Monday, March 19, 2012

Indoor garage sale

      I am cleaning out the basement so my husband can build a family room! We hope that will help our house to sell better! I am trying to collect money also so we can put it toward a double stroller that we will need soon or just diapers or building materials. :)

      I will take paypal for a payment if needed and I will ship items to you if needed as long as the buyer pays shipping.  The items can get to Elko, NV or on the way there or Logan, UT if needed. Please contact me if you want to purchase anything:

First up: Jeep changing pad- barely used  (small scratches on clip)   $5.00
the pad part can be removed completely and just use the pockets to keep diapers and wipes in.

Seccond up: gold lamps- Never used (shades still in packaging) One had a lighbulb break off while still in it. My mother in law gave them to us when we got married lightbulbs in them and they have been stored ever since.   $20.00

Third: Deni icecream maker- used once  Has been stored ever since.  No instruction manual with it but i'm sure it can be looked up online. Hot pink cover. $10.00 OBO

New icecream makers sell for $69.99 here:

recipes found here:

Fourth: pink Little miss fun shorts size girls 7/8  $2.00 OBO dusty from basement SOLD

Fifth Item up: red halter top - girls 5T  (dusty from basement- great condition other than that)
$2.00 OBO SOLD

Six: Mary Kate and Ashley Jeans size Girls 6- like new condition $2.00 OBO SOLD

Seven: Partylight frosted crystal votive holders (have been in original boxes and stored for years) I used these for about a year on occasion and while moving one broke. Expensive back in the day. dusty from basement
  $10.00 OBO SOLD

Eight: Brother sewing machine.  Very Basic and kept it as a backup to my own.  I'd rather get rid of it at this point that store it. comes with regular foot. $30.00 OBO SOLD

Nine: TRIKE would rather sell than store it. the part from radio flyer needed to fix is $4.00 plus shipping.  $5.00 or FREE

This trike was picked up at a garage sale with the intention of fixing it. one wheel is bent like it got run over. the only part bent is the circle the rubber tire fits on. I am sure a replacememt part can be ordered or even taken a hammer to it. I have the rubber tire that goes on it. I just want it out of my garage. I am sorry that this is not a very good picture, it's way up high in the garage and I can't get to it myself. the front wheel is turned around so it looks funny too.  SOLD

TEN:  Diaper bag I have sewn on this blog for my last baby towards the end of needing one. BARELY USED.  I decided to go with a different style (also shown on my blog).  This bag had a lot of time and materials put into it. High quality and attention to detail.
$35.00 OBO

ELEVEN: 2006 YZ450F $2800.00 SOLD
New piston and rings. Stage 2 hot cams. Extra rim and tire for sand. call or text Pete 435-770-5963

Friday, March 2, 2012

Crinkle Turtle

                I saw a tutle like this for sale but didn't feel the need to spend the money on it. So, as usual, I made it myself. :) I just drew out a tutrle on paper and started working away cutting fabric to work.

If you want to buy one this is where I saw it for sale:

I used a plastic bag for under the shell and in the feet and head I used an old wipe bag (the kind people use for refills).  I added skinny batting to the head and body and left the feet alone.  I appliqued on the shell: first added head and bond to the shell fabric, peeled off the paper backing and started pinning in place with ribbon under the edges. I zig zaged it down then ironed the shell to make it stick down good. :)

I guess I should have taken pictures of it as I went along, but I didn't.  Anyway, this project is very simple and fun! It turned out cute! :) On the tummy of the turtle I used red minky.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Baby Blocks

I made these with my scraps of fabric tonight really quickly. 
One block is made from 4" squares and the other is made from 5" squares.  I added ribbon tags everywhere I could and used flannel, cotton, minky and chenille to add different textures.

THE BEST Burp Rags and Bibs

        As I mentioned in an earlier post, my daughter Keira was born with acid reflux. If you've never seen a child with it, it's gross.  She threw up all day every day until she was 1 1/2. It was projectile vomit and often times covered the person holding her, the floor and any nearby furniture. She would go through multiple outfits a day because she would stink so bad and had 2 baths a day. She was on medication but it didn't help with the throwing up part, just the buring part. She is such a sweet girl though, I couldn't help but love her even though she was gross. :)
     With that in mind, preparing for my next daughter I wanted to have a lot of good burp rags on hand. My other burp rags are rough now and faded and honestly didn't do a whole lot for cleaning up puke.   She would go through a whole stack in a day. I read online different types of tutorials and honestly wasn't impressed.  Most would say things like you need to buy a package of Gerber cloth diapers but don't buy them from walmart because they come from China. You need to buy them from Target.  We don't have a target and the cloth diapers alone cost $13.00 for 8 of them.  I looked at the Walmart kind and they are more cheesecloth than diapers. so I had another idea!!!!
       At Joanns WITHOUT a coupon you can buy chenille for $14.00 a yard.  With a yard of fabric you can make a good dozen burp rags. I used scrap fabric or bought end of bolt deals or I found cute fabric and bought 11 inches of it.  (that usually came out to be about $1.45 per fabric. with 11 inches you can make 2 burp rags)  NOTE: pre wash your chenille and fabric and dry it before using it!!! I prewash everything I use besides minkee and it blows my mind when people don't because you end up with a messed up product in the end if you don't. 

The dimensions of rectangles you need of chenille and cotton or flannel are:
9 1/2" wide and 17" long
  • I use a rotary cutter and mat to make sure my pieces are square.  Also, I often times find the measurements and tear the fabric (don't tear chenille- it won't be straight)  because it stays with the right dimensions.
  • once my rectangles are cut, place them right sides together and pin. 
  • Sew around them at a 1/4" leaving about a 2 1/2" opening and clip corners
  • Turn right sides out through the opening
  • use the tip of a pencil or your scisors to carefully make sure the corners are poked out.
  • now top stitch a little less than 1/4" around the burp rag  making sure the opening is tucked in to be flush with the rest of the burp rag.
I could make these all day. they are fast and easy and turn out so nice and will be AMAZING to use. And oh so absorbant and soft for baby to lay her head on! :)


For the bibs I used a bib I liked when Keira was using them and traced around it adding 1/4" for seam allowance. 

  • cut one out of fabric (cotton or flannel)
  • one out of chenille or minkee. 
  • Place right sides together and pin
  • Sew around the entire bib leaving an opening in the bottom for turning
  • Clip corners, neckline and curved edges
  • turn inside out
  • topstitch at a little less than 1/4" (again to avoid having to hand sew-you may want to anyway)
  • attatch velcro
Easy and cute!  I used these all the time and I would have made more but I ran out of chenille and minkee.  :)