Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Disney-ized Hoodie Towels

I know that you probably know how to make hoodie towels.  That's okay. I added a little customization to mine for some gifts. Here they are. I thought they turned out cute. 

It is a regular size towel and a hand towel.  I cut off part of the hand towel so it is not giant.  For the Minnie and Mickey towel I used felt.  The Daisy duck towel is mostly cotton and some flannel.  It was a lot harder to put together and I layered it together.  Fun, Fun and I hope the receivers enjoy.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The recipe that I am going to share is a favorite.  My husband went on a mission to the Philippines for two years. While he was there he had Lumpia often.

1lb ground beef
1lb ground pork or sausage
1 medium onion diced
1 bell pepper diced
1 large carrot shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
1pkg won ton wrappers or egg roll wrappers

Mix everything together in a bowl.  Take about 1-2 tbl of meat mixture in wrapper and roll up. Once all are rolled cook in oil 4-5 min or until done. Serve with rice and dipping sauce.

Recipe for dipping sauce

1/3 cup sugar
2 tbl cornstarch
3 tbl white vinegar
3 tbl rice vinegar
4 tbl ketchup
2tbl soy sauce

Mix sugar and cornstarch together well so there are no lumps. Once mixed up add in all remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Let boil for a minute or two then bring off heat. Serve with Lumpia.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Heart Quilt

 It has been an extremely long while since I have posted.  I work full time and it is hard to manage all of it together.  In addition, my husband is in school and I have a 6 year old and a 4 year old.  I have decided to go back to posting a couple of times a week.  The posts will just be simpler. 

Here is the heart quilt.  I initially found the pattern for this quilt on Ucreate.  That was about 2-3 years ago.  I made this quilt right after that.  On Ucreate, the picture took me to a link of another website.  I apologize as I don't know where the initial pattern came from.  It was actually really easy.  The hardest part, I would say was cutting the hearts out.  The hearts are not appliqued on, just sewed on about a 1/4 inch inside the outside edge, so it will fray a little after it is washed.  I used all scraps in my stash.  I know that is a lot of scraps! 

On the back, I did a basic allover print, but wanted to add a little something.  I put a strip of contrasting fabric going both directions.  So on the back, it had two pink strips perpendicular to each other and offset from the middle.

The pink on brown between the hearts is gathered satin ribbon.  On the original pattern, it called for jumbo rick rack.  But upon my pricing of rick rack and finding it was a little costly, I just thought of something that I had on hand.  The ribbon was a little challenging to gather.

I have had this in my stash for a couple of years now wondering just who to give it too.  I thought about keeping it, but since I don't have a baby to snuggle, I gave it away.  I gave it to a girl in my ward, that just had her 4th girl.  I thought being the 4th girl in a family, she may wear hand me downs and I would want something just her own, if she was mine.  So now she has something just her own.

The bonus:  I still have more than enough scraps to make another in the same colors or different.  Believe it or not I am not a hoarder!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

News of the day...I have decided to return to posting.  Nothing big, small and simple.  I will post three times a week, hopefully.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  One will be a sewing post, one will be a recipe post, and the other, I am not sure yet.  Any ideas?  It could be anything.. that I have some knowledge on.  I will begin next week.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cowboy Table Runner

Here this is again.  Well, I got this crazy idea to enter a competition...a sewing competition.  It is over here.  It is called "Sew-vivor".  I entered this sewing project that I made.  We will see how this goes.  Next week they will post the Top 10.  I know, crazy, but a whole lotta fun.

This was something I made for my family reunion auction.  A little complicated but totally doable.  First, I found pictures that I printed off the internet in the size I wanted.  I then pinned them to a piece of white fabric and started cutting the outline.  I had to be careful on the small pieces to make sure I didn't cut them off.   I put wonder under on the appliques and ironed them on and then zig zagged around each piece.  Then I found red cowboy fabric in my sisters stash and made a border and a back.  I put a thin layer of batting between and pinned it all around.  I used my machine to do the stitching.  It was fun, but definitely my first time, and you can tell so don't look too close.  When I was done with that, I used bias tape for the binding.  Mostly because I was in a hurry.  But then I had to do it twice cause the first time didn't work to good, so I might as well have used my own bias tape.  Oh well, you live and learn right.  I really liked how it turned out.  It took a long time and only sold for $6.  Definitely worth more,  but it's a family thing, so I can't complain.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Playing Catch UP

When you work full time, it is hard to get things done.  Not necessarily the big things, the  little ones like laundry, homework, cleaning.  You know all those things.  Trust me, if I made sewing a goal to accomplish, I wouldn't have a problem getting it done.  It's the things you don't do that you have to work on.  Blogging is one of them.  I used to have lots of time to work on projects and blog about them.  Not so much any more.  I work on projects when I want to.  What I don't have time for is the pictures of every detail and blogging in a way so other people can understand it.  Are you with me?  The reason I haven't blogged for so long it just that.  It took me hours not only to make the project, but then to do pictures, and blog that it became a chore and not fun anymore.  So, I stopped.  I will still  post here and there but not tutorials, just pictures of the things I have made.  If you have questions, email and let me know I can always clarify.  I just don't have the time to be fully involved.  And the better thing about it.. I am okay with it.  Blogging is never my priority and probably never should have been.  It took time away from my kids and that is time that you can't have back.  So without further adieu...here are some pictures of things I have been doing over the last few months.

And gosh that is the only picture that I have.  I actually have been doing something, I just don't take pictures either.  Oh, well.  That what happens when life happens.