Friday, October 07, 2011

Friday Fun


Winter's coming!

Our Abby is such a good sport.  She was very curious about the new hat as I withdrew it from the shopping bag. Perhaps because she's grown accustomed to anything coming out of a bag with "fur" means a new toy for her.

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Banana bread fresh from the oven

Over ripe bananas and a well-loved favorite recipe


With a secret ingredient - fresh lemon zest


Poured into the Pamperef Chef mini loaf pans


Bake until golden brown


Cut open and take in that mouth-watering smell of freshly-bake banana bread.


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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Quick & Easy Gift Idea: Turn a purchased flower applique into a headband


Got ten minutes to spare?  (Five if you're really quick.)

Use that spare time to embellish a headband. Or two. Or three.

It really is easy. Let me show you how.

Gather your supplies. This could be the most time-consuming part of this whole project!

A purchased applique (mine has lovely pink and white flowers with pearl accents), felt,  a purchased headband (I found a pack of five at a discount store), a hot glue gun and glue stick.




Determine where you want the applique to be on the headband.   Take note of how much of the applique will be attached to the headband.


Cut a shaped piece of felt to match the part of the applique that will be attached to the headband.  Hot glue the felt to the back of the applique.



Hot glue to one side of the headband.


Cut a piece of felt 1" wide and 2" shorter than the shaped piece of felt.  Hot glue to the back of the headband. The headband will be sandwiched between the applique and this strip of felt.


Ta-da! Done!


This post is part of Today's Creative Blog and Polly Want a Crafter? 

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Just helping a fabric store with their magazine display

While shopping at a local fabric this morning I quickly glanced at the sewing magazines. You know, just to see what was available. Fine, I admit it. To see if the latest SewNews was on display.

Now I ask you. How will anyone see my fabulous sweater on the cover when it's displayed like this?


Think they'll notice the little rearranging I did?


Just trying to be helpful.

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