Friday, August 21, 2015

My Calendra

I keep a Google calendar on my phone but It wasn't working for me. I needed to see what my day, week and month looked like. My kids also wanted to see what was going. 6 schedules did not fit on your traditional calendar. So off to Home Depot for solution. $14 dollars piece of sheet metal seemed like a perfect fit. It was very easy to make. I use a black paint pen to draw the lines.

The numbers are wooden bingo chips off Amazon and I attached magnets to the back that makes it easy to for them to move. (Links at the bottom)

I write on the sheet metal with expo wet erase markers that way the kids can't wipe off.

My non-readers needed images. So I made magnets out of stickers. This also allows me to move common monthly events instead of having to rewrite them.

However after a few months I realized that I wanted to see two months at a time. So back to Home Depot, now I can see three. 

This is in my kitchen and it works perfectly. We see it every morning at breakfast.

31 Pc Wooden Black Bingo Chip Set Crafts Scrapbooking 1 Inch

BYKES Magnets 1/2" Round Disc with Adhesive Backing - 250 Pcs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Best Maxi Tutorial

Hands Down Mad Mim has the best Maxi Tutorial.  So for all those Ladies that can't make it to my class, jump over to Mad Mim.  Her drawings are worth your time. I think you will really enjoy her blog is it is filled with cute kids, fun sewing projects and pretty home ideas.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Hoodie Inspiration

Next Friday we will be decorating or updating Hoodies.
Come to class with your machine, hoodie, an idea and supplies.
All photos via Pinterest! Here is my bored
Baby Sara Patch Embellished Hoodie JacketEmbellished Hoodie Tutorial by The Cottage Mama (Lindsay Wilkes) for Riley Blake Designs.Lace and Bow Embellished HoodieElegance  Elephants: Knock it Off - a girl and a glue gun. Lace on sleeves of sweatshirt. Really cute.I would love this outfit and a trip to an ole southern city just to relax and go back in time !!!!!!        sew old sweater sleeves onto a short sleeve shirt or a plain long sleeve.Our printable templates make it easy to turn a basic black hoodie into a warm and cozy bat costume that's perfect for trick-or-treating on a chilly night or just a game of pretend in the backyard.officially going to beg lauren to be a unicorn for Halloween! NO SEW - DIY - AND REUSE THE HOODIE!diy monster costume...decorate a sweatshirt to create a cute or scary monster...instructions provided
i love this hoodie decor. this is a must do soon
No idea what we would read with this (although How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World would work) but this is a great idea. Could decorate with glue and fun stuffs instead of paint, too.I'm gonna bet that college campuses everywhere will be seeing this on the sorority girls this Fall. They could even have a matching quilted backpack!
You have got to check out Magic Princess Whitney for these Disney inspired hoodies!RevivaL Women's Upcycled Boho Knit Shirt, For perfect makeup to go with it visit http://www.ctiner.avonrepresentative.comCute Sweatshirts. A craft project for our next get-together? We could do them for adults or kiddos!5 Ways to Turn Old Hoodies into Hip New Threads | Brit + Co.Секрет толстовки / Худи, свитшоты и толстовки: идеи декора /

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Plan (for sassy kids)

A few years ago a very wise woman named SAM  told me "when a kid is getting sassy it means they need more responsibility". Well today I decided it was time to pull out "The Plan" I found this online a long time ago (I don't know where). It has been a wonderful resource. I wanted to share it with you in case you have some Sass at you house.

“The Plan” to raising independent kids

1 Year Old
Putting a diaper in the trash 
Dirty clothes in hamper
Say with please, thank you, & sorry
Help put away toys
Carry dishes to table

2 Years Old
Wipe down chairs 
Take their dishes to the sink
Put laundry in washer/dryer
Clean up toys (Give direct order)
Put on shoes
Fill a pet's water and food bowls
Help a parent clean up spills and dirt
Help put away groceries

 3 Years Old
Dress self
Toilet trained
Beginning brush teeth
Pick up toys
Say prayers
Fold square (wash clothes, ect)
Learn to get their drinks
Bring in groceries

4 Years Old
Brush teeth
Make bed
Make own breakfast
Make sandwiches
Beginning to clean room
Clean tables and cabinets
Unload dishwasher
Fold easy Clothing
Hang up towels in the bathroom

5 Years Old
Straighten room
Set table clear table
Make own lunch
Get mail from mail box
Be responsible for bag/ backpack
Younger siblings with tasks
Make bed without help

6 Years Old
Take shower
Dusting load dishwasher
Empty dishwasher
Clean sinks
Run microwave
Water plants
Answer phone
Bring in garbage cans
Music lessons

 7 Years OldWash dishes
Floss teeth
Clean toilets
Pull weeds
Saving accounts
Memorize phone/address

8 Years Old
Grooming nails & hair
Get up by self
Clean Mirrors
Read Scripture daily
Care for pets
Do hair

 9 Years Old
Bake cookies/cakes
Fill the car with gas
Wash care
Vacuumed car
Hammer nails
Saw wood
Cook Vegetables
Understand Puberty & sex

10 Years Old
Do own laundry
Set Goals
Use blower
Plant Plants
Wrap presents
Sew buttons
Wait on guests

11 Years Old
Make appointments
Clean refrigerator
Straighten drawers/Closets
Sew hem
Make several dishes
Meal planning
Mow lawn
Use weed-eater
Garden maintenance

12 Years Old
Shop for clothing
Public speaking
Clean widows
Change bed sheets
Baby sitting class
Shovel snow

13 Years Old
Simple sewing
Cooking dinner
Simple budgeting
Pay household bills
Certify for CPR
Understand Prescriptions
Learn Meat handling rules
Use Etiquette Rules
Change light bulbs
Prepare grocery lists

14/15 Years Old
Memorize S.S
Understand debit cards
Learn about Debt (how to stay out of it)
Learn about make up
Accompany parents to vote
Detail car
Changing flat
Household repair
Clean Garage
How to drive

16 Years Old
Get License
Understand credit cards
Learn about retirements
Resume prep
Career planning
Arrange car insurance
Checking account
Pay for cell phone
Buy groceries using a list

Friday, November 21, 2014

Praying Blessings for you family

A few years ago I took a wonderful class on being a Godly mother. The lady that taught was a amazing women of God. Mary Tabb has 6 kids (my age or older) one with down syndrome. She had lot of wisdom on the subject of mothering. She still teach at Johnson Ferry Once a week if you ever want to come.

One of her suggestions was to pray blessing for you kids straight from scripture. This has been such a gift to me.  I took her list and compiled it for you. I have loved having this and try to pray for the versus below for all of my family.  Here is a link to a Word doc of  this. 

I pray that you would be:

James 1:5 -Blessed with wisdom

5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Psalm 25:4- Blessed with a teachable spirit

 4 Show me your ways, O LORD,
       teach me your paths;

Proverbs 3:5- Blessed with direction

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
       and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
       and he will make your paths straight.

Romans 10:17 -Blessed with an open my heart to your word

17Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Ephesians 3:17-19- Blessed with strong roots

17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Galatians 5:22-24 -Blessed with the fruits of the spirit

 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Psalm 103:12 -Blessed with Forgiveness

 12 as far as the east is from the west,
       so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Proverbs 26:24 –Blessed with pleasant words

 24 A malicious man disguises himself with his lips,
       but in his heart he harbors deceit.

 Philippians 4:11 -blessed with contentment

11I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

Genesis 2:18 -blessed with a mate

 18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

Jeremiah 29:11 -blessed with the knowledge or realization you your plans

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Philippians 4:6 -blessed with patience and thanks giving

6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

John 10:10- blessed with full life

10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Psalm 127:3 -blessed with children

 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
       children a reward from him.

Numbers 6:24- Poor out your blessings and keep you in his way

 24 " ' "The LORD bless you
       and keep you;

Psalm 128:5-6 -Blessed with grand children

 5 May the LORD bless you from Zion
       all the days of your life;
       may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem,
 6 and may you live to see your children's children.
       Peace be upon Israel.

 1 Corinthians 10:13 -blessed with victory over temptation

13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Malachi 3:10 -Blessed when handling money

10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

James 5:16 -blessed with a compassionate heart

16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

John 16:33 -Blessed with peace

 33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Psalm 91:9-10 -Blessed with protection

 9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
       even the LORD, who is my refuge-
 10 then no harm will befall you,
       no disaster will come near your tent.

Psalm 119:105 -Blessed with guidance

 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
       and a light for my path.

3 John 1:2 -Blessed with good health

 2Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Philippians 4:8 -blessed with right thoughts and actions

 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Luke 12:24 -Blessed with the knowledge of provision

24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!

Ephesians 6:11 -blessed with the power of the Holy Spirit

11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Psalm 4:8 -Blessed with peaceful sleep

 8 I will lie down and sleep in peace,
       for you alone, O LORD,
       make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 5:12 -blessed with Gods favor

 12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous;
       you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Psalm 18:32 -blessed with strength and perfect ways

 32 It is God who arms me with strength
       and makes my way perfect.

Psalm 23:3 -blessed with a restored soul

 3 he restores my soul.
       He guides me in paths of righteousness
       for his name's sake.

Psalm 20:4 -Blessed with the desires of your heart

 4 May he give you the desire of your heart
       and make all your plans succeed.

 Psalm 23:1 -blessed with contentment and provision

 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

Psalm 22:5 -blessed with a desire to confess and except forgiveness

 5 They cried to you and were saved;
       in you they trusted and were not disappointed.

Luke 2:52 -blessed with the favor of man

52And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Floor Cushions Nov 7th


November 7th 

What You Need:
Matching thread
Seam Ripper 
Measuring Tape
1 yard home deco fabric
2 pkgs 1/2 pre-made pipping 
24 oz fiberfill

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pleated Purse

This has a lot of steps but it is really easy!! 

Cut a rectangle 36 by 26 for the purse body
Fold the purse body in half creating a long rectangle
Fold again making it 4 layers

Fold again making it 8 layers

Snip down ¼ inch making sure you get all layers on the both sides

Now the center.

Do this on the top and the Bottom of the 8 layered rectangle
Open up your fabric to find you snips are now evenly placed
Fold and match up the snips to create a pleat.

Repeat for the other side.
Pin both sides in place and iron flat

Sew down
Fold the in half creating a square

Spread out the bottom fold to open up the pleats to there desired width

Pin and Iron flat
Sew in to place. So it will not become unpleated

Sew up the sides of the purse.

To create a lining (Optional)
Fold lining fabric in half. Lie the purse body on the fabric to create a pattern. Cut two layers of the lining fabric ½ inch larger than the purse body.

To Create Facings
Lie the purse body on folded fabric. Cut across the top and 2 inches down on the sides. Remove the Purse body and measure down 2 inches.

Finish the bottom hem of the facings by turning and sewing under ¼ of an inch.
Now lie on the lining and sew down.

Sew the lining pieces up on the 2 sides and the bottom leaving a 3 inch hold in the bottom of the lining.

Turn lining right side out!! (pretty side)

Cut a rectangle 5 by 25  for the strap
To create you handles fold the long rectangle in half. Sew down the long side.

Turn it right side out.
Cut in half.
Place the handle in the purse body and pin in to place.

Place the lining right-side out inside the purse body that is wrong-side out.

This way the finished sides are now facing each other. Pin along the top making sure to pin the straps in to place.
Sew along the top of the bag.

Pull the finished bag out the bottom of the lining.

Sew up the hole in the lining. 

Creating the Bow (optional)
Cut a rectangle 6 by 3
Fold in half long ways 
Sew on the sides and across the top leaving a hold in the middle

Turn right side out.

Cut a rectangle 1.5 by 3
Fold in the sides. 

Fold the skinny folded rectangle over the Large finished one 

Sew By had and cut off extra. Hand sew on bag.