Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pink Chenille madness.

I just love chenille I think all things baby should be made from it.
Heck I think I need things made from chenille.
I ran  to the fabric store to grab one thing and totally forgot it because I was so happy that the chenille was 50% off.
I quickly came home and mad the first blanket I have ever made.
I was really happy with how it turned out, I also made some matching burp rags.
Now I just need to go and make the hooter hiders and bath time aprons and finish the strawberry short cake trifle.
I guess I better go if I want to make my deadline.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sew much to do..

I have a ton of sewing that I need to get done by the weekend but all I wanted to do today was play in the sun!!
Well since I don't have Miss M the 2 year old that I get to play with 4 days a week tomorrow I think I will sew the day away.
My goal is to make 3 hooter hiders, 3 Bath towel aprons, and what ever else  can get done all by the days end..
Do you think I can get it done?
Then I have a fun dessert recipe to share. I think I am finally turning into a desert maker.
I think my family is thrilled about that..

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cherry Cheese Pie OH My..

( Picture will be inserted once blogger quits being a boob)

(Anyone elce haveing blogger isues or is it just me)
This is a Family favorite at our house, I made it last night for the first time in years.
I use to make this all the time when I was in JR high. My 8th grade home economics teacher thought us how to make this and I have been hooked every since.


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in milk until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla, then pour whole mixture into graham cracker crust.

Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours, or until set. Top with desired amount of pie filling before serving. Refrigerate leftovers
Yep it's that simple. I hope you give it a try..


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Super Ben!!

This boy cracks me up. I was leaving to pick his brother up from play practice, when a blur of activity ran past me.
It was Ben Dressed up so nicely in his super spy outfit.
I could not stop laughing because he kept running around me saying silly stuff .
Then his cape came untied and he said mom I love you can you re tie my super puppy cape.
So I did and while I was tying his baby blanket(AKA super puppy cape.) my heart just swelled with love for this sweet boy. He has brought so much love and laughter to our family. I am so glad that he is a part of our family he was the best surprise we could have ever asked for.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fat Quarter burp rags.

I was very excited today when I found out that my good friend had a baby girl!
I kept telling her if she had a girl I would make her tons of girl goodness.
So I promptly made these burp rags right after I found out the good news.

I thought while I was makeing them that I would make a quick tutorial.

All you need is fat quarters
a sewing machine and thread.
first cut the fat quarter in half
Next take the chenille and cut it the same size as the fat-quarter .
now pin right sides together

Then sew all the way around leaving an opening big enough to turn it.

Now turn it it right side out.

Then pin opening

and top stitch all the way around.

Roll up the burp rags tie them in a bow then find a cute baby to give it to.
So super easy.
Flower tutorial tomorrow maybe..LOL

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I should be cleaning, I should be making a flower tutorial, I should sewing, I should be doing something but I 'm not instead I am just being lazy I talked to my BFF for 3 hours and now it's time to go get Ben.
I think I like being lazy...
Hmm lazy days are good days.. Too bad I cant do it more often..
Tomorrow I will have the flower tutorial, I will then show you all the fun things I made with them..

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wicked Good!!

When we got home from church today I asked Ben what he had learned With a big grin he replied my teacher said I was Wicked!.
I said what teacher said you were wicked he said sister N.. I was lost for a moment because i new she would never tell Ben he was wicked!
I inquired further and said why did she call you wicked.
He then replied I did a cool trick and she said "Ben that was wicked good!
I was very relived that he was wicked good and not wicked bad.
He then asked "can I go outside so you can take some wicked good shots of me on my skate board so you can put them on your blog".
So here you have them Ben and his wicked good skateboarding shots.

Note how truly wicked his outfit is.

He he begins in between the cars.
Skating past me.
Stopping before he hits the ice.
Now he's picking up his skate board to do it all over again..

There you have it folks Ben and his Wicked Good skateboarding skills.
Now count how many times I have written wicked in this post and let me know in my comments LOL
Have wicked Sunday afternoon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Holly cute Flowers Batman!!

I finally tried my hand at making these cute flowers!
I think I am addicted!!
They are super cheap and super easy to make and so many ways to use them.
Thank goodness I bought a lot of fabric!
Now I am off to make them in to headbands ,bracelets ,brooches,barrettes oh the opportunities are endless.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Trifle yumminess..

Now doesn't this just look sinful?
Do you want to know how to make it?
Here we go
Your favorite white, Yellow, or lemon cake premade
2 instant pudding mix
2 (1lb) frozen berries thawed (I used blueberries)
1/3 of a cup of orange juice
1lb of cream cheese room temp
1 small jar of marshmallow fluff
1Teaspoon of vanilla
1teaspoon of lemon juice.

1st make pudding mix according to package let sit while you put the berries in a bowel adding the orange juice.
set a side and make the topping
combine the cream cheese vanilla and lemon juice in a mixer and mix for 3 minutes on medium
Now cube the cake.

Ok here is where the fun begins it's time to assemble.
I first add the berry mix to the bottom of my trifle dish, (if you don't have a trifle dish use a clear glass bowel or what ever you have.)
Then add some cake then the pudding until you have reached the top of the dish.
Now all you have to do is spread the cream cheese mixture.
Then walla you have a beautiful yummy trifle.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ti's green milk I see!

Leprechauns are self-appointed guardians of ancient treasure (left by the Danes when they marauded through Ireland), burying it in crocks or pots. This may be one reason why leprechauns tend to avoid contact with humans whom they regard as foolish, flighty (and greedy?) creatures. If caught by a mortal, he will promise great wealth if allowed to go free. He carries two leather pouches. In one there is a silver shilling, a magical coin that returns to the purse each time it is paid out. In the other he carries a gold coin which he uses to try and bribe his way out of difficult situations. This coin usually turns to leaves or ashes once the leprechaun has parted with it.However, you must never take your eye off him, for he can vanish in an instant. They also love to play pranks and are full of mischief
This morning this pretty Irish girl woke me up all excited to show me what the Leprechauns did.
Last night we made a Leperchaun traps and left out pretty gold bracelets to see if we could catch one.
Are traps did not work but there was evedance of leprechauns all over the Kitchen and bath room.
The leprechauns spilt flour all over the kitchen table leaving little foot prints behind

They even some how turned the milk in the fridge green and made the toilet water green as well.
The best part is They traded the little gold coins we had left out for rainbow colored candies.

Madeline and Ben could hardly wait to go to school and see what mischief the leprechauns were up to there.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The giant tower..

Ben woke me up Sunday morning all giggles and excitement.
"Mom mom you have to see this."
"Oh ya bring your camera mom!!"
So I slowly went into the living room to see the almost 10 foot tower as Ben called they built.
I was surprised that they got it that high considering the tallest one of them is 5'6.
I quickly snapped a shot right before
came tumbling
The best part about this giant tower is when they made it nobody was fighting.
How would I know you might ask?
 Because I wasn't woken up by Madeline screaming Garrett stop it which is my normal every morning wake up call.
Ben waking me up with excitement and knowing that Garrett and Maddie worked together happily was a priceless moment in the Wilderness house.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pot holder handle tutorial(AKA pot handle condoms)

I love pretty pot holder heck who doesn't?
A while back I made some there easy peasy and take no time at all.
My favorite pot holders are the ones you stick on the handles so your pot so you don't burn your self while cooking.
My Friend Tiffany calls them pot handle condoms.
I guess they kinda look like a condom and hey they are protection for your hands from getting burned.
So do you all want to know how to make them ?
(I hear your heads a nodding)
Supply list!!
scrap fabric
terry cloth old towel or new one.
sewing machine
And time.
First make a pattern.
I simply traced my pot Handel to get the right length and then made it 2 and a half time the with.
Then I placed the pattern on the terry cloth and the scrap fabric and then cut i 2 of each ( 2 terry pieces 2 cloth pieces)

I then pined the bottom of one terry piece to one cloth piece and sewed a 1/4 seam across the bottom and repeated on the second piece.

Next place the cloth pieces right sides together with the terry pieces facing out.
then sew a seam all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom.

Now you need to turn it right side out , you can press it if you want and then you are all done.

Now you have a pot handle holder or pot condom that you can be proud of!
I think making them with matching pot holders is a great gift.

As always let me know if there is any mistakes or if you have any questions?

Get your craft on Thurs.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Beautiful Alaska day and my $165.00 stockings.

As much as I complain about the cold.
I do have to say I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Almost every day when I look out my window the mountains and sky take my breath away.

The other day I was looking out the window and saw this beautiful cloud shaped like a heart I was lucky enough to get a shot before the storm clouds chased it away.

So I am sitting on my bed really wanting to sew but knowing I cant because I have to let these darn legs heal.
So I thought I would take a pic of the lovely stockings I have to wear.
Aren't they just lovely?
Can you believe these lovely stockings cost $165.00 yep you read the number right.
I about threw up in my mouth when I saw the invoice.
Thank goodness my insurance company paid every penny of the cost.
They are compression stocking to keep my legs from swelling and getting blood clots.
The only thing is my feet keep swelling because they are too small for my feet.
The lady measured my with of my calf, my ankel. my thighs, but not how wide my feet are.
So I cut the feet out of the dang things.
Now they look even sillier and they still make my feet swell.

Here is a little peek of my legs heeling believe me your seeing the good parts.
I swear every inch from my bum to my ankel is bruised on the back.
I guess a laser and 25 needle pricks will do that to you and that's only in my left leg.
My right leg was a bout 30 injections.
After all this pain my legs better feel better once they are healed.
Ok enough wining.
I think I will go eat some chocolate and dream up something lovely to create.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Eclipse trailer..

I just watched the eclipse trailer

It looks so super good and I can hardly wait until June 30th when it comes out.
I know most every one loves Edward but I don't really yes he is good for Bella but if I had to choose I would choose Jacob!
I have loved him since his character really came out in new moon when I first read the book!
In fact I don't know why but I read New moon before twilight.

Ok this really is a nothing silly post but hay I am in a nothing silly mood.
I have some fun stuff to share with you next week now that I am semi healed the crafting has resumed.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy birthday to the best husband in the world

Today is my sweet Ford loving husbands birthday!
I joke that he loves his mistress Sherry more than me(His 1962 Galxey)

Dales favorite Disney character is Goofy.

Probably because he is a big goof ball.
There is never a dull moment when he is around.

He's a great supportive Father who loves his children.
Even when they are complete silly billy's.
Especially when they are sick,
He is my hero when he puts his uniform on and fights for our country's freedom.
And even bigger hero when he loved William for who he was and how he came into the world.
And of course I love him for the way he loves and treats me, any one that knows us know how much he adores and spoils me and accepts me for who I am.
I love you Dale and I am so glad that you are my eternal companion!
Happy Birthday!
My hero my lover and best friend.