Monthly Archives: July 2014

Repurposed Fabric Coasters

So, in trying to clean up my crafting area, I realized that I have a lot of scrap fabric laying around.  A lot of it is still good and enough fabric to do something with.  So, I decided to make fabric coasters with some of mine.


 These coasters were super easy and even kids can help making them!

To make these awesome coasters, you will need:
-scrap fabric
-a ruler
-thread (I used Coats & Clark) and needle
-bread ties

First, you are going to want to cut strips of fabric, roughly 3 inches by 24 inches.


 Then, tie three strips together in a tight knot at one end.  Braid the strips until you get about three inches from the bottom.  Place the bread tie at the end of the braid to hold it into place.   Using a needle threaded so that you have double thread, sew another strip to each of the three braided strips.  This stitch can be loose, it’s just needed to make the strips longer and it will be braided in, so it won’t come apart.  After all three extra strips are sewn on, continue to braid until you are near the end.  Using another bread tie, secure it around the braid to hold it in place.


After you have your braided strand, start with the end that has the knot.  Begin winding it. Run your needle and thread through the knot and then the part that is wound up, to hold it in place.  Continue winding your strand flat and place stitches through the strand as you keep winding it.  This will help hold everything in place and keep it from falling apart.  Once you get to the end, fold in and under the extra fabric and sew it to the wound up fabric to again hold it in place.

Then, place it on your table and put your glass on it!!!!!


I just love these and they look great on my front porch table for our evening rocks while the boys play!!!!

Hope you like these as much as I do!

Until next time……………

Surfs Up Magnet – Sculpey Fun

As a kid, I used to love playing with clay.  Through the years, I have found several clay cups, jewelry holders, and Christmas ornaments that I made as a kid.  But I have to say, I still love working with clay as an adult.  And I love working with my kids with clay.  My favorite brand of clay is Sculpey!  Sculpey is so easy to work with, even for the kids!

One of my favorite Sculpey products is their Bake Shop collection.  It’s super soft and easy for little fingers, such as Landon and Benjamin’s to use!  And it has a great variety colors!!

Bake Shop

I used the Bake Shop Sculpey to create a Surfer Girl Magnet to put on my refrigerator to remind me of summer!!!!  She was super easy to create!


After I finished her, I baked her in the oven 275 degrees for 15 minutes, I let her cool.  Then, I drew on a face using Sharpie‘s and then using my Ad-tech glue gun, I added magnets. magnets

Then, I stuck my awesome yellow bikini clad surfer girl on the refrigerator with a  family beach picture.  Now I can think about the beach all year long!!!!


Until next time…….

Yummy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

In the last few months, I have become gluten free. It has changed my life… more achy joints, less headaches and more energy! As of now, I am 100% gluten free and let me tell you something….it is not fun at all if you happen to eat something that contains gluten. I am the only one in my family of four that is gluten free, but there are things that my kids will eat. For example:

Tonight, I made these delicious gluten free peanut butter cookies for dessert! They were super yummy!
GFPB Cookies

Here is how I made them:

1 C Peanut Butter
1 C Sugar
1 Egg


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until the ingredients are combined. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a baking pan. No need to grease the pan. The peanut butter has enough oil in it! Using a fork, press the cookies!!


Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove and let cool before removing from the tray.   Or enjoy them warm!!!

Recipe made 24 cookies at 77 calories each!

These cookies were relish!  And the boys in the house loved them!!!

It’s been very interesting going gluten free.  Before, I had never really looked at nutritional labels, but now I do.  It’s amazing what foods do and don’t contain gluten!

Until next time……