Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easiest Bag Ever!

I made this bag for my little girl, for her church bag. She loves it and I loved it because it was so easy!

Here is how you do it, are you ready?

Materials: A Fabric Place Mat, Ribbon, and a Sewing Machine.

First thing I did was sew the ribbon on, there really isn't any rhyme or reason to my sewing so I don't know how many inches apart, I pinned it and sewed where I thought it looked good and copied it on the other side.

You can use as much or as little ribbon as you want to use for the handles, I just put as much as I thought looked good, but you can use as much or as little as you think looks good for the look your going for.

Second: I just sewed up the sides of the Place Mat, and WA-la that's it!

This is what it looks like from the inside. I also burnt the edge of the ribbon so it wouldn't fray.

I wish there was a little more to this tutorial but I love how easy it was! We made these in my church a long time ago and I always wanted to do them again. I'm so glad that it was as easy as I remember!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think everyone has their favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, and here is mine.

I love it, because my husband loves it, and he's pretty hard to please. :)

This is also the best recipe I've found for making lots and then freezing it so you can have a batch whenever you want! I love it!

It says to add nuts, but we're not nut fans so we don't add those and they still are wonderful!

Here is the recipe:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

  1. 1 Heat oven to 375ºF
  2. 2 Mix sugars, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  3. 3 Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
I got this recipe off the Betty Crocker Web site, here's the link if you want it:


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Picture Hanger

So my little sister is going to the college by our house, and she lives in this great little house with 7 other girls(that's a lot of girls in one house!). She doesn't have a whole lot of space, and she loves having pictures everywhere! She just found this cute little picture hanger at IKEA in the picture section and put it over her window.

It didn't have enough little hang-y down things(yes, that's the technical term:)) so she just took some mardi-gras beads and made her own hang-y things from them. I thought this was a great addition to her little crazy room!

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My little sister and I just put some striped curtains up in her room and I think they turned out pretty darn good, being the first time we've ever tried something like this!

We got the material at IKEA and just sewed the edge on all sides except for one(because she really like the natural fringe), and then we hung them with these great circle hang-y things that they sell at IKEA for super cheap, so we didn't have to worry about sewing the holes for the rod to go through.

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I Love Weddings!

My cute cousin just got married last week, and it is always so fun to share the day with the two lovebirds! To see how happy and excited they are to start this new part of their life, it's always a lot of fun!

The colors of their wedding were yellow and blue, because that's the color of their personality(from the color code book). I thought that was a really cute way of personalizing it!

My cousin said that he had been in love with this girl since he was in grade school, he said he had always been partial to red-heads(that's her hair color:)) so that's why he always loved "The Little Mermaid." It was really cute, and I always love all the little romantic stuff(I'm a sap!).

I made these wedding glasses for them as a present.

My little sister draws the pictures and I transfer them so that I can cut them out using the cricut.

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