Wednesday, December 23, 2015

On The First Day of Christmas....

On the first day of SewCakeMaker Christmas...that just began today

She made a deathstar nerdy wood shelf...or she will..starting right now..I'm back guys!

See you again soon!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last Minute Find!

 American Girl fans!  We went online Saturday and bought these three books.  They are AWESOME!  If you are interested in a gift that encourages creative play, these are it  


They are on sale!
We went to the AG store at the Mall of America on Saturday and I noticed these books were NOT on sale in the store.  Guess what?  They have made new covers for them, so these three are half price online.  After spending like an hour in the store looking through the book and reading all the printed "toys" inside each kit, we knew we had to buy them.

I went online at like 7pm Saturday and ordered them.  Each book was either $11 or $12, shipping was $5 and something cents.  These arrived TODAY!  I was totally shocked.

Anyway, this is not a sponsored post, just wanted to give a shout out to any American Girl loving moms or Grandmas out there.  Buy these before they are gone!  My girls just spent 3 hours playing and they have only just begun ;0}

The books are full of play ideas, patterns, suggestions of how to make other props and more.  I am seriously impressed.

Just wanted to let you know!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

More Rumblings...

Well, we have been trying new things lately.  Like these glitter ornamnets.  I have seen them, I have even made them once or twice, but I didn't remember them being SO FUN!

I couldn't find the exact stuff shown on other blogs, so I just grabbed what my local store had on it's shelf.  This stuff worked great!

Pour it in, swish it around, pour it out.  
Dump in Glitter.

Swirl the glitter around, then dump it out.
Not on the table like me ;0}  Not what I had intended, but when you hand the ornament to a 7 year old to help you....That is where the glitter ends up.

Smart people dump it into a cup then back into the bottle of glitter to be used again.

I have also been slaving away making these lovely sets of 12...

Eating these...cause they are my favorite candy when I am working ornaments for Etsy.

Check out these minis!  I wasn't sure the design would cut well this small, but it did!  I need to post these for sale on Etsy.

Then we had a request for snowmen you can put on the outside of a bulb.

Not perfect, but they work.

Then I finished weeding like 100 of these.  Not super fun, but they look cool!

Needless to say, after all of that work Madison and I needed to get out of Dodge.  

We like to run to Joanns, Target, or Hobby Lobby when we need a little break from the Etsy sweat shop we work constantly.

Mads found Starwars jammies that we were missing to make our set complete.

We finally bit the bullet and bought one of these naughty little guys.

And then I saw these cute burlap stockings.  Makes me want to get my sewing machine out and make a few.  One of these years I will get the sewing machine out in July and make something for Christmas, so when Christmas finally rolls around we actually have cute stuff for ourselves, instead of making it and shipping it off to everyone else.

When will I learn!?!

Novelty Print Quilt Pattern

I have had a hard time finding good quilt patterns for novelty prints the past couple times I purchased them.  I made up this pattern so tha...