Thursday, November 24, 2011

Where have I been?

Wondering where I have been? 
Well, I can tell you I have NOT been at home cleaning (or doing laundry).  I have NOT spent much time at the grocery store buying real food for our family to eat.   I have NOT been to the car wash.

I have however spent pretty much August through the first 1/2 of November eating, sleeping, breathing football and cheer.
My weekly schedule went something like this: 
Monday: Andra either had cheer practice at 4:45 or tumbling at 5:30 (occasionally both on the same day.)  Lane had football practice from 6-8.

Tuesday:  Andra had cheer practice from 5-6.  Lane had football practice from 6-8.

Wednesday:  The kids go to Awanna at our church from 6- 7:45.  We have a class from 7:30 to 8:30 at the church as well.

Thursday:  Lane had football practice from 6-8.

Friday:  We often have Sunday School activities, dinners with my parents, or open gym for tumbling.

Saturday:  Both kids had games. (Lane's were at 8:30, Andra's were 12:30ish.  So we were there all day.)

Sunday:  Sunday School and Church.

At one point, the wrestling season had overlapped the football season, so we pulled Lane out of Awanna and had him in the wrestling room working out on Wednesday nights.

Keeping in mind that I work at least 3 days a week at my real job (I put the kids on the bus, go straight to work, and then leave work in time to meet the school bus again.) and I've had a lot of blanket business lately (which is great).  So I had to give up things like updating my blog, pictures, etc. 

But it was well worth it...  My kids had a TON of fun doing it and they both learned SO much.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My sons disclaimer...

If you are to have my son over for a sleepover - here is his disclaimer..

1.  Go ahead and give a dose of Motrin before putting him to bed.  His growing pains randomly strike and make him scream like nothing you've ever seen.  Avoid this episode by giving him a dose of Motrin.  Its in a zip lock bag in his backpack.  (I usually do not encourage dosing any child with any un-necessary medications, but I find for the sanity of the supervising parent, this is a necessary dosage of medication.)  Rubbing alcohol or a cheap after shave can be applied to the legs to ease some of the muscle cramps should he have one of his Exorcist moments and you are desperate for the screaming to end.  It won't be the first time he smelled like a gigolo.

2. Cut him off from drinks early in the evening and make him pee before he gets into bed.  If he argues and says "MY NOT FEEL IT!" Tell him to go try anyway.   THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.  Make sure he empties his bladder.   If he has to pee in the middle of the night, you have a 50/50 chance of it waking him up.  The other 50% chance is that it will trigger him to sleep walk and find some random place in your house to drain his main vain at.   No, I am not joking.

3.  Make sure all doors are locked.  He sleep walks.  (Sometimes with the urge to pee, sometimes not.  If you find him sleep walking, its best to go ahead and help lead him towards the bathroom to try and pee.  Trust me on this one.)

To our friends who have lived through his growing pains episodes with out these warnings, I'm sorry.  I hope you aren't scarred for life.

And to our friends, who had to clean your sons bedroom carpet after Lane used it as a urinal - my deepest apologies.

All future sleepovers involving Lane being away from our home will come with the disclaimer above.  (And we understand if you decide not to have him sleep over after these being given these warnings.  Seriously.)

(And if it makes you feel better, I have spent many mornings reeking of cheap men's aftershave.  And personally had to drag the carpet cleaner up and down our flight of stairs that Lane used as a urinal once before I got him redirected to the bathroom.)

(Irony?  As I was finishing this post.  Lane came sleep walking through!  I'm going to tie bells to that kid!)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Home Made Laundry Detergent Recipe For People On Well Water

I've tried a couple of different liquid laundry detergent recipes, but they never seem to come out right.   They always gel up well, but never stay gelled.  It ends up looking a lot like egg drop soup.  (The crazy hot, humid weather we have probably has something to do with that as well.)

So this last batch I tried, I used distilled water and that seemed to be the magic fix.

Supplies you will need:
A large stock pot and a small stock pot
A long spoon (Metal or plastic if you plan on using it for something other than detergent making. I personally use a wooden paint stir stick, meant for 5 gallon buckets.  It cost about 28 cents.)
A 5 gallon bucket with a lid
4 Gallons of Distilled Water (If you are on a well like me.)
1 Bar of your favorite soap
1 Cup of Borax
1 Cup of Washing Soda (NOT baking soda, these are 2 different products.)

**If you are having a hard time locating Washing Soda, check smaller or locally owned grocery stores.  This is where I've had the best luck finding it.  Target carries Borax.

In the large stock pot, start heating 3 of the gallons of distilled water.  It does not need to be boiling, but it does need to be hot when its ready to be mixed up.

Grate the bar of soap.  (I use Coast.  I've tried and liked Fels Naptha.  I did not care for the detergent that Ivory created.)

(If you use Fels Naptha, it looks strikingly like grated cheese!)

In the small stock pot start heating 4 cups of the remaining 1 gallon of distilled water.  As the water starts warming, slowly add the grated soap and stir almost constantly until all of the soap is totally dissolved.  I stir slowly as not to foam it up too much, but soap bubbles are pretty normal.

Once the grated soap is all dissolved, pour the 3 gallons of hot water into the clean bucket. 
Add the 1 Cup of Borax and start stirring.
Then add the 1 Cup of washing soda and keep stirring.
(I stir this step for at least 2 solid minutes.)
Then add the melted soap mixture to the 5 gallon bucket and stir some more.
(I stir this step for no less than 3 minutes.)

Store in a cool place over night to give the mixture time to cool and gel.  (This is where my problem lies, there is NO cool place here!  lol)  It is normal to have some water that doesn't gel with this mixture. 
This is what mine looked like when it was done gelling up:

I use an old laundry detergent bottle to keep small amounts of this on the washer and refill from the 5 gallon bucket as needed. 

If you like, you may add a few drops of essential oil or fragrance oil to scent your detergent.  I add that to my small bottle, instead of the large bucket.
I also shake well before I pour it out.
I use between 1/4 and 3/4 cup of detergent per load depending on the size of the load.

The nice thing about home made laundry detergent is that it is a low sudsing soap, so it has worked really well in my HE machine.

Monday, June 27, 2011

My 2005 Pontiac Montana

I drive the Tighty-Whitey.  A white minivan with a gray band around the bottom.  Its like driving a giant pair of men's underpants upside down everywhere I go.  (As if having a minivan wasn't cool enough!)

But I can not complain too much about her.  Mechanically, she has been a SUPER sound car!
She's 6 years old, but aside from general maintenance (oil changes, battery, tires, breaks) we've had nothing major go wrong with her.
There was a small problem with the passenger front window switch not working.   I could roll it up with the one on the drivers side, but the passenger couldn't roll their own window down.  Matt kept saying he was going to stop at the dealer and pick up a new switch, but magically it "repaired" itself and hasn't been a problem since.
There is also an occasional glitch with the transmission shifting hard.  Matt read somewhere that its some pressure switch (FYI, this is where I may translate man-talk into blond) that he'd have to pull the whole transmission out to change out - but it stopped doing that on its own too.

The first real problem arose recently.  When  I go 60 or over, I have a pretty wicked shimmy.  (It stops at above 75, so I just drive faster..  ;) That fixes everything, right!?)  I apparently need a new front drivers side hub.  With only 3 payments away from being paid off.  GO FIGURE.

Oh well, it doesn't hurt to be married to a mechanic eh?? 

Once I've made that last payment, we're going to setup automatic deposits into our savings account for at least the amount we've been making in car payments..  That way my budget is still used to that money being pulled out, and if we can keep her going with out any major repairs (this hub thing isn't super expensive, it will be $120 for both sides), we'll have a nice chunk set aside for a deposit and TTnL..

But what to get?  I don't like driving a mini-van and having the "mommy mobile" label..  But I often have those 3 rows of seats full of kids, plus I need something big enough to haul not only my kids around, but our 100+ pound vehicularly ill-mannered lab as well.  (I can't think of the last time I took him to the vet and didn't have the kids with me).  Plus I HATE grocery shopping, so I try to just do one giant trip a month, so I need to be able to fold that 3rd row down and make lots of room for groceries...
But I don't want the added fuel cost and insurance cost with an SUV.

GM got rid of the Pontiac line (and kept Buick?  Not one of their better decisions, in my opinion.).  I looked at the Chevy Traverse, but after having 2 Pontiac's - the interior seemed really cheap and dull to me.  (I had this same dilemma when I bought the Tighty Whitey, it was a toss up between it and a Chevy Venture - and even though the Chevy had a lot more options going for it, I chose the Pontiac because it just had a much nicer interior option..I mean, I don't stand outside checking the color of my car out as often as I am inside looking at the interior.)
I didn't have time to go look at the GMC Acadia (the GMC version of the Traverse), but all I can do is hope that they have a nicer interior package like the Pontiac's had.  I've never been drawn to the Buick line (don't you have to have to be a certain age to be able to buy one of those anyway!?  ;)  )

So for now I guess the Acadia is on the top of my list..  Hopefully I'll get to check them out before too long so I know if I need to start looking at other options...

Though I worry, can I teach the kids to be mindful of opening the car door and NOT opening it into the car next to me??

Aside from the obvious driving you to and from places, mommy mobiles are:

A place to eat ice cream in on the ride home from the mountains:

A place to nap on long car trips home:

A seat at the drive in:
A place to do lotion art:
For bringing friends to meet their new baby brothers:

For using as a rain gague when its flooding out...

You know, looking at all the places that van has taken us, moves, trips, birthday parties, shopping adventures, etc..  It kind of makes me sad to think about getting rid of it.  BUT ONLY FOR A SECOND OR TWO.

Friday, June 24, 2011

I've lived through my worst nightmare..

If you know me at all, you know that I have a totally irrational fear of snakes.  There I said it, its irrational.  But that doesn't mean I can convince myself to react any differently.

I once ran out of my office (and my shoes), down the stairs, outside, and to the next building before I was caught by a coworker, because someone had played a trick on me and put a dead baby snake on my desk.  That coworker walked around carrying the snake in his shirt pocket, with its head poking out all day in triumph.
(I then came into work the next morning with my desk covered in fake snakes.. 12 years later and some of those snakes are still lingering around the office somewhere..)

I refuse to go into herpeteriums at the zoo.

A snake jumped (yes, they can jump) in front of the lawn mower I was riding on last year and I stopped mowing.  Matt asked why I couldn't just mow over it and kill it, I did have 3 giant spinning blades that would probably take care of it, but I just drove the mower to the front door, got off the mower, and told Matt where I left off.  I was done.

I'm ready to move back to Alaska, I'd rather come face to face with a moose or bear than be near a snake.

(Just talking about this, I've pulled my feet up under me as I type.  I'm getting the heebeegeebees and don't want my feet on the floor.)

So Saturday morning we were getting ready for a long day of kiddo activities.  Andra came in my bathroom where I was getting ready and says quite bluntly "You NEED to come with me." 
(Andra is a little bit of a drama queen, and likes to drag me around for dramatic effect when tattling on her brother, but this time her attitude was very different.  This wasn't "I'm ratting Lane out for something.."  her tone said "DANGER!" and her skin color said "I MAY PUKE!" )
So instead of telling her to use her words and just TELL me what she was tattling on so I could keep getting dressed, I followed her. 
Down the hall into the kitchen, she stopped about 1/2 way into the kitchen and pointed towards the laundry room, refusing to go any further.
I (being the giant fradey-cat chicken I am) slowed and tip toed over towards the laundry room thinking there was a giant spider or tarantula in there...

I wish.

I ran back to Andra, grabbed her squarely by the shoulders and said "Let Oliver in the back door, take him and your brother to your room and lock the door." 
And I booked it back to our bathroom where Matt was in the shower. 
I barged in and said "The faster you finish this shower, the better.  There is man work to be done.  There is a snake in the laundry room!"

Then I grabbed my camera and came back to stalk it.  I didn't want it to come into the kitchen or hide under the washer or something.  I NEEDED to know where it was.

And because of him:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Well that was embarrassing...

Well that was embarrassing...
I've been going on bike rides as often as I can to help with this weight loss adventure I am on..  I was enjoying myself and decided to not be my usual chicken self and went further than I have before.

I turned around at what I thought was a good spot and realized the second I started back that I was going to get to peddle home against the wind, a lot of it uphill..  NOT SMART.
I got passed by a jeep full of teenagers, who laughed at me.  I whispered dirty things under my breath about them and how they'll be old and fat one day too..

In the midst of my huffing and puffing I missed my turn.  I was concentrating hard and not
I looked around at one point and thought "Hmm, this doesn't look familiar.  I must not have been paying attention during this stretch..." and kept huffing and puffing along.

Then I passed some cows...  "Uh, I don't remember passing cows.."
Then I came to a bridge.. "Uh, I really don't remember crossing this bridge!"

I debated turning around, but I was afraid I'd get even more lost, so I just kept going straight, thinking I'd get to an intersection and know just where I was.  I did.  I looked up and saw the "Welcome to Harrah" sign and went "HOLY CRAP!"  I ended up out on a main road, not where I had intended to be AT ALL..

Now I got to publicly humiliate myself huffing and puffing uphill against the wind on a four lane black top.  EXCELLENT!

I get to the next mile section and the storm rolling in gets a little close.  Lightning and thunder start rolling in and it starts sprinkling on me.  And its getting dark to boot.  I kept huffing and puffing and trying to get home as fast as possible, but I knew I still had 2 miles til I got home.

The lightning got a little close for comfort, so I grabbed my phone out of my little bike pouch and called Matt.  Who was already headed in my direction, coming to find me.

I kept riding til I heard our truck rattling up and got to do the walk of shame to pass it off to Matt and get a ride the rest of the way home (I was 1 1/2 miles from home.)   I rode about 7 1/2 miles.

I will pay for this tomorrow.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Decisions, Decisions..

As you may or may not know, I am on Weight Watchers.  I started January 2 and have since lost 22lbs.  Unfortunately due to a small change in medicine, I have gained back about 2 of them (Even with following the plan and being good.)
I do not have the ability to do a lot of exercise at the moment (try not to fall down a flight of stairs.  It messes your back up, bad.) so I am trying really hard to stick with the Weight Watchers Plan and hope I don't gain any more back.

So here were my lunch options...
I could have this can of soup for 10 (out of the 32 I get a day) points.  (Its what I had in the pantry to grab, don't judge me - I need to go grocery shopping.)

Or I could walk over to the cafeteria and for about $3.00 get this salad, ringing in at a whopping 4 points.

Plus the walk down there and back is about 1/2 a mile, so I might have burned a calorie or two on the way over there.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Why is it that when you had no choice but to have a cable running from your computer to your printer to print (LPT, USB, or even CAT5 for network printers - it didn't matter)  - you had to buy that cable separately.

But now that you can print wirelessly (and setup wirelessly), there is a free USB cable in the box for you to plug your printer in with?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Isn't he studly!?

So this isn't the best quality picture...  I snapped it with my Iphone.  He was annoyed at having to stand still for one moment so I could get it and DIDN'T stand still..
But isn't he just STUDLY?!?

(Uh, by the way, these aren't our team colors..  This was just a "try on" shirt, so we knew what size of jerseys to order...  We'll of course have good pictures taken in our uniforms when we get them.)
But he did come home with his shoulder pads and helmet.  He walked around in them this afternoon for about an hour.  I figure it can't hurt for him to get used to them.
I did have to make him promise not to tackle anyone NOT wearing a helmet and pads - because thats just not cool.

OMG, I can't wait to have Andra in her cheer uniform and him in his football gear!  OH THE PICTURES! 
(Oh my butt from having to sit in the bleechers every Saturday for 2+ months straight!)

Eh, it will be fun!  :D

Friday, May 13, 2011

I no longer live in the sea of blue Formica!

So when we bought this house, we knew it needed some "fixin up".  Did we realize it needed SO MUCH "fixin up"?  Not as well as we thought.
A few financial road blocks and speed bumps later - and things are finally starting to happen around here..

This was my kitchen in May of 2009 when we bought this house... 
You'll notice my LOVELY plywood cabinets (that were stained, but never sealed so they were etched with dirt that you couldn't wash off) and the ocean of blue Formica.   Oh My Goodness, even the walls had blue Formica on them as a back splash!
OH and that thing in the middle of the island?   That's where the power outlet for the island is...  It was very Space Odyssey 2000.  Isn't that special?

So in the spring of 2010 it was time to make a few changes.  I ripped off the back splash, did some sheet rock repair, texturing, painting, and hardware installation...

Still with the ugly blue Formica, but BETTER, no?

And fast forward to Spring of 2011....
(These are "in progress" pictures.  I haven't kept my kitchen clean enough to take "Finished" pics of it yet..  Once I get all the fabric scraps and school papers out of there, I'll take "FINISHED" pics..  At least til we re-do the floors anyway.  LOL)

Of course we've grouted since then and have all our crap things back on the counters...

I have some pillows for the breakfast nook in the works, and a table runner, and some curtains..  Hopefully those will be done in the next couple of days weeks..

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Oh where to begin..

Its been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I'd do a quick update.. 

I'm still doing Weight Watchers, and have lost 21lbs so far. 

I have sold over 70 blankets total.

Andra has been getting straight As in school, was tested recently for the Search program at school, and has signed up to be a 4th grade cheerleader this summer/fall.

Lane is doing great.  His speech level improved from the equivalency of a 2yo to a 4yo this last year (huge gains!) and his Dibbles reading score went from an 8 at the beginning of the school year to a 109 (10 measly points under the benchmark).  Football sign ups are next weekend and he is DYING to play!

Matt is doing really well too.  Still enjoying the new, much lower stress job.  Its spring and he wants to be outside working as much as possible.

Oooh, I'll have pictures to share in the very near future of our beautiful new kitchen counter tops!  I no longer live in the sea of blue Formica!  Its wonderful!

I have TONS of blanket pictures to share too.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A tasty refreshment, and new favorite...

If you know me at all, I'm a Coke gal. 
Not Diet, just good ol' Coca Cola.  You know, the kind in the red can, glass bottle, however you serve it (though fountain is the best, hands down.)  If I can't avoid eating at a restaurant with Pepsi products, I'll get tea or water.  I'm a little particular like that.

(And ironically married to a Dr. Pepper connoisseur, but that's a totally different post another day.)

At my hubby's Christmas dinner, I overheard one of the other guests order an Amaretto and Coke..  I like Amaretto, and I love Coke, so why not try it..  I wasn't going to switch gears in the middle of the party tho, so I stuck with my Long Islands that night.. But tonight, I wanted a little treat.


This is going to be dangerous on Weight Watchers.   :D
(I haven't tracked it yet, but should have plenty of points to cover the 2 I've had this evening (even with the Coke I had at lunch.)  If I don't, I spent a good 2.5 hours or more shoveling snow today - I have activity points that should cover it..  :D)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weigh in today..

I weighed in today - I have officially lost 6.2 lbs. 

Thats all.  Go back about your business. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Denial Ain't Just A River In Egypt.

So apparently Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
I have been in some SERIOUS denial.. 
Its not that I didn't know I was chubby fat.  I knew.  But I kept telling myself "Its not THAT bad.."  "You haven't had to go up a size in jeans.."  "You might muffin top out of those jeans a little, but you can still button them easily.." 
It is, by the way, THAT BAD.

I'm not going to post my weight and humiliate myself publicly, but I will share my losses and gains with you.

I knew better than to try changing my life style at the holidays.  I am a damn good baker and an occasionally decent cook.  I stress out enough about money, accomplishing everything, and making sure my gift decisions weren't totally LAME, when I'm not starving myself.

I also knew better than to start a lifestyle change with in a day or two of New Years - there is always Olliebollen to eat.  Which ironically is supposed to make you fatter.  Go figure.

I was going to wait until the 3rd, but went a head on January 2nd, 2011 and joined Weight Watchers.  I didn't have an accurate scale, so I put in the weight I was at a doctors appointment one year earlier.  I got logged in, got some grocery ideas, and off to Walmart we went.

While I was there, I bought a new digital scale.
When we got home with it, I had to wait until everyone had left the kitchen before I would venture on it.

So when I was sure nobody was peeking, I stepped on.

I looked down and it was almost as much as I weighed in my 3rd tri of pregnancy with Andra!  WHAT!?

I got back off, looked around, got back on. Same ugly number.

I got back off, picked it up and looked it over good - checking for manufacturer defects.  I put it down, got back on and still that same scary scary number.

I got back off, took it in another room of the house because "THE FLOOR MUST NOT BE LEVEL!"

Got back on, same number.

Went and got the kids, whose weight I have more accurate idea of - theirs was right.

Got a 4lb bag of sugar out of the pantry and put on it, it was right.

I got back on, yep,  I weigh as much now as I did in my 3rd trimester of PG with Andra. 

Matt, a very very thoughtful hubby, purchased us a Wii Fit.  Its a little depressing when it makes your Mii fat too..  Thats been getting us up off our butts quite a bit. But the kids have probably gotten the most use of out if.  go figure!  LOL

So my first weigh in was on 1/2.
My second was on 1/9.  I was down 2.2lbs.
Today (in between weigh ins) I am presently down 4.4lbs.

Any good Weight Watchers meals you feel like sharing?  I'm trying to find an even medium where I'm not cooking 2 separate meals and not putting my family on a diet as well.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter and Christmas Decorations A La Silhouette...

So after getting the blades replaced by Silhouette (and their awesome customer service!) I was finally able to start cutting some vinyl stuff...

I did some Winter/Christmas Decor with it..

My front door..  (Please ignore the yellow lab nose art...)

I had originally cut out "Let It Snow" to put on the front glass door, and then quickly realized that I hadn't reversed the image and that the vinyl would either have to be put on outside in the elements or it would be backwards when people walked up to the door.

SOOOOO long story short, if you are putting it on a glass door, and don't want it out in the elements on the outside of the door...  Remember to flip it around before you cut it!

Not wanting to waste the "Let It Snow" sign I applied it on the inside of the back door.....

And last but not least - the door that leaves our kitchen and goes into our laundry room...
We just added the snowflakes randomly to some of the panes in the door...

Andra helped us go around randomly sticking the vinyl snowflakes around on the front and back door and on the laundry room door.  We had a lot of fun doing it. 

(I got my vinyl from  They have sheets sized for the Silhouette machine, lots of color options, and very reasonable prices.  I personally preferred the brand of vinyl they sent to the Silhouette brand vinyl I had purchased.  It seemed to have more "stick" to it.)

How my blankets fit on a twin sized bed..

I get asked a lot about how my blankets fit in a twin sized bed.. 
Please excuse the wonky pictures..  The only twin sized bed we have is Lane's upper bunk on his bunk bed (which explains all the rails around it).  I had to pretend to be a contortionist and creatively stand on things in his room to get these pictures.  (Hubby came in and helped me with one of them.  He has a height advantage.)

This is the smaller throw or cuddle sized blanket. 
You can see it doesn't quite reach the end of the bed, or the bottom of the pillow.  But still has a lot of coverage.

This is the size of the twin sized blanket.
You can see that it reaches from the foot of the bed, and ends midway under where the pillow would be (but doesn't quite reach to the head of the bed.)
It also does not hang off the sides.  Twin sized weighted blankets aren't supposed to drape off the sides of the bed, because the weight tends to pull them off on the floor.

So there it is..  How my 2 typical blanket sizes fit on a twin sized bed.  Of course, I make custom sizes too!  :D

The next set of 10 blankets..

These 10 blankets were made between the end of October and the middle of December..  :D

This blanket was my first local blanket and the first I didn't have to ship!  :D
It was a Toy Story Flannel, on a red dotted minky. 

I used this blue puppy print on the 2nd blanket I made - but this time I used it for a lap pad.  It was paired with a brown dotted minky. 

This was a twin sized white with pink and orange daisy flannel print, paired with a medium pink dotted minky.. 

I've used this John Deere print before, but this one was for the brother of the very first blanket owner I ever made!  :D 

I have to admit...  This next blanket SCARED me.  Minky is not only slippery, its stretchy and is a challenge to work with itself..  But to pair it with satin!?  I was frightened..  It was a custom size (larger than a lap pad, smaller than a blanket) and it turned out well!  :D

I've used this fabric before also.. But this time I made a lap pad out of it..   I've somehow "misplaced" the pictures I took of the actual lap pad.  I got a new laptop around the time I made this one..  But this is the fabrics I used.  Picture it in a lap pad for the time being please!  :D

Thankfully this order came in after the smaller satin/minky blanket, because this one would have probably taken 2 tries had I not had a little practice... But its a light green satin with a brown dotted minky.

This was my first animal print blanket!  A twin orange tiger striped cotton with a black dotted minky...

This was a blue kind of tonal tye died print with a soft blue dotted minky on the bottom side.. It was very cool!

And last but not least..  A brown flannel with a pink dotted minky lap pad...

I'm already 3 blankets into my next 10..  So it won't be long before I will have 10 more to show off.. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

3rd set of 10 Blankets..

So between September and October, I made another 10 blankets and wanted to share them!

I did another planetary blanket, but with a blue dotted minky which turned out just as cool as the green!!

Next was a really soft green boy print, on a striped mint minky..  I loved the softness of this one!

I've used this blue airplane print before..  Its one of my favorites.  This was an embroidered lap pad..


I did another embroidered Sponge Bob eyes blanket...


This one was an embroidered double minky blanket and lap pad set.  One side was a smooth brown with white polka dotted minky, and a pink damask minky on the other.  Super soft and very pretty!

The next one was also a double minky, a blue shaggy spa minky on one side and a gray dotted minky on the other.  This one was very thick and soooooo comfy!


This one was a custom order.  The family had already purchased the fabric and sent it to me.  It was a Thomas The Tank Engine Fleece on the top and a super soft double sided spa minky on the other...

Due to the fact that there aren't very many Star Wars fabrics out there, we had to get creative with this one..  The Star Wars print is actually a bed sheet, paired with a blue dotted minky..  Lane announced "My need one of deese!"  (He is a Star Wars addict.)

I made the Star Wars blanket along with this cotton Tinker Bell blanket.  I loved the colors on this one!


And for the sister of the double minky pink damask with brown and white polka dots -  a double minky purple damask with brown and white polka dots set!


It won't be long before I have the 4th set of 10 to share!