Tuesday, February 22, 2011

*Holly Sew*

Here are two quilts I just finished for my nephews. 
Now I just need to get them in the mail they were Christmas presents...oops!!

The best part about these quilts is I only had to spend a total of $14.00 to make them since I only had to buy batting.  All the fabric came out of my stash (plus my Aunt gave me the red dog fabric, so thanks Aunt Peg).
Josiah's Dog Quilt

His name is embroidered on the quilt.

Appliqued dog.

Titus' quilt.
I have been wanting to do something with a Robot on it for a long time!

The tag on the back of the quilt. (I forgot to take a picture of the dog tag.)

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*Holly Happy*

Chandra over at My Southern Life and
for giving my blog The Versatile Blogger Award!  
Go over and check them out!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I find these old Jewelery Boxes all the time at Thrift Stores and Garages Sales but they are so ugly.
 I found this one at a garage sale for only a $1.00...score.

And here it is with a little white paint.  I replaced the ugly glass with some wire.  It's now in my daughter's room.

This one I found at a Thrift Store, I just loved the lines on the top of the box. 

I sold this one at the Makers' Market.

I do not have a before picture of these boxes but they were both ugly. 
I made these for my nieces.

Another Jewelry box makeover for another niece.

The DIY Show Off
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

*Holly Sew* *Holly Bake*

So I thought I would pay tribute to Sports since tomorrow is 
Super Bowl Sunday.  
And for those of you who know me realize I know nothing or could care anything about sports unless it means making it cuter or taste better.

So here is my "Making Sports Cuter" post
my "Making Sports Taste Better" post

My son received this soccer goal/net for Christmas.  
Perfect gift for him but it came with a problem.

When you take it apart it has a million pieces 
-okay maybe not a million but it sure felt like it-
So I had to do something about this problem.

And here is the problem solution. 
A Soccer Bag!
It cost about $4.50 to make and was worth every penny.
I think I will stand by these in Toys R' Us and sale them to other moms who like organization.
I also made one for my nephew (he received one of these for Christmas too).

All right so now that the sports world is Cuter...let's make it taste better.
one of my go to Recipe Blogs.
They are sooo, sooo, sooo yummy.  
Now I know you are wondering??  What makes them "Sporty."
Well...the sprinkles of course they are little Football Helmets and Footballs though very hard to see in this picture. 

I made them for my co-workers and I know they will LOVE them.
Happy Super Bowl to us!

Look at the inside of these...a ball of peanut butter filling yumminess!!
Remember to not fill the cupcake liners to high (as I did) only 2/3 full.
I also made my own frosting using leftover peanut butter filling, some cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

*Holly Happy*

Oh my...Oh wow...How exciting.
Katie over at
gave me a Stylish Blogger Award....wow...wow...wow.  Just made my day!!!

 Katie has only been blogging for 2 months and she has shown some amazing stuff.

Totally jealous of this Craigslist find....10 Buckeroos!!  She practically stole that thing!
 And I have never been a big fan of purple...but this dresser has permanently changed my mind.
  So Perfectly Purple.
So anyways...THANK YOU Katie for the award.

So now I get the fun of Listing 7 random things about me and then give out this award to some of my favorite blogs....so I hope I don't bore you to much!!!

1.  I love Corn Bread and Chocolate Milk...together
I mix it all up in a glass and eat it with a spoon.

2.  I will only buy plain white paper towels.  
I HATE paper towels with designs on them...tacky!
I have always wanted to be a clown and make balloon animals.
I am forever searching for the PERFECT Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
(I promise to post them when they are found!)
Forget Hawaii, Paris, Italy....
My Dream Vacation would be going to the the World's Longest Yardsale.
I dream of the day of owning and restoring an old Farmhouse.
I love to Quilt, Sew, Crochet and Garden and I swear I'm not 90 years old!

Blogs I Love:

What a Perfect name for her "Love-Leigh" Again Furniture Makeovers.
Her color palette choices make me HAPPY, her crocheting is amazing.
Lola B's/one girl talks
Her Random Ramblings crack me up, Honestly sometimes I laugh out loud.
Dottie Angel
Another Rambler with Vintage Inspired Crafts and Cute Ideas.
All Things Vintage Sheets
Amazing Tutorials for Vintage Sheets,  for one of my favorite material.
Junk Restore
She paints some cute furniture and host some amazing Barn Sales
Grand Design
This girls got Interior Design Skills!
Cookie Madness
Yum..Yum dessert recipes!
My Sweet Creations
She and I must have the exact same taste when it comes to Sweets!
Thompson Family-Life
Love her Quirky Vintage Style.

Well there are so many more to list but my kids are fighting as usual...so