Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another onesie

I finished another onesie for B this week. I really like the fabric of this one. I need to take a picture with it actually on him.

You might remember my original post here. Check it out to see my first attempt. I know I'll be using this pattern over and over throughout the years.

Just a reminder, I got the idea from Dana at MADE .

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Scrabble Tile Bag

My husband and I used to play scrabble every night - pretty close anyway. The plastic bag that cames with the game - for holding the tiles - has long since been destroyed. It is covered in tape at the seams trying to hold it together. I finally broke down (after my husband suggested and asked) and made a small draw string bag for the letter tiles. I predict this one will last a lot longer than the plastic version.


Sunday, February 7, 2010


Ginger Snaps

1/4 c butter
1/2 c sugar - cream together

1 egg
1/2 c molasses - add to butter/sugar mix

Mix the following dry ingredients in a separate bowl:
1 tsp baking soda
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter/molasses mix. It will be a bit sticky. Make small round balls (quarter sized) and roll each in sugar - covering well. Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake at 400 for 9-10 minutes

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fold Over Mittens

Since I've been on a mitten kick for a while, I thought I'd share this tutorial I came across this morning.

I like mittens and all, but sometimes you just need to be able to use your fingers! What a great idea.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

No Knit, Wool Mittens

These Mittens are for non-knitters like myself. My husband bought me a few knitting needles for Christmas and so hopefully the lack of knitting knowledge will change soon. I just need to find a friend to teach me.

For these mittens I took used wool sweaters and cut out pieces. There are 4 pieces: 2 for the palm of the hand, 1 for the front, and one for the cuff of the mitten. The insides are lined with fleece!

The top mittens are made to be more fitted. The brown and green mittens (lower) are a bit more chunky. The sizes have different purposes to me. The small are great to put on when going out and I love the bigger ones for shoveling snow or driving.

Just in the past few years I've had trouble keeping my hands warm. I have some really nice windproof gloves, but they don't always cut it when it's super cold outside. Mittens are the best for keeping fingers warm. It's good to have my fingers next to one another to produce extra body heat.


Little Boys Onesie or Shirt

This month, MADE and Made By Rae are teaming up to "Celebrate the Boy" (I put their bottom on the right side of my blog). Since I have one son - no girls - I love this idea!! There are lots of ideas out there for girls, but not as many for boys, I feel.

I went ahead and made this shirt yesterday in 90 minutes just like they said. Although, I made mine into a onesie instead of a shirt. It's winter here and my son is young enough that I like onesies on him to keep his belly warm. I did the exact same stitching around the bottom of the onesie that was done around the neck. It turned out perfect!

Since my son can never stay put for more than a few second, I took some action shots of him in his new onesie! I'll be making many more of these in the future - short and long sleeve ;)