Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Ok, so I wasn't going to do this but I am hoping it will keep me motivated to try new projects and actually complete them.  I do not consider myself a creative person, but I think I do a pretty good job of copying ideas and sometimes even improving on them.  Since I do not want to maintain more than one blog, this one will probably contain a variety of posts from crafting to couponing to family stuff.  Lets see how this goes!

Car Cozy

Similar to the crayon roll, this car cozy is perfect for entertaining a little one while waiting on dinner at a restaurant or anywhere really.  My boys both love matchbox cars, specifically Lightning McQueen.    Of course this is another idea I got from here.  I made a modification with an elastic drawstring instead of hook and loop closures.  Seems to work better.
Of course the gift wasn't complete without a name embroidered on the outside.

Crayon Roll

So, I am really just going through pictures I have and creating posts for practice.  This is a crayon roll I made using the tutorial here.  Think that link will work?  This actually comes in handy a lot.  I keep one in my purse with the fat washable crayons.  Then I can pull them out at a restaurant or doctor's office.

Ruffled apron

I made these sweet aprons for a friend.  Santa is getting her little girl an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas and she wanted the perfect ruffled apron to go with it.  I used a pattern and voila!  My first apron. 

Added the name using my super duper embroidery sewing machine.  I love this feature and I plan to get a lot of use out of it when my baby girl arrives!