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2 years ago
|I finished the blueberry blouse and it turned out just like I hoped it would. |
It fits just right and I think it looks nice on me.
|So I went through my fabric and found some prints, then I cut out 3 more - all will be the same pattern as the blueberry blouse.|
|I've stacked all the same pieces together and plan on sewing them up assembly line style.|
Hopefully, I can get them done this week.
|this pin cushion was pieced from selvages by my mom. |
She made 2 for me. I have my needles in the smaller one.
|Here is my newest Pyrex. |
It is a small casserole dish, and did not come with a lid.
I have some other casserole dishes that are deeper and the lids interchange so coming without a lid was not a problem.
This dish was $2.50.
All the other Pyrex we saw at thrift stores and the antique mall was priced much higher.
Yard sale season will start soon and I will be looking for some reasonable priced Pyrex at those.
No $80 bowl sets for this Pyrex collector!
|Here are my coupon deals from Walgreens this morning.|
I spent exactly 10 dollars and got
7 Reach toothbrushes, 8 bags of Chex Mix and 3 cans of salmon
and I got back a $4 register reward to use on my next shopping trip.
I am not one of those coupon maniac people with 1000 rolls of toilet paper or 200 bottles of shampoo. But I do look at the deals online and buy things we use when I can get them at great prices.
If you are interested in learning more about coupon shopping, there are lots of experts out there that post the deals non-stop.
I learned about the Reach and Chex coupons at
|Nina made this cute rainbow tutu for Elizabeth to wear when she celebrates |
St. Patricks Day.
She also decorated Elizabeth's onesie with a pot of gold,
but since this picture from the back shows the rainbow tutu
best, you can't see the shirt.
|Son Bobby constructed this playset last week. |
He works doing odd jobs while he is in college.
He has always been good at mechanical things and constructing things,
so this playset was right up his alley.
Our backyard is not too big,
or I might be hiring him to build one in our backyard too.
My children grew up in home where we always seemed to be making something or cooking something or sewing something or fixing something. I am happy that they still like to make things and they are not afraid to work when needed.
|Since I found new towels last week, I turned the grungiest of the the old ones into rags.|
The hand towels got cut in half and a zig-zag stitch put over the cut to keep it from raveling.
I added a little scrap of trim to the washcloths so they will be easily recognizable as a rag and not get put back with the towels.
|I made a simple batch of pineapple preserves - it was simple, easy and tastes good......|
|but I cooked this batch too long, it is way to thick (hard) so I will try another batch later|
|Our son finished law school in December, took the bar exam in Feb. and will found the results in April. He studied lots, stressed a lot, so to relax a little at home, he got this tissue flower kit from my craft closet and started making some.|
|the kit makes 24 so he has a ways to go- they are really pretty and realistic for just paper. |
The local attorney he is working for is keeping him busy, maybe all 24 will get done, maybe not.
|I am trying to make a blouse for me using an old blouse as a pattern - I've been sewing for 40+years but I've never done this. I'll let you know how it turns out.|
|I really like the fabric - blue blackberries - fabric designers don't have to be realistic.|
|I've done a few diaper and wipe deals - I read about the deals at some of the coupon blogs and found some great savings. |
I think I am stocked up, for awhile anyway!
|Baby Elizabeth got this cute card in the mail.|
It was made by the mother of one of her
mother's good friends.
(I have never met her, she lives in a another town
but I am pretty sure I would like her)
|The card says "E learns to clap"|
and is full of little hands.
Isn't it cute? Almost as cute as E herself.
|Nina suggested I cover the speaker with masking tape.|
I put several layers over it.
The toy still plays but is a very low sound level now.
Still fun but much better for all of us!
|a little larger than a regular wallet or billfold|
but I think this size and number of pockets will suit me.
|to make the labels, I just used some bias tape and rubber stamps,|
then I machine-sewed on the labels.
|I put my rewards cards in the front pocket.|
Change is in it's own pocket and the only one with a zipper.
On the oilcloth tutorial, she used zippers on 6 pockets, but I did not need that many pockets. And the pockets that hold paper money and receipts are deep enough that I don't think mine will require zippers to be secure.
|the back has a pocket for my checkbook. |
The checkbook cover already has a spot for my license, insurance cards and money cards
so I did not make special pockets for them on this wallet.
It may seem silly to mainly use cash for spending and then to also carry credit cards and a checkbook but this system works for me.
If you have any questions, I will be happy to try to answer them
but I don't have any plans to do a real tutorial.
|and it paid off'|
we got 9 chairs for $10 for all of them!
They were an Ebay auction - surplus stuff our city was selling.
I bid a lot higher because I really wanted them but nobody else bid on them so we got them for almost nothing.
|small dining spaces need chairs with staight legs, not the kind that flair out as they require more floor space.|
yep - that is a vinyl tablecloth, this is a real house with real people living in it.
I like fabric cloths but with little ones and sometimes messy adults, the wipe-off vinyl is just more practical.
|the flowers are a flat of dianthus that I got at Lowes last week.|
They will soon be planted outside but our weather has been cold so they are staying inside for now so they don't freeze.
I think the flowers may of cost about the same as the chairs. hmmmmm
|All our bath towels are white, |
except for a few beach towels and old towels used for messes and Theo's baths.
White towels can be washed in hot water and bleach to kill germs with out fading
and they match any bathroom.
This week, I found white hand towels and washcloths on clearance
-both of these were things we need and I have been looking for at a good price.
|I unwrapped them and then I cut off all the tags before washing them.|
anybody else like white towels and no tags?
and even if you don't have to have white tagless towels,
if you do buy new towels,
be sure to empty your lint screen if you machine dry
them the first time you wash them.
it will be full!
|all the supplies were things I had on hand|
I don't have time to go shopping any way
|I have been bad about not writing thank-you notes and thinking of you notes.|
Now, I am all set and plan to do a better job.
|Gavin had fun with the leftovers from these card projects.|
He really liked the glue stick.