The Ginger bread House Every year since my son was born we have made ginger bread houses. When he was really little we made houses out of graham crackers. That is the easiest to do with little ones. Then when he got to be  about 4 or 6 we bought the prepackaged houses and would…

A Chic looking Bulletin Board & Tacks

Make this Chic looking  bulletin board. I started with an old frame. I found this frame when I was helping my in-laws  unpack their storage container. They had just moved back to New England. This frame was really dirt, torn and ready to be discarded. I  ripped out the old mat, sanded down the frame…

The Joy of Farming your Land

Good Evening Everyone. I hope you are enjoying your spring. I’m enjoying the rain that is watering all the plants and trees that I planted this weekend and Monday. We divided my Raspberry bushes and got 33 canes out of it. The goal is to put up posts at each end of the Raspberry rows….

A Sweet Little Quilt Tutorial.

Here is a sweet little quilt I made for my BF daughter.  I used small squares cut out from fabric samples. I had many fabric books left over from my Interior Design business. I hated to see them go to the land fill. I choice fabrics that the colors went to together. Find a pleasing…

Candy Gifts

Great gift idea to make with kids! I purchased most supplies by Make’n Mold. I found them at our local craft store.  This was the first time I’ve made candy so I wanted something that was easy to follow and child friendly. To make the accent colors inside the candy molds use vanilla chips and…

Window boxes for less

Here is a post from last summer. You can check out my old blog @ Visionsofsuagrplums.net Inexpensive Window Boxes I finally got my window boxes. We’ve lived here for 5 years and I have always wanted window boxes on the front of the house. I love looking at houses with beautiful over flowing window boxes….

A Child’s Apron Tutorial

Make this child’s apron in a couple of hours. Less if you have no interruptions and you can sew a straight line fast. I’m still working on that. Measure the waist of whom the apron will made for. Take half the waist measurement and use that as the width of  your apron. For the length…

Encouraging your child with Art & Nature

This is an art project I did with my son last summer. It was a practice run for an outdoor class I taught at are local library. Art & Nature Classes The art & nature class I did at our local library was a hit. This is the example my son did for the class….

Hand Bag Tutorial

I made this hand bag in a few hours. Here is how I did it. I’m still practicing on making straight stitches but I love to design and sew things. First on paper,  I drew out what size and shape I wanted. 19 x18 is the size I chose. I then added 1/2 inch seam…

New HandBags

Here is a couple of new handbags I have put together. Look for Tutorials in the future. The green one is recycled from a shirt. Have a great night! I love this Pink Toile. I have a few more ideas for this fabric. I made sure I bought extra. Stay tuned to see what I…

Whimsy Banner Tutorial

Make this easy banner in a couple of hours. On a piece of paper draw out a triangle the size you want the finished product to look like. Then add and inch around the edge of the triangle for seam allowance. Cut out the triangle and use it for your pattern. I wanted 10 triangle…

Cake Idea

My son wanted a Indiana Jones cake for his Birthday this year.
I used the following recipe for the cake and the frosting.