Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Repurposing project #3

Was a stretched out dress from my niece...
New play dress made for free!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Apple Crisp

Can you believe I have never made apple crisp before? It's so easy!
6 cups apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
1 t. cinnamon
2/3 c brown sugar
5 T butter, cut into bits
1/2 c rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 c all purpose flour
butter pan, put into cut up apples
put other ingredients together in food processor, or mix well with fingers or a fork
Bake 30-40 minutes at 400 degrees
Mine seemed a little sweet, I think next time I'll put more apples. But definately yum, and the house smells great too!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Repurposing project #2

This shirt I got at a garage sale for 50 cents. I really liked the color and print, but it just didn't fit me right in the shoulders. I decided it was time for it to get a makeover. I tried to turn it into a tank top for me, but it ended up too small. So....

The straps for it came from another thrift store shirt I got for 10 cents, and the thread I already had. So, not bad for a 60 cent play dress.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Repurposing project #1

I picked up this flowered fabric at the thrift store last summer, but was unsure of what I would use it for. It had a different texture than your typical cotton fabric, a little rougher/thicker, and I wasn't imagining it would become clothes. Plus the fact that it had a couple of spots that were lighter as if bleached by the sun. So just after Christmas it was turned into some bags. Two were given away as Christmas gifts, one as a birthday gift, and Chili has one of her own too. I think they turned out pretty darn cute. What better gift for a little girl than a flowered bag to stash her treasures!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Recovering from the Blahs

The last few months I have had a bad case of the blahs. Winter is always a challenge for me. I have an adversion to it. It's actually quite a miracle that I haven't "flown the coop" looking for a warmer climate. In addition, I've had the typical pregnancy nausea and lack of energy. I feel like I've spent most of the last two months as a lump on my couch. BUT, it seems there is hope! The sun is peeking through, the snow is melting, and my nausea is fading and energy returning. It is time to do stuff! I actually feel like cleaning my house, washing dishes, and organizing papers. Nesting, no... it's called celebrating that I'M ALIVE! Hopefully, we'll have some fun crafting and cooking blogs coming up, so stay tuned!