Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My sewing room

Ever since we moved into our apartment here in Idaho I knew I wanted and needed a sewing room. So Layton and I agreed that we would move all of our storage stuff into the spare room and then I could use the remaining space for a sewing room!
It has taken me over a year to clean up, de-junk, etc. to get this room into a configuration that I absolutely love.

^  I store most of my fabric in large plastic tote boxes. I started out with 7 in various shapes and sizes and now I'm down to 4! Hooray for de-junking.

^  Another recent addition is my hanging rack. This is a big favorite, it saves me so much space being able to hang unfinished and finished projects, it also helps me to organize and prioritize what I need to be working on.


^  I was able to use paracord to hang the rack which saved a lot of floor space. I have always loved knots and used a couple of different knots here. I feel like they give it an outdoorsy feel!

I am so grateful for this wonderful space, and I am excited about the fun projects that I have in the works! Can't wait to share ;)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


This is Herb, pronounced Hurb. You know, short for Herbert. He is our new pet! I was working on altering a sweater and I was able to use the leftovers to make him. It was so easy and he turned out so well that I decided to do a basic stuffed animal tutorial.

Step 1:  Start with a rectangular piece of fabric. The size of your rectangle will determine the final size of your cat. Turn your rectangle so that it's inside out.

Step 2: Sew along the pink lines to create the cats ears. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

Step 3: Turn right-side out and stuff, I used some torn up quilt batting.

Step 4: Hand stitch the bottom closed. Sew on button eyes and tie a ribbon around the neck.

Look at that your very own stuffed pet cat. Perfect for anyone with pet allergies!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Our Post Halloween Haunted Graham Cracker House Party!!

How's that for a title?

The night after halloween we had a little get together with some friends of ours and made haunted graham cracker houses.
At first I was a little hesitant about it, seeing as it was the night after halloween, but it was such a blast, we definitely want to make this a family tradition!

Our little house!

 I found the best recipe for frosting, it was really sticky (making it hard to mix all the colors) but totally worth is because it actually held the graham crackers together!

Here is the recipe:

2lb. bag powdered sugar
1tsp. Cream of Tartar
3 egg whites
1/4 cup water

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix till sticky. 1/4 cup doesn't seem like much water and you can add more if you need to, but mix it really well first or your frosting will turn out quite watery. 

This one was a haunted train, notice the conductor in the window!

Love the tiled roof and candy corn spikes.