Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Make an Apple Themed Fabric Jar Wrap - Tutorial Tuesday

For today's tutorial we are making another jar wrap. As the first day of fall is quickly approaching, we're talking apples.
Apple Canning Jar Fabric Wrap Sewing Project
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For this project you will need:
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You can find the step-by-step how to directions for the canning jar apple themed fabric wrap right here:

Friday, September 11, 2020

Foster Kitten Friday

I'm calling this week's episode of the foster kitten spin-off of Yellowstone, "Happy Campers".

If you were here with me for last week's episode, you know the cast arrived spunky and feisty. They all required eye ointment twice a day, and Dutton wound up having to be wrapped like a burrito to get hers in. She was a hisser and scratcher and the one in charge. We also had two tabby girl visitors who were with me temporarily before heading to another foster home this week.

On this week's episode, our visiting girls became not-so-temporary. They've now joined the rest of the cast and will be with me for the duration of their foster season. Say hello to Kaycee...

Hubby thinks kittens from the Yellowstone series should be playing cards.
and Monica...
They now join Beth,
No surprise that Beth doesn't like being contained.
Rip,
Rip and Beth look like twins.
and the head of the ranch, Dutton.

Want to help contribute to the work I do with foster kittens? I have an Amazon wish list right here. These are the things I use again and again, year after year. With daily laundry and frequent cleaning, items have to be replaced often. I’d love anything you’d be willing to send my way!

Dutton has turned over a new leaf this week. We no longer have the hissing and scratching. No more burrito wrapping needed, either. Just look at the sweet girl sitting in my lap.
Look at those soft eyes.
This week Dutton, like the other four kitties, learned all about playing with toys.
They enjoyed their supervised play time on the couch.
A big ball of kitty explorers.
There is where they practiced running and jumping and climbing.
Yep, happy campers.

They are still on the eye meds, but things are looking better there. They also have now started on antibiotics and the sneezing is decreasing. They definitely don't like when I use the syringe to put the pink medicine in their mouths, but thankfully they don't hold it against me for long.

More happy camper-ness came when I used the money I made from selling off some of my fabrics to folks who needed to make face masks. I bought two new popup playpens for the kitties and connected them together. It's like they have a two room room tent now.
I also took some of the money and bought a stack of fleece and flannel so I can make kitty blankets and burrito-wrapping swaddling blankets.
I love the kitty cat fleece.
Happy kitties, happy life!

Join me on next week's episode of the kitten spin-off of Yellowstone when.... Well, who knows? Guess we'll know when we get there! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Easy to Sew Picnic Placemat - Tutorial Tuesday

Need a placement that'll hold a paper plate, utensils, and a napkin for your next outdoor picnic or backyard BBQ? Check out this quick and easy sewing project!
Easy Picnic Placemat with Pockets Sewing Project
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For each placemat you will need:
If you are making a set of four placemats you will need one yard of each fabric and one of the interfacing.

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Looking for something else? Check out some of my other kitchen sewing and crafting projects!


The step by step how to tutorial for the picnic placemat with pockets can be found right here:

Friday, September 4, 2020

Foster Kitten Friday

Foster Friday is baacckk! 

After a month of no foster kitties in the house, we are finally back with some new babies from Simply Cats. And boy, what a wild ride this bunch is going to be taking me you and me on.

Let's get right to the introductions...

Tabby girl #1 will be heading into a different foster household next week. She hasn't been named yet because we'll let the new foster parents pick out the perfect one for her. In the meantime lucky me gets to love on her - name or no name.

Tabby Girl #2 AKA Cutie Patootie #2 is also heading out next week. Check out the sweet little white marking on her nose.

If you've been watching the Yellowstone TV series with Kevin Costner you'll recognize the names of the rest of the kittens who will be staying with me these next few weeks. 

Let me introduce you to the Yellowstone kitties...

First up, we have Beth. Beth is a quick little gal. When I brought her home and was moving her from the cat carrier to the pop up pen (it's like a playpen but for animals, like this one here on Amazon), she ran straight up the side, over the top, sped across the floor, and darted behind the couch. It required some creative furniture moving to finally retrieve her. She's now settling in nicely and hasn't even attempted any prison escapes in the last couple days. And just like Beth on the TV show, she's got some spunk.
If we have a Beth, we need to have a Rip. He's a tough guy on the show and a tough guy in this little kitty body. What a great pair the two would make, don't ya think? 
And finally we have one representing the Yellowstone family ranch. A fierce little gal named Dutton. Tough-as-nails, fiery and feisty, and one who defends all territory belonging to her. Or even any territory around her. Just look at that stare. It's about all you'll get from this little Dutton kitty right now. You'll also get big hisses and scratches and lunges. 
To get her more comfortable I've pulled out some of my Jackson Galaxy tricks. The long spoon of food is coming in handy and I can now get a bit closer before the hissing starts.
It's a strange little hiss. You know when you go to the eye doctor and they do the test where they blow a puff of air in your eye so they can test your eye's pressure? The one making the PFFFT sound that makes you jump, no matter how prepared you are for it? Dutton's hiss sounds just like it. A few more days of this hissing and I'll be acing that eye test.

Want to help contribute to the work I do with foster kittens? I have an Amazon wish list right here. These are the things I use again and again, year after year. With daily laundry and frequent cleaning, items have to be replaced often. I’d love anything you’d be willing to send my way!

Speaking of eyes, these little babies require eye medicine twice a day. I've perfected my eye-ointment application procedure with four of the five. No squirms or flinches or cries (from any of us!). I do have to wrap poor little Dutton like a burrito to get hers in. But look at those eyes - I just know there is a sweet soul in that fierce little body. And I know I'm going to be able to find it.
I'm excited to have new babies around, and excited for the new challenge.

Even more excitement? I found out Parsley and Rosemary, a couple of my last Simon & Garfunkel fosters, were in at Simply Cats this week to get their shots. And they were even kind enough to send me pictures. (Thanks, Tara!)

Remember when Parsley came to me at a mere nine ounces?
Not anymore. Look at the five pound girl now. It's amazing how their looks change over time.
Little camera-hog Rosemary? 
I think getting a shot made her a bit more camera shy.
Now that's what I call a full Foster Friday. Come on back next week to see what happens on the next episode of Yellowstone, the foster kitten edition!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Mason Jar Apple - Tutorial Tuesday

Fall is almost upon us and school (is? isn't?) in session so it's time for an apple project. It might make a great gift for a teacher. If your kids are attending school this year, that is.
Apple Candy and Treat Jar Made from a Canning Jar

For this project you will need:


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You can find the directions for the canning jar apple craft project right here, but be sure to watch the video all the way through. I give you a HUGE tip about what not to do!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Sew a Mask Keychain Pouch to Store a Face Mask- Tutorial Tuesday

For today's project I have one more mask-related tutorial. It's a handy dandy keychain pouch for those face masks. Note: this pouch works best when the mask is the non-wire kind.

Make a Keychain Storage Pouch to Hold Your Face Mask

For this project you will need:

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Looking for more travel accessories ideas? Check out these projects!


Otherwise you can watch the mask keychain how-to tutorial right here:
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sew a Mesh Laundry Bag for Face Masks - Tutorial Tuesday

If you need a laundry bag to wash all those cloth face masks, today's Tutorial Tuesday is for you. The finished size is 14" x 17" so it's plenty big for the whole family.
Mesh Laundry Bag Sewing Project for Washing Cloth Fabric Face Masks

For this project you will need:
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You can find the step-by-step how-to tutorial for the mesh laundry bag right here:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Make a Flower Fabric Jar Wrap - Tutorial Tuesday

For today's Tutorial we are making a flower fabric wrap for a canning jar. These are pretty easy to put together and are a good way to use up some of those fabric scraps.
Homemade Spring Flower Fabric Canning Jar Wrap Sewing Project
For this project you will need:
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You can find the step-by-step how to directions for the homemade flower fabric jar wrap sewing project right here: