Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clemson Garden Flag

It's no secret that we are hardcore Clemson Tiger fans. Our house is decorated appropriately during football season, and our cars are decorated year-round. But we needed something extra. A sweet little pop of orange.

I updated our garden flag.



Using my embroidery machine, and some leftover burlap, I got to sewing. 


I left the edges of the burlap raw, stitching around the edges to keep it from fraying too much. I like the distressed look of burlap outside.


To keep the flag neat, I sewed another piece of burlap to the back, to add weight and hide the stitching from all sides. I think it gives it a more finished look, and the wind doesn't flip it over so easily.


Sweet and perfect. Always saying "Go Tigers!"




Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Sewing

Have you done a lot of summer sewing yet? I know, it's too pretty outside to be inside behind a sewing machine. But sometimes the sewing "itch" comes and you want to work on something fun and new!

Here are some of my favorite summertime tutorials and projects.














And of course, visit my Pattern Shop for ALL of your summer sewing needs for your little ones!!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

3 Krispy Treats: an afternoon snack

Sometimes I just want to make a little snack. Something special for the kids and me for good behavior, or a special day, or a Tuesday. If I make a giant batch of cookies, or a whole pan of rice krispy treats, more than likely some will be thrown out, because we just can't eat them all.

While eating breakfast a while back with Hubby (eating fruity pebbles), I was reminded of how we used to make krispy treats with them in college. Yummmmm! I told him I was going to try to make just three for a mid-morning snack. And it worked!!



Ingredients:

1 cup krispy cereal
3 large marshmallows (the roasting size)
1 tbsp butter


In a small saucepan, heat butter until melted, then add marshmallows. 

Stir around until the marshmallows are completely melted. 

Stir in cereal, coating it well with the sticky mixture. 

Pour mixture into a glass dish, and form into a rectangle. Just use your fingers, or a spatula. 


Cut into 3 (or 4 smaller) squares of krispy treats!


A 5 minute afternoon snack, perfect for celebrating a good day, or a Tuesday. 
And no piles of snacks leftover!



Happy Snacking!


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