Upcycled Dress to Shirt

My daughter and I have now made several skirts out of thrift store dresses. This time my daughter loved the top of the dress and the cute tie, but the skirt was much too short for her.  So we decided to cut the bottom off and make a shirt. The…

Fruit Crisp

I love a nice warm apple crisp! But why stop there? Why not make a peach crisp, or a cherry crisp? I have made all three with this recipe, and it works great! I do add a little extra sugar on the cherries, simply because they are more tart. This…

Upcycled Maxi Skirt

My daughter loves a comfortable maxi skirt. We found this long dress at a thrift store for under $5. We did not like the slouchy top of the dress, but we did like the cosy soft bottom and thought it would make a nice casual maxi skirt. The skirt already…

Biscuits

I used to read to my son a lot when he was little. One of the books we read together was, “The Magic Thief”. (The Magic Thief). At the end of the book there was a recipe for biscuits. My son loved the book and decided he would…

Table Cloth to Skirt Upcycle

I was at a thrift store keeping my eyes open for something I could upcycle, or use as fabric, when I found this cute flowered table cloth that was very large, had a cute flowery print, and was in excellent condition. I didn’t see any stains, and it…

Crab Cakes

Ok, so I love crab cakes! But a good crab cake is hard to find. Most restaurants use too much filler (cheaper to make this way), and you have to break the bank to be able to afford them. Even if you make the crab cakes yourself it is not…

Rising Sun Quilt

My husband, John, came to me one day in the sewing room and asked if I needed an idea for my next quilt. It seems he had been thinking of a quilt that had the sun coming up on the left side of the bed and setting on the right…

Upcycled Sweater to Skirt

Lately, I have been interested in upcycled clothing. It seems that finding fabric for apparel is difficult and expensive. When I try on clothing in the stores, I often think this would look great if only ….. But who wants to pay full price for a garment just to have…

Key Lime Pie

I called this recipe key lime pie, but I have to confess that I do not use key limes.  I used them the first time I made it, but key limes are so tiny it took a lot more time and effort to get enough juice, so I decided to…

No Sew Quilted Christmas Ornament

I am a member of a sewing group called the Piecemakers. I love the ladies in this group! They are generous, kind, and talented. They always inspire me to improve my skills and give me great new ideas. Last month our friend Joyce Payne made some no sew quilted Christmas…

Pop Corn Balls

Nothing says fall to me like home-made caramels and popcorn balls. When we were little we used to go trick or treating, and we always made sure to go to Merle Eastham’s house. She always gave out her homemade popcorn balls and we loved them! I never…

Meat Loaf

I was in the mood for meat loaf today. Another great food you can dip in ketchup! When I make a meat loaf, I usually buy enough hamburger to make two.  One for now, and one to freeze for later. I learned two things today about meat loaf. One is…