One Lovely Blog Award



I have been awarded the "one lovely blog award" by Anna @ Puppy Fly Boutique and Shannon @ Shannon Sews.
Thank You so much ladies :)

You have both made my day.

Now here is how it works:

I have to share 7 things about myself that you don't know.
hmmm... Now how deep should I go, LOL.



1. I have been married for 6 years, I got married when I was 18! Shocking huh?

2. I am the 2nd oldest out of 5 sisters and 1 brother.

3. I dream of having a big house with a huge wrap around porch with rocking chairs....

4. I love anything chocolate: brownies, cakes, fudge, ice cream, candy...

5. When I am feeling sad/depressed I clean. My house will be sparkling when I am done.

6. My family loved to Missouri, about a year and a half ago. Now I am here all alone without my mom, dad, sisters or brother. Coming from a big family, it is really hard to get used to having no one around. I miss them very much.

7. I do not watch the news because it stresses me out, there are to many bad things going on in this world and I do not want the details.


Ok, that is 7, otherwise I could go on and on.


Now, I get to pass on the love to new bloggers I've found recently, that I'd like to know more about:


These lucky people can put a copy of the One Lovely Blog Award picture on their blog, with a list of 7 things we don't know about them and pass the love on!



Paded ipad pouch


Ever Since my hubby got me the new I Pad, I have been looking for a cute case or pouch for it.
I found a few on Etsy, but most are over $30.00, I didn't want to spend the money, because deep inside I knew I could make one myself for a fraction of the price.

And I was right, I was able to make one!


Here it is:



Do you want to see how I made it? Well keep reading then :)

You need:
Zipper (10 inches or longer)
Fabric for the outside of the pouch (2 pieces cut: 9 1/2 X 12)
Fabric for the inside (lining) of the pouch (2 pieces cut: 9 1/2 X 12)
Fabric for the ruffle (2 pieces cut 6x16)
Fleece interfacing (I doubled it, so you need 4 pieces cut: 9 1/2 X 12)


Pin the doubled interfacing to the front fabric and divide it evenly into thirds (mark with pen):



Sew straight down the marked lines:

Next, we need to prepare the ruffles. Iron down the two edges 1/2 an inch:

Measure 2 1/2 inches from the bottom and pin:

Then start sewing the ruffle and randomly ruffling it:

Once you finished one side, sew down the other side, also randomly ruffling:

Now you should have this:


Ok, now we need to attach the zipper. Lay your lining down and then your zipper on top:



Then lay your outer fabric down (right side down):



Now sew the three pieces together along the top edge (1/4 seam):



Flip over, This is what you should have now:


At this time, I attached my label to the interfacing (optional):

Then you need to top stitch close to the edge:


Now we need to sew on the other piece-
Lay your lining down (right side up) and then lay your fabric with zipper on top of that:

And then lay your other outer piece (right side down):



Sew close to the edge once more and then top stitch:



This is what you should have now:



Now, leave your zipper half way closed:

Now, place your lining together and your outer fabric together and pin:


Sew around the three sides. You will need to leave the bottom of the lining un-sewed:



Like so:



Once the edges have been sewed, cut the zippers close to the fabric:



Clip the corners:



Turn inside out:



Lastly, fold in the seam at the bottom of the lining and pin:



Sew shut:

Now stuff the lining into the pouch and you are all done!









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Karen's Tote Bag


I won another giveaway!! I have never been so lucky as I have been this month :)

This one is from Karen at sew much 2 luv

It is a super cute tote bag:

It is very well made
Love the fabric choices
Love the thick durable handles
love the 2 pockets on the outside


I have to tell you that I LOVE tote bags, I love using them as diaper bags. This bags is huge and roomy. It has adorable flower fabric on the inside:


Can you tell that this bag has all this inside and still so much room:

-2 cloth diapers
-cloth wipes in a small wet bag
-extra wet bag
-change of clothes
-receiving blanket
-bib
-burp cloth

LOVE IT!
Thank you Karen!


Now, you must understand that Karen did NOT ask me to do a review of the bag.

Just my way of saying THANK YOU

:)

Cake Pops



We love cake pops. What is not to love? Tiny little cakes, with bright colors and pretty sprinkles. What can I say? I am a child at heart :)


Here is how I make mine:

Bake a box cake. I chose a white cake, because that is what my daughter prefers:



Once the cake is cool, tear it up into pieces and put into your standing mixer:


Turn the mixer on and crumble the cake until it resembles course breadcrumbs:


Next you need some frosting:


I use half of the can:


Turn the mixer on again and beat until the mixture turns dough like:


Prepare a cookie sheet covered with freezer paper.

Take the dough and roll into small balls like so:


Line them all onto your prepared sheet:


Next, stick them into the freezer for about 10 minutes:


Next you need lollipop sticks and candy melts.
(I get mine at Walmart in the party aisles where all the cake decorating things are. The lollipop sticks are $1.75 and the cake melts are $2.49)


Take a little bit of the candy melts (about a 1/4 cup) and melt:


Swirl one end of the lollipop stick in the melted candy:


And stick in the center of the balls:


All done.
Stick back into the freezer for about 20 minutes:


After the 20 minutes is up:

Melt the rest of your candy melts
Prepare a Styrofoam
Prepare any sprinkles you will be using

Next I just swirled the cake pop in the candy melts:


And tapped off the access:
(if your candy melts get hard just stick them back into the microwave for a couple seconds)


Then I just dunked them in the sprinkles while they were still wet:


Pretty :)


Poke each stick in your styrofoam to dry standing up:



They dry really quick, then I just moved them into a vase.
I like to eat them cold, so I store them in the fridge.





Enjoy :)

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