Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sweater to Cardigan Tutorial

 I got this green sweater from Kohl's on clearance.  It's nice, but just kinda plain.  So I went about making a matching cardigan for my green paisley sleeveless shirt (above). 
 I used my sewing machine, some double folded binding tape in green, some scissors and a ruler. 
 I cut the sweater straight up the middle.
 Pinned on the bias tape, back side first. 
 Sewing the back, then pinning the front on and sewing it up.  Tucking in the ends of the tape on the edges of the sweater.
 Half hour later, ( I needed time to figure it out too ;) ) I'm finished and have an awesome custom cardigan.
 I'm very happy, and I think it's my favorite!  Are you going to try it?

Breakfast tomorrow?
Morning Oven Hashbrowns 

I've also added some Jersey Headbands to my Etsy Shop!  Come on by and check it out!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Easy Leather Beaded Necklace

Here is an easy accessory to make with just a couple dollars.

I really like turquoise, so I got these beads from the craft store.  I  got leather cord in natural, I don't have the tools for making anything with metal jewelry.  Maybe one day!
I think some brown leather dye would also be nice for this necklace, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

Just tie knots after each bead on this one.  Super easy, and I like.

What are your plans this weekend?

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dunkin Donuts at Home - Egg Ham Wake up Wrap

Sometimes what we're lookin for is just an idea for something to eat, not so much a new recipe

I really enjoy Dunkin Donuts.  I also like the .99 cent wraps as does the little one.

I made this at home.  Not exactly from the drive thru, but really good! 

1 Egg
1 Tbsp Milk
1 Slice Tavern Ham
1 Slice American Cheese
2 Flour Tortillas

Scramble egg and milk together in a bowl.  Cook in a small saucepan over low to med heat.  Flip over when it looks glassy but cooked underneath.  Cook another 30 seconds.  Slice round piece of ham in half. Slice cheese in half.  Heat tortillas over flame till warm on both sides.  Slice egg in half.  Layer the halves in each of the tortillas.  Serves two.
What have you made lately?  Please come by and leave me a comment!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mirrored Jewelry Box - The Chicago Bench Co

 Andrew recently was commissioned to make this beautiful jewelry box.  Each Mirror piece had to be hand beveled by a professional, something you'd think would be an easy thing.  Those were sent out to be done, and he created this beautiful box.
 You can see more of his work here at the Chicago Bench Co on CustomMade.
It has sections, and the doors open to a necklace carousel and drawers.  

 Walnut drawers and and sections with pink satin interior lining. 
For Christmas, he made me a jewelry box.  I can't wait to show you!  I'll be posting it soon.

Today is supposed to be snow! What are your plans today?

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Garlic Ginger Pork Roast

 I really love pork roast.  That being said, I really love this pork roast!  It only takes a few seasonings for this great dinner.

1.5 lb Pork Sirloin Roast
Ground Ginger
Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper

Mix seasonings together and spread over the top of the roast.  I put the fat side up, so that the juices run into the meat.  Roast at 325 F degrees for an hour and a half or until the temp reaches at least 160 f degrees in the meat.  Let rest for 5-10 minutes and then slice and serve.  Yum! I love the tasty crispy top too.
Enjoy it with: 

Cream Cheese Pepper Salad

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rice Hand Warmers

 I think this is such a great idea for anyone, almost any age.  These rice hand warmers are so nice to have in the winter.  Great for the bus stop or a car ride.  I'm going to use them for my little one to hold if the car is still cold.  Also nice when they don't feel well.  We're all just getting over the stomach flu. Yuck.
 I got the crochet circles from etsy here. Super cute, with so many uses.  I used them to glue on barrettes too.
 I double lined the fabric, sewed on the embellishment, added uncooked rice and sewed close.  Heat in the microwave between 10 seconds and a minute.  You'll have to check out your particular microwave time.  You don't want it too hot of course.
 Happy New Year EVERYONE!  Do you have a resolution for 2012?

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