Monday, September 8, 2014

Fishy Fishy Toy (For Make it and Love it)

I just about forgot to tell you about my latest post at "Make it and Love it".

The post went up over there last week, but the kids have been playing with the toy for quite some time.

I say "kids", but there is one really big kid in there as well.  I call him my husband.  

Who needs real water and real fish when a toy can "reel" it up just the same!  The fun is in the catch right?  Not the stinky, slimy mess . . . in my opinion.

Head on over there for the tutorial, and of course - MORE PICTURES!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to Marble Fabric - With Shaving Cream! for Make it and Love it

If ever I had so much fun on a post for my blog, this one is it!!

Find the details on Make it and Love it.

And now I want to marble everything in my path.

I better warn the grocery store to order more shaving cream ;)

See you over there! - at

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lil' Blue Dress

I have been itching to make some clothes for my kids!  It has really been too long.  I have been a bit distracted with home renovations and other hobbies, sewing clothes for my kiddos has kind of taken the back burner.

After making this dress, I truly realized how much I missed it.

Once Dana from MADE put out this simple dress pattern, I knew I was going to need to get my hands on it and try it out.  Her patterns are so easy to follow, and so well done (just my personal opinion).

I loved how the pattern showed so many versatile ways to change the pattern to your liking.

I opted for the A-line dress with cap sleeves and added small loops on the sides to hold a ribbon around the waist.

I also added some lace to the hem.

It looks absolutely lovely on my little angel.

The fabric is a very soft pale blue, in linen fabric.

Which just so happens to be my favorite of all types of fabric, and color choices (found at Wal-Mart of all places).

It is so strangely rewarding to me to see my children wearing something I made for them.  

It is possibly my favorite choice of hobbies.  If only I could stay focused on just one ;)

This little sweetie is almost 8 years old and has a whole list of hobbies of her own that she wants to keep up on, and of course needs my help with.  To name a few - Violin, piano, sewing (so proud), art, jump rope (yes, that is a hobby at her school), and redecorating her room (this secretly drives me crazy!).

If only time would stand still and make her stop growing, I might be able to catch up on it all.

But, does not.  And she grows more and more beautiful each day.  So I suppose me and my sewing machine will have to try our hardest to keep up with the growing pains.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Map Art for Make It and Love it

Here is my latest project for Make It and Love It. 

It is portable, functional, educational, inspirational and motivational.

The perfect gift to send a college student off on their new adventure.  Find the instructions and read more about it at

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Volcano Fun!! for Make it and Love it

Anyone else tired of hearing their kids say "I'm bored"?

Give this volcano a try and watch the day "erupt with fun"!

It is sure to be a "blast"!

My kids were "blown away" with excitement!!

I am so punny.  

You can find my detailed instructions over at Make it and Love it!
See you over there!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Make Your Own Hamper!! - Tutorial for Make it and Love it

I am loving the outcome of this latest post for Make it and Love it.

Though I am not sure if I am loving what goes in it.

Any one else despise doing laundry?

But hey, at least now I can say that laundry never looked so good!

Join me over at Make it and Love it and see what my husband and I can do when we mix his wood shop with my sewing room.

Pure magic!!