Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
I make a lot of fleece nursing pillow covers for my little shop. I have a lot of left over fleece. So one of the things that I made was a fleece hat and a boa.
The second hat is for our budding St. Louis fan, Luke. What I did was take what I call a toboggan hat and you might call a watch cap. I folded it into 1/4 and created a template from that. I keep a lot of poster paper for templates. I sewed the four pieces together and measured around the edge. I cut a trim 6 inches wide and a little more than the measured edge. After cutting the trim to fit the hat, I sewed the trim to the hat. Then I hemmed the hat to be the approximately 3 inch trim. I took 4 strips of each of the colors I used here and cut 6 inch strips about as wide as my little finger. I stitched them together and took two and tied them together to hide the stitching. I had hand stitched them to the hats. The boa measures about 57 inches. There are 3 strips about 4 inches wide and 57 inches long. I sewed them together straight down the center and then cut the strips about as far apart as my finger. Then you just shake it and it comes out as your see.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
All Grandmothers like letters. Even if they just consist of a squiggle and a dirty finger mark.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Every April we keep our 3 Grandchildren that live here in the states, Hailey, Evan Michael and Jacob, while their parents go away for the weekend to celebrate their anniversary. We always try to do something special when they are there. This weekend we made Pineapple No Bake Cheesecake. We used strawberries instead, since not all of us will eat pineapple. It worked just as well. I collect depression glass or just glass that I like. I got these little glasses in Belgium when I went to Germany to visit my daughter. We put our cheesecake in these pretty glasses and the kids were so excited to show them of to Mom and Dad when they got home to pick them up. They were very careful with my little glasses and encourages me to do it again. We had so much fun. The recipe is below and I got it off of facebook. It was very good. The M&M that is on top of the desert was just our little addition to decorate it up a little. It was definitely a hit.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Quote of the Day:
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.
Friday, June 6, 2014
This is matching t-shirts for daddy and baby. I used poster paper to make my templates. I made 2 sides of the vest and the tie and then just stitched them to a t-shirt. This one was done with cotton. I did another with felt. I believe it looked better, but the problem with felt is that you have to be careful how you wash that. I'm all for quick and easy.