Sunday, February 28, 2010


I love all the owls that have been popping up on blogs everywhere. I have some owl ideas flying through my head. I am working on getting them out of there and into something concrete and tangible. Here are a few owls that I have seen around enjoy. Click on the pictures to visit the blogs and websites they came from.

Owl Sewing Craft Project Eli the Owl Backpack Owl on Cut Out And Keep Lolly Chops' Owl

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Margaret Bag by Oh Fransson


I made this bag from Oh Fransson and I love it. I think it turned out really classy looking yet very functional. I have been using it for a diaper bag/Purse. I can’t wait to make a few as gifts for the ones I love. The pattern and the directions were very easy. You can go here and get the pattern for yourself!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas

We love these and this recipe makes two pans. I always throw one in the freezer for another day.

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas
1 pound ground beef
Chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup water
2 cups cooked rice
1 can black beans or pinto beans (rinsed)
1 can El Pato Sauce
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
10 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 (16 ounce jar) salsa
1 can cream of chicken soup

1.In a large skillet, cook beef, onions, and garlic over medium heat. Drain grease. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Add El Pato Sauce. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in rice. Cook and stir until liquid is evaporated. Spread about 2 Tbsp. beans, ¼ cup beef mixture and 1 Tbsp cheese down the center of each tortilla; roll up. Place seam side down in two greased 13in x 9-in x 2-in. baking dishes.

2. Combine salsa and soup; pour down center of enchiladas. Sprinkle with reaming cheese. Bake at 350ยบ for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

If you don't want it spice just leave out the El Pato sauce.


Sunday, February 21, 2010


My little one is starting her journey into food. As we started this I realized that for some odd reason I only have about three bibs left over from the last two kids. So this weekend my project was to make her some new bibs. Trying to save some money I decided to use her receiving blankets as material for the bibs.


The best part is that my mom had machine embroidered her name on her blankets so I was able to use that part for the bib. I love a project that doesn’t cost me anything. I didn’t have snaps so I used Velcro.


This was really so simple and I was able to reuse the blankets.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shabby Apple Shakespeare Garden Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

Shabby Apple Shakespeare Garden Dress GIVEAWAY!!!! This such a cute dress. I would love to be able to sew something like that.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fairy Skirts


My daughter turned five and wanted a fairy birthday party. I wanted to make all the girls fairies when they came to the house. I also didn’t want to spent a ton of money. I decided to make these no-sew skirts. They are kind of like a no-sew tutu. The difference is that they mare made with strips of material and tulle. I loved this look and the girls loved it too. I made nine of these and I was able to make about half of them with material I had laying around. I found fairy wings at the dollar store and it just made the outfit complete.


This blog is for me to show some of the things I love doing. I have really loved sewing as of late. It hit me about in about May 2009 and the urge has yet to diminish. It just keeps getting stronger. I feel like sewing has become a little bit like Therapy for me. I enjoy creating and then having something to show for it. I love making things for my three wonderful kids. Most of the time they are my inspiration and help me to follow through. My husband has really encouraged me and even tries sleeping through my sewing machine working sometimes late at night. My mom is an amazing quilter and when I was growing up she sewed clothes and dolls for us. Thanks for all the help and love mom.