A Fundraiser for Enchanted Makeovers!

What did you do when you turned 40?? I’m not sure what I’m going to when it happens (which is way sooner than it seems like it will be). Do you follow my friend Jenny’s blog, The Southern Institute? Well, she just turned 40 and is using her milestone as motivation to help others! 
Help me reach my goal of raising $1000 for Enchanted Makeovers this month at http://bit.ly/enchantedmakeovers.
If you could help a battered, abused woman get back the hope that was stolen from her, you would do it, right?  Guess what?  YOU CAN help by donating to the Enchanted Makeovers fundraiser with me. Jenny just turned 40 years old this month and created a fundraiser to give back to women who are hurting and need our help.  Most of us are so fortunate, aren’t we?  We have families who love us, homes to take care of, food on the table, jobs to go to, or we choose to stay home with our children because we can.  Can you imagine not having those gifts in your life?  I remind myself daily not to take them for granted.  There are so many women out there who have been hurt and have no choice but to depend on the kindness and generosity of strangers for their needs.  We can help! 

‘Since 2007, Enchanted Makeovers’ mission has been to transform homeless shelters for women and children into places that inspire behavioral and psychological change. Through our various projects, mentoring programs and makeovers of the physical space, women and children are introduced to a way of thinking that helps to shift their outlook about their lives and possibilities for the future. The shelter is transformed into a “beacon of hope”. Mentoring programs such as the“Sacred Sewing Room”, “Stepping into the Dream”and “Capes for Kids” develop important life and coping skills.’- via Enchanted Makeovers



There are only ten days left in Jenny’s fundraiser, and she’s far from her goal of raising $1000 dollars.  Please consider giving whatever amount you can.  It would mean so much to the women AND children who benefit from the services that  Enchanted Makeovers provides.  And I don’t mind begging… because it’s not for me, it’s for someone much less fortunate who needs our help.  PLEASE give today and think of the hope that you will be bringing to another woman who needs it desperately.
Let’s make Jenny’s goal happen! Thanks for your help!


The 10 Minute Bow Tie- A Tutorial

I loved the bow tie I made the kiddo back at Easter and I said I’d show you how I did it! So now I will!


The kiddo loved his, but was playing with the first one I made him. And lost it at church that morning. So he asked if I could make another one. Of course I could! He needed it! That’s when I realized it really only took me about 10 minutes!


First, You’ll need hair clips, fabric, hot glue, pinking shears and cutting supplies.


Secondly, cut the pieces. You’ll need one piece for the bow that’s  10.5 x 4 inches. And another piece that’s  5 x 2 inches for the middle, tie, part.


Step 3, sew both pieces together, right sides together, along the long side.


Step 4, Turn the pieces right side out and iron with the seam centered on the back.



Step 5, Pinch the bow fabric together in the front and I like to put a little hot glue here to hold the folds together.


Step 6, Fold the bow fabric together with the ends overlapping about 1/4 inch or so.


Step 7, Hot glue the hair clip and one end of the tie fabric together on the back.


Step 8, Pull the tie fabric tight around the front. Make sure the tie is situated how you want it to be.


Step 9, Add another spot of hot glue on or right past the hair clip. Pull the tie fabric through and secure it.


Step 10, Trim the extra fabric with the pinking shears. And you’re ready to go!


Ok… Me and my red hair that’s turning white WAY to early didn’t really wear the bow tie… But it could be a hair bow too!


Kids Clothes week is coming up, so be sure to add a bow tie to your list!


Preschool Auction! I Love a Party!


Last year, I had a great time decorating our preschool’s auction! Don’t be too surprised, but they asked me to do it again this year! The tree and the green above is our school’s logo. That is without the heart. The heart was added for the auction. I didn’t come up with the color scheme […]

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Third Quarter Finish-Along


ok, I’m doing it too. I’m joining the Finish-a-Long. I make lists. Do you make lists? I like making lists so I can scratch things off the lists when I finish something! And this is kinda like a list… (trust me, everything I”m showing you here is on my list!) So, I’ve been seeing a […]

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Designing with the Kiddo

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We’re at it again! The kiddo and I designed another fabric design for the Spoonflower weekly Design Contest! We had a great start and some fun feedback on our surf design (which is now available for sale here….) So we did it again! This week’s challenge is Rhino’s! The design didn’t come out quite like […]

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April’s do.Good Stitches Quilt from the Nurture Circle

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And here’s another one! This one is kinda funny to me, because it almost seems like the opposite of March’s quilt! I don’t really know why it seems this way to me, but it does. The blocks are totally different, but similar! I guess in the March quilt, more people used a darker center, then […]

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Happy 4th of July!


Happy 4th of July to everyone in the States! And happy July 4th to all my non US friends! Just in case you need a break, you can celebrate with us! This year we headed out with some friends. One day we were sneaking around the dollar bins at Target and found the red, white […]

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Nurture Circle of do Good Stitches, March Quilt

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It seems like it’s been awhile since I showed off one of our do Good Stitches quilts from the Nurture Group! This one was the dream child of our friend Carla from Modern Bias. I think it might have been the first paper pieced block our group has done! We used the paper pieced pattern […]

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FLIP This Pattern- Time to Vote!


Did you see the full post of my outfit yesterday? If not I have it here, but today I need you to VOTE for my look! Please! Voting is going on today and Saturday. That’s it, just two days! Like I said yesterday, I was super excited to participate in the series, but I was […]

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FLIP this Pattern!


Have you been following the Flip This Pattern series over at Francis Suzanne???   If you remember, I met these wonderful gals during our stint on Project Run and Play! I was honored when they invited me to participate in their fun series! And then when I saw the patterns, I knew exactly which one […]

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