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Monday, June 28, 2010


I am working on finishing two quilts right now, one for Brad and one for Rissa. They are both Trip Around the World quilts based on what I learned from using this book LONG ago when I first made a quilt:

Trip Around the World Quilt (Quilt in a Day Series)

It's a SUPER easy method! If you have any desire to quilt and are hesitant because you think you can't, try this - you can! :)

I'll post some pics of the quilts later....

Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to - Jean Pocket Purse

Here's a way to use old jeans!

Cut out the back pocket around the seam so that you have both layers still sewn together.

Decide how long you would like the handle for your purse and cut a piece of ribbon or lace the appropriate length (make sure to add a little length to sew onto the back of the pocket). Sew into place on the wrong side.

Add any embellishments you might like (lace, buttons, patch, etc.). For this one I sewed on a scrap piece of lace. You could also use fabric glue if you wanted to add something in the middle of the pocket so that you don't sew through both layers and close the pocket.
Here is a picture of the finished product.

At birthday parties here in South Africa, every child that comes gets a "party pack" or something to take home with them, usually a bag full of sweets and maybe a toy. We used these as the party packs for all the girls that came to Marissa's birthday party.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Raising Homemakers

Raising Homemakers has launched! Check it out....
If you want to journey with us, roll up your sleeves, splash some water on your face, and get ready to be intentional! It takes work, time, and intentionality to raise up homemakers for the glory of God! It takes work, time, and intentionality to train yourself in homemaking if you were never taught! We’re in this together, friends, so let’s get going!
To help facilitate the journey, we have some fun and meaningful plans in store.
One of things you can look forward to is a weekly link-up of a Polished Cornerstones project.  Polished Cornerstones is a study for daughters on the path to womanhood, and it is filled with wonderful projects for all age-groups (so no matter what season you or your daughter is in, it fits!).  We will begin these link-ups on Wednesday, June 30th (so you have time to get the book!).
We also have some fun giveaways for you as a kick-off to Raising Homemakers!