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Sep 29, 2011

Here is the latest progress of my August Stitch Along project:

work in progress

I figure I am about a third of the way done with the stitching. After I finish stitching I have to cut out the fabric and sew my project. I am not going to tell you what that project is yet, you will have to wait until I finish.

Sep 27, 2011


I didn't have thread for my skirt and because I was too lazy to go to the store and buy some in time to sew it for this blog post I am sharing with you some yummies I have seen on the internets. I want to eat all of these.


1. Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Basil, and Parmesan from Love and Olive Oil
2. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich from BS' in the Kitchen
3. Cozy Chili Bean Soup from Babble's The Family Kitchen

All the yummys were found on Foodgawker or Tasteologie.

Sep 22, 2011

Do you remember that purple and green fabric from oh-so-long-ago? Well, I decided I will be making a skirt with it. Here is my progress so far:


The pieces are all cut out and ready to sew. I just need to buy a zipper and get my sewing machine out of the closet!

Sep 20, 2011

Cardboard Kitty Houses

The lucky lady and gentleman have both received their present so I can share it with you now. I made cat houses out of cardboard boxes!

cardboard kitty houses

cardboard kitty houses

cardboard kitty houses

cardboard kitty houses

Kaylee was quite curious about her house she kept sniffing a certain spot. Kitty checked out all the 'rooms' then decided to take a nap on a chair.

Sep 15, 2011

DIY iPhone Bike Mount

I made myself a bike mount for my iPhone for less than ten dollars!

iphone bike mount

iphone bike mount

iphone bike mount

To make this I bought an inexpensive iPhone case from Ross ($5) and a bike bell/compass combo that was on clearance at Walmart ($4). The first thing I did was disassemble the bell/compass thing because I just needed the part that attached to the bike; I did this using a screwdriver as a lever, some large tin snips, and eventually a sander to to make the surface flat. Next I took some "Amazing GOOP" that happened to be in in the toolbox and glued the bike attachment to the back of the iPhone case and waited. So easy to make and it looks pretty too!

Sep 13, 2011

It's Tomato Time!

The Belize Pink Hearts are finally ripening and I can't eat them fast enough!

belize pink hear tomatoes

Here is my harvest from yesterday; I even have pretty purple peppers:

tomatoes and purple peppers

There were a few I didn't get to soon enough; they split open and bugs were eating them. I left them outside and am planning on saving their seeds and tossing the rest into my compost bin.

I have put some of the tomatoes into the freezer to save for soups and whatnot, but lots of them are being dehydrated:

drying tomatoes

Here is the batch I did over Labor Day Weekend. They are super flavorful and make excellent toppings for salads. Yum!

dried tomatoes

My spaghetti squash plants are still growing! There are even a few young squash. I can't wait to eat them!

spaghetti squash

Update: I closed comments because I was getting way too much spam!

Sep 8, 2011

I dressed up my new hoodie with a ribbon:

I found the idea to replace the pull string on a sweatshirt with a ribbon on I Spy DIY via Pinterest. It was a very easy project, the hardest part was picking the color of the ribbon! I want to make more.

Sep 6, 2011

Yesterday I started another project that involves cardboard boxes, zip ties, and spray paint. Here is my progress so far:

work in progress
work in progress

I will be making two of these, I am nearly done with this first one. They are going to be presents for a lucky lady and gentleman; I can't wait to finish them and share with you what they are!

Update: I closed comments because I was getting way too much spam!

Sep 1, 2011

It is now September and I haven't finished the August Stitch Along! Here is my latest embroidery progress:

work in progress

That photo was taken Monday so I am a little bit further, but not nearly finished. I have been trying a few different stitches, a new one that I really enjoy is the scroll stitch.

Hopefully I finish this thing up before October!