Monday, February 27, 2012

Burlap Spring Flowers

I don't know about you but I am ready to see some spring flowers, I am about 6 weeks early though, we are on the eve of our first major snowstorm for the season, so I am out of luck for a while! For now I thought I would make some fun spring burlap projects!
Here is a fun little Easter Bunny, I made him from burlap and some stuffing. 

His eyes are little beads and the nose is hand stitched. 
Then I made some flowers from recycled book pages and burlap. I had some fun making these. 

I think they will be adorable in my new nieces room! 
So those are my spring flowers for now!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Iced Coffee?!

While we were in Mexico, I was missing my daily Caribou Coffee. But I found that a little morning cappuccino did the trick. Then I met Carlos....

One day at lunch he had asked if I wanted a drink and I said "no thanks, just water". Once we were done eating he brought a large glass over to me and said " I made something special for you". I had no idea what it was until I took a sip, and then I was in love with Carlos. 

It was an iced coffee with Kahlua....O.M.G, I never told him I was missing a real good cup of coffee, he just brought it to me. I think I drank it in about 15 seconds. It was so good. Needless to say I had a couple more throughout the week. 
Now that we are back I thought I would try to make one, and it is just as good! Here is what you need:

1 shot of Espresso
2 Small Scoops vanilla Ice cream
3/4 C. Cold Milk
1 shot Kahlua

Add 2 scoops Ice Cream, Milk & Ice to tall glass. 
Add hot espresso
Top with shot of Kahlua stir and ENJOY!
Thanks Carlos! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Back from Paradise!

My hubby and I just returned from a wonderful week long vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The scenery was amazing! 

We spent our time on the beach, 

& at the pool with the swim up bar! 

Happy Valentines Day! 

There was great entertainment every night at the resort, but the Michael Jackson night was absolutely fabulous!!

We went on a whale watching tour, we saw 10-12 whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions & pelicans! 

I was very glad I brought my camera and big lens! 

This was Julio, our daily waiter! Always made sure we had full glasses! 

Just one of the infinity pools.

We found jelly fish all over the beach. Glad we never stepped on one! 

We had a wonderful time, can't wait to go back!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Make a skirt from old pants! Here's how!!

So I saw an adorable skirt at Abercrombie, and of course it was $60, I could not pay that! So I made one today! I did buy some knit fabric and had some old lace at home. I made the base of the skirt from an old pair of pants. 
I have not wore them in years, they were very sheer. Here's how to make the skirt! 
Us a seam ripper and open up the crotch and part way down the legs. 

 Cut off the legs at the length you would like the skirt to be.
 Fold over the front and back seams and sew in place. You will cover this area up with ruffle later, you just need a sold base to start with, it doesn't need to be perfect.
 First I laid out the ruffles to see how I wanted it to be. I made all of the ruffles with my ruffler foot, but you could gather the fabric too to make ruffles.
 I started sewing the ruffles on from the bottom and worked my way up.
 Here it is! The pants had a fold over waist band, which was perfect to finish off the edge!!

Then I took an old pair of jeans and made a skirt form that as well. Then I added a small white ruffle to the bottom! 

 Now I have 2 fun new skirts that cost me almost nothing!!!