Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hello Everyone! I am finally back after waiting two long months to have my computer fixed. It has been a LONG two months without it! I have been working on a few projects for the house. I made curtains for my living room and dining room. I also reupholstered the chairs for my dining room table. Everything turned out awesome.
I plan on finishing up a few more projects that I started before Christmas. During the holidays I had a hard time trying to get anything done. One of those projects is a six foot circle, denim braided rug that I will be putting in the living room. I can't wait until it is done. So far I have a circle that is about three feet wide, almost there! I will post the pictures when I am finished.
As for today.....I am not sure if anything will get done. It is supposed to be a beautiful day after a few very cold weeks and I think the kids and I will be outside this afternoon!
Have a wonderful day everyone!!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Camo Seat Covers

Custom made seat covers for a truck bench seat. This is the first time that I've ever made seat covers. It was a very challenging job, but I am very satisfied with the result.

I used heavy-duty material and upholstry thread, as well as elastic around the bottom and elastic ties to hold the seat in place.

Friday, July 1, 2011

How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap

You will need the following ingredients:

1 bar Fels Naptha soap
1 box Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1 box Borax
1 (2 gallon) bucket
All of these items can be found in the laundry aisle of your local grocery store.

-Grate 1/3 of the bar of Fels Naptha soap into a large saucepan. Add 6 cups water to the grated soap and heat on the stove until soap is completely melted. Add 1/2 cup borax and 1/2 cup washing soda to the soapy water. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
In the 2 gallon bucket, add 1 gallon plus 10 cups water. Then add your soap mixture and stir. Let your laundry detergent sit for at least 24 hours before using it. It should gel up a little. You will use 1/2 cup of your homemade detergent per load.
Have fun and I hope you enjoy this post!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunglass Case

Quilted Sunglass Case. I always have a hard time trying to find a case that will fit my "BIG" sunglasses, so I decided to make one. I used a pink cotton fabric for the outside. Then I lined it with some batting and gave it that cute quilted look. I then lined the inside with a terry-cloth fabric that would be smooth on the lenses of my sunglasses. I used a cute pink ribbon to line the edge and added a little loop with a circle bead to give it a little extra flair.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Patchwork Pouch

I made this bag out of scrap material, corduroy. It measures 10" x 5 1/2". There is foam lining on the inside and a drawstring top.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Patchwork Purse

I made this bag out of two pairs of old corduroy pants and a men's dress shirt. I cut the patches into 4" x 4" squares. The strap is made from the side seams of the pants, I just braided the two different colors together and attached them to the sides of the bag. I made this for a friend of mine who donated the fabric to me. I Love these colors together!