Friday, March 26, 2010

As if I needed more "Someday Projects"...
check out the Spring Dress, and the Heirloom Bloomers over on the Leslie's Someday Projects list.
And finally- here's a good quote of the day courtesy of All the Small Things via 30 days:

It's a sad day when you find out that it's not an accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.-Lillian Hellman


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dining Table Ping Pong Set







We did the same thing in my house when I was in Jr. High and High school. I think you can find the stuff at Wal-Mart for less.
And in the words of Ferris Bueller, "If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up." That is, if you have the room, and your dining room is Ping Pong Smashing Proof.

https://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Dining-Table-Ping-Pong/3301.010/439834.html
Dining Table Ping Pong
Turn any boring table into the ultimate ping pong match! This full size table tennis set includes everything you need, and you can store it all away in the sturdy metal case.

Set includes:
2 quality full size table tennis paddles
2 ping pong balls
full size net
2 steel posts with padded clamps (to fit all tables)
2 awesome wristbands!

Size - 10 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 2" (case)
Item 439834
Price $29.95


Bunny Eggs Part 2

I made the bunny eggs a couple of days ago.













I used small square pieces for some of the eggs, and experimented with longer strips for others.















I couldn't find any jumbo eggs- just small wooden ones from my local Ben Franklin's.












I only got one package of 5 eggs- and it was a pretty quick project! I had a vision of a basket full of these eggs sitting on my kitchen table.












But after seeing the finished product, I settled on a small bowl (vase?) full in the bathroom. They just weren't as egg-shaped as I would have liked- and adding layers of fabric didn't help. Will definitely try again someday when I get my hands on some bigger more egg-shaped fake eggs!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scrap Box

I have a growing collection of scraps- and just when I think it's time to clean house and get rid of them all I come across projects like these:

My Colors Quiet Book by Everyday Celebrations which I came across via Make & Takes. This would be perfect for my 2-yr old who thinks blue is yellow and yellow is red and... you get the picture. And since I'm an instant-gratification sewer I will probably just use fabric pens to write the colors instead of actually cutting out the letters!

Bunny Eggs as featured on Moda Bake Shop. I don't usual do much decorating for Easter- but a basket of these would look great on my kitchen table! I couldn't find any jumbo eggs, so I'll have to settle for the little ones...

I'll be posting pictures soon!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh, Boy! Waffles

It's time to pull out your waffle iron, because this recipe makes the best waffles!
My mom used this recipe, and when I went off to college I took it with me. I think it might have come from her Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, but I'm not sure, and my BH&GC has a different waffle recipe.
Here goes:

Oh, Boy! Waffles

2 1/4 Cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 beaten eggs
2 1/4 Cups milk
3/4 Cup vegetable oil

Sift together dry ingredients. Combine remaining ingredients. Add to dry mix just before baking, beating only till moistened. (Batter is thin and lumpy). Bake in preheated waffle iron.
Yields about 10 waffles.
Happy Eating!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Transformer Crayon Holder



Almost a year ago, I was introduced to these crayon art folios. Since then, they've become a staple in our house! We use them at church, when we go out to eat, on plane trips, etc... They've also become our favorite present to give.

Including this one... for a Transformer-loving turning-5 year-old neighbor of ours.


Thanks to Josh for identifying the bad guy vs the good guy!
The pattern is available at www.ginia18.etsy.com
and worth every penny of its $6 price tag.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I've been...

I've been doing some sewing- but since it's all gifts, I'm going to wait till after the gifts have been opened to post about it.
I've been doing some reading, LOTS of reading... I have a good system where I go to my Goodreads account, pick 3 or 4 books on my to-read list, click over to my local library online catalog, and request the books. I am always reading a book, have another one on my nightstand,
a couple being gathered at the library.
I've also been cleaning up graffiti marks. Check out these fun Window Crayons from Crayola.
("It's us at the waterpark!")
They come in 5 colors. They wash off of windows really easily. The girls love them.


But be warned: If you don't pay attention,
these may turn your children into budding graffiti artists.
You may walk out onto your lanai one day, and be greeted with this:
Sad faces that won't wash off your railing. (no I haven't tried a magic eraser yet... I ran out! But I'm pretty sure it will take it off).


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tadpoles

We've got a new gadget in the house.
This one is for the kids.

It's called a tadpole. By iFrogz.
It holds an ipod.
It's perfect for fidgety little hands.

They come in different colors, and they are on sale right now.
We got the package that comes with headphones... they're pretty cool too.