Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Free Printable!

I love free printables.  I have an entire board on my pinterest dedicated to things I can print from preschool curriculum to conversion charts (cooking and sewing) to subway art.  The other day I discovered just how easy it is to make them myself!  And the best part is I didn't have to buy anything, I didn't have to download any programs, just some extra fonts (that were free).  I used picmonkey which is a great FREE photo editing program online.  

I love the House Rules printables and signs that I've seen all over pinterest lately, but wanted them a little more personalized and also not have to spend a pretty penny for someone else to do it for me.  I wrote down a list of rules I wanted and sat down and whipped this up.

Isn't it cute?!?  I love it.  It's not perfect but for my first one I'm pretty proud of it.  And so I decided to share it with others in case you just don't want to have to do it yourself (it was simple but took quite a bit of time).  

It is sized as an 8x10 and you can print it at home, all you have to do is enlarge the picture and save it to your computer then print.  Easy peasy!  If you encounter any issues let me know and I'll do my best to help.  I hope you like it!  Now I'm off to make MORE!

These are free for personal use only.  Thanks!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Exciting things are coming...

A lot is happening in our lives right now.  Many huge changes.  Mr. A got out of the Army a few months ago, we moved, and he's busy working and going to school while I'm busy at home with the kids.  Now we're in the process of something even MORE stressful and emotional...but I'm not going to say what yet.  I will say that if everything goes right I will have lots of material for new blog posts...and we're so excited.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Check this out!

Seamingly Smitten Sewing Patterns is giving away a FREE Brother 1034D Serger!!!  How awesome is that?  These are awesome sergers for even the beginner.  So head over there and enter to win! Giveaway is open February 4th-February 11th.


Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy Scrappy Family Tree Rag Quilt

 Ok so the name may possibly be a little lame, but I don't care.  I made this rag quilt for my sister and her husband for Christmas.  It's my first rag quilt and there are plenty of flaws in it but I love it, and more importantly THEY loved it, and that's all I can ask for.

I had gotten a charm pack, originally planning on making them some awesome coasters for their Christmas gift but then I got a gift card to my local quilt shop and I bought another charm pack and some yardage from that line so I could make something better...but I didn't know exactly what yet.
I had some old jeans that didn't fit me anymore (thank you kids for that extra baby weight!) and I couldn't just throw them away, it seemed so wasteful!  Inspiration hit...I'd make a denim rag quilt!  I didn't have quite enough denim so I went to Goodwill and bought a few more pairs.  Then I went to work!  More after the jump.