Saturday, September 11, 2010

Re-Opening Of Spoiled Rotten Designs!

I am so excited to get things going again with my Etsy shop! It's been a long time since I've wanted to sell something, and I couldn't be happier with my decision! Having an Etsy shop is a lot of work. Some don't realize how much time on the computer it takes to list an item and then promote it and keep it lookin' good for your viewers! ;-) Selling your work is a huge complement to me. I love putting effort into something and then letting someone take it and love it too. But, I feel like it's an even bigger compliment that someone would want to buy my patterns. I've had lots of suggestions and questions about when I'm going to sell the pattern to my bags. So with lots of contemplation I decided to go for it! I'm so excited to share this pattern with everyone so you can feel the satisfaction of making something and giving it away. This pattern is so simple!
A beginner could make it if they really wanted too!

Thank you to everyone who is so supportive of my work. It means a lot. :-)

The pattern should be available by the end of this week. (So exciting!!!) There will be two different patterns you can buy. A $4 pattern or a $5 dollar pattern. One will be the simpler bag of the two, and the other will have the accent fabric and ribbon you could add.
Just depends on your taste!

Hope you enjoy!?!!

Happy weekend!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Flower Pillow

The cuteness continues as I finish up Allie's Room. (So close!) I'm so excited for the "big" reveal! hehe Anywho, I think I'm beginning to get a little addicted to making pillows. This is the second one in just a couple of weeks and I have more plans for more! Yikes! lol
So, I had started making this pillow a few days ago and finally finished last night.

I had come across the idea at Cluck Cluck Sew . I love love love her ideas. She's one talented woman! ;-)

Here's my take on her flower pillow.

Very simple to do. You're supposed to use felt as the flower petals but I had so much fleece left over from Allie's blanket I had made a couple of weeks ago I thought I would give it a try. And wha'do ya know? It worked! And it's nice and soft. I used probably 1/3 of a yard of the fleece, a fat quarter I had left over (the green fabric) and a half a yard of some pink fabric as the back of the pillow. The flower turned out bigger than I had wanted but it's still very cute! And I made it! (smile)

Here are some images of the "making of" the pillow...

(cutting out the fleece circles)

(Getting them all together to pin on)

(Pin on, over and over

(Sew away)

And after many layers of petals...this is what you get!


Very cute and nice and easy! ;-) Now off to clean up. (The worst part about a project! ;-)

Happy Friday!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

One of these days...

One of these days...

One of these days I will kiss my husband for like an hour.

One of these days I will take a vacation.

One of these days I will get pedicure.

One of these days I really will quit Diet Dr. Pepper.

One of these days I will go to bed before midnight.

One of these days I will potty train my baby girl.

One of these days it will be my birthday.

One of these days I will finally lose my last 20 pounds.

One of these days it will be my anniversary.

One of these days I will take my husband on a date to the movies.

One of these days I will deep clean my whole house.

One of these days I will organize all of my crafts and fabric and make them pretty.

One of these days I will make another baby.

One of these days I will plan a schedule.

One of these days I will re-open my Etsy Shop.

One of these days I will have to say good bye to my husband again for another deployment.

One of these days I will get up on time and do YOGA every morning.

One of these days I will play the piano again.

One of these days I will completely stop biting my nails.

But...not today.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cowboy Crayons

So our ward is getting ready for our Super Saturday and I was tasked with putting together some of the crafts. Today I finished my first project. Take a look.

They are too cute. And your little boy will love to find them in his stocking on Christmas morning...and you will love how cheap they are to make! :-)

A box of Crayons (maybe a $1)
Sticks from your back yard (free)
One cute husband to drill holes in the center (A few kisses and hugs will do! ;-)

Are these SO cute. I can't take all of the credit. (They weren't my idea.) I just got the pleasure of putting them together! :-) Well...Tim did most of the work actually. lol But, he's been kind enough to let me take most of the credit! ;-)

I'm sure most of these like all crayons will be lost by the time Christmas morning is over but the idea is a lot of fun. And I'm sure some little boys will LOVE them.

Happy Crafting!


Liquid Laundry Soap

Don't you just love being Self Reliant?

Anywho, the other night at Enrichment we had a laundry soap making class. I've never tried to make laundry soap. (I tend to be pretty picky about my laundry soap.) But, this soap is amazing. And it's WAY cheap! I haven't actually bought the ingredients yet for myself. But I did catch a glimpse at someone else's receipt and they did great for how much laundry soap they got! $10 (with tax) for 6 gallons of laundry soap! I mean hello! Amazing! hehe

Plus, it doesn't "sudz" so you can use it in a front loading washer and know it won't hurt it.

Okay, onto the recipe!

1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap (5.5 oz bar)
1/2 Cup Washing Soda (not baking)
1/2 Cup Borax Powder
1 TBSP Essential Oil (You can find them at Michael's)
(2) 1 Gal Plastic jugs with lids

Step One-
Grate soap (we used cheese graters) and put into large saucepan with 6 cups of water over medium heat. Heat until water and soap melt.
Step Two-
Add washing soda, borax and oil. Stir until oil is dissolved. Set timer for 5 minutes over heat and stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let sit another 5 minutes.
Step Three-
Using a funnel put 1/2 of the mixture in each 1 gal jug. Fill each jug 1/2 way with hot water and shake. Finish filling the jug to the top with hot water, and shake again.
Step Four-
Set aside for 24 hours. And when soap is gelled and looks like egg whites your soap is finished!

Use 1/3 to 1/2 cup per load. (Depending on size)
Optional- Use 1/2 cup Vinegar to act as a softener for your clothes

Some of the lady's chose to buy a 5 gallon bucket and mix everything together and others (like me) chose to just use a 2 quart juice container. Personally, I'm glad I used the smaller containers so it's easier to pour into my mixing cup and re-shake since sometimes the soap and water separate...

Have Fun!! :D