Friday, May 29, 2015
I was approached by a company called Hazel & Ruby and given a chance to collaborate with them to create a craft kit!! I have been working to create the actual item, taking pictures, writing instructions and shooting a video! That's right, I said "video"! Being in front of a camera is not my forte, but I did it with my ever so supportive husband; AKA Mr.TRH.
Along with other blogger's craft kits (there are going be lots of fun kits!), my kit will be in a store near you soon. Eeek!
It would be a lie if I said I am not nervous, especially when I start thinking about whether my kit will sell or how people are going to receive it. But, looking back over the last several years of my life... how many times I passed up, or said "no" to opportunities, just because I was scared and because I didn't believe I could do it. This time, I decided to grab the bull by the horns and do my best. The rest... well, life is an adventure, right? I will wait and see what happens with an ever so delighted and thankful heart.
I will let you know when the product is released, so stay tuned! :)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I wish I could take full credit for these cookies, but I found the recipe on a blog called Sally's Baking Addiction. When I found the recipe, there were 274 comments on it. Wow, that looks promising right? I had to try it!
I am going to add this to my recipe book for sure!
Friday, May 15, 2015
post a while ago, I was SO sure that I ordered the sink for our laundry room when we picked everything for the house, and when we did the walk though, it wasn't there. When I checked our papers, it wasn't there... hmm, the hook up is there; how did I miss ordering the sink and cabinet??
Almost two years later, we finally decided to put in the cabinets and sink and finish the laundry room ourselves. Thanks to a 20% off kitchen cabinet sale at Home Depot, we were able to do the project a lot cheaper than we had originally planned. Mr. TRH and I have never done this before and it took us a long time to finish, but it is finally done!
We are not most handy people at all, so this was a pretty big project for us. I can't help feeling giddy and having an ear to ear grin when I walk in to the room. Here is the "after" picture and more details...
wall art look familiar? I moved it from the family room to the laundry room. I had several options, but all the kids love the wall art there.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Because I have other projects I am working on at home using my sewing machine, I take the project I can work on by hand with me. I stitch in the car while I am waiting at the carpool, I stitch at the kid's Tae Kwan Do studio and I stitch and stitch some more at family gatherings for when I have down time. Basically, I wasn't in a hurry to finish this quilt; it was my fun back burner project. That is why it took almost a year to complete!
When I quilted this quilt, I didn't draw lines. It was totally free hand and I went with the flow.
Friday, May 1, 2015
You might ask why? Because one of my all time favorite cardigans that I refashioned is featured on three full pages!
Remember this "She wears flowers" cardigan??
It is always fun to see my own creations in print and I feel so honored to be featured. So, thank you so much to the people at Green Craft Magazine! I am sending a copy to my mom in Japan soon.