
 Dishcloths for a shower, pincushions, potholders & mug~rugs 
for the shop HERE.

And lots of water to keep dehydrated! 
Like my mug~rug?


I use one everyday in my craft room to keep any spills or 

condensation under control. 

Table stays dry and no watermarks on the table! 
 Keeping busy is a good thing!
Look how cute this mug~rug is!

I have this one in my shop HERE
It sales out often, so I keep adding it back.
I love the fabric!
Have a wonderful day and …

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Make Everything Around You Beautiful

  "Make everything around you beautiful".
I try to do that, even with a kitchen drawer full of pretty potholders!
I added a new collection of potholders to my 
All reversible and cute as can be!

Sewing with different fabrics always takes me down memory lane…
I truly love to sew!
I have been sewing since I was 12 years old.
My parents bought my first sewing machine when I was 14, 
and my Grandfather Carnie made a beautiful sewing table out of cherry wood.
I still have both.
 Aprons! 
"Sew" retro!
 They are thick, durable and a very nice quality.
My crochet dishcloths go along perfectly with them, don't ya think?!

Roses remind me of growing up. 
We had a white picket fence lined with roses of all different colors.
Thanks to my Mother & Grandmother's, I love roses too!
I have added some of my rose garden to my shop for you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quick Baby Gift For Someone in Need

Yesterday my churches women's club Relief Society President 
put a shout~out that a new Mommy was in need of baby supplies.

Anything that one could give would be greatly appreciated. 
In the early afternoon I started to crochet a small baby quilt 
and just before heading to bed, I had it done.

Just a basic straight single crochet stitch and 
finished it with a ruffle edge.
That is actually all I know how to do!
As soon as I got up this morning I made 4 burp clothes.
Made from new cotton diapers and flannel
These are so fast and fun to make!
I had all the supplies already in my stash!
I love when things come together. 

In a couple days my President Sally will take
all the gathered "gifts of love" to this new Mother. 
A sweet thought for the day … 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Love Making Quilted Potholders

 I have been making quilted potholders for years,
giving them to family and friends.

I decided to start adding them to my 
 Isn't this retro fabric cute!


 I will be adding more as the week goes on.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 16, 2015

"Egging" Each Other On

 As usual each day, I hear the loud 
"egging" each other on going on in our coop!
This is when a hen alerts and excites other hens to lay.
And as always, the dogs & I run outside to see and hear the excitement!
I grabbed my camera this time.
 They take turns but this time it was 
Nellie "egging on" Myrtle & Daisy!
 Right after this picture was taken, Nellie jumped on the small perch.
A few seconds later, as I was bending over taking close shots,
I feel Nellie pecking at my bottom!
I laughed as she continued to peck me a couple more times! Silly girl.

The life of a farmgirl at heart.
I love my little flock …

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kisses Forever!

My hubby loves this gift that I gave him last year!

My daughter Heidi had me over to create these sweet creations for our honey's.
She bought pretty white metal frames
lipsticks to choose from and cardstock.
 We took one lipstick at a time and puckered up, covering the paper.
 My hubby will have my kisses forever!
XOX

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweets For The Sweet!

 I have always loved these pictures I took at a 
Tea Party I attended.

Almost to pretty to eat but the cookies tasted heavenly!

The are called
Linzer Heart Cookies.
A similar recipe is HERE.

These are 2 sugar cookies with 
strawberry jelly in the middle, 
and a thin layer of buttercream icing on top … 
need I say more?
 Wishing all of you sweets a very 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

One of My Favorite Things…Handmade Dishcloths!

  Do you ever found something you love and
and can't live without?
That's how I feel about crochet dishcloths, 
one of my favorite things!
 I have been crocheting them for many years now and use nothing else.
My daughters have a drawer full of them too,
and now my granddaughters living away in Utah for school, 
were raised with these and have to have them too!
 They last for years!
Use my laundry soap recipe 
and it will keep them smelling fresh as a daisy.
I sale them in my Etsy shop if you need some!

They are one of my favorite things!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Perfect Day to Make LAUNDRY SOAP!

 It is such a perfect day to make a batch of
February has bought some pretty weather here in California.
 I decided to make the laundry soap outside this time instead of
getting the "dust" all over my kitchen island.
 I have been adding 1 large bottle of laundry crystals to the mixture.
The laundry soap smells good without the crystals
 but I wanted to add a lavender scent. 
You can use essential oils too.
I twitch off & on adding it.
 My recipe makes a huge batch and will last a long time.
I have been making it for 7 years now and will make it for years to come!
Make a batch! 
xox

Friday, January 30, 2015

Vintage Inspired Fridge Glass Containers!

 I love using vintage or vintage inspired kitchen glassware in my kitchen.
It reminds me of days gone by. 
 I have had these for a few years.
You can bake in them too!
 You can buy them HERE!
Do you use vintage or vintage inspired too?