Thursday, March 29, 2012

Microwave Potato Bags

I have been wanting to make these potato bags for years. But you know how it is. Keep putting it off.
I decided  I am going to make them NOW!!! I have heard so much about them, people love them. AS long as you make them with 100% cotton fabric, batting and thread.  I have read you can use Warm and Natural that is 83.5 % cotton. I used  COTTON CLASSIC   100% organic cotton. I bought the potato fat quarter fabric about 2 years ago  I adjust one of the patterns I found on the internet. I assumed you can make them any size you want.
the paper on the bag just tells you how to use the bag if you are giving them as gifts.
( Wash and dry the potatoes...DO NOT PRICK!!!!! Wrap each in paper towel and place in bag... Microwave for usually 10 minutes... When serving open with fork ... Potato will be fluffy... let bag air dry.
The bag can be washed  but always let it air dry.)
I have even seen mini movies on YouTube about them.
Can hardly wait to try these out.
With the left over fabric from the fat quarters I made smaller ones for 1 or 2 potatoes. These would be great to take to work. I love sweet potatoes  I am going to try those as well as Spaghetti squash.
I am reading you can place ears of corn too.

Monday, March 26, 2012

More Lounge Pants

We are going to see the boys this weekend and they wanted more fuzzy/soft lounge pants. I went to Joanns and found this basketball fleece. I am sure they will like them. loving my new serger. Making these are so fast and easy.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lounge Pants

I finished up a pair of baseball pj/lounge pants for Dylan and Harley
I really love my serger  makes it so easy to make these pants.  I really want to see what else this serger can do besides finishing edges.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chicken Doorstop Tutorial

Every since I made the first chicken Doorstop back in 2008  here;postID=7728231562267290101
people are still asking me for the directions. Some leave comments and want the pattern but don't leave an email for me to send it to. So here is a tutorial .This is my first tutorial so please bear with me.
here are the the patterns
(There are 3 pages to the file.)

Cut out pattern pieces. Sew body "A"  leaving an opening 
Pin B to A
  Add batting/stuffing   but this is optional

 sew on quilting lines
 pin C to B

Add batting/stuffing to wings and sew on quilting lines 
 add ric rac  ( again this is optional)
 sew wings to body

 add ric rac to B( tail)
 sew the bill, comb and wattle to chicken marked F, G and H
 stuff body 
 hot glue bottom to cardboard
 add brick ( I didn't have a full brick   this is all I had)
 sew bottom to body
 finished chicken
 I personally like the shorter wings  I ajusted them  
 all done back view
 side view

I do hope this helps anyone who has been asking for the pattern.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sewing Room Cleaned

Sewing machines
 Cutting area
Now to clean the pockets on the door and the closets. 
I see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I have to admit. I sew and sew , I let the room get away from me and hardly have any space to do a project. Hopefully I can keep it clean for awhile. hahahaha
Seeing the pics I noticed  little Abby's dog bed looks out of place being PINK. Might have to make a blue one for her.. (OH NO blue for my little girl)

Monday, March 19, 2012


Down with St. Patrick's Day decor and out come the Spring /Easter

Here is my Dinning Room

I still have to make some kind of wreath.

Tim put up my button in my sewing room. I had the scissors. last week I found this blue button at Hobby Lobby.                                              
The sewing room itself is organized   But the closets, that's another story. I have to clean them out. I have way too much in them. But at least my papers are organized. I was thinking of making the top on the filing cabinets a pressing station. Or should I make a runner and decorate.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thread Catchers

Finally got to sew alittle yesterday.. I have been cleaning and sorting in my sewing room. I can finally see a difference.
Here is my thread catcher for the month of March  with  Liz Sew Along
 This cute lil triangle was so fast to make . If I make it again I will make it BIGGER
Same thing with this little catcher. I was surprised how small they were.
But they are cute.  :)
Amy and I made these yesterday. Mine is blue of course    Amy's is purple

I got a picture of all 3 machines 
April is pincushions