Sunday, July 13, 2014

Helpful Hints

Did you Know?
A Banana Peel can heal most skin problems.
Bananas are the magical fruit, because they heal many common problems on the skin. By rubbing the peel on your skin, you can heal bruises and cuts and eliminate rashes, itching and warts. Basically if you have a common skin problem, it can be cured by this fruit. Interesting eh?

Next I came across this Miracle Cleaner and Stain remover!!
Sorry, I can't recall where I first heard about it!! Somewhere on the internet. I use it everywhere in my house now!
This is the ultimate stain remover that actually works on a seriously set in stain! 
The mixture is:
1 part Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (the original blue kind) 2 parts Hydrogen Peroxide  
Mix together and pour directly on the stain.
If it is a big stain, you can always add the mixture to a bucket of hot water and submerse your stained item in it.
 I actually keep mine in a spray bottles and just squirt it onto everything! In fact I recently came across the peroxide in it's own spray bottle. Which is a good thing, because the peroxide looses it's potency if not kept in a dark bottle. I have one in the kitchen, one in the laundry room, and one in each bathroom, ready to fight the stains and clean whatever needs to be cleaned and sanitized! Love this stuff!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Getting the Crafting Mojo

It's been a few months now and I'm getting my crafting mojo back. I made a raggedy doll the other day, she is up on Ebay for auction. Tell me what you think of her. Vintage Hankie Raggedy Doll

Scrap Bag Auction
I have added scrap bags for sale, so much can be done with scrap bags. They are color coordinated. Each weigh about 2lbs.Above is just a sample of one of the scrap bags for auction over on my my Ebay Store page.

 I also have added button and carpet thread from Coats and  Clark. I have 5 colors available, free shipping in the United States. 

I use this thread to hand sew all the doll body parts onto  their bodies, and it's a great heavy duty thread for sewing on the doll hair as well. Doll makin' thread here

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  It's been a very difficult time for my family and myself the    last few months. This is for the Mister from his Missus.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

New Puppy

Here is a picture of the newest addition to our family.  A miniature Australian Shepherd. She's such a sweetie. She joined our family December 31st. 8 weeks old. The cats are warming up to her very slowly. All she wants to do is play with them, they aren't too interested in that! She's a ball of fur and energy, her favorite thing to do is to help us all day long.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wow time flies. I must apologize--- it has been so very long. No excuses, just quite busy creating, filling orders, and life in general!! Here is my newest pattern. LCC Large Ornie, Santa Door Greeter! He is about 19" tall when finished. I include very easy detailed instructions and drawings. His eyes are handpainted and you trace them onto your fabric and follow the easy painting instructions step by step. You can even use permanent markers instead of paint for the eyes. I made him from plush felt and Debbie Mumm Christmas fabric. I will have the PDF pattern available very soon. I put the red hatted Santa on Ebay and he sold right away too. Until next time.... I hope it is sooner than this last time in between writing.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Homemade Dill Pickles

Well almost 2 months have gone by since I was last here. We helped our daughter move into a new house, had a few dental appointments, and came down with the flu that kept me in bed for about a week. It really kicked my butt this time. I usually get sick once every few years so I guess I was due. Also I have been busy taking turns tending the garden of veggies with my husband. Not doing as well as I hoped this year. It's the desert, we usually have a hard time growing things. A friend has not though and gave us some cucumbers, beans, peppers, carrots and onions. His garden is amazing for the desert! I need to ask his secret. So anyway when you have an abundant supply of cucumbers you make pickles! That is what my husband and I did this afternoon. Our house is a no vinegar zone so we made naturally fermented pickles. They won't be ready to eat  for about 6 weeks. Very easy recipe to follow though.
Here's the recipe I followed

Here are 2 cucumbers that I have left, the biggest two I had were 19" long! 

And here they are in their brine ready to set in a cool dark place for awhile. This was really fun. Never made pickles before. I figured If I can can other vegetables and make jam I can do pickles.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Motorcycle Seat and Painting Walls

This week I helped my son recover his motorcycle seat. He took them apart and traced the pieces onto the new fabric and I sewed them together. I did have him sew a couple of the easy hem pieces so he could say he sewed them too! Turned out really good. We still need to make a small bag for the handle bar area. He did the white walls himself too. Looks totally different than when his Dad owned it. When he sees it he says wow looks like a whole new bike!
Tomorrow we are painting the dining room and living room walls. I absolutely HATE painting walls unless I'm painting a mural. It's so tedious. But I will be glad to get it over and done. I've been bugging my husband for 2 years to help me paint them. I have all the drapes, curtains, and valances made and hung up. I finished those a couple weeks ago. Very pleased at how they all turned out. I will take a picture after the painting is done.