Where did I go

It’s been a long while since I last posted. You might say I’ve been busy. Well, I wasn’t really busy. It was more like I was sick. Since the end of August, I’ve been dealing with some digestive issues. You can read about it here.

I was planning on a post about my daughter’s halloween costume. Both her cousin and herself wanted to be Disney’s Sofia the First. My mother in law and myself didn’t like the quality of the dresses we found in stores. I decided to make the dresses for them.

My next post will be what I did to make those dresses.

Chalk doodling

I’ve tried for the longest to get rid of some stuff that I don’t need anymore. It’s hard. You always think that you might still need it. I even searched through Pinterest to come up with ideas to recycle some stuff. One of those is leftover parts of the crib. If we decide to have another baby, we would have to get a new crib for that one since the sides of the crib is what is now the headboard and footboard of a twin bed. That leaves the other two sides of the crib and the bottom.

I thought I would start with the bottom. I thought I could do a cork board but we already have one. Then I thought I could pad it and cover with fabric and ribbon and use it to put cards and photos on. I didn’t want to get that involved in that plus it would take me forever to decide on what fabrics and colors and patterns to choose from. Trust me, it takes me a long time to decide. I’m still trying to decide on fabric for curtains in the sewing room.

Crib Bottom Chalkboard

Crib Bottom Chalkboard

The crib bottom had a plastic bag stuck to it and a sticker on one side and removing them left a mark. The plastic bag left a perfect square of adhesive residue behind. The sticker just took the top finish of the board. I bought some chalkboard paint from Home Depot for under $10 before taxes. It also comes in different colors but I opted for the usual black chalkboard since grandma bought chalk in bright colors for her and I didn’t want some of those colors to disappear on a bright-colored chalkboard.

I covered the wood edges blue tape to keep the paint from it and began painting the board. I did about three coats and let it set for 24 hours. When it came time to hang it up, I used 3M Command picture hanging strips. I didn’t use the hooks, these were like velcro strips and used about three of them to attach it to the wall. So far it’s been a couple of days and it’s still hanging.


Storage Box (Roof Support for Playhouse)

It’s hard to come back from a vacation. Once I did, I had to work on that third playhouse. I’ve been told by lots of people who I should make them and sell them. I’ve only made three so far and each time, I’ve had done at least one window backwards. I realize this when […]

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Pattern Review: Playhouses

Blue Line Train

Back in January, my mom found a pattern for a very girlie playhouse. She thought both Izze and her cousin would love to play in this since they like playing in their outdoor playhouse. This version would be great to play in on those bad weather days or when kids are sick and can’t go […]

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, How Do You Like Your Hair?

Disney's Tangled (Rapunzel's Dress)

I know it’s been a while since I last posted on here but life has a way of butting in on things.  Recently, I’ve been busy making Izze’s Halloween costume. Our whole family was wondering what she would be for Halloween. My sister-in-law and I even toyed with the idea of our kids going as […]

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Pattern Review: Cloth Training Pants

Back in March I purchased a pattern for making cloth training pants. The reason, I’m just not totally 100% behind disposable training pants. I feel like they are the exact same thing as a regular disposable diaper and in some cases like Huggies®, they fasten on the hips than across the belly. I wanted something […]

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Recycling Fabric

Kidsline Bunny Meadow Valance

When we had Lady Niblet, we kept her close to our bed in a co-sleeper. She was born at 38 weeks and was 4 lbs. and 10 oz. She was born two weeks early due things starting to point to pre-eclampsia. She was small and wore preemie clothes for two weeks and suddenly jumped to […]

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Life sometimes throws a curve ball

Izze's Birthday Cake

When the holidays were over, I was looking for a new project to do. I was hoping for something I could use the leftover felt that I had. Before I knew it, Lady Niblet’s birthday was coming up. I had to prepare for that. Since she has a thing for Disney’s Toy Story, we decided […]

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A New Year, A New Project

A belated Happy New Year to everyone. I started the new year by catching the flu. While I was home sick, I noticed that I had lots of felt left over from the last project. I looked up a few ideas from felt barrettes and clips to making a quiet busy book for Lady Niblet.  […]

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Project Finished


I finally finished the fruits and veggies. Due to time limits and the need to ship out one of the four sets, I had to make some cuts. I originally wanted to have grapes, bananas, eggplant and a last-minute cut, corn on the cob. The decision to cut those items was mainly the time involved […]

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