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

Posts made in October, 2012

New and Improved Tutorial: Bubble Quilt Method #2

New and Improved Tutorial: Bubble Quilt Method #2

Here it is, an alternative method for making your bubble quilt (aka biscuit quilt)! This method is a lot easier, but more time consuming (at least for me) because it requires hand stitching. If you want to see the original method I posted, you can check it out here. If you want to see some example of other biscuit quilts I’ve made and others have made you can see some here and here. This blanket is a 28″x28″ square not...

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Ugh, fruit flies are the bane of my existence. Not really, but they are a nuisance. We’ve had quite a few lately, so I looked up ways to get rid of them, and this way proved to be the most effective for us. Plus it started working right away which is nice. ┬áMaterials:GlassPiece of paperTapePiece of fruitApple cider vinegar (don’t use regular vinegar, it repels the flies)Syrup HoneySugar Step 1: In the bottom of your glass put some...

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Weekend Sweets: Rolo Apple Pie Braid

This is a decadent dessert without a lot of work. I saw this recipe over at The Mother Huddle and knew my husband would love it, so I had to give it a go. I made it when we had some friends over and all the guys really liked it. To be 100% honest, I wasn’t particularly wowed by it, but my husband was! Ingredients:2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls2 granny smith apples (peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick and then in half)30 rolos...

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Disney World and Universal Studios

Last week we had the amazing opportunity to visit Orlando, FL. Brian, Ada and I met my parents there and we visited Universal Studios and several of the Disney parks. It was so much fun even though we caught some sort of flu bug! Universal Studios was the best because they have the Harry Potter park. Yeah, Brian and I are huge Harry Potter geeks. It’s only the best book series ever, so can you really blame us? We got butterbeer, wands, and...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Bunny Softie

Fat Quarter Friday: Bunny Softie

This week I made a quick little bunny rabbit softie. I don’t really know why, but I did, and it’s cute, so I don’t regret it! This is a quick and easy project, it took me an hour to make it and that includes making it up and taking all the pictures. Materials: 1 fat quarter poly-fil (stuffing) felt scraps embroidery floss and needle 15″ ribbon She would make a cute addition to any nursery! Step 1: Draw your own bunny...

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