^ kristen ^
This is cute! Lidded casserole, vegetable dish and bread plates. Heavenly Days pattern made by Vernonware/Metlox from 1956 thru 1965.
house and home
JAJ Pyrex: "Fiesta" 1.5L casserole/baking dish with vegetable and produce pattern. $30.00, via Etsy.
Eight Franciscan 'Apple' Pattern - Bread and Butter Plates - Mix and Match - Franciscan Earthenware - Made In U.S.A. - 1958 TV Backstamp
Blue and Green Glass Dish garden totem made from vases, plates, a ceiling fixture bulb, with a solar light inside.
cityscapes and more
kids apron made from pot holder and dish towel - such a cute and easy idea!
Friends of Craftybegonia: Fudgie Flowerumi Bear. Designed in classic chocolate colors, with the cute flowery hairdo of the Flowerumi bears, Fudgie is ready to be loved! PDF Pattern. This pattern is only available from Monday thru Thursday, weekly!
Amigurumi Cthulhu - I made this from a pattern in the book "Creepy Cute Crochet" by Christen Haden
This Sonic is so cute! I made one from this pattern and it turned out terrific!
Cute Stuff Inside blanket made from Kim Guzman's pattern called Summer Mist for Caron. Pattern link in the blog post.
Casserole Carry-All (IJ966) sewing pattern - Carry your favorite casserole or dessert in style with this fun insulated carrier with wooden spoon handles. Conveniently created to hold your favorite 9” x 13” casserole dish or an 8 ” or 9” square dish just by selecting different hook and loop tape configurations. Instructions included for a matching potholder. Perfect for hot or cold dishes. Available from IndygoJunction.com
How to Make a Dress Form Mannequin Pin Cushion. Super duper cute and easy. It can also be used for hanging you bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Free pattern download and a video from The DIY DISH.
Made a pair of these uber cute baby booties for L while I was pregnant - pattern from Repeat Crafter Me: Crochet Cuffed Baby Booties
Comes with a tutorial and free pattern for jacket. All of these cute clothing for American dolls were made from Dollar store neck scarves.
Sewing Project Inspirations
Made for warm-weather days and sun-kissed shoulders, this colorblocked maxi dress from XOXO features a cute geometric printed front panel and a halter neckline. $59.25
Gingerbread Man Ornament made with sandpaper. We have made these and they are so cute. Tutorial. We also line the back with felt cut from the same pattern & just glued on the back. :)
Wishing i ran into this site when i had Leelah's LaLa Loopsy party. Great Ideas. Cute DIY alert! This sew-cute chair decoration is made of a plastic table cover and paper plates for "buttons". Get details from our Lalaloopsy party ideas guide!
Mexican Rice Casserole from Food.com: easy recipe for school days! A great way to use a pound of ground beef and make a dinner that all will love. It's so easy too! If you cannot find Mexicorn by Green Giant, you can use a regular can of corn or frozen corn. To control the heat of the dish, you can choose mild, medium or hot salsa!
Exclusively ours! Comfortable and cute, this blouson style top from Ruff Hewn that features a sleek spacedye pattern allover and drawstring at the hem for a customizable fit. Well made to be well worn. $10.50
Exclusively ours! Create a fun, fall-ready look with this acid washed top from Ruff Hewn that features a drop shoulder fit with a cute textured, pattern allover. Well made to be well worn. $16.00
Exclusively ours! Be adventurous and stay cozy-cute this fall in this flyaway cardigan from Ruff Hewn that features a fun pattern at the shoulders and two front pockets. Well made to be well worn. $23.60
From candy & cake blog: I made snack cones, pinwheels, water bottle labels, straws with custom tags, favor bags with M&M's, fabric buntings... just to name a few fun items that were created especially for these cute 3 year olds. These kids are best friends both turning 3 within days of each other. This turned out SUPER cute! Great job Moms putting it all together, and for having 48 children in your home!
I made this New Mom Survival Kit for a good friend of mine. It was such a cute idea I had to try it!
Hershey Kisses - For Mommy & Baby
Mirror - To remind you that you're important too.
Marbles - To replace the ones you lose.
Hair Elastics - To remind you to stay flexible.
Lifesavers - To save you from one of those days.
Tissues - To wipe your tears and baby's too.
Lollipops - To lick your problems away.
Bracelet handmade from baseballs! I make these for family members, my sister has been wearing hers for over a year. Cute gifts for the baseball or softball lover. I have a few made already, but after that I will make them as I need to. Please allow a couple days for me to make them if you wan...
Grilled Cilantro Lemon Chicken Kabobs Kabobs grill quickly making them ideal for backyard entertaining. This recipe uses chicken, bell pepper and onion, but mushrooms, beef, zucchini and shrimp can easily be substituted to create your own unique version. The cilantro lemon sauce tastes delicious with all types of meat and veggies. Yield: 6 kabobsPreparation time: 30 minutesGrilling time: 15 minutes 1 to 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast2 large red bell peppers, cored1 large onion, peeled1 cup loosely packed cilantroJuice of 3 lemons*2 cloves garlic½ teaspoon smoked paprika½ teaspoon saltZest 1 lemon*6 wooden (soaked) or metal skewers Cut the chicken into 18 equal pieces. Cut the bell peppers into 24 equal pieces. Cut the onion into 12 equal pieces, leaving 2 to 3 layers of onion in each piece. Make the kabobs by sliding the chicken and vegetable pieces on the skewer in the following pattern – bell pepper, chicken, onion, bell pepper, chicken, onion, bell pepper, chicken, bell pepper. Repeat the process for all 6 kabobs and place them in a glass baking dish. Add the cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, salt and lemon zest to a food processor. Pulse until a thick sauce is formed. Pour the sauce over the kabobs and rub to coat them evenly. Let the kabobs marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.Grill the kabobs over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. *We recommend using lemons and limes from Paramount Citrus. They are consistently fresh and juicy and available at most major grocery, mass and club retailers.
I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness! When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie… The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (... hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these… Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks! Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe Yield: 16 granola bars Calories: 95 calories per bar Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes) Ingredients: - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed) - 2 cups quick oats - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 3 tbsp raw honey - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this will add extra calories) - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp) Directions: 1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the bulk of it to be small pieces. 2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine. 3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter). 4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes. 5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet ingredients (well combined). 6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5 into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars to harden. 7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy! Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same! Mine stayed fresh for about one week. The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday! - A