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….

Pinewood Derby Time

This was our son’s first year at the Pinewood Derby in his pack. He decided he wanted to try Boy Scouts this year. He is in Weblos 1. We found a great den in the next town over from us. He is very active so we wanted to find a den that did a lot…

Kitchen Makeover on a budget

I wanted to share with you a Kitchen makeover that was done by the home owners themselves.  They wanted the look of a new Kitchen but new cabinets were not in the budget. They took there old cabinets and made them over. First they sanded the cabinets down, applied two coats of primer. To give…

Spring is busy!

I want to post a quick note that I have to slow down on posting for awhile. Lot  going on this Spring. Many projects and I don’t have the time to do 1 to 2 post a day like I would like. I’m still going to try for 1 or 2 a week. I have…

Knitting Ideas

I thought I would share with you a few knitted objects that my client did. She has been knitting a long time and is very talented. When I asked her what she used for a pattern, she said it was out of head. I can’t wait to get to that point in my knitting! In…

Happy Spring!

I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!!!!!! To celebrate I raked out my gardens that didn’t have any white stuff on them, started my seeds inside, and bought pretty pink Tulips. Pretty flowers always  brightens the day. Can’t wait to see them grow. Soaking up the sun. These will have to come in. I…

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….

Clock Picture Arrangement

I wanted to share this really cool idea that my sister-n-law did in her living room. She had a bunch of pictures of clocks she had bought. She had cut out sections of the clock and framed them in all the same frames. The end result looks like one giant clock on the wall. These…

Nesting

How do you make your house feel more like a home? I love to have old items that have a history to them. Most things in our house are from loved ones. Each piece has it’s own history. The book case came out of my grandparents summer camp. Us kids would get our books &…

Easy scarves to make.

I thought I would share with you some really simple scarves I’ve made. They took about 1/2 and hour to sew. Pick your favorite fabric. Make sure it drapes well. Sew 3 sides together, right sides together. Turn right sides out and hand stitch the last side. The velvet scarves I  folded, the fabric in…