Friday, May 27, 2022

Foster Kitten Friday - Summer in Alaska

It was exactly four years ago this week when we stayed outside Talkeetna, Alaska in this cabin.

As I wrote about on the blog that day, we decided to mosey into town to grab some breakfast and ran into this beauty.

That would be Denali. Formally know as Mt. McKinley. Most people who travel to Alaska never get to see the mountain as it is usually shrouded in clouds. But somehow we lucked out.

And this year I've lucked out as well. Although I'm not in Alaska, I still get to see my own Denali and McKinley. 

I get to bottle feed them.
McKinley thinks it's yummy.

I get to teach them how to use the litter box. Denali wants to figure it out, except the boy thinks he's supposed to eat the litter instead.

I get to watch them learn how to wrestle.

And show off their bellies.

And learn how to become mountain climbers.

Yep, lucky me. Clouds or no clouds I get to see McKinley and Denali. Every. Single. Day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Make Your Own Americana Bunting - DIY Patriotic Garland Sewing Project

For today's tutorial we're learning how to make a handmade red, white, and blue Americana heart and star fabric bunting. The American hanging garland is a great way to decorate for the Memorial Day, 4th of July, or any patriotic event. 

For this project you will need:
• Red and white fabric
• Blue fabric
• Fabric for hanging loops
 Pins 
 Iron and ironing board

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.


Looking for other bunting and garlands? Check out some of my other tutorials!
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And join us to learn how to make your own homemade patriotic stars and hearts garland!

Friday, May 20, 2022

Foster Kitten Friday - Fast Learners

It was just last week when these little newborn foster kitties with no mama still had their umbilical cords attached and eyes sealed shut. But no more. I think these two little babes might be on their way to becoming valedictorians.

It took them only one week for them to open their eyes and find their voices. And begin to grow teeth.
Denali has some itty bitty teeth in there.
McKinley has got herself a voice. With a capital V.

They also learned about milk mustaches.
Denali likes to flop on his back so I can help him
go to the bathroom before he lets me clean his face.
Look into my eyes and tell me I'm pretty.
They continue to snuggle up day and night,
but when awake have started practicing for their future careers with WWE.

It has been a whirlwind week of growth. Can't wait to see what next week holds!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Learn to Make a Denim Flower Coaster Set - A DIY Sewing Tutorial

Today we're learning how to make our own handmade set of denim fabric flower coasters. Upcycle your blue jeans or use purchased denim to make this round drink coaster set with pinked raw edges. They are an easy homemade way to protect your furniture while decorating your spring or summer home, parties, and get togethers.

round denim flower drink coaster set
For this project you will need:
• Denim 
 Fabric scraps
 Pins 
 Paper-backed fusible web like HeatnBond Lite

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.


Looking for other coaster sets you can make at home? Check out some of our other tutorials!
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And join us as we make the round denim flower coasters...

Friday, May 13, 2022

Foster Kitten Friday - The Only Day That Matters

Being that I've been working from home these last couple years and am my own boss, I have some flexibility in the hours I work each day. But since I work seven days a week, I lose track of which day is which. A Saturday can feel like a Wednesday and a Friday can feel like a Monday. 

But no more. Because today we are back to celebrating the best day of the week, Foster Kitten Friday. Yep, I have new foster kitties!

Three little ones came to me at just one day old, with umbilical cords still attached. Unfortunately, just like the newborn kittens who joined me back in November, one of my new kittens didn't survive. She quickly fell ill on Mother's Day and there wasn't much to do but keep her warm and love on her and talk to her until she passed. Thankfully her brother - and another kitty from another litter - are both still with us.

So say hello to my little girl, McKinley...

and to my little boy, Denali.

Their eyes are still sealed shut, and at just a week old today they'll continue to be bottle fed for quite some time. Right now we're at every two hours around the clock. Having to wake up so much not only has me confused about what day it is, but I'm starting to get my days and nights confused, too. Come on, three hour feedings!

No matter how little sleep I get, it's going to be worth it. They've put Fridays back on the map and have brought a love fest to our home - and to each other. 
A start of a beautiful friendship.
Happy the-first-of-many Foster Kitten Fridays!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Digital PDF Sewing Patterns You Can Print at Home

Looking for sewing patterns you can buy and download in minutes? How about patterns you can print at home with:

*step-by-step written directions
*color photos
*printable templates
*and links to video tutorials? 

If so, check out the collection of digital PDF sewing patterns I have available. Click to get started on your next project today!