Hi I'm Skyler, and I'm into crafts, sewing, baking, and other domestic intrigue!

Posts made in January, 2012

Monthly Weigh In – January

Here’s my weigh in for the month of January. I’m still doing Jenny Craig, but since I’m getting close to my goal weight, I’m only eating JC for about 1/2 of my meals. I’d say this month went pretty well, I had a couple days where all I wanted to do was eat, but in general I made great food choices and kept up with my workouts. I did have a giant piece of chocolate cake that I shouldn’t have, but it was so...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Easy Quilted Baby Blanket Top

Fat Quarter Friday: Easy Quilted Baby Blanket Top

This week I made a quick and easy quilted baby blanket top. If you’ve never tried quilting before this is a simple and cheap way to figure out if you like it! Materials: 4 Fat Quarters Step 1: Trim up your fat quarters so they are all the same size, I cut mine to be 17″ x 20″.  Step 2: Cut your fat quarters into ten 2″ strips. Make sure that you fat quarter is situated so that the 20″ long sides are top and...

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Acorn Squash is Actually Delicious

In an effort to eat out less, Brian and I have been trying to cook with new things to keep our meals fun and interesting. This acorn squash recipe is so amazingly easy and tasty, it turns out a little bit like sweet potatoes but much easier, cheaper, and probably with fewer calories. Plus it looks freaking fancy, so you’ll impress the heck out of the people you’re cooking for. We got this recipe here ! Ingrediants:1 Acorn Squash...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Small Pet Bed

Fat Quarter Friday: Small Pet Bed

I love my little dogs, so I think they should have nice places to lay around the house. Hobi’s old bed that I made for him was looking rather disgusting, so I decided it was time for a nice new one.       Materials: 2 Fat quarters Polyfil 2 Large buttons Corresponding thread and needle Step 1: Place your fat quarters right sides together.  Sew around the edge with a 1/4″ seam. Leave about a 4-5″ wide opening on one...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Grocery Bag Holder

Fat Quarter Friday: Grocery Bag Holder

This week’s Fat Quarter Friday project is a plastic bag holder. I know we should just use the reusable bags, but we forget to take them into the store a lot, so we end up with a lot of plastic bags. We keep them under the sink and use them for various odd things. About half of the space under our sink was being taken up by these bags, so I decided to make a cute little bag for them. Materials: 1 Fat quarter Some plastic bags Step 1: Find...

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