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Today I'm stepping out of the box to share a sewing project with you.  Please do not 'hate' when you see my unorthodox sewing methods, honestly, it's how I roll...

Here's how this project started. I had a really great cover for my Kindle Fire.  It had magnetic edges that automatically shut it off when the cover was closed.......until the magnets stopped working. This was a big problem, so I decided to make myself a new one with the supplies I had around the house.   I had some scraps from the curtains I made for the living room and some batting from making potholders last year, everything I needed without having to step out the door, where it was cold........and snowy........ and icy........you get the picture.  
I used 2 strips of fabric and 1 strip of batting:
I used my Kindle to measure how much fabric I needed, allowing for seams, etc.  Remember, those unorthodox methods??  Once I figured out those measurements, I place the fabric pieces right sides together: I then…
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Party In Your PJs #245

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram

This week I shared A Vintage Sewing Pattern
This was my thrift store project for Ten on the 10th. If you missed the post, you need to go check out everyone's projects!  

Here are my features:
Chocolate Red Wine Cake - Recipes and Ramblins
Moss Heart - Celebrating Everyday Life

Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundup…

Vintage Sewing Pattern - Thrift Store Challenge

It's time once again for Ten on the 10th.    The theme for this month is Thrift Store and this group of blogger friends will share their ideas that cost under $10.  Are you ready?  Here's what I found at the Thrift Store for a quarter, that's right 25 cents!
As soon as I saw the outfits I knew it was vintage and then there was the price of 65 cents.  
Can you believe it? 
Have you priced sewing patterns lately?  
I still wanted to know what year it was from and the back did not disappoint: That's right, 1964! I knew exactly what I was going to do and it started with all the pattern pieces.  After I pulled them out, I ironed them to remove as many creases as possible.  
I started cutting squares that were 8"x10" and stacked 8 of them.  Then it was like being in elementary school again, making tissue paper flowers.  I started folding the stack accordian style: When the whole thing was folded, I tied a chenille stem around the middle:
Each of the ends were rounded with s…

Party In Your PJs #244

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram

This week I shared Tortilla Roll-Ups


Here are my features:
How to Make an Easy Faux Leather Journal - Celebrating Everyday Life


Love Grows Here - Coastal Bohemian

Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Don't link and run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, and …

Tortilla Roll-Ups

It's Super Bowl weekend and it's all about the big game, right?  Personally, I only watch for the commercials and the half-time show, but I do enjoy making food for it.  This recipe is easy, tasty, and always a crowd-pleaser.  

I recently made it when a friend came for lunch and she wouldn't leave without the recipe, so, dear readers, let me share it with you!
Here's what you need:

1 pound of deli meat, sliced thin.  
Large flour tortillas.
Lettuce.
Red peppers - get about 3.
Garden Vegetable cream cheese.

Spread the cream cheese on the tortilla.  Don't be stingy!
Once the entire tortilla is covered with a good layer, add the lettuce. Next, add the red peppers, which have been sliced. The next layer is the deli meat.  I used honey ham. Start rolling up the tortilla. Once it's completely rolled-up, start slicing with a serrated knife. I get about 8 slices from each tortilla.  Put them on a pretty tray and dinner, lunch, or snack is served! If you want to make this into a great …

Party In Your PJs #243

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram

This week I shared Saving a Pink Bathroom Tile

Here are my features:
Upcycled Tin Picnic Basket - Fresh Vintage by Lisa S


Antique Depression Era Chest of Drawers - Art is Beauty

Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Don't link and run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn some…

Saving A Pink Bathroom Tile

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?  Around here, Mother Nature has been off her meds giving us everything from huge amounts of snow, sub-zero temperatures, sleet, freezing rain,pouring rain, and temperatures hovering around 40 degrees. We are now headed for for cold weather again...Is it Spring yet?
But, before I go into a rant about how much I hate dislike winter, let me show you how I saved a little piece of something I loved...  
In the original cottage there was a perfectly preserved pink tile bathroom.  There wasn't a chip or crack anywhere.  It was so pristine, that our inspector took pictures of it while doing our inspection for purchase.  He'd never seen anything like it. Here's a little peek:
I knew this was one of the things I would miss once it was sold and I also knew there was a box of extra tiles in the attic.  I headed upstairs and as I dug through the box, I discovered a few of the decorative tile pieces mixed in with the floor and wall tiles.  O…