Friday, March 15, 2019

The Friday 15

I think I'm getting close to the end of my free magazine subscriptions. While I loved getting free magazines through T-Mobile Tuesdays I realized I just can't keep up with them. But I'm caught up now!

Add those to a bunch of things I no longer need or use, like some shelving and a wicker hamper? Yep, 15 more things are outta here!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Make Chocolate Bunny Rabbit Candy and Treat Pouches - Tutorial Tuesday

Looking for a quick and easy Easter project? These homemade Easter candy and treat bags look just like chocolate bunnies but they're made from paper bags. No sewing required!

Homemade Chocolate Easter Bunny Candy and Treat Bags Made with Paper Bags Craft Project
For this project you will need:
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You find the step-by-step how to video instructions for the chocolate bunny candy and treat pouches paper bag project right here:

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sewing for Good Sunday

Despite hubby getting in the way a few times, I made some pretty good progress on the charity quilts today.

As you know, when we travel we are away for extended periods of times. Like months at a time. But when we're home, we're home. We don't go anywhere and we don't do anything outside the house. We don't go out to dinner, we don't go to shows, and we certainly don't do anything exciting. We go to the grocery store every couple of weeks, the drugstore once a month, doctor appointments here and there, and occasionally venture out to the thrift store. In fact, we drive so little that I am still on the same tank of gas from when we filled up after our last trip. That fill-up was on Christmas Eve. Almost three months on the same tank is a record for us, I think.

So when I told hubby this morning that if he could find a coupon for a restaurant near his Monday appointment, he got pretty excited. Started searching the coupon flyers we received in the mail, even. (Him looking at coupons? Had to be a first.) But he spread them right on top of the quilts I was basting. (Maybe it was my fault for doing my basting on the kitchen counter, but gee whiz. Couldn't he do that at his chair? Didn't he see I had fabric and batting and quilt tops all spread out there?)

After more than one prodding, he finally moved along with his pack of coupons. He found one, then disappeared to go cut it out. And was gone a long time. I know it was a long time because I was getting close to cussing him out. Why? Because before he left he put his dang coffee grounds right next to the other area I was using for fabric and batting. Seriously, who puts coffee grounds this close to batting and fabric?

Despite those hiccups - and time wasters - I still basted four quilts. And I got all four quilted. 

I was able to follow the lines on the John Deere quilt and did some double lines on the pink one.

On another one I was able to not follow lines and still make it work. (This is the back.)
And again worked late into the night and neglected to get a picture of the fourth one. A productive Sewing for Good Sunday before our first restaurant meal of the year on Monday.

Saturday, March 9, 2019


Hi, I'm Deb, and welcome to my blog! I'm a former school teacher turned crafter/cruiser/kitten foster parent. On any given day you'll find me doing at least one of those things. I've been putting down my thoughts (and taking plenty of pictures along the way) here on for several years now. Nowadays you can find my daughter joining me as we work on sewing and crafting projects on the blog, but what can you find here?
  • Free Sewing & Crafting Tutorials If you're looking for free sewing and craft projects - especially quick and easy ones - this is the place for you. You'll find links to directions, supply lists, templates, and clear, step-by-step how-to videos to accompany every single project.
  • Digital Downloadable Sewing & Crafting Patterns in my Etsy shop. Yep, you can access DebsDaysDesigns patterns on your computer or device without needing to go into a store!
  • Foster Kitten Resources Having been a foster parent for the smallest of kittens these last several years, I've got a pretty good grasp on the early lives of cats, bottle babies included. On Fridays I share some of those tips, hints, and plenty of cute kitten pictures.
  • The Kind Words Project To encourage myself and others to recognize the power within each and every one of us, I've been anonymously delivering kind words of support and inspiration, along with dollar bills. Putting positive and grateful thoughts out into the world has come back to me ten times over.
  • The Picture a Day Project This is where it all started, taking a picture every single day. The plan was to go for 100 days, but somehow it crazily wound up being for 1000 straight days instead. Now that's commitment. Even did it again for 100 days during the pandemic.
  • Cruising Resources. You'll find general cruise information, live trip reports, and posts relating to specific ships and destinations. With over 700 days on cruise ships, the first hand experiences I share are helpful for both new and seasoned cruisers. Every penny spent on travel comes out of my own pocket so the opinions and recommendations aren't influenced by anyone else but me, myself, and I. 

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Happy crafting, cruising, and catting!

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Friday 15

Every week I think it'll be the last time I can find another 15 things to get rid of. Yet here we go with another 15 (and then some) items heading out of here.