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
-burp cloth

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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