Monday, July 24, 2017

Dementor Attack Emergency Pouch - Happy Harry Potter 2017

We all have days when we can feel the dementors lurking...And for those days having a Dementor Attack Emergency Pouch at the ready is just what Madam Pomfrey ordered.  (I'm sharing this as part of Happy Harry Potter at Raegun Ramblings.  Click over to Raegun Ramblings for more Harry Potter inspired projects and read to the end of the post to enter to win some awesome prizes.)  This post contains affiliate links to help support my blog. I used product given by Fairfield World in this post.  all opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm are my own.

These also make great gifts for any friends or loved ones who may struggle with dementors as well.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Giant Floor Bean Bags

Giant Floor Bean Bags are easy to make and perfect seating for TV rooms, reading corners, and kids' bedrooms.  I'm super grateful to Fairfield World and Shannon Fabrics for compensating me for this post and sending the materials so I could donate these to one of the new teachers at my kids' school for her reading corner.  All opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.

Whether your looking for comfortable classroom reading space, or a relaxing place to do homework or watch TV, these giant floor bean bags will be the perfect fit.  The Shannon Cuddle fabrics on the outside makes them snuggly soft and you'll love that the 60" wide fabric makes it easy to make nearly 30" large bean bags.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Harry Potter Prize Pack Giveaway

I am SOOOO excited about this guys!  I always love Happy Harry Potter hosted by Marissa at Raegun Ramblings every year.  So many creative Harry Potter inspired projects get shared every year...and she always puts together a magical giveaway back.  I'm super excited to announce that I'll be giving away one of my WIZARD SCHOOL QUILTS as part of the prize pack this year!!  Check out the other cool prizes and enter below.  And check as I share several new Harry Potter inspired projects over the next two weeks!

This year's Happy Harry Potter giveaway winner will give a fun package including:

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Must Try Salad Recipes and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

With summer in full swing...and full heat...upon us, I'm always looking for new Salad recipes to try.  Marissa has us covered this week with a great Salad Round-Up.  TThese must make salad recipes are at the top of my to make Pinterest board!
must try salad recipes for summer, spring, winter, and fall

Sunday, July 2, 2017

30+ Patriotic 4th of July Ideas

With the 4th of July in just a couple of days, there's still time to do a few projects to show your patriotic spirit.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jumbo Zipper Pouch Tutorial

This easy Jumbo Zipper Pouch is the perfect pencil case to send your kids back to school with.  (I don't know about you...but the little ones they sell at the store never seem to fit the huge list of supplies the kids are asked to bring.)

They also make great gifts for teacher and if you choose the right novelty fabric they can be personalized to anyone's taste.  Disclaimer: Thanks as always to Fairfield World for providing the support foam and batting as well as compensating me for this project.  All opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.  This post also contains affiliate links to help support my blog.

We also love to use these as Thank You gifts for our kids' teachers at the end of the year.  A good zipper pouch is a universally appreciated gift if you choose the right fabric and colors.

And once you get the hang of them, they are SO fast and easy.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

All White Cuddle Quilt - Baptism Quilt - Wedding Quilt - Baby Blessing

As a quilter one of my favorite ways to commemorate a milestone event is with a quilt.  So when our daughter turned 8 years old and chose to be baptized a member of the LDS Church  a couple months ago, I made her this All White Cuddle Quilt to help her remember the special day.  (Note: Fairfield World and Shannon Fabrics sent me supplies and compensated me to make this quilt and write about it on the Fairfield website here.  This personal blog post is entirely my own.)

In the LDS Church we believe that the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit) is a member of the Godhead and helps lead, guide, and prompt our decisions.  He also acts as a Comforter in times of grief, pain, and/or anxiety.  Since this special girl suffers from severe social anxiety (selective mutism), I thought this physical reminder of comfort would help her remember that the Holy Ghost can also help comfort her soul.