Friday March 7, 2014
No matter how old the kids are , our annual Easter egg hunt is something we will never out grow. What is really fun is that not only do our kids come home for the occasion, neighbor's children now join in and look forward to Easter at the Colgrove house. No one can put a price tag on how much fun it is to watch old and young alike, search for those eggs. The only thing I've seen that distracts from the fun is a grocery bag that keeps getting tangled up so they can't get an egg in the bag... this fabric bag solves that problem!
Thursday March 6, 2014
Little things can decorate the house for the up coming Easter holidays. As Easter approaches, warmer weather is supposed to come with it. Hopefully it does and a door stopper is a great way to make sure the door stays open and fresh air comes in! This door stopper is a great way to keep doors open and add a decorative touch at the same time!
Wednesday March 5, 2014
Did you save all of your gift baskets from this past holiday season? I save every one of them! (Yes, my attic is a dangerous place because of my "saving") I then make liners for the baskets and make them into a totally new gift basket.
My favorite season for reusing baskets is right around the corner! Novelty prints with Easter designs are plentiful and once you add an Easter print liner that basket is perfect for holding so many things... breads, candies, eggs... you name it! It's a great way to decorate the house without spending a pile of money!
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Have you watched How It's Made? I think, once you start sewing, you tend to look at everything that is sewn with a "How's that made?" approach. This past week I saw episodes on how yarn was made from recycled plastic soda bottles, how fabric was woven and how fleece was made... all very fascinating! Have you looked at plastic coated seats and wondered how they did that... the episode about how golf carts are made showed exactly how that is done and forced me to accept that there are some things we can't do at home... but there is always a work around if we want to make it ourselves. A covered cushion may not be as waterproof as a formed factory seat but I can bet it won't cost me as much either! Watching the videos is a great way to get a handle on how production methods are done.