Sunday, June 28, 2015

Laura's Shorts

My niece Laura bought these shorts and wanted appliques on each side. I sewed them on and they look so cute! We found the appliques at

Shirt Re-fashion

I ordered this plain black shirt because it was long enough wear with leggings but it was very plain, so I added some ribbons down the front and now I just love it.

Mikey's Baseball Blanket

My nephew Mike Kline graduated this year and his Mom has been saving all of his baseball jerseys, way to go Mom! So I cut apart all of his jerseys, stitched the buttoned jersey closed and sewed the jerseys together. The backside is a very soft fleece and extra wide double facing on the edges. Congratulations Mike!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza Cookie Cake

This cookie cake is for my nephew's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party.
I found the cookie recipe on and baked it in a 14" round pan. I carefully opened some Fruit Roll Ups, dusted them with powdered sugar and cut the with a 2" cookie cutter. I grated some almond bark and sprinkled some on the frosting, placed the pepperonis on top along with some M&M sausage, another sprinkle of cheese. Cowabunga, Turtles and kids love pizza!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Growth Charts

I have never made wooden growth charts and I surprised myself with the end result. I purchased two 1" x 8" x 6' boards and sanded the boards smooth.
I taped down the board and using a small roller, rolled the pink on. After that dried I taped down on the pink and rolled on the white. I used a piece of clear sheet protector to make a template, then I made myself a projector using a shoe box and a lamp. The bathroom doesn't have a window so I went in there and set up the projector onto the wood and traced the stripes onto a sheet of paper for practice and realized I had to mark the dark spaces because they just start to run all together. I used a marker for the inch lines and stickers for the numbers. A coat of Modge Podge matte and they are finished.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wedding Shower Games

 We had a wedding shower for my daughter and everyone was asked to bring a little something for Amy in an unmarked bag and she had to guess who it was from. She picks up my precious little pink bag and before she opened it she said "Mom". But after looking at the bag she said "I'm afraid to open it". Inside the precious bag is a pretty white thong with a veil attached to it. I used a roll of white sparkle tulle and cut 8 pieces 12" long, I also cut 4 pieces 24" long. I scrunched the 8 pieces together and sewed them in the middle, I added the longer pieces on the back and sewed them on. I made a bow using wide white lace ribbon and sewed it onto the front. I used a piece of the ribbon and tied it all the way around the ribbon and tulle and sewed it closed. I hot glued a really cute button onto the front and a clasp onto the back so that the veil is removable. Someone commented "but you can only wear it once", that's when my niece Kelly said she wears hers all the time!
I think I'm gonna have to make me one!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cheesy Cauliflower Bread Sticks

I found this great recipe the other day and decided to give it a try. Doesn't it look good?
I made it just like they said but I think it needs more flavor so next time I will add more spices or maybe minced onions or bell pepper flakes. Makes 2

Cheesy Cauliflower Bread Sticks

4 cups of riced cauliflower (1 head)
4 eggs
2 cups of Mozzarella Cheese
2 teaspoons of oregano
garlic salt
Optional - pizza toppings

Place chunks of cauliflower into your food processor and pulse until it resembles rice. Place the cauliflower into a bowl, cover with a paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes (no water), and let cool. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Add eggs, 1 cup of cheese, oregano, garlic salt and pepper. It should look mushy. Spread onto 2 baking sheets covered with parchment paper and sprayed with oil. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. top with remaining cheese, pizza toppings and bake 5 more minutes. Serve with pizza sauce, ranch dip or alfredo sauce (for dipping). This is a good way to get your kids to eat cauliflower.