Sunday, October 30, 2011

My favorite bakery

     I just can across the website for my favorite bakery and thought I would share it. It takes me over an hour to get there, but when I'm in the area I always stop by for my bagguettes and hazelnut snack. The first time I went in I was going to the shop next door and smelled the fresh bread from outside.  Now they know I come from far to get my bagguettes. 
     They are just as good as in France and you will not make it home with out trying it.  I know I sound like a commercial, but I'm very picky about my bread. Here is the link to their website.
http://www.annarosas.com/index.html

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kid's aprons



Hope you enjoy the slide show of some of my children's aprons.  I just love the dress form I used to take the pictures on hope you do too.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Free chili recipe

On this cold day I decided I was going to make something I never thought I would make Veggie Chili. It's not that I'm against veggie chili it's that I have always eaten regular chili.  It was delicious. I used veggie burgers in place of the meat and green peppers, black beans, kidney beans, chick peas, corn and a lot of seasonings. My daughter loved it, she's the reason why I made veggie Chili.
In her honor I am going to share my recipe with who ever signs up for my blog until the 15th of November.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Great square pillow

     In order to brighten up  this room I decided to add this lime green pillow to this brown sofa. There are also a couple cream pillows and a brown and green pillow to tie everything up. Notice the square pillow, it's actually square, it does not have pointed corners.
     Have you always wanted a great square pillow, but ended up with a pillow with pointed corners? If you make 16" square pillow or any size for that matter you can make it look square without the points.  I have this pillow template that tapers the ends and the pillows come out great each time and you only need one pattern for various sizes.
     This particular pillow I  made with a zipper so it can be washed. I did prewash the fleece fabric because I knew it was a material that was going to have a lot of use I needed to make sure it would be ok to fabricate.  It is great and so soft.
      Contact me and I will tell you where I got my template.

Friday, October 21, 2011

My first blog

I have been thinking about blogging for a while now and finally decided today was the day. I have been sewing since I was about six and love all types of sewing. When I was younger I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer, but what I really wanted to do was sew. I can make anything without a pattern, not that I don't use patterns, because I sometimes do. I saw my high school sewing teacher this year and she said to me you never did like following the patterns, but I did learn a lot from her. She let me follow what I need to follow and helped me when I just wanted to do it my way. I did go back to her after college so she could help me again when I didn't want to follow the pattern to make my wedding dress. I was 20 then. Twenty years later I have been married for 19 years and have 2 great kids and and starting my first business and my first blog.

Embroidered pillow

This pillow I decided to make after talking to my sister-in-law. I thought I have this great silk sitting around and I know just what to do. I hooped my silk with the proper backing and out came this beautiful embroidery and I decided to make two more for my living room. Normally I put zippers on my pillows on these I didn't think I needed them. I don't plan on letting anyone touch them.  They are just for me.