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!

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.