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

Posts made in May, 2013

Fat Quarter Friday: Reverse Applique First Aid Wristlet

Fat Quarter Friday: Reverse Applique First Aid Wristlet

Ada loves running and playing outside now that the weather is nice (usually). As such, scraped knees and boo-boos are a happening, hence this week’s fat quarter project. I made my first aid tin that I love and keep in the bathroom, but I wanted to have a cute little bag for bandaids for the diaper bag. Materials: 2 fat quarters interfacing 5″ of velcro Step 1: First thing you’re going to want to iron your fat quarters. Next...

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you have to make compromises in a marriage. The other day Brian wanted chocolate cookies, and I wanted oatmeal cookies, so we met in the middle and made some tasty chocolate oatmeal cookies. This is about the closest we come to fighting, so I guess we’re doing pretty well… Ingredients: 1/2 C flour 1/2 C wheat flour 3 T coco powder 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 3/4 t cinnamon 1 stick butter 1/2 C (scant)...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Beer Poncho

Fat Quarter Friday: Beer Poncho

Have you ever heard of a beer poncho? What? You haven’t? Yeah, me neither until two days ago when my brother told me about them. They’re like really trashy drink charms to tell which beer (or in my case, root beer) is yours. It’s a real thing, google it. Anyway, I think they would make a really funny house warming gift or white elephant gift. Yeah, I know, you’re welcome… Materials: fat quarter yarn Step 1: Cut...

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Be Happy!

Be Happy!

On one of our recent trips to the library, one of the books we ended up with was all about being happy. I think it was called Make Yourself Happy. It’s all cutesy and silly with pigs and frogs doing things that make them happy like hugging, going on bike rides, etc. It’s simple and Ada loved it. But I’ve been thinking about it a lot for some reason. Too often we find ourselves thinking “well, if only ________ then I would...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Reversible Bandana Bib

Fat Quarter Friday: Reversible Bandana Bib

For my sister and friend’s baby showers I decided to whip up some cute bandana bibs. They’re nice and simple and a fun change from the boring run of the mill bib. Materials: 1 or 2 fat quarters flannel or batting for lining velcro pattern: Bandana Bib Step 1: Print and cut out your pattern. Fold your fat quarter in half and lay the pattern on it like so. If you want the bandana to be reversible, cut out one from 2 different fat...

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