Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Baby Crib Recycle

I found this crib on the side of the road, it was a little banged up but it was still in good shape. There was a crack in one of the rails so I put some wood glue in it and clamped it tight. The top drawer was beyond repair so I added a piece of wood as a bottom and put a basket inside it. I had some foam so I made a pad, I covered it with a water resistant fabric and made a sheet for it. A friend at work had a baby two weeks ago and he gladly accepted it. Why would someone throw this out for the trash? A light sanding and a fresh coat of paint brings it back to life. BAM!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hickory Smoke Salt

I found this recipe on FOOD.COM when I was looking for a place to find some Hickory Smoke Salt, wow, I never even thought about making my own! I used 1/2 cup of Lite Salt from Morton and 1 tablespoon of Liquid Smoke, mix it together, place it on a tray and let it sit out till dried. It will clump together so I took a fork and stirred it occasionally. Before I stored it in a jar I rubbed it between my fingers.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pallet Kitchen Trash

I had a plain old plastic kitchen trash can and I decided to give it a face lift. I brought two pallets home from work, cut them up and put this together. The plastic trash can sits on a couple of boards that are six inches off the floor.

Marine Scrapbook Pages

I just finished my daughters Marine scrapbook and I wanted to share a few pages. The first page is a map and I embroidered the places she has traveled along with airline tickets. The next pages are photos she took while overseas along with the ships she was on.

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!