Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Take the Old and Create the New...again!

After I turned my daughters pajama pants into shorts, I wondered what I could do with the leg fabric that I had cut off. Well, my preschoolers have a grocery tote bag that they like to play with and we've wanted to get more so they wouldn't have to share.  Problem solved! I simply turned it inside out and sewed one opening shut.  For the handle, I just cut a long enough strip to add to the top and folded one side into the center, folded over the other side on top like a brochure and then pinned it and sewed it.  I then sewed it into the top sides of the bag and voila!  A grocery tote bag!

Take the Old and Create the New.

My daughter has grown so much the last few years.  We haven't bought her any new pajama pants in a while because she was just wearing everyday shorts while it was hot.  Come winter time, she tried on her old pants and they were too long to be capris and too short to be pants.  Instead of going out and wasting money buying more, I decided to cut them off and make them into shorts.  I brought out my dusty sewing machine, cut them off and sewed a hem into the bottom.  It wasn't very difficult and made something bend new!  (The actual hard part was remembering how to thread the machine and refill and replace the bobbin!)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bona Hardwood Floor Wet Cleaning Pads

I received another great product to try (#gotitfree and #smiley360) and this time it's was for my hardwood floors.  It doesn't matter what you do, but if you're like me you always are short on time.  I was able to try Bona's Hardwood Floor Cleaning wipes.  They come in a resealable bag and are easy to affix to any other brands cleaning tools.  I love that they're disposable and are a quick cleanup.  The only downside I found is that tend to dry out fairly quickly, but it's about the same as other brands cleaning brands,  I had some kind of sticky residue on one spot and it came up quite effortlessly.  I used three pads on my formal living room and formal dining room. It even picked up dirt and dog hair I missed with my dry cleaning pad. Give it go- sure made my life more simple!

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• Dries fast, no dulling residue
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Monday, December 15, 2014

My Latest Quilling

I've been so busy and it seems like Christmas has snuck up on me! I have managed to make only two things the last couple of weeks...two ornaments. The first is an ornament of about 1/4 inch with the center spiral that is a 1/2 inch. I then sprayed it with a glaze coating. I love the sturdiness of it. 

The next ornament I made for a sweet friend who had twin boys.  There is pulled out cotton in the background and then the two quilled babies in front.  On the tag in the front is their names and birthdate.  Of course this ornament doesn't come apart,so it was quite the challenge to place and put everything in. Hope you like it!