Sock animals are hard to make and take a while to finish because your sewing little pieces. We made this owl by cutting a couple small pieces for the arms and ears and sewing them to the toe part of the sock. It helps to cut along an existing edge/fold on the sock so that its one less side you have to sew. We stuffed each piece first before sewing it up.
When we got an egg Grill it needed to be up on a table so my husband made a table for it. He bought some 2×4’s and made a frame, and then cut out the circle for it to sit in at the top. He wanted to be able to move it so he put wheels on the bottom. Eventually we will stain it or paint it but for now we are letting it weather a little bit so the stain will stick.
My mom taught me how to Hem pants for my husband as they are always too long for him. Dress pants make me nervous to hem but it actually was pretty easy. I first had to cut off about an inch at the bottom because we had to bring it up about two inches. Once we cut that excess off we ironed the bottom exactly where we wanted the new bottom. We pinned it all into place at the very bottom so it wouldn’t shift around as I attached the hemming tape. Instead of buying the iron on tape , I got the kind that needed to be ironed on so it would last. It looks like ribbon but you sew it onto the bottom of the pants only to the end that was cut. I did that by using the sewing machine all the way around.
We have this ledge in the entrance balcony to our house that I like to decorate for different seasons/holidays and our normal farmhouse decor. I put together this arrangement after getting the HOME sign from a local home decor store because I had a gift card to use up. The other decorations are things that I already had but I think that they go nicely together.
I have wanted to make a welcome sign for the front porch for a while and finally got to doing it yesterday. I already had scrap wood left over from another project we did and I had already stained it so it came together really quickly. I first attached the two long boards by nailing some smaller scrap pieces horizontally on the back every six inches or so.
Last weekend I decided I wanted to make something to fill the wall in the staircase. I had seen online ways of displaying places you have lived or that were sentimental. Since we have moved a bunch, I thought that would be a meaningful thing to make. I had a pack of frames that had matting already, I went online and printed the maps for the different places we have lived and then cut them out with the same size heart.
In my craft room I wanted to add something to a wall that was empty and since we had these wooden plaques left over from another project I decided to stain them and then add some letters to start a feature wall.
We were given this dresser many years ago by a family member and it was a little dated almost a yellow color with gold hardware. I have always wanted to change it up and finally decided a couple weekends ago to go ahead and paint it. It ended up being way easier and looking nicer than I thought it would end up looking. I chose a satin white interior paint, and started to prep the dresser. First, I took all the hardware off so that I could spray paint them with an oil rubbed spray paint. Then, I took all the drawers out and placed them with the good side up. I placed a tarp under the dresser it self so that I wouldn’t get paint on my carpet.
Our favorite side dish in our family is mashed potatoes. We tend to add a little bit of everything into them once they are mashed. In this version that I made, I added some cream cheese, a dash of milk, little bit of butter, salt and pepper, cilantro, parmesan cheese, and french onion dip.
I wanted to make a different kind of chili with chicken so I kind of just threw some things together and it came out pretty good. It reheats well for a make ahead dinner for the week.