Sunday, May 12, 2013

Some old craft kits.

Terra, my oldest (38), at one time had an Etsy shop.  She had all vintage items and when she moved, and closed her shop, she gave me her stuff to sell.   One of the things she had was this vintage keepsake box kit. 

It was from 1990.
So I decided to try to make it my way.
Here is the final box. 

The instructions said "easy to follow instructions"...NOT.
I finally finished it today.  Took me forever to figure out how to do a french seam. I think it came out pretty cute.
I also want to wish all Mom's, a Happy Mother's Day today.
Ya'll take care, Diane 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Something pretty

Over the weekend I made this pretty little shadow box. 
I am off to work so just a quicky post!


Ya'll have a great day.  
hugs, Diane

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Supposed to be cleaning......

....and getting rid of some of my stuff.  My daughter and 2 grands are coming to stay in June until she gets everything ready to go to Hawaii...So I need space and need to give up my craft room.   I don't mind.  It can all go in hubby's closet (tee hee).....and the bedroom. 

But in my quest to get this accomplished, I came across this.....Blue and yellow upholstery ticking.

And it was going to go in the thrift store pile.  But.....I thought...WAIT.........I can whip up something out of it, after all, I GOT it at the thrift store to use...........

I have these dye cut hearts and cats that I bought 3 years ago, Again, to make something with them.

So, I just started cutting, and sewing, and glueing.  Here's what I ended up with...
An Eyeglass case.......need that!
A couple of mini purses.  I just covered over the craft purses from HL. 

And this cute little banner for a child's room.

That's it!  Now to finish trying to "clean".  LOL
The banner & bags will soon be in my Etsy shop.
Have a great week. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

paper flower door decor

Saw this on Pinterest....isn't it cute. 

Here is the website and tutorial on how to make this pretty and easy paper flower.

have a great evening.........Diane

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

a Quilt giveaway

The Stitching Post is having a giveaway.  This pretty quilt!  Go on over and check out the details!

 Rag Quilt Roses Cottage Chic Shabby Baby Crib Stroller

Have a great day ya'll.  Gotta get ready for work!

xoxo Diane

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Bags

This year the grandkids are getting these Easter Bags from Grandma & Popo. 

I went to Hobby Lobby this morning and picked up these canvas bags.  The grand girls had been wanting a bag with their name on it so what better time than now! 

OOPS......a little crooked but he won't care!
And one extra for our visiting 2 year old Greatniece

Happy Easter weekend ya'll.....!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Day Breakfast

For our Easter we always have this recipe on hand and ready to pop in the oven for brunch after church.  It's an oldie but goodie and I ma sure you all have had this, but just in case, I am sharing it with you.  There are many versions of this, Even a crock pot version!  Enjoy and have a blessed Good Friday and Happy Easter!


6 slices bread, trimmed and cubed
1 lb. sausage, cooked and drained
1/4 c. green pepper, cooked (optional)
4 oz. can mushrooms, drained (optional)
1 c. Cheddar cheese, grated
2 c. milk
6 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Layer in order the bread, sausage, green pepper, mushrooms and cheese. Use a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. Beat together milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Pour over layered ingredients in pan. Cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.