Friday, August 26, 2011

Crafty Goodness... How do you want your Room??

I have been working in my Dinning-room.. I am turning it into my sewing room.. I know I know.. I just did that with the upstairs a couple of years ago. I have found I am not so creative up there. It's not as comfortable as being down stairs. The number one draw back of upstairs is you can not hear the door bell when it rings. I want to know when my swap packages get here.. That way I don't have to make a special trip to the PO to pick them up. The number two reason is.. its either too hot or too cold up there. I like to be comfortable when I sew :)
I have been looking at fun and creative ways to store things in the sewing room .. I have found some fun stuff I thought I would share with you :)

This fun idea was found at My Blessed Life.. 10 Craft Room Organizational Tips.

I have always liked this storage idea.. You can find it at SparkBark This would be perfect for someone like me with tons and tons of pretty buttons :)
*** I am so excited Big Daddy O said we would build 
one of these thread racks 
when the weather cools down!!!
Yeah I am so excited!!! He's such a nice Daddy***

 Here is a very clever idea.. I can use this one for sure.. one can never find the perfect place to put their threads and bobbins .. and I think I just found my solution here on The Creative Homemaker.

Here is another great idea in how to store some of those buttons and bobs..
This was found at The Girl Creative. You need to run by and see how she dresses up this little spice rack ;)

Your asking yourself what in the world is this and what would APP use it for.. well my sweet friends this is a 45 rpm wire record holder.. wouldn't this make an awesome Quilting Ruler Rack? I am going to have to keep my eyes open for one of these.. there are tons and tons of styles.. I just want a fun one that is wire like this one ;)

 I am sure your thinking to yourself has APP gone mad .. this is a photo of a bathroom.. well ladies. I loved this idea because you could put a towel bar above your pressing board, mat or what every you use to press. Hang your spray bottles of starch, sizing, water or Fragrance to make your fabrics smell fresh and good.

 I love this little shelf.. you can find these at garage sales and thrift shops for next to nothing.. I am also going to be keeping my eyes open for one of these ;) This photo was found at Daily Ode of Delaido 

Now when you saw this item.. I am sure you said.. Now I know APP has gone mad. It's a wire Veggie Rack.. I can see this rack filled with all those left over strip scraps.. all scooped up in one spot.

APP is always losing her scissors.. this would be a great way to keep track of them. With a Magnetic Strip.

The whole idea about this post was for you to find creative ways to make your sewing room more functional by using recycled items.. or new inexpensive items. 
Why spend lots of money setting up your sewing or crafting room when you could be spending that money on fabric or supplies..

If you have any great ideas to share... please add the link to your comments :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I have some very sad news....

Rest In Peace Tonk Tonk Ba Donka Donk

Tatanka has passed away ... I am sure it was from heat... its been over 100 here for weeks.. could not keep enough cold water in the bowls... especially when one has to work during the day. The last couple of days there has been no wind.... If I had only known.. he was in danger... he was and outdoor dog all the way... Could not keep him in the house.. he went nuts.... He literately would climb the curtains and walls trying to get out.
He chewed the bars of the kennel... wanting out!!!
I know he is in a better place now.... I will see him again one day!
Tatanka Thank you for being my friend!

Thank you everyone for your sweet words and kindness..
I know that in my heart of hearts he is ok.. and is happy chasing that Gillee Girl of mine until I get there to be with them. I know that he is doing what he use to do best.. herd the creatures... LOL I might have to re-teach him his manners when we meet up again... but I know that he will be the good boy that he was. All of you are very right I will really miss him. In fact after work .. I had to go out and stand by his pen. My heart is heavy.. but in time it will soar again....Because I know I will be with all my passed little fur babies one day!!
Thank you everyone for caring!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day of School in Ta Town

My niece started her first day of school at her new Magnet school. She was interviewed and selected to go to the Art Magnet School in our area this year. What is one of the staples for an ART School???? Of course an ART BAG. She had to have a new art bag to take... and guess who was asked to make one for her??? If you guessed The Pitty your wrong.. it was Auntie M :) 

Little Missy S loves the Beatles.. 
I incorporated some Yellow Submarine fabric in to her bag.... 
She loved loved loved it....
By the way Ms Nadine thank you for sharing the Beatles fabrics with me!!!
You made one little girl very happy!!

Look at this Happy Grin on her face!!! 
Missy S sent me a note via FB and told me she would carry it to school everyday! 
I am so happy she loved it!!
My sister was amazed.. she knows that I made it up as I sewed it together ;)
This was my second try at an art bag.. they keep getting better and better.. 
Maybe one day I will make one that is perfect!!

All art work photos are by my Niece Missy S...... Aren't they fun?
Please don't copy her art work..

Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's been a great two days off.

I am so excited I had lunch with a great friend from work yesterday.. she is no longer working in my building. It was fun catching up and hearing how her summer is going so far...
The second great part of the day is the AC Guys are here right now putting in my new air unit as I type this.. I know that's not really exciting news for you .. but it's big news for me ;) 

Just because this post was boring... I will post a couple of tasty looking summer recipes for you to try ;)

 Brown Sugar Coconut Bubble Tea @ The Pastry Affair

Don't these look delicious... Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices @ Food for My Family

I love a good tasting Cherry Limeade... I found a recipe @ She Wears Many Hats.

I hope you find these recipes interesting enough to try out.. if you do give us a review!! 
Stay cool... I know I will be after today :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I did not hear!!

This is me.. after entering a lot of Go Baby Give Aways!!!
I have heard nothings... so I must've not won!!!!
Bo hoo hooo hoo!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2nd post of the day... Yummy Yummy ;)

I know your going to love these Food Ideas.. I only wish the fall would come soon.. I hate to heat up the house in the summer baking and cooking.. but this just might be worth it :)


Don't these look delicious.. and what an easy way to make a snack.. and maybe just maybe your teenager can keep the mess down to a minimum ;)
S'Mores in a Jar @ The Pharma Blog.

S'Mores Cake in a jar @ Tip Junkie

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-apart Bread @ Joy the Baker.
Are you surprised this is not chocolate?? 
I also love Cinnamon bread, Snickerdoodle Cookies, and Sugar and Cinnamon on my toast ;)

        Single Serving Pie in a Jar... Our Best Bites.   
Full instructions on how to make these delicious looking pies in a jar ;)