Thursday, November 14, 2013
Here is the DH and his brother coating the chicken coop roof with Elastoromic so it won't leak and melt their "precious" flock block! Yes, my DH used the backhoe for a ladder! I am happy to report that the coop is now much drier and the flock block has not melted since!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Wow! I just got 5 Fructis styling products and 6 bags of M & M's for $6.00! CVS has most of their Fructis products 3 for 9 dollars. Then if you buy 5 products, you get $5in CVS bucks. I used 5 $1 coupons for Fructis. Then CVS has M & M's BOGO free. I used 2 buy 2 get one free coupons so all six packs were free!! I am going to get some more Fructis coupons and go back and use my CVS bucks and get 5 more products for $0, because I'll get another $5 CVS bucks reward!!!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
With the leftover bag material, I made this lined clutch with a zipper. I followed a tutorial that uses the sandwich method for putting it together. I then added a flower embellishment made by taking a length of material that has been ripped on at least one long side, sewing a basting stitch on and leaving the ripped side to the outside then pull the thread to gather it and stitch together. Then I added a button to the middle and sewed the whole thing onto the clutch. I added a bit of ribbon to the zipper pull too.
Here is the inside, oops, a bit blurry, but you get it!
I whipped this up in under an hour. These bags are great to recycle and make very strong tote bags. I ripped a long piece of coordinating fabric about 6 inches wide, ironed and starched it, folded it in half (wst) and ironed it then fold in each side to the fold and iron. Pin onto the top. Make some handles the same way but stitch each long side. Place the handles under the top piece and pin in place at the bottom. Pin them facing down towards the inside of the bag. Fold them up and pin to the top of the top piece. Sew all the way around the top and the bottom of the piece. add some embellishments if you like.
Here is how I finished the inside. Just sew the bottom closed (rst) and fold over twice then stitch down. Then box the corners. I sewed mine across about 6 inches.