12.24.2014

Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts

For Christmas gifts for all my awesome neighbors we did this cute simple honey bear with the saying "Have a Beary Merry Christmas"

Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher GiftsHave a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts


It was about the simplest thing I have done as a gift.  Which was exactly what I needed after having  sedation dentisty, and a hernia surgery.  Plus, with everything that is Christmas going on.  I just didn't have much time to do anything at all.
Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts


I have created a couple different color schemes for you.  All of the printables are free for you to use personally.  Please do not sell anything from these.  They are for personal use only.

First up.  The Blue and Gray Theme
Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts
Then the Gray, Green, and Red color scheme
Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts
The Green and Gray colors
Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts
The blue and gray one
Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts

I hope you all have a Beary Merry Christmas!



Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts
These would be great Christmas gifts for neighbors, teachers, friends, and even family. 

The honey bears I bought in bulk from my local Browning Honey facility.  I love having delicious, fresh honey available to me.  I love this place.  Plus, if you are in need of honey, they ship worldwide. 
Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts
Have a Beary Merry Christmas Gift Idea with Honey Bear for Neighbor, Friend, and Teacher Gifts


12.22.2014

Navy Blue and Gray Elephant Rag Quilt

This has been one of my most popular rag quilt designs. It doesn't seem to matter which color I combine with the gray it results in a stunning and modern quilt for boys and girls. I love every single one of them!

Today, the combination is gray and navy blue.  I love the harsh contrast between dark and light!

navy blue and gray elephant rag quilt for baby boy crib or toddler bed
The quilt comes in 3 different sizes ( I can do other sizes if you would like)
navy blue and gray elephant rag quilt for baby boy crib or toddler bed

I made the quilt using the Easy Peasy Rag Quilt Pattern

navy blue and gray elephant rag quilt for baby boy crib or toddler bed


I just simply adore how this quilt turned out!
navy blue and gray elephant rag quilt for baby boy crib or toddler bed


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12.18.2014

Christmas Pajama Marathon

Christmas Pajamas are my favorite.  They are a Christmas Eve Tradition.  Every Christmas Eve we open up 1 gift each person.  They are always pajamas.  My girls have caught on now and know thats what they get and they are so excited!

This year instead of buying those cheap pajamas from Walmart on black friday I decided to make my girls them.  So I took an entire day and made 4 pajama sets for each of my girls and 1 pair for my baby.  






We are jumping for joy! It's pajama day at school! This calls for new pj's. Good thing pajamas are a quick sew. Any ideas for Dr Seuss day tomorrow?!?



A little update.  The Whoville hair that I did for Dr Seuss day can be found HERE

12.16.2014

Spearmint Rice Bag Hand Warmers Tutorial

For Christmas my daughter loves to make little gifts for her friends. This year she decided on making this little hand warmers.

Spearmint Rice Bag Hand Warmers Tutorial

Now my house smells like spearmint because of these little hand warmers

Spearmint Rice Bag Hand Warmers Tutorial

I pieced scraps of fabric together until they were close to 4x4 inches square.  Then with a coordinating piece of flannel for the back, and right sides together, sew around the edge of the bag.  Sewing the 2 pieces of fabric together.

Spearmint Rice Bag Hand Warmers Tutorial



Spearmint Rice Bag Hand Warmers Tutorial

Spearmint Rice Bag Hand Warmers Tutorial


Make sure to leave a little hole so that you can turn the bag right side out and fill with rice.

Then close up the hole by either hand stitching or sewing with your machine.

Aren't they adorable!?!

The printable I found at Love Pomegranate House

12.15.2014

Football Rag Quilt with Longhorn Silhouette Applique

Football Rag Quilt with Longhorn Silhouette Applique.  I love the pops of blue with the tans, browns and oranges.  Its perfect for the little cowboy and football fan!

Football Rag Quilt with Longhorn Silhouette Applique
I just adore how this quilt turned out!

Football Rag Quilt with Longhorn Silhouette Applique


I used this rag quilt pattern, but for the longhorn silhouette I printed off a longhorn picture and cut out the fabric pieces using that picture.  Then I raw edge stitched them on just like the footballs

Football Rag Quilt with Longhorn Silhouette Applique baby quilt

Don't you love the pops of blue with the orange and tans?!?
Football Rag Quilt with Longhorn Silhouette Applique toddler quilt
If you would like to purchase this quilt I have it available in 33x33, 33x44, and 33x55 inch quilts.

Pattern available as instant download and mailed hard copy pattern

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12.14.2014

He is.... Christmas printable. Christ Centered Christmas

I was listening to a talk given by Elder Uchtdorf the other day and this was his testimony of Christ.  It really touched me so I though I would share it all with you.

"He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He is the promised Messiah. He lived a perfect life and atoned for our sins. He will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope; He is our salvation; He is the way."
The Way of the Disciple  Second Counselor in the First Presidency


Square printable:
He is the Savior and Redeemer, the promised Messiah Christmas Printable square
8x10 printable
SHe is the Savior and Redeemer, the promised Messiah Christmas Printable 8x10

12.10.2014

Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men Free Christmas Printable

Who doesn't love a little printable to brighten up the winter blues?

Today I am sharing with you a free printable of "Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men"

This one is 4x4
Peace on earth and goodwill to all men free christmas printable
And this one is 8x10.  Click on the picture to download and print. 
Peace on earth and goodwill to all men free christmas printable

printables are for personal use only.  Thanks!

You might also like this Joy to the World Printable. 

PS make sure to stop by next Sunday for another free Christmas Printable

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12.08.2014

How to Sew Ruffle Valances on A Vision to Remember


I am so excited to be here with you today to share with you how to sew your very own ruffle valance curtains. I have been making these for a little over a year for my Etsy Shop and thought I would share with you all how to make them.  I also use this same method for crib skirts.


A few things that I have learned after making about a million of these curtains (or I do the same exact thing for crib skirts and bed dust ruffles):


Sewing ruffles is time consuming.  No way around it.  BUT with that being said, there are ways to make it quicker.

Remember I didn't say that it is hard, because it really is simple, but it does take time.

So here are a few tools you  might want to have in your arsenal BUT you don't have to have them.
  • A serger that does a rolled hem
  • A ruffler foot for your sewing machine
Finished curtain size: 42" wide by 18" tall

Materials required (assuming width of fabric is 44 inches):
1/3 yard of 4 cotton fabrics for the 4 different tiers (the fabrics I used  are Gray Matters More Mosaic, Gray Matters More MedallionsYellow Essential Dots by Moda , and Gray Shades by Riley Blake
1/2 yard of the fabric you will use for the back of the curtain

Cutting:
Cut from each of your 4 tier fabrics 2-5" wide by the width of the fabric
Cut 4-4.5" wide pieces from your backing fabric.














Sew each of of the 2 pieces of fabric that match each along the short end of the fabrics














IF you have a serger that does a rolled hem sew along the bottom edge of the 4 tier fabrics.


If you aren't able to do a rolled hem, then hem the bottom edges however you prefer

Hem each of the short ends of the tier fabrics and the backing fabrics.

I serged the ends to prevent fraying and then I folded  the fabric over 1/4 inch and sewed


If you have a ruffler foot, ruffle all the tier pieces of fabric along the top edge (you haven't done any sewing along that edge yet) 
Now comes the assembly of the curtain.  Take your bottom tier fabric and one of the backing pieces.  Put your ruffled piece of fabric on the bottom with the backing fabric on top of it with right sides facing each other. 

Serge (or sew if you don't have a serger) the two pieces together

Flip up the backing piece, then grab your 2nd tier piece.  Layer your backing piece that is sewn to the first tier on the bottom, with right side facing up, then the 2nd tier fabric, and lastly the backing fabric with the right side facing down.  Sew the pieces together.  
Repeat with your remaining 2 tiers.  On the last row you will need to fold your backing piece in half so that you are sewing a tube for your curtain rod to go through.  In this step you will be sewing 4 pieces of fabric at the same time and not 3 like in the previous 2 steps.


 
You might need to iron your ruffles down a little after you are all done.  Just make sure that while you are ironing that you don't smash the ruffles so they aren't fluffy.


Now you have a beautiful ruffled curtain valance!  I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!

If you enjoyed this tutorial make sure to check out:


How to sew Ruffle Curtains

http://www.avisiontoremember.com/2014/06/how-to-sew-simple-ruffle-curtains.html



How to Add Minky to a Quilt:


http://www.avisiontoremember.com/2011/06/adding-minky-to-rag-quilts.html




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